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Welcome to GlassFibreEurope

The European Glass Fibre Producers Association based in Brussels.

GlassFibreEurope promotes the positive contributions of glass fibre to society by:

  • Highlighting glass fibre’s specific properties and the various applications through its life cycle;
  • Liaising with European and national institutions ensure evidence based decisions;
  • Demonstrating glass fibre’s contribution to sustainable development, innovation and quality of life;
  • Carrying out detached expert studies and sharing of best practice.

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2016-06-27
Guidelines for Good Manufacturing Practice For Continuous Filament Glass Fibre (CFGF) Products Intended For Food Contact Applications

These industry guidelines have been drafted to support individual companies in the supply chain to establish their company specific manufacturing processes and procedures according good manufacturing practice, but don’t replace the respective requirements set by Commission Regulations.

2016-02-17
Compliance Scheme regarding products of Continuous Filament Glass Fibre (CFGF) used in Glass Fibre Reinforced Plastic (GFRP) intended to come into contact with food.

Glass fibre-reinforced plastics (GFRP) are composite materials made of a polymer matrix reinforced with glass fibres. The glass fibres therein are treated with a sizing to hold individual filaments together and to promote  adhesion to the polymer matrix. Glass fibre-reinforced plastics are covered by Regulation (EU) No 10/2011. Until 31.12.2015, compliance of the sizing was solely based on a risk assessment in accordance with Article 19. This guidance document intends to assist the supply chain actors in determining compliance of sizing formulations with the new requirements of Regulation (EU) No 10/2011.