SALAMANDER MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATION WORK
ONE INDUSTRY– ONE OBJECTIVE
“We stick together!” That is the Salamander motto when it comes to association work in the uPVC industry for windows and doors. The group is particularly committed to supporting recyclability initiatives.
EPPA, the European uPVC Window Profile and Related Building Products Association, is the political special interest group for European uPVC profile manufacturers, and Salamander is an active member. The Association seeks to achieve and communicate Europe-wide sustainable solutions to technical, economic and institutional issues. EPPA supports the voluntary initiative VinylPlus® to shape a sustainable future with Europe.
Find out more at: www.eppa-profiles.eu
Salamander is an active member of VinylPlus®, the voluntary sustainable development association for the European uPVC industry. The precursor of the initiative was Vinyl 2010, whose work VinylPlus® has been continuing since 2011. The initiative is committed to addressing the global challenges and priorities of environmentally friendly development until 2020, to raise awareness of sustainability throughout the uPVC value chain. One objective is to recycle 800,000 tonnes of uPVC by 2020. The window profile sector, including Salamander, is making a significant contribution to achieving this target.
Find out more at: www.vinylplus.eu
Since 2002, Salamander has been part of the recycling initiative Rewindo, which brings together the leading German uPVC profile manufacturers. The voluntary initiative is a clearing house that records volumes and aims to increase recycling for old uPVC windows, shutters and doors and their reuse in new products, and to promote efficient production. The growing amount of recyclable material is testimony to this success.
Find out more at: www.rewindo.de
The Fenster + Fassade association is an independent professional organisation that represents the interests of all leading manufacturers in the window, door and façade segment, systems and trading partners and installation firms in Germany. The association covers all materials and speaks for the industry on all relevant issues in dialogue with politicians, the market and the media. Salamander joined organisation back in 1995.
Find out more at: www.window.de/verband-fenster-fassade
The RAL Gütegemeinschaft Kunststoff-Fensterprofilsysteme e.V. (GKFP) [German quality association for plastic window profiles] grants the RAL quality label to member companies such as Salamander, who meet the regulations of the RAL-GZ 716 quality and test provisions. The aim is to adhere to the highest quality requirements in order to ensure that the manufactured products are permanently usable. The members of the association comprise systems manufacturers, manufacturers of seals, raw materials, films, bonding systems, sealants and machines, as well as contract laminating companies. Salamander has been a member since 1981.
Find out more at: www.gkfp.de