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




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"

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.

In the press





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.

In the press



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

In the press



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.




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