A news-packed and fruitful Glass for Europe General Assembly

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A news-packed and fruitful Glass for Europe General Assembly

On 20 March 2024, Glass for Europe held its annual General Assembly in Brussels, bringing together senior executives and committee chairs from EU-based float manufacturers. This year’s General Assembly was marked by the welcome of a new member. Şişecam operates four float glass production lines in the EU, two in Italy and two in Bulgaria,

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The EC builds plan for industrial leadership in advanced materials… including flat glass!

Recently, the European Commission (EC) published a communication on Advanced Materials for Industrial Leadership to outline its strategy for “advanced material” research, innovation, and production in the EU. The EC outlines its intention to keep the current EU leadership in this sector, reach strategic autonomy regarding advanced materials, and attain Green Deal objectives with the

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Glass for Europe publishes a new Q&A on glass in sustainable buildings

Glass for Europe has published a Q&A on the role of glass in sustainable buildings. Structured around three main questions, the Q&A helps to approach the issue of carbon from different angles. As the operational carbon of buildings (generated by the heating and cooling systems) is increasingly understood and addressed in policies, the focus is

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Reuse, remanufacturing, recycling: the case of glass for buildings

DECEMBER 2023 Reuse, remanufacturing, recycling: the case of glass for buildings Review of the technical feasibility and sustainability potential of the different end-of-life options for various building glass products In March 2020, the European Commission (EC) adopted a new Circular Economy Action Plan (CEAP) (COM(2020) 98 final) which promotes greener manufacturing, waste reduction, reuse, remanufacturing

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President Von der Leyen on the flat glass industry

During a keynote speech delivered at the EU Green Deal Summit on 26 September, European Commission President Ursula Von der Leyen once more talked of the glass industry and the flat glass industry specifically this time: ‘Glass production is a national pride of Czechia. And rightly so. Europe cherishes these great national industrial treasures. And

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Revision Weights & Dimensions Directive: Glass for Europe calls for high sustainability ambitions and long-term harmonization

European flat glass manufacturers organize thousands of transports every year to deliver products to their customers, utilizing tailored-made specific trucks to optimize efficiency and minimize transport-related emissions. Yet, optimization efforts are hampered by transport rules not fully harmonized across the EU and notably some Member States not allowing trucks beyond 40 tonnes. On July 11,

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Revision of the Weights & Dimensions Directive

September 2023 Revision of the Weights & Dimensions Directive A well-oriented first step that can be improved to increase sustainability and logistic efficiency Glass for Europe welcomes the European Commission’s (EC) proposal for a revision of Directive 96/53/EC (COM(2023) 445/2) but considers that additional improvements are needed to increase logistic efficiency and reduce transport’s CO2

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Choosing ‘High energy performance’ glazing in windows: new video and paper

High-performance glazing could save up to 37% of the total energy consumption from the EU building stock by 2050! It is therefore a key element to tackle the building sector’s energy consumption and to reduce related greenhouse gas emissions. But what qualifies as ‘high-performance glazing’ exactly? In its new informative paper, “Choosing ‘high energy performance’

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Choosing ‘High energy performance’ glazing in windows

Choosing ‘High energy performance’ glazing in windows Informative paper on the benefits of high energy performance glazing in renovation, its technologies and key performance parameters compared to older and inefficient glazing   https://glassforeurope.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/GFE_HP_Glazing_Final.mp4 Glass and glazing have a unique feature: transparency. It is thanks to this transparency that glass lets daylight into buildings and offers

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Glass for Europe answers the consultation on the new procedure for approving eco-innovations

Glass for Europe’s members are committed to increasing vehicles’ energy efficiency by providing glazing products that positively impact vehicle cabins’ air conditioning efficiency. Glass for Europe therefore responded to the consultation on the new eco-innovation implementing legislation by outlining the necessary steps to enable more CO2 emission saving from the use of advanced automotive glazing.

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