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2017-10-23
Joint Reaction Paper “For an ambitious EU industrial strategy: going further”

The Council Industry Working Party, at the invitation of the Estonian Presidency, presented to all Member States our new Joint Reaction Paper “For an ambitious EU industrial strategy: going further”. Many Member States but also the Estonian Presidency took the floor to thank the #Industry4Europe coalition and praised the quality of our collective work. Member States continued their discussion in camera during the afternoon as they further worked on the drafting of the future Council conclusions on “A renewed EU Industrial Policy Strategy”.Read More

2017-10-12
Continuous Filament Glass Fibre and Human Health

Latest information on continuous filament glass fibres (CFGF) and human health. GlassFibreEurope continually reviews and updates product information based on the latest evaluation of work by different laboratories.Read More

2017-07-20
Glass fibre value chain called on to support the continuation of duties against illegal dumping of open mesh fabric from China

GlassFibreEurope (GFE) and Tech-Fab Europe (TFE) have called on all actors in the glass fibre value chain to stand united in the fight against illegal trade practises by China.Read More

2017-04-24
EU COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION 2017/724 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of certain continuous filament glass fibre products originating in the People’s Republic of China

Published following an expiry review pursuant to Article 11(2) of Regulation (EU) 2016/1036 of the European Parliament and of the CouncilRead More

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.Read More

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.Read More

2014-12-16
COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) No 1379/2014 of 16 December 2014

Imposing a definitive countervailing duty on imports of certain filament glass fibre products originating in the People’s Republic of China and amending Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 248/2011 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of certain continuous filament glass fibre products originating in the People’s Republic of ChinaRead More

2012-10-10
COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 907/2012 of 20 August 2012

Establishing for 2012 the ‘Prodcom list’ of industrial products provided for by Council Regulation (EEC) No 3924/91Read More