BV Glas joins Glass for Europe as National Partners

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BV Glas joins Glass for Europe as National Partners

Glass for Europe welcomes a new National Partners, BV Glas, the Federal Association of the German Glass Industry. BV Glass represents the environmental, economic and energy policy interests of around 80 percent of German glass manufacturing companies. “We are pleased to be welcoming BV Glas as a National Partner. This decision consolidates the long-lasting cooperation

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Glass for Europe answers to the Taxonomy consultation

Glass for Europe answered today to the public consultation on a draft Delegated Regulation relating to the EU’s “Taxonomy Regulation”. The Delegated Regulation specifies the Screening Criteria to defines an economic activity as “sustainable” in the context of the Taxonomy Regulation. The Taxonomy Regulation is expected to bring markets towards a more environmentally sustainable model.

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Taxonomy risks undermining Renovation Wave

Glass for Europe joins the call of Renovate Europe for an increase of the energy performance standards for the renovation of buildings in the taxonomy delegated act. In a letter sent to vice Executive Vice-President Timmermans and Commissioner Simson, Renovate Europe highlights the contradiction between the objectives of the Renovation Wave Strategy and the ongoing

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Flat glass’s considerations on a future Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism

The European Commission announced its intention to propose by mid-2021 a carbon border adjustment mechanism (CBAM) for a few sectors, as a pilot phase. Glass for Europe recognizes CBAM as a possible route to ensure a level playing field between EU and non-EU based manufacturers when guaranteeing that importers of industrial goods bear carbon costs

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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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Glass for Europe at Glasstec VIRTUAL for the Glass Associations Summit

Today, Glass for Europe is virtually in Dusseldorf for the “The Glass Associations Summit”, an event hosted by GlassWorldwide as part of the 2020 edition of GlassTec, the leading trade fair for the global glass industry. Luca Oggianu, Advocacy and Communication Advisor at Glass for Europe, joined colleagues from AIGMF (India sub-continent), BV Glas (Germany),

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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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