Einträge von Michael Friedrichs

VinylPlus Product Label: the sustainability mark for PVC products

The VinylPlus® Product Label is the new sustainability mark making it simpler for customers, specifiers and markets to identify the PVC building and construction products delivering the highest functional performance and contribution to sustainability. Two weeks ago, VinylPlus sent a press release to relevant decision-makers and in Germany, AGPU has taken over this job. Currently, […]

BLITZ-INFO and STARKE SEITEN: New editions published

With the publication of the autumn issue of STARKE SEITEN, the current BLITZ-INFO is now also available and was sent out last week with a personal letter to a total of around 6,500 decision-makers from politics, administration, trade and industry. This issue also introduces the new appearance of the newsletter. With the use of the […]

VFF: Current figures on the window market in Germany

At a symposium of the Verband Fenster + Fassade (VFF) there was a first preview of the forthcoming window and exterior door report. Accordingly, the VFF expects growth of 1.9 percent to 14.4 million window units this year. In 2019, the number of windows installed in Germany is expected to rise by 1.6 percent to […]

K 2019: Circular Economy, Resource Conservation & Digitalization

In addition to material and technology innovations for the plastics and rubber industry, the K trade fair (16 to 23 October 2019 in Düsseldorf) will focus on the circular economy, resource conservation and digitization. These topics are also to be found at the joint special presentation „Plastics shape the Future“ by PlasticsEurope Germany and Messe […]

VinylPlus Product Label: das Nachhaltigkeitszeichen für PVC-Produkte

Das VinylPlus® Product Label ist das neue Nachhaltigkeitszeichen für PVC-Bauprodukte. Produkte, die sich durch eine hohe Leistungsfähigkeit und Nachhaltigkeit auszeichnen, sind ab sofort für Kunden, Verarbeiter und Absatzmärkte leicht an diesem Zertifikat zu erkennen. Derzeit gilt dies für PVC-Fensterprofile der folgenden sechs Hersteller: Deceuninck, Epwin Window Systems, Internorm, Rehau, Schüco und VEKA. Alle genannten Unternehmen […]

New Lifecycle data for Plastics in Germany 2017

The study „Material Flow Analysis for Plastics in Germany 2017“ presents current figures and data on the production, processing and recycling of plastics – and thus provides important insights into the entire life cycle of the material. In addition to the production of new plastics, the quantities of the production and processing of recycled materials […]

Best Practice for the Environment: Documentation published

This summer, after two years, the „Best Practice for the Environment“ campaign by AGPU, Rewindo and AgPR came to an end. Their aim: to identify and support recycling projects in the areas of demolition, reconstruction and dismantling, in which, for example, old PVC-windows or PVC floor coverings collected and are reused via the recycling systems […]

VinylPlus® commits to recycle 900,000 tonnes of PVC a year by 2025

Since 2000, VinylPlus, the voluntary commitment to sustainable development of the European PVC industry, has been a pioneer in the Circular Economy. It has backed the European Commission’s pledging call to increase recycling of plastics by committing to recycle at least 900,000 tonnes of PVC per year into new products by 2025, a significant contribution to […]

New Lifecycle data for PVC in Germany

Last week AGPU and PlasticsEurope Germany presented the latest study „Analysis of PVC production, processing, waste and recycling data in Germany 2017“. It shows that 1.84 million tonnes of PVC, including 249,000 tonnes of PVC recyclates, were processed into semi-finished and finished products in Germany. The construction sector is the dominant sector with a share […]

Aktuelles Stoffstrombild für PVC in Deutschland

Seit 30 Jahren engagieren sich Unternehmen der PVC-Branche vom Rohstoff- und Additiv-Hersteller über den Verarbeiter bis zum Recycler für Nachhaltigkeit, Ressourcen- und Energieeffizienz sowie die Wiederverwertung von PVC-Produkten. In einer Vielzahl von unterschiedlichen Anwendungen trägt der Werkstoff PVC zudem zur Energie- und Ressourcenschonung bei. Die lange Nutzungsdauer der Produkte, insbesondere in hochwertigen Bauanwendungen wie Bodenbeläge, […]