PVC Formulation 2018: Conference Program for Download

The PVC Formulation 2018 will take place at the Maritim Hotel in Cologne from 10 to 12 April 2018. It is now the tenth conference for the PVC industry organized by AMI. Just in time for the turn of the year, the programme was fully announced. It can also be downloaded from the website as a PDF document.

The AGPU is again media partner of the PVC Formulation. Managing Director Thomas Hülsmann will present the progress and success of the PVC industry over the past ten years.

https://www.ami.international/events/event?Code=C865

Campaign “Best Practice” finishes in Spring

After about one and a half years, the “Best Practice for the Environment” campaign will be on the final straight in spring 2018. As part of the campaign, exemplary projects were identified and documented in Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia in which old PVC construction products such as windows or floor coverings are recycled and reused.

Until March of next year, building owners from the housing industry or commercial buildings, as well as demolition companies, window manufacturers and waste disposal companies from the above-mentioned federal states can submit appropriate proposals to AGPU, Rewindo and AgPR.

Current Trend in Christmas Trees

According to the Federal Statistical Office, 29.5 million Christmas trees were sold in Germany in 2016. With 71 percent, the Nordmann fir is one of the most popular tree species. But artificial trees are also increasingly found in living rooms at Christmas. According to a recent Statista survey, 22 percent of around 1,100 interviewees this year use a plastic Christmas tree – and this is often made of PVC.

One reason for the increasing interest in PVC Christmas trees is certainly the fact that the manufacturers of these trees have been paying more attention to details during production over the years, which in turn contribute to the fact that plastic trees are getting closer and closer to the original.

In 2012, the American Christmas Tree Association in the United States has compared the advantages and disadvantages of real and artificial Christmas trees in a scientific life cycle analysis. Both types of Christmas trees have environmental impacts that depend on the duration of use, transport distance to the consumer and the type of waste disposal. The study concludes that when a PVC tree is used for eight years, it is more environmentally friendly than buying eight real Christmas trees. They are more durable, easier to assemble, do not need water and do not lose needles. The branches are also resistant to fading and have flame-retardant properties.

Campaign “Best Practice” finishes in Spring

After about one and a half years, the “Best Practice for the Environment” campaign will be on the final straight in spring 2018. As part of the campaign, exemplary projects were identified and documented in Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia in which old PVC construction products such as windows or floor coverings are recycled and reused.

Until March of next year, building owners from the housing industry or commercial buildings, as well as demolition companies, window manufacturers and waste disposal companies from the above-mentioned federal states can submit appropriate proposals to AGPU, Rewindo and AgPR.

Chlorhersteller in der EU stellen quecksilber-basiertes Amalgamverfahren ein

Mit Inkrafttreten der neuen EU-Regularien am 11. Dezember haben die europäischen Chlorhersteller das quechsilber-basierte Amalgamverfahren weitestgehend eingestellt. Von den 21 Anlagen, die Anfang 2017 noch in Betrieb waren, wurden mittlerweile sieben geschlossen. 13 Anlagen sind auf die Membrantechnologie umgerüstet worden. Leidiglich ein Standort steht noch kurz vor der Umstellung. Über den aktuellen Stand  berichtet die “Chemical & Engineering News” mit einem ausführlichen Artikel.

PVC Formulation 2018: Das Programm zum Download

Vom 10. bis zum 12. April 2018 findet im Maritim Hotel in Köln die PVC Formulation 2018 statt. Es ist mittlerweile die zehnte Fachkonferenz für die PVC-Branche, die von AMI organisiert wird. Pünktlich vor dem Jahreswechsel wurde nun das Programm vorgestellt. Die AGPU ist wieder Medienpartner der PVC Formulation. Geschäftsführer Thomas Hülsmann wird zudem über die Fortschritte und Erfolge der PVC-Industrie in den vergangenen zehn Jahren referieren.