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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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07/01/2020

The next working group meetings still as web conferences

09.07.2020 Güteausschuss | 14.07.2020 UA Systemkomponenten | 15.07.2020 EK Kleben von Verglasung | Meeting break in August

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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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03/10/2020

Fensterbau Frontale 2020 is postponed to June

NürnbergMesse has decided to postpone FENSTERBAU FRONTALE until 16-19 June 2020.

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03/09/2020

General Assembly Meeting on 12 May 2020

We cordially invite you to our next general assembly meeting in Mannheim.

General assembly meeting 2019: Dr. Henning Wilts enriched the public part of the event with his recycling lecture.

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02/13/2020

Fensterbau Frontale 2020: For a sustainable building product PVC window

This is the topic of EPPA's trade fair appearance, this year in cooperation with GKFP, VinylPlus®, CSTB and SNEP.

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02/10/2020

Opening hours of the office about carnival

On Friday we are there for you as usual. We are closed on Rose Monday.

Happy carnival days | Pixabay/Annca

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02/06/2020

RAL has a New Brochure for Public Awarding of Contracts

The new RAL brochure on public contract awarding describes methods for purchasers to simplify their contract awarding and ensure they are on the safe side when it comes to legal matters by using RAL…

German title of the brochure: RAL Quality Assurance and awarding public contracts

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01/30/2020

“Coloured Profiles” Guide in Polish

In addition to the new language version of the Technical Guide "Coloured Profiles", the "Welding" Guide is also available in a slightly revised version.

The GKFP guide "Coloured profiles" is now also available in Polish.

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01/23/2020

PVC windows and TiO2

Titanium dioxide (TiO2) is a naturally occurring white pigment, which is also contained in PVC window profiles, for example, but in solid form. Only the dusty titanium dioxide is threatened with…

PVC window profiles contain TiO2 in solid form. Only the dusty titanium dioxide threatens classification as a hazardous substance. Pictures: Window ©iStock.com/ronstik / TiO2 powder: iStock.com/Meowcyber
01/16/2020

GKFP becomes national member of EPPA

At the beginning of the new year, the Gütegemeinschaft has gone from being a supporting (associated) member to a full member of EPPA.

EPPA is the European trade association for PVC profile houses

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01/07/2020

Gütegemeinschaft and EPPA host the FRONTALE Forum 2020

On 20 March 2020 our Gütegemeinschaft Kunststoff-Fensterprofilsysteme is collaborating with EPPA, the European Trade Association of PVC Profile Houses, to host the full “PVC Windows” programme block…

Logo of Fensterbau Frontale Forum 2020

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