Glass for Europe at 2020 World Soda Ash Conference

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Glass for Europe at 2020 World Soda Ash Conference

Yesterday, 20 October, Glass for Europe participated in the 2020 World Soda Ash (WSA) Conference, the must-attend event of the year for the Soda Ash Industry.  Soda ash is a key raw material and is used as an additive in the flat glass making process to reduce the melting temperature of the sand used. Cedric

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The Renovation wave should trigger a ripple effect

 “We hope this Renovation wave will have a butterfly effect and trigger a ripple effect for an unprecedented transformation of our buildings”, says Bertrand Cazes in a video statement published in reaction to the release of the Renovation Wave by the European Commission. By way of the Renovation Wave, the European Commission aims to

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Web conference with Glass and Glazing national associations

On 12 October, the traditional meeting between Glass for Europe and national glass and glazing associations was held for the first time in the format of a web conference. Attendees connected from all over Europe discussed the Covid19 crisis and its impact on the sector, the EU and national Recovery plans, the upcoming Renovation Wave

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Glass for Europe’s reaction to 2030 climate target plan

 Yesterday, 17 September 2020, the European Commission released its plan to reduce EU greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030 and to put the EU on a path to become climate neutral by 2050. In a video statement published in reaction to the climate plan, Bertrand Cazes, Secretary General of Glass for

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Soda-lime silicate glass now benefits from its own CAS number

Since August 2020, a specific CAS number for soda-lime silicate glass has been created in the CAS registry. The new CAS number is 2446523-50-6 and its full CA index name is: Aluminum calcium magnesium silicon sodium oxide (Al 0-0.03 Ca 0.06-0.11 Mg 0-0.07 Si 0.56-0.74 Na 0.21-0.23 O 1.46-1.63), where the values correspond to atomic

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Glass for Europe on environmental product performances’ claims

On 31st of August 2020, Glass for Europe answered to the European Commission’s roadmap consultation on environmental product performances’ claims. The Commission plans to put forward a proposal of regulation in 2021 on environmental product performances’ claims to harmonise practices among Member States. Glass for Europe welcomes this initiative and supports the recognition of the EN

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Reinforcing the single market and driving sustainability in construction

The European flat glass industry has always been a strong supporter of the harmonisation of the single market for construction products. Glass for Europe believes that by improving its functioning and effectiveness, the CPR (Construction Products Regulation) has the potential to become a driver of sustainability in the building sector and will eventually complete the

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Windows replacement in National Recovery Plans

Windows replacement ticks all the boxes of the recovery fund: relaunching the economy in a sector deeply impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, creating jobs, delivering energy efficiency e CO2 cuts, improving EU citizen lives (e.g. energy poverty). Member States should be encouraged to allocate part of the Recovery Fund to finance building renovation and window

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Glass for Europe answers to the Consultation on the Renovation Wave

Yesterday, 8 July, Glass for Europe answered to the Consultation on the Renovation Wave initiative for public and private buildings.  By way of the renovation wave, the European Commission aims at increasing the low decarbonisation and renovation rates for improving the energy efficiency of the EU building stock. In its answer, Glass for Europe stressed

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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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