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

In the press



bauelemente bau Review: General Assemblies of EPPA, QKE and GKFP in Karlsruhe

"Industry plays important role in tackling the climate crisis"




The GKFP working group meetings go into summer break

The next meetings will be held again starting in September: 28/09/2022 WG Raw Materials and Formulations | 11/10/2022 Quality Committee | 13/10/2022 EG Film Lamination | The meetings will be held on…




Outlook: Gütegemeinschaft will be at FENSTERBAU FRONTALE

The summer edition of Fensterbau Frontale will take place in Nuremberg from 12 to 15 July and our Gütegemeinschaft will once again be represented with a booth and a half-day programme block in the…




Revision of the EPD for double-glazed PVC windows available online

The updated Environmental Product Declaration of GKFP, QKE and EPPA for double-glazed PVC windows has been published.

The updated EPD for double-glazed PVC windows is now available online.




Review: RAL Webinar "Green Deal – Relevance for RAL Quality Marks?

GKFP Managing Director Gerald Feigenbutz gave a guest lecture in the RAL webinar series on the topic of the Green Deal.

Screenshot from the RAL Green Deal webinar




Joint General Assembly Meeting of GKFP, QKE and EPPA

On 12 May 2022, around 50 members, partners and media representatives came together at the Novotel in Karlsruhe for the joint General Assembly Meeting of the three associations. In addition, numerous…

Joint General Assembly Meeting of GKFP, QKE and EPPA  in Karlsruhe (Germany)




Reminder: 12 May 2022 - General Assembly Meeting of the GKFP, QKE and EPPA

We look forward to welcoming many of you in person, but also digitally connected.

In 2022, GKFP, QKE and EPPA invite you to the Hotel Novotel Karlsruhe City. Image: Novotel

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PVC windows in renovation and new construction: new article online

What predestines PVC windows for modernization projects in particular? In their article in the German Comfort@Home magazine, GKFP and EPPA provide private builders with useful information on the…

Modern, quality-assured PVC windows save energy, are durable and, thanks to full recycling, are an application example of the circular economy. Rendering: GKFP /




Fuel subsidies under the Carbon Leakage Regulation

Gütegemeinschaft has had an investigation carried out to determine whether the conditions for fuel subsidies for subsector 22.21.10 (manufacture of PVC profiles) are fulfilled.


Image: © Mihai




New Annual Report 2021 of GKFP, QKE and EPPA is online

The annual report of the three associations contains a summary review of the past year and provides a preview of 2022. The report is traditionally published in German and English.

The new annual report 2021 of GKFP, QKE and EPPA is now available online. The picture was taken at last year's general assembly meeting in Mannheim. Image: Sarah Heuser




Update: 12 May 2022: Invitation to the General Assembly of GKFP, QKE and EPPA

Save the date: The joint general meeting of the three associations will take place on 12 May in Karlsruhe. We cordially invite our members and partners to attend.

In 2022, GKFP, QKE and EPPA invite you to the Hotel Novotel Karlsruhe City. Image: Novotel




Webinars on the advantages of the RAL Quality Mark in public tenders and Green Deal

The RAL Quality Assurance and Quality Mark system is complex and in need of explanation. In order to provide more clarity, RAL organizes short webinars on different topics throughout the year. One of…

RAL Brochure "Public Procurement and RAL Quality Assurance"

In the press





Europe-wide renovation campaign starts

As part of their Europe-wide campaign "Modernization with PVC windows", EPPA, QKE and Gütegemeinschaft are publishing a renovation brochure in five languages and the accompanying microsite. The…

The cover of the new brochure "Upgrade your living space: modernization with PVC windows” @EPPA/GKFP/QKE




RAL publishes new videos on the Quality Mark

"RAL Quality Marks in 80 seconds" and "The way to the RAL Quality Mark" are the names of the new clips, which are available in German and English.

Source: RAL Quality Mark video




New member from sealing area

The Gütegemeinschaft welcomes Egesembol Plastik as new member from 2022 on.

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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.




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.

Happy holidays! Image:

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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.

In the press



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.