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

In the press





GKFP gives outlook for 2022

In the current January issue of the trade journal bauelemente bau, the Gütegemeinschaft and the QKE give an outlook on the work programme for the new year.




The next GKFP working group meetings for January to March 2022

18/01/2022 UA System Components | 19/01/2022 WG Bonding of glass frame structures | 27/01/2022 EK Film lamination. The meetings usually take place as web meetings.




We wish you happy holidays.

The office will close from 23.12.2021 to 02.01.2022. We will be back for you from 3 January 2022.

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Two milestones for circular processes published

In bauelemente bau issue 12/2021, QKE, GKFP and EPPA dedicate a double page to the new DIN EN 17410 and the Design for Recycling guidelines.

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Glaswelt report: Preventing heat damage to PVC windows

In its online edition, Glaswelt reports on how to prevent heat damage to PVC windows, especially dark ones – a topic the GKFP addresses in its technical guide.

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Press follow-up reports on the TechnologieForumZukunft "Welding Processes" online

Read about the press response to the GKFP conference here.

The TechnologieForumZukunft was hosted by GKFP Managing Director Gerald Feigenbutz (r.) and Public Relations Officer Claudia Könsgen.




GKFP online event "Modern Welding Processes" now available with English subtitle

The TechnologieForumZukunft took place for the second time on 30 September 2021.




RAL video "Quality mark PVC window profile systems" online

The ambassador video is intended to end-consumers aiming to show with catchy messages what the RAL Quality Mark PVC Window Profile Systems stands for.

Detail from the RAL Ambassador Video PVC Window Profile Systems: Managing Director Gerald Feigenbutz

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GKFP expert article on the "pros and cons of priming" published

In the October issue of bauelemente bau, we published an article on the topic of "Pros and cons of priming when bonding glass frame joints".

Image: Kömmerling Chemische Fabrik

"TechnologieForumZukunft" 2021 – Digital GKFP event series on 30 September 2021

With the topic "Modern welding processes for quality-assured PVC windows – possibilities and challenges", we entered the second round of our interactive online event series.




Accompanying brochure to the TechnologieForumZukunft "Modern welding processes" online

A 24-page brochure on the subject of "Modern welding processes for quality-assured PVC windows" has been produced to accompany the second online event of our Gütegemeinschaft and is now available for…

Accompanying brochure to the GKFP specialist event "TechnologyForumFuture: Modern welding processes for quality-assured PVC windows"

Save the date: general assembly meeting on 12 May 2022

Next year's event will be held in Karlsruhe.

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Register now for the TechnologieForumZukunft on 30 September

The welding technology for PVC window and door profiles has constantly developed further in recent years. Our quality association also deals intensively with the technical progress in corner welding…




News from standardization and technology

DIN EN 17508:2021 published and DIN EN 17410:2021 confirmed by European member states.




TechnologieForumZukunft on the topic of "Modern Welding Processes" on 30 September 2021

Our online event series for window manufacturers and interested professionals is going into the next round. You can register online from the beginning of August.

Welding of a PVC window. Picture: Veka

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Recycling in focus – bauelemente bau follow-up report on the general assembly meeting

For the first time in the history of the industry, the general assembly meetings of the QKE, our Gütegemeinschaft (GKFP) and EPPA were held together.

The majority of the approximately 100 participants followed the General Assembly via web conference. Photo: S. Heuser/GKFP

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GKFP technical supplement on bonding technology published in GLASWELT

Our brochure "Quality-assured bonding technology", which we implemented on the occasion of the GKFP symposium TechnologieForumZukunft, has now been published as a technical supplement in GLASWELT.




GKFP supports RAL “WERTE” (values) campaign

In month of May, RAL launched a PR campaign #ZeichenDesVertrauens (sign of trust) to demonstrate the added value of the RAL quality certification to manufacturers and consumers. We as Gütegemeinschaft…




Presentations and pictures of the General Assembly are online

The presentations of the internal members' meeting of GKFP and QKE as well as the public lectures can be found in the password-protected GKFP members' area.

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Invitation to the General Assembly on 11 May 2021

This year's general assembly meeting of the Quality Association for Plastic Products (QKE), EPPA and our Gütegemeinschaft (GKFP) has to take place digitally according to the situation. We will…