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Welcome to the European Association for Panels and Profiles

High-Quality in Metal Lightweight Constructions for Walls and Roofs

European manufacturers of sandwich panels and profiles made out of metal sheets have established a European association to create a representation of the industry on the European level and to ensure building products with good quality.

Association's members with a Quality Label EPAQ enable the building owners to get high valued buildings with a façade and roof that fulfills all requirements of modern building envelopes regarding design, strength, air-tightness, thermal conductivity, reaction to fire and many other aspects.

Update of the association EPDs (3+1)

The first edition of the Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) of PPA-Europe (for steel faced sandwich panels with a core made of MW, for steel faced sandwich panels with a core made of PUR and for profiled sheets made of steel) will expire in 2018. The work to revise them has already started. Besides of these, PPA-Europe has taken over from the IFBS association the EPD for profiled sheets made of aluminium and will also take care of its revision.

According to the author of the life cycle assessment, thinkstep AG and the EPD holder, IBU, the participating companies will be listed also on the prolonged EPDs. By the 2018 revision, several new participants will supplement the manufacturers represented with their products in the EPDs of 2013.

EPD for MW panels    EPD for PUR panels    EPD for steel profiles

EPD for aluminium profiles
  

Newly published "EPAQ Quality Info" file

The EPAQ Quality Regulations for Panels and Profiles, edition October 2016 were published in a file, so that we can update them in future in an easier way and provide you with all necessary information in a compact manner.

The new “EPAQ Quality Info” file contains three language versions of the EPAQ Quality Regulations for Panels and Profiles and will be supplemented by the EPAQ Testing Rules during 2017 (after revision).

All those interested can contact us, to order free of charge the "EPAQ Quality Info" file.

Front cover of the "EPAQ Quality Info" file
 

ECO-EPDs for sandwich panels and metal profiles

ECO Platform (www.eco-platform.org), umbrella organization comprising various (national) EPD program operators in Europe, has come closer to mutual cross-border recognition of Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) in Europe. The ECO Platform promotes the creation of an European Core EPD system according to the European standard EN 15804.

During its first official annual conference on 16th October 2014 in Brussels, the launch of a new EPD logo was announced. The various program operators commit themselves to specific minimum requirements with regard to quality management and the verification process. The new logo visualizes these commitments.  EPDs issued with the ECO Platform EPD trademark and logo guarantee the best possible standardized comparability of construction products in Europe. The previously agreed specific minimum requirements including quality management and the verification process, which participating EPD program operators of the ECO platform are committed to, describe the basic requirements for a future, mutual cross-border recognition of EPDs in Europe.

In the course of announcing the introduction of the new EPD logo, the first “ECO-EPDs“ were already awarded to declaration owners of the various programs. PPA-Europe got, in the event, the ECO-EPDs for:

  • Sandwich panels with polyurethane core
  • Sandwich panels with mineral wool core
  • Profiled sheets made of steel for roof, wall and deck constructions

Thanks of ECO-EPD, PPA-Europe members can use their sector EPD around almost, all European countries, without an extra cost.

Applying for ECO-EPD also means, that PPA-Europe supports LCA method and EPD as the main tools to study the environmental performance of construction products.

For documents downloading, please click here: ECO-EPD

New EPDs for Sandwich Panels

EPAQ publishes new Environmental Product Declarations - EPDs for:

  • Sandwich Panels with polyurethane core
  • Sandwich Panels with mineral wool core
  • Profiled Sheets made of steel for roof, wall and deck constructions

EPAQ informed about its work at the fair BAU in Munich

EPAQ has been present on the fair BAU for construction products in Munich.

Thousands of EPAQ Quality Regulations about panels and profiles has been distributed to the visitors.

 Bau stand              Logo BAU 2013

Award of new EPAQ Quality Labels

On October 26th new EPAQ Quality Labels for sandwich panels and profiles have been awarded. The companies MAAS, ISOPAN and SAB Profiel got their certificates.

 For more information please look at

EPAQ-Info