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GGP MAY 2013

NEWS To celebrate five years of trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), Quanex Building Products, the parent company of warm edge specialist, Edgetech, rang the famous Closing Bell recently. President and chief executive, David Petratis (centre) did the honours on behalf of the company. “While this PR event in New York may seem remote to many of us in the UK glazing industry, it does serve to underline the wealth of resources that Edgetech gained following our acquisition by Quanex last year,” explained Andy Jones, managing director, Edgetech UK. “The acquisition by the building materials giant means we can now also tap into a research and development budget in excess of US$1 million with a chemistry laboratory that most universities would be proud of.” Stopping fraudsters TrustMark, the government cold calls need be handled endorsed quality mark signposting particularly carefully. Never be consumers to tradesmen, has pressurised into making a welcomed Action Fraud’s warning decision on the spot; there’s about doorstep fraudsters using the nothing that can’t wait until Green Deal to ‘con’ home owners, you have had time to do some and is urging consumers to be checks. wary of uninvited tradesmen and “There will be many homes always check the credentials of any that will need essential repairs firm to ensure they are approved before any energy saving and reputable. measures can be effectively Liz Male, chair, TrustMark said: installed so our advice to all “I would advise home owners who customers is to check the are thinking of having any work identity of any Green Deal carried out on their home to only firm, don’t be tempted to ask use reputable firms they know or an installer to do extra that can be properly checked out. property repair work just We know that the government’s because they are already in the Green Deal which supports energy home and always insist on efficient improvements, can only be using a TrustMark registered delivered by approved Green Deal tradesman for any home advisers and installers so repair, maintenance or consumers need to be wary of improvement work.” people dropping in on them and For further information or if offering special deals or telling you have any queries about the them that their property is unsafe Green Deal, call the Energy Saving and needs urgent work. Advice Service on 0300 1231234. For “Doorstep selling and telephone information about TrustMark or Liz Male, chair, TrustMark. to download the free advice leaflet go to www.trustmark.org.uk/ green-deal News Brief VinylPlus, the European PVC industry sustainable development programme, had a record 362,076 tonnes of PVC recycled last year, keeping it on track to meet the challenge of recycling 800,000 tonnes per year by 2020. A more comprehensive and wider scope for what constitutes ’recycled PVC’ has been adopted to include post consumer and limited types of post industrial PVC as well as some of the regulated waste streams in the EU. The 2012 results were presented at the Vinyl Sustainability Forum 2013 in Istanbul. Echoing words from the EU Environment Commissioner, VinylPlus chair, Filipe Constant, said the industry “is moving from a model of resource consumption of a ‘take make use throw away’ linear pattern into a truly circular economy model, extending the added value of PVC’s inherent durability and versatility.” Glass & Glazing Products May 2013 9


GGP MAY 2013
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