Last week, representatives from Prowindo, the alliance for PVC-U windows, informed guests about current topics in the industry at a press conference held at the Fensterbau Frontale window, door and facade exhibition in the German city of Nuremberg. As was stated at the press conference, the German window market achieved growth of one percent in 2015, with sales figures increasing to 13.5 million window units. It was also reported that PVC-U windows continue to play a leading role in the market and are far ahead of the pack with a market share of 58 percent. This year, the entire window market is expected to achieve growth of three percent.
„The PVC industry is making a significant contribution towards resource efficiency and reducing carbon dioxide emissions both at its companies and with its products“, emphasised the AGPU Managing Director, Thomas Hülsmann, in his statement. He went on to explain that in order to continue to make progress in this area in the future, the industry needs to comprehensively evaluate window materials throughout their entire life cycle – from manufacturing and processing activities through to the use phase and right through to the controlled recycling process. In order to achieve the energy-saving targets set by the German Federal Government by 2050, it is, however, absolutely essential that the rate of modernisation throughout Germany be significantly increased and successful projects be duplicated.