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Story of Success: 80 PVC Experts joined AGPU Workshop

The first joint PVC Workshop hosted by PlasticsEurope Germany and AGPU in the new year was again a complete success. After the networking dinner held by AGPU the evening before the event, the expert workshop provided its around 80 participants at the Collegium Leoninum hotel in Bonn with an abundance of fresh first-hand knowledge on current topics in the PVC industry.

The presentations made by the speakers at the event are available in the member area of the PVC WIKI. The next PVC Workshop will take place in Frankfurt on 20th June 2017.

PVC-Recycling-Finder der AGPU erneut aktualisiert

Nach dem letzten größeren Update des PVC-Recycling-Finders Anfang vergangenen Jahres wurde das Internetportal zum Jahreswechsel nun erneut aktualisiert. Neben kleineren Anpassungen wie die Änderung von Ansprechpartnern wurden auch weitere Recycling-Unternehmen in das AGPU-Verzeichnis aufgenommen. Damit sind aktuell 66 PVC-Recycler mit ihrem Angebot auf der Webseite gelistet.

Seit Gründung des PVC-Recycling-Finders erfreut sich die Seite über einen steigenden Zuspruch – nicht nur an Zugriffen, sondern auch an Anfragen, die die Recycling-Experten der AGPU-Geschäftsstelle in Bonn regelmäßig beantworten.

http://www.pvcrecyclingfinder.de/

Frohe Festtage und einen guten Start ins neue Jahr

Die AGPU wünscht Ihnen, Ihren Mitarbeitern und Familienangehörigen ein frohes und besinnliches Weihnachtsfest sowie einen guten Start in ein erfolgreiches und gesundes neues Jahr. Wir möchten zudem die Gelegenheit nutzen, uns bei Ihnen auch im Namen des AGPU-Vorstandes für die vertrauensvolle Zusammenarbeit zu bedanken.

Die AGPU-Geschäftsstelle ist bis zum 23. Dezember wie gewohnt erreichbar, zwischen den Feiertagen täglich zwischen 9 und 14 Uhr. Der nächste PVC-Ticker für unser Mitglieder erscheint am Montag, den 09. Januar 2017.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

AGPU would like to wish you, your employees and your family a happy and relaxing Christmas and an excellent start to a healthy and successful New Year. We would also like to take the opportunity to thank you for your trusting cooperation also on behalf of the AGPU Managing Board.

The AGPU office will be available as usual until 23rd December and will be open daily from 9am to 2pm between the Christmas and New Year holidays.

New Media Data for STARKE SEITEN is available

AGPU has been publishing „STARKE SEITEN“ since 1998. This high-quality print magazine in A3 format is aimed at top decision-makers and contains articles focusing on the stories of innovative PVC products and their manufacturers. STARKE SEITEN currently boasts a circulation of 26,500 copies and is published three times a year. Part of its print run is sent out together with the publication „BLITZ-INFO“, which is also published three times a year.

The spring 2017 issue will come out on 20th February, in perfect timing with the EuroShop retail trade fair in Düsseldorf, and will focus on the topic of trade and the retail market. The summer issue (due to be published on 19th June 2017) will shine the spotlight on the field of sustainable construction and the winter issue (due to be published on 9th October 2017) will explore the topic of vinyl and health care.

You can find out more about the magazine by referring to its current media data. As always, please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or queries. We’re happy to help!

Ready for registration: PVC Workshop programme has now been confirmed

The programme for the upcoming PVC Winter Workshop of AGPU and PlasticsEurope Germany at the Collegium Leoninum hotel in Bonn on 10th January 2017 has now been confirmed and was sent out together with the registration documents for the event last week. The agenda of the workshop will include „Toys – Safety and Environmental Labels“, „Controlled Loop Recycling Based on the Example of Plastic Window Profiles“ and „Responsible use of PVC according to Cradle to Cardle principles“.

By the end of last week, around 30 participants had already signed up to attend the event, which will traditionally be kicked off by a networking dinner hosted by AGPU on the evening before the workshop. Please note: Alongside the workshop programme and the registration document, AGPU has also sent out an overview of the allocations of rooms reserved for the event, which are available with special conditions until 2nd December 2016.

AgPR Gets Involved in the „Best Practice“ Campaign

The „Best Practice for the Environment“ campaign, which was launched this summer, has welcomed a new member to its group of initiators. Alongside AGPU and Rewindo, the German Association for the Recycling of PVC Floor Coverings (AgPR) is now one of the organisers behind the campaign. The aim of the „Best Practice“ campaign is to identify exemplary building projects in the German federal states of Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia that involve the recycling and re-use of used PVC construction products such as windows or floor coverings. The initiative is aimed at housing, window construction and demolition companies, as well as constructors of public buildings, and will run until autumn 2017. The „Best Practice“ projects will then be compiled in a project documentation.

„Alongside scrap windows, tarpaulins and pipes made of PVC, vinyl flooring also plays an important role in the material recycling of construction products“, explains the AgPR Managing Director, Dr Jochen Zimmermann. The AgPR runs a central recycling facility for used PVC flooring in Troisdorf. In 2015 alone, the facility recycled over 2500 tons of waste material, a large amount of which was then re-used.

Successful Symposium “Affordable building and living”

The AGPU Symposium “Affordable building and living” was held in Cologne two weeks ago. Around 20 participants made use of this expert event to take the chance to talk to the three speakers after their presentations, as well as to enter into discussion with the other participants about future prospects and possible approaches involving innovative construction materials. The symposium was organized by AGPU and was jointly financed with VinylPlus, as part of a communication project.

The presentation given by AGPU Managing Director Thomas Hülsmann is already available for download in the PVC Wiki. Likewise, you can find the whole program and an overview of the speakers at the event. A documentation of the symposium is currently being prepared.

Neuer Flyer: „VinylPlus auf einem Blick“

Gemeinsam mit den Kollegen aus Österreich und der Schweiz hat die AGPU den neuen Informationsflyer „VinylPlus auf einem Blick“ ins Deutsche übersetzt. Dieser war bislang nur in englischer Sprache verfügbar. Mit dem übersetzten Flyer, der die wichtigsten Zahlen und Ziele des Nachhaltigkeitsprogramms der europäischen PVC-Branche enthält, soll die Kommunikation mit den Stakeholdern hierzulande unterstützt werden. Die PDF-Version des Flyers kann schon jetzt im PVC-Wiki heruntergeladen werden, gedruckte Exemplare stehen in Kürze zur Verfügung.

http://www.vinylplus.eu/documents/43/57/VinylPlus-at-a-glance

 

AGPU mit überarbeiteter Homepage

Die überarbeitete Homepage der AGPU ist online. Besucher der Webseite können sich nicht nur über ein modernes Design und auf eine klarere Navigation freuen, sondern auch auf jede Menge neuer Inhalte. Durch den Relaunch erhöht sich zudem die Sichtbarkeit der Webseite im Internet, darüber hinaus wurde die Darstellung der Inhalte zur Anzeige auf Smartphones und Tablets optimiert.

Der letzte Relaunch der Webseite fand 2011 statt. Seitdem haben sich mehr als 100.000 Besucher auf der AGPU-Webseite informiert und dabei rund 250.000 Seitenaufrufe generiert.