Glass for Europe in Buenos Aires for the SISTECCER Congress

2019 - Glass for Europe

Glass for Europe in Buenos Aires for the SISTECCER Congress

On 5 September, Glass for Europe was in Buenos Aires at SISTECCER, the biggest event for the glazing industry in Argentina.  SISTECCER gathers architects, engineers, flat glass manufacturers and processors, material providers and experts from the building sector from all over the world, to discuss about the last technologies in glazing and the global trends

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Glazing savings potential at the Convention of Glass Associations

Approximately 36 Mtoe of energy savings could be realised in 2030 in the EU, only by doubling the window renovation rate and ensuring the installation of high performance glazing products readily available on the market. That was among the main messages Glass for Europe shared with representatives of glass associations from all over the world,

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Glass for Europe at Glass Performance Days – GPD 2019

On June 28, at Glass Performance Days (GPD 2019), in Tampere (Finland), Cedric Janssens, Public Affairs Manager at Glass for Europe, presented the paper The contribution of energy efficient glazing to Paris objective in different EU building renovation scenarios. The paper considers the impact of windows renovation, and in particular of the upgrade of the glazing,

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Energy Balance at CA EPBD Plenary Meeting

On 5 June, Glass for Europe was in Riga, to meet national delegates from all EU members (and Norway) who gathered to discuss the EPBD implementation during the CA EPBD – Plenary Meeting. The European flat glass association took part in the informal session “How could calculation methods improve national savings on existing building stock and how

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Glass for Europe at ECEEE Summer Study 2019

This week, Glass for Europe was at ECEEE Summer Study,  the biennial, interdisciplinary, cross-sectoral conference which gathers energy efficiency professionals from all over the world. On Wednesday, during the panel session dedicated to “Building policies and programmes (Policy approaches for energy efficiency and EnR in existing buildings”, Cedric Janssens presented the paper Contribution of energy

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EU glass and glazing national associations meet at Glass for Europe

On May 21, European glass and glazing national associations came to Brussels to participate in the traditional annual workshop organised by Glass for Europe for national glass associations and EU flat glass manufacturers. A must for all European glass stakeholders. Glass for Europe seizes this opportunity to update national associations on the main issues at

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Statement on nanomaterials and glass coatings

Glass for Europe statement on Nanomaterials and glass coatings The Commission adopted on 18 October 2011 a recommendation on the definition of Nanomaterial (2011/696/EU)[1] meant to be used as a reference for determining whether a material should be considered to be a ‘nanomaterial’ for legislative and policy purposes in the European Union. Since, the definition,

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The flat glass sector and indirect costs under the EU ETS

On behalf of the flat glass manufacturing sector, Glass for Europe responded to the two consultations launched by the European Commission on the revision of state-aid guidelines in the context of the amended EU ETS directive. These two consultations pursue to objectives: first, to inform the European Commission on the impact of the existing system

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Insignificant releases of metals from flat glass products

A new study confirms the insignificant health hazard linked to the release of metals from flat glass products. While the European Commission is considering reviewing the Foods Contact Material Directive on Ceramics (84/500/EEC) and contemplates to enlarge the scope to glass products, a new study undertaken by the Stazione Sperimentale del Vetro reports undetectable or

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Insignificance of metals migration in European flat glass products

  A new measurement campaign confirms the insignificance of metals migration in European flat glass products For understandable public health concerns and environmental considerations, European authorities are keen to ensure that heavy metals are not released in food. Metals are not intentionally added in clear soda-lime silicate flat glass, except for aluminium[1], therefore their presence

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Position Paper on food contact materials

April 2019 Position paper on food contact materials   The European Commission is currently reviewing the existing regulatory framework on food contact materials, in particular Directive 84/500/EEC[1] for ceramic articles. Among the discussed features of a possible legislative revision are: The potential extension of the Directive’s scope to glass materials and articles, A significant reduction

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