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BEST POLYCARBONATE PROJECTS ANNOUNCED
EPSE Awards Competition 2016

Winning projects of the 8th edition of the EPSE Awards Competition were announced on the 21st of October at the K Fair in Düsseldorf. Since 2007, this competition recognizes the best projects made out of polycarbonate.

 

You can now vote on your favourite polycarbonate project!
EPSE AWARDS COMPETITION 2016

The EPSE Jury Panel has pre-selected 3 projects in each of the categories: sustainability, innovation and design, in total 9 out of 14 projects. Have your say in the final result by voting on your favourite project in all of the 3 categories! Vote today!

Choose your favourite polycarbonate project
EPSE AWARDS CEREMONY 2016 | 21 October | K Fair Duesseldorf

All the 2016 EPSE AWARDS NOMINEES are published now. You can now view each of the 14 polycarbonate projects. 

 

EPSE AWARDS CEREMONY 2016 - 21 October | K Fair Duesseldorf
Best polycarbonate projects competition | Save the date

EPSE Awards is an internal competition and the Awards 2016 is its 8th edition.The aim of this event is to promote unique properties of polycarbonate and a wide array of applications in which it may be used.
 

 

Polycarbonate: combining freedom of design with environmental benefits

In today’s world it is new buildings must comply with the energy-efficient and environmental restrictions. Nevertheless, materials with which they are made shall enable architects and designers to deliver outstanding and memorable projects. Combining the ‘green’ aspect with the ‘design’ aspect is not an easy task, however, polycarbonate (PC) is the material that performs extremely well in both of this roles.

Sustainable building design with Multiwall Polycarbonate Sheets

Multiwall Polycarbonate Sheets have been on the market for over 40 years. They find their application mainly in cladding, roofing, skylights, sheds, greenhouses and verandas.
Today, most industrial buildings are made with this multi-purpose material which offers a multitude of advantages in terms of High Environmental Quality (HEQ[1]). Some of these advantages include perfect insulation qualities, durability or high impact resistance.

 

 

Best Wishes for a Happy Holiday Season & New Year 2016

On behalf of EuPC we would like to thank you for your cooperation during the year 2015 and we look forward to cooperate with you in the New Year.

WINNERS ANNOUNCED! EPSE AWARDS 2015
Batimat Paris - 3 November 2015

On 3 November, the European Polycarbonate Sheets Extruders group (EPSE) held its award ceremony to announce the winners of its 7th Awards Competition recognizing the most sustainable, most innovative and best designed projects made out of polycarbonate sheets. The ceremony took place at the Batimat Fair in Paris. The competition and the award ceremony promoted the unique properties of polycarbonate and the wide array of applications in which it can be used. Among the participants was special guest Mr.

EPSE Awards Ceremony 2015! Last chance to register!
3 November 2015 - Batimat Fair - Paris

Discover the best polycarbonate projects!
EPSE Awards Ceremony will annouce the best polycarbonate projects in the Sustainability, Innovation and Design categories. You can still register to attend the Ceremony at the Batimat Fair, Paris Nord Villepinte.
Register & view the programme and register here below.

 

Discover the best polycarbonate projects at the EPSE Awards Ceremony 2015!
3 November 2015 - Batimat Fair - Paris

Thank you for your votes! Please note that the public voting is closed now. EPSE Awards Ceremony will annouce the best polycarbonate projects in the Sustainability, Innovation and Design categories. You can still register to attend the Ceremony at the Batimat Fair, Paris Nord Villepinte.
Register & view the programme and register here below.

 

Vote for your favourite polycarbonate project! EPSE AWARDS 2015
Awards Ceremony - 3rd of November - Batimat Fair Paris Nord, Villepinte

This year, the European Polycarbonate Sheets Extruders group is organizing its 7th Awards Competition to recognise projects made out of polycarbonate that are the most innovative, the most sustainable and with the best design. The Awards Ceremony will take place on the 3rd of November at the Batimat Fair in Paris Nord, Villepinte and will announce the winners. 

EPSE elects a new president and welcomes a new member

EPSE, the European Polycarbonate Sheet Extruders, a sector group of EuPC, elected a new president at their last General Assembly on 3rd of March 2015 at the headquarters of EPSE in Brussels.

 

Polycarbonate: driving the automotive industry to new success.

It's a fact that up to 75% of fuel consumption is related to vehicle weight. So it's no surprise that car designers – always looking at ways to improve their vehicles – place a major emphasis on reducing this weight as much as possible. That's why, more and more, they're turning to polycarbonate as an alternative for metal and glass.

EPSE Awards Ceremony 2015
3rd November at the Batimat Fair, Paris Nord - Villepinte

This year EPSE organizes the 7th Awards Competition to recognize the most innovative, most sustainable and the best design projects which were made out of polycarbonate. The Awards Ceremony, where the winning projects will be annouced, will take place on the 3rd of November at the Batimat Fair in Paris Nord, Villepinte.

Polycarbonate sheets - the material for a sustainable greenhouse

Polycarbonate sheets are being used more and more in the horticultural sector due to their excellent thermal insulation, high impact-resistance and load bearing qualities. These qualities provide growers with some outstanding benefits.

Polycarbonate Sheets - The material for a sustainable greenhouse
The material for a sustainable greenhouse

When choosing a greenhouse glazing, a number of aspects have to be taken into consideration like climatic conditions, crop selection and its value, but also equipment installed inside a greenhouse.

Polycarbonate Reinvents Modern Construction
29 July 2014

Architects who want to achieve the effect of brightness in the interior of their buildings, and at the same time avoid heavy, and more expensive structures, make the choice of polycarbonate sheets thanks to their ability to combine lightness and impact resistance. High thermal insulation and natural the light transmission properties of polycarbonate sheets and systems have an impact on energy savings thanks to a more efficient use of light and heating inside of a building.

Sincere Condolences
Sincere condolences on the passing away of Mr Rik Glorieux, owner of AG Plastics N.V. - 7 August 2014

Rik has been our long-time business partner and many of us have had the honour of meeting him personally. We are all well aware of Rik’s professional expertise and his contribution in developing the polycarbonate industry.The tremendous progress that the AG Plastics has made under his astute guidance speak of the great talents and business acumen he had.

10th EPSE Anniversary
15 January 2013 - Bau Fair Munich, Germany

EPSE was created in 2003 by 5 prominent polycarbonate manufacturers as a sector group of EuPC, the European organization for plastics converters. Since then the number of members has more than doubled. Today EPSE consists of 10 full members and is supported by 3 associate members

During the 10th EPSE Anniversary the association will celebrate its recent achievements.

EPSE Celebrated its 10th Anniversary at the Bau Fair in Munich, Germany
10 February 2013

The event highlighted recent achievements of the association as well as its role and activities to promote polycarbonate and its versatile properties and benefits.

More than 40 guests came to take part in the event where they were welcomed by the EPSE president - Jean-Philippe Coste and the EPSE members.

EPSE Aims at establishing a CE-Marking for Polycarbonate sheet
CE-Marking for Polycarbonate Sheet - 03 January 2013

The organization is currently working via European Committee for Standardization (CEN) to create European Norms for Polycarbonate (PC) sheet and establish a CE-Mark for these products. The work also expands to getting a CE-Mark for these products as building products under the EU-CPR (Construction Products Regulation).

Polycarbonate Sheets - The Material for Greenhouses
29 Mai 2013

Greenhouses, unlike other structures, have an ultra-light design and do not use costly, complex substructures. Lightweight, rugged and transparent polycarbonate is ideal for greenhouses coverings. It allows maximum daylight into the greenhouse which increases its fecundity per square meter.

Most of the professional polycarbonate sheet producers of greenhouses are located in Europe. Corrugated and low thickness multi-wall polycarbonate sheets are the most suitable for greenhouses covering.

CE-Marketing for Polycarbonate sheets finally possible
31 July 2013

Key concept in the CPR is the Declaration of Performance (DoP) of a product. This DoP gives the manufacturer the opportunity to deliver information about the essential characteristics of his product he wants to deliver to the market.

The manufacturer, by drawing up his DoP, takes the responsibility for the conformity of the construction product with the declared performance.

EPSE Celebrates the 6th edition of the Awards on 17 October 2013 at the K fair
08 Octobre 2013

EPSE Awards 2013 is the 6th edition of this internal competition which and this year it attracted 16 projects among them stadiums, public buildings and artistic installations. All the nominees are a perfect illustration of a wide variety of areas in which polycarbonate may be applied. It is not only used in construction and architecture (e.g. roof glazings, claddings, canopies, skylights, façades) but thanks to its lightweight, high transparency and excellent processability polycarbonate is often used in creation of artworks (e.g. sculptures and installations).

EPSE Awards Winners 2013 Announced!
25 October 2013

Out of the 16 very successful projects submitted to this edition of Awards, the jury selected winners for the most innovative, sustainable and the best design project categories.

New EPSE President Elected
New EPSE President Elected for 2012-2014 - 15 May 2012

EPSE, the European Polycarbonate Sheet Extruders, a sector group of EuPC, recently elected a new president at their last General Assembly at the headquarters of Styron.

During this meeting, the members unanimously elected a new President, Vice-President and Treasurer for 2012 - 2014. Mr. Jean-Philippe Coste, Managing Director of Kaysersberg Plastics will replace Mr. David Gallina of dott.Gallina. Mr. Hanoch Goldman, Marketing Director of PALRAM, will take over as Vice-President and Avner Ganem, Sales Manager of Polygal, will be Treasurer.

EPSE sponsors architects at the lively architecture festival
EPSE sponsors a team of architects at the 7th edition of the Lively Architecture Festival - 27 June 2012

The objective of the festival was to introduce contemporary architecture in urban context to the general public at large. This annual event gives an opportunity for young architects to explore and experiment with new fields of architectural design in relation to the city dwellings.

Polycarbonate Sheets Big Fan of Sports
Polycarbonate Sheets Big Fan of Football - 7 February 2012

One way to find an exciting football match in Germany, Poland, Romania and anywhere around the world would be to follow the construction trucks carrying polycarbonate sheets to the construction of both new and old stadiums.

Polycarbonate Sheets: Light in weight and light on the environment, heavy on savings
5 July 2012

The advantages of multi-layer polycarbonate sheets are numerous.

Polycarbonate allows curving roof designs. Its lightweight saves on the cost of transportation, supporting structures and labour because it is easy to handle and can be cut to size on-site – all adding up to immediate savings. The physical strength of multiwall polycarbonate also makes it a security asset.

2011 EPSE Awards held at Batimat
28 Novembre 2011

On 8 November the European Polycarbonate Sheet Extruders (www.epse.org) held the 5th edition of their EPSE Awards at the BATIMAT fair in Paris. The annual awards competition recognises some of the best and most innovative projects that showcase the unique properties of Polycarbonate and its wide range of applications.

Polycarbonate Sheets just like new after 13 years
23 June 2011

Since its inauguration in 1958, the lush vegetation and wildlife from Asia and the Americas has made the the greenhouse at Luisenpark in Mannheim, Germany a popular attraction. Thirteen years ago work to modernise the greenhouse was started by replacing a large portion of the glass roofing and facades with high-quality, multiwall polycarbonate sheets. This installation was undertaken by a member of the European Polycarbonate Sheet Extruders (www.epse.org), who worked in close collaboration with a metal and steel construction company.

Outstanding Fire Performance from Polycarbonate Sheets
10 December 2011

After decades of dealing with individual regional or national based fire classification systems, the building and construction industry can finally benefit from a unified European-wide fire testing standard accepted in all EU Member States.

The Single Burning Item (SBI) EN 13823 Test is the first harmonised standard for fire-performance testing of building and construction products. Based on the results from this test products are classified according to the European standard EN 13501-1.

Best Project Award 2008
2008 EPSE Award for Best Project - 27 February 2008

European Polycarbonate Sheet Extruders (EPSE) organised for a second time an internal European award competition in two categories (Best Project Award and Best Innovation Award) among its members to raise awareness of the benefits of polycarbonate in different areas of applications. The EPSE Award is not a design competition; it recognises the benefits, innovativeness and the creative applications of polycarbonate.

New EPSE President Nominated for 2010 - 2012
New EPSE board elected for 2010-2012 - 09 December 2010

EPSE, the European Polycarbonate Sheet Extruders, a sector group of EuPC, held its General Assembly on 2 December 2010 in Brussels.

During this meeting, the members of the Sector group unanimously elected a new President, Vice-President and Treasurer for 2010-2012.

2010 EPSE Awards Winners Announced
New website goes live - 24 March 2011

The European Polycarbonate Sheet Extruders (EPSE www.epse.org) recently handed over the EPSE Awards applauding the best and most innovative applications of polycarbonate that emphasise its unique properties.

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