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 article published: GKFP invites to the 3rd TechnologieForumZukunft

This month the trade press namely BauelementeBau reported on our webinar “Surface quality of PVC window profiles” that took place on September 29 as 3rd edition of our online platform for PVC window…




Review: TechnologieForumZukunft "Modern surface design for PVC windows" on 29 September 2022

In the proven combination of impulse lectures, video contributions, a panel discussion and Q&A sessions, the focus in the now third part of the GKFP information event was on the PVC window as a modern…




Accompanying brochure to the TechnologieForumZukunft "surface quality" online

A more than 30-page brochure on the subject of "Surface quality and design solutions for quality-assured PVC windows" has been produced to accompany the third online event of our Gütegemeinschaft and…




New information flyer: “PVC windows with a high proportion of recycled PVC (rPVC)"

A cooperation with the city of Düsseldorf

Cover of the German flyer on the subject of PVC windows with a high rPVC content. Image: Schüco Polymer Technologies




The GKFP working group meetings from September to November

20/09/2022 | WG Profile/Machines | 28/09/2022 WG Raw Materials and Formulations | 10/10/2022 System Components Committee | The meetings will be held on site or as web meetings.

In the press



bauelemente bau article published: GKFP focuses on sustainable development

In the August issue, the Gütegemeinschaft reports on its new sustainability working group and the lecture programme at the Fensterbau Frontale Forum.




Gütegemeinschaft and EPPA live at the FENSTERBAU FRONTALE FORUM

Be there live on site or online: On July 14 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.: Lecture program on the topic "PVC window profiles: A contribution and a blueprint for the Green Deal"

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

"Industry plays important role in tackling the climate crisis"




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)

In the press





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




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"

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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.