AGPU’s PVC recycling finder has received a new search feature. The site content was redesigned in 2015 and enjoys high popularity. This is demonstrated not only by the steady rise in traffic of more than 5,000 page views per quarter, but also by the numerous recycling inquiries, which are regulary answered by the experts in the AGPU office in Bonn.

The search for recycling companies accepting materials and products from recycled PVC has been further improved because the new search function meets the required specifications. As of now, all requests will be answered in detail immediately through a user-friendly interface. Currently, more than 60 PVC recyclers are listed in the recycling finder of AGPU.

In the January / February issue of the Umwelt Magazine (VDI-Springer-Verlag), AGPU successfully placed a two-page technical paper on „Water management’s worldwide focus on PVC pipes“. The German article, composed by AGPU’s Managing Director Thomas Hülsmann and AGPU editor Michael Friedrichs, is part of an extensive focus in this issue and will soon be released as a special edition. Hard copies can be ordered in the AGPU Office. The document is also available in electronic form (PDF).

The journal article was written as part of a specific Vinyl Plus communication project for green public procurement, which AGPU started in 2015 and will continue in 2016.

The 4th edition of the Vinyl Sustainability Forum will take place in Vienna, Austria, on 28th April 2016. Building upon VSF15, the theme for this year is “Smart Vinyl for Our Cities”.  Cities are where an increasing majority of the world’s population will be living and working in the future and where the challenge to provide essential services will be the greatest.

The 2016 Forum will provide a unique opportunity to explore the potentially growing opportunities worldwide for PVC to contribute to delivering essential human needs in a safe, responsible and cost-effective way.

What you can expect

  • Keynote speeches, presentations, panel and open discussions;
  • High-level speakers spanning the EU Institutions, UNIDO, UNEP, NGOs, academia, politicians, industry, architects and designers;
  • Led by two dynamic moderators: Paul Hohnen and Madeleine Laffont.

Key topics

  • Sustainable Cities in the 21st Century – The Big Global Challenge
  • Setting the Standards for Sustainable Cities
  • Global Vinyl Markets
  • Energy Efficient Buildings
  • New Applications and Markets for Vinyl in Cities
  • Vinyl in Future Cities: Doing Better by Design

Great networking opportunities

From the Welcome Cocktail on 27th April to the Dinner on the evening of 28th April.

More details?

Registration & Programme:

VYNOVA is a new member of AGPU. The PVC manufacturer, which has production facilities in locations such as the German town of Wilhelmshaven, was founded last July. The former INEOS site in Northern Germany and the plants in Tessenderlo (Belgium), Beek (the Netherlands), Mazingarbe (France) and Runcorn (Great Britain) were spun off from the joint venture between INEOS and Solvay in accordance with requirements from the EU competition regulators. VYONOVA is one of the three largest PVC manufacturers in Europe.

The Kunststoff-Zentrum in Würzburg (SKZ) and AGPU agreed upon mutual membership two weeks ago. Thus, the Bonn PVC experts can welcome the second new member in 2016. An advantage of this cooperation: Employees of AGPU member companies receive a discount on the future participation in SKZ conferences and events.

We are delighted that VYONOVA and SKZ has decided to become an AGPU member and benefit from our services in the key areas of PVC knowledge, networking and open dialogue. Welcome to AGPU!