2nd Annual meeting for National Associations

2022 - Glass for Europe

2nd Annual meeting for National Associations

The second Glass for Europe annual meeting for glass and glazing national associations took place yesterday, 29 November. Activating coordinated actions in the framework of the recast of the Construction Products Regulation, reviewing the EU market statistics on Insulated Glazing Units, laminated glass and coated glass, discussing how to better communicate flat glass transformation and

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3 reflections on the energy crisis from the flat glass industry

  For over a year, the European Union Europe has been coping with security of gas supply and unbearable high bills for both the consumers and the industry. Glass for Europe wants to share 3 reflections from the flat glass industry ahead of upcoming the extraordinary meeting of EU energy ministers in Brussels. On November

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Glass Makers and Stakeholders Mark 2022 UN International Year of Glass

Brussels, 18 November 2022:   The United Nations designated 2022 as the International Year of Glass, the first time a man-made material was chosen for worldwide attention. On 16 November, Glass Alliance Europe marked the occasion with an event gathering policy makers and stakeholders at the Representation of the Free State of Bavaria to the European

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Glass industry calls for urgent and robust EU support measures for the glass sector to face the on-going energy crisis

Glass industry calls for urgent and robust EU support measures for the glass sector to face the on-going energy crisis The European glass industry is an innovative and highly strategic sector from which the EU benefits greatly. Glass products have a crucial societal contribution insofar as they are feeding important value chains (energy, building, transport,

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The UK will continue to recognise the CE marking until December 2024

On November 14, the UK government announced that the UK will continue to recognise the CE marking for a further 2 years for certain products.  Construction products do not seem covered yet by the extention and the government departments responsible for flat glass, among other products, are currently “making sector specific arrangements”.  Following the Brexit,

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1st Glass for Europe workshop on Construction Products Regulation

Today, 17 October 2022, Glass for Europe hosted its 1st workshop for national glass and glazing associations and flat glass members on the review of the Construction Products Regulation. More than 20 attendants participated in the discussion around the new proposal of the European Commission and the opportunities for action at EU and Member States

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Minimum Energy Performance Standards to boost building renovation

Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) have the potential to generate a significant shift in building renovation. While aligned to the higher performance standards, they can be a driver of deep renovation, prevent works carried with minimal energy-efficiency considerations and ensure long-lasting CO2 and energy savings. Glass for Europe supports the introduction of MEPS in the

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Glass for Europe’s partnership with RE-Source platform

Glass for Europe is glad to announce a new partnership with RE-Source Platform. RE-Source advocates for long-term renewable energy contracts (i.e., Power Purchase Agreements) and aims at creating links between Renewable Energy Producers and Corporate Buyers. Flat glass making is an energy intensive process and the flat glass industry is exploring different disruptive routes to

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