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.
PPA-Europe will be present again at the trade fair BAU in Munich
PPA-Europe will share in January 2017 a stand together with IFBS and SIZ at the trade fair BAU for construction products in Munich.
The visitors will be informed about the activities of the association. Brochures and EPAQ Quality Regulations for Panels and Profiles will be but at their disposal.
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
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.
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