Vast Pool Of Expertise

AGPU brings together the knowledge of many experts and promotes the exchange of their expertise and experience. Information is collected, processed and summarised for this purpose. By constantly monitoring the media and legislation, AGPU acts as the industry’s radar.

The central knowledge tool available to all members is the PVC-WIKI, which enjoys great popularity among AGPU members. Whether news, data and facts, results of media monitoring or working documents for AGPU committees, the exclusive knowledge database is continuously fed with new information. The medium now has around 300 registered users, offers just under 22,000 documents in the search index and, with around 140,000 page impressions since the launch of the service in 2012, it has shown a high level of acceptance among its members.

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The knowledge management tool offers its users simple and clear navigation in German and English. It is technically supervised by the experts of the Knowledge Working Group.

The Working Groups: This is where the experts meet!

The Communication Working Group

The focus of the working group is on defining communication goals, target groups and messages about PVC as well as on identifying relevant topics of importance for the work of the AGPU. The target group oriented approach serves to ensure that quality, economic efficiency and environmental aspects are presented in such a way that decision-makers can choose PVC products with a clear conscience.

The Knowledge Working Group

In addition to supporting relevant specialist topics and publications, preparing and conducting the “PVC and Environment” workshop and maintaining contacts with other PVC and plastics experts, the working group’s tasks also include expanding and maintaining the PVC WIKI.

The Recycling Working Group

Recycling as one of the recovery options is an important area for the sustainable development of PVC. In addition to regular working meetings, the working group organises excursions to important recycling plants and evaluates current research projects.