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

In the press





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.




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




“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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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 © / TiO2 powder:

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




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

In the press



Review and outlook of the highlights 2019/20: The circular economy is taking shape

Our participation in the Circular Plastics Alliance (CPA) was certainly one of the most important topics for the PVC window profile industry this year. In addition, there were other projects that are…


Five good reasons for the sustainable construction product PVC windows

System manufacturers have played a major role in shaping the Vinyl 2010 and VinylPlus® sustainability programmes of the European PVC industry and have become a mainstay of the programme in terms of…




Master data export file ready for testin

The Expert Group (EG) Master Data of the Gütegemeinschaft Kunststoff-Fensterprofilsysteme provides the master data export file as well as an interface description for testing online.

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Revised RAL-GZ 716 now available

Shortly before publication of the RAL-GZ 716, small corrections were made that entail some changes for system providers particularly with regards to Part 1 of the special quality tests and inspections…

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In the press



bauelemente bau 10/19

Ganzheitliche Qualitätssicherung bei Haustüren noch nicht erreicht

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bauelemente bau 09/19

Gut gesichert aus dem Fenster lehnen




Welding Guideline Released in Europe

Surely you are familiar with the GKFP technical guideline for butt-welding, which describes the current state of the art for angled welding of PVC windows.

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bauelemente bau 08/19

EPPA General meeting in the focus of the Circular Economy

In the press



bauelemente bau 06+07/19

bb-Review: General Assembly meeting QKE and GKFP: "Der Zukunft zugewandt"




New paper of the greenhouse potential of window frames

The Quality Association for Plastic Products (QKE) publishes a paper on the greenhouse potential of window frames made of PVC, wood and aluminium.

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bauelemente bau 04/19

"40 Jahre Gütesicherung – Weichenstellen für die Zukunft"




Brochure "PVC windows" published in German magazine Familienheim und Garten

Our new brochure "Fenster fürs Leben" has been published as a specialist supplement in the March issue of the magazine "Familienheim und Garten".

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„Fenster fürs Leben“ 2019

"'Fenster fürs Leben': Die Fachbeilage ist erschienen in der Zeitschrift Familienheim und Garten"

In the press



bauelemente bau 03/19

"Kaschierung von Fensterprofilen"