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Here you can read news from the association life of the Gütegemeinschaft Kunststoff-Fensterprofilsysteme and current publications in the trade press.

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09/23/2020

The next working group meetings till december

24.09.2020 EK Systemtechnik | 06.10.2020 EK Dichtungen | 07.10.2020 Güteausschuss

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09/15/2020

Reminder: GKFP invites to the online General Assembly Meeting

The public part of this year’s General Assembly Meeting of Gütegemeinschaft and Qualitätsverband Kunststofferzeugnisse (QKE) takes place 22 September in the form of a web conference that you are…

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09/08/2020

New GKFP information sheet "Cleaning PVC Windows – The Right Way to Use Disinfectants"

The information sheet summarises what you should pay attention to when cleaning and disinfecting window handles and PVC window frames.

Tips for cleaning PVC windows and the correct use of disinfectants are given in the new information sheet of the Gütegemeinschaft (GKFP). Photo: Sarah Heuser

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09/02/2020

The brochure "The RAL Quality Assurance System" available in German and English

The brochure can be downloaded free of charge from the RAL website.

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08/25/2020

Join in: Programme of Digital Lectures During the General Assembly Meeting

For the public part of this year’s General Assembly Meeting, we are coming to you live from the Dorint Hotel in Mannheim. The event takes place 22 September in the form of a web conference that you…

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08/13/2020

GKFP is involved in the online exhibition program until Fensterbau Frontale 2022

After the final cancellation of Fensterbau Frontale for this year, the exhibition planners has considered an online concept: #BridgingTheGap. Our RAL Gütegemeinschaft and EPPA will also be represented…

GKFP and EPPA participate in the online program of Fensterbau Frontale #BridgingTheGap. Picture: Fensterbau Frontale/NürnbergMesse

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08/06/2020

Save the Date: GKFP Conference for Systems and Processing Technology 2021

The Gütegemeinschaft invites you to the Favorite Parkhotel Mainz on 25 February 2021.

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07/22/2020

Technical Appendix July 2020 Edition Published

The technical appendix to RAL-GZ 716 is still fresh off the press. The edited paper will be available as a PDF file starting 10 July 2020. It is available in German and English. We would like to say a…

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07/16/2020

Update of the Technical Guide to Butt-Welding

The extended version is available in German and English.

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07/09/2020

bauelemente bau specialist supplement "Sustainable PVC windows" published

With the current issue of bauelemente bau (6+7/2020), bb readers exclusively receive a printed copy of the brochure "Sustainable construction product – Quality windows made of PVC".

The GKFP sustainability brochure is included in the current bauelemente bau issue 6+7/2020.

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06/19/2020

Lead restrictions in recycled PVC – Statement

In February 2020, the EU Parliament rejected a draft regulation (REACH) from the Commission to set the limit for lead compounds at 2% for rigid PVC and 1% for soft PVC. This is intended to promote the…

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06/09/2020

GKFP article on sustainable PVC windows in „Bauen fürs Klima“

In "Bauen fürs Klima", the magazine in the FamilyHome issue 7-8/2020, the Gütegemeinschaft reports on a double page about "PVC windows as sustainable construction products".

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05/27/2020

Triple-glazing EPD: Now in French

The environmental product declaration (EPD) of QKE and EPPA according to DIN ISO 14025 and EN 15804 is available online.

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05/14/2020

Documents for the GKFP General Assembly meeting online

The documents for the online General Assembly meeting of 12 May 2020 are available in the member area of the Gütegemeinschaft.

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05/07/2020

Brochure “Sustainable PVC Windows” is published

A joint brochure of EPPA, Qualitätsverband (QKE), and Gütegemeinschaft, the brochure is written for window manufacturers and their customers. You can download it for free.

Cover of the Sustainability Brochure

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05/06/2020

GKFP annual report for 2019 is now available

In 2019, we were able to both initiate and complete numerous projects.

Annual report 2019 (Picture: © iStock.com/taranchic)

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04/17/2020

RAL Monitoring

RAL monitoring for the Gütegemeinschaft is being performed now in order to check that we meet RAL requirements when granting the RAL quality mark.

RAL quality mark icon
04/09/2020

Healthy Easter holidays

Easter greetings from the GKFP office and information on parking for meetings in Bonn

Cherry blossoms are also currently blooming in Bonn. Picture: Pixabay.com/Crane17

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03/23/2020

Association work in times of Corona/current status General assembly meeting

Due to the Corona pandemic we have restructured our work. This also has an impact on this year's general assembly meeting. The office remains operational.

Corona virus | Pixabay/PIRO4D

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03/20/2020

Fensterbau Frontale – June date without GKFP and the European system houses

The European Association for PVC Window Profile and related Building Products (EPPA), our Gütegemeinschaft as co-exhibitor and their members cancel their participation in this June's Fensterbau…

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