Brexit: harmonised standards as the only regulatory reference for construction products

2020 - Glass for Europe

How to boost recovery in Europe’s flat glass sector

The economic impacts of the COVID19 crisis in Europe are already evident although some may completely reveal in a few months. It is clear that several industrial sectors such as the flat glass industry will be hit hard and weakened by this crisis. While we witness a timid restarting of the economy, the level of

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Boosting recovery in Europe’s flat glass sector post COVID-19 pandemic

Boosting recovery in Europe’s flat glass sector post COVID-19 pandemic Safeguarding an essential value-chain for Europe’s decarbonisation   Throughout Spring 2020, Europe has been severely hit by the COVID19 pandemic. Europe’s flat glass sector reacted promptly to ensure health and safety in all their operations and to take part to the fight against the pandemic

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Glass for Europe answers to the consultation on EU 2030 target

Glass for Europe answered today to the European Commission consultation on of how to increase the EU 2030 emission reduction ambition. As anticipated in the EU Green Deal, the European Commission will release in September its plan to increase the EU’s 2030 GHG reductions goal from 40% to at least 50% – and towards -55%.

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A dedicated roadmap for replacing windows

Glass for Europe releases today its vision of a An activable Renovation Wave to meet the EU’s climate ambition and relaunch the construction sector which proposes concrete actions to give substance to the renovation wave to cut emissions and relaunch the economy. The “Renovation Wave” has the potential to be among the main driver of

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From sand to flat glass

From sand to flat glass Sustainable sourcing of high-quality sand for industrial use Europe’s flat glass is characterized by its strong local roots: from raw materials to production, transformation, installation and end-of-life management, it provides economic activity and jobs across Europe. It is estimated that 90% of the raw material used to produce Europe’s flat

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Post COVID19 new industrial strategy for Europe

On 10 March, the European Commission presented a New Industrial Strategy for Europe which Glass for Europe welcomed as a promising start to operationalize the carbon-neutrality agenda. Sadly, it became immediately clear that the strategy was outdated right after seeing the light. Without further delay, the EU should start considering to design an efficient and

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Hot hold operations in the flat glass sector

‘Hot hold’ operations in the flat glass sector An exceptional yet essential option to cease production and preserve the industrial equipment   This paper intends to inform policymakers on the rationale and implications when flat glass manufacturers decide to switch a flat glass melting plant into ‘hot-hold’. While having recourse to this industrial option is exceptional,

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