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Welcome to the European Association for Panels and Profiles

High-Quality in Metal Lightweight Constructions for Walls and Roofs

European manufacturers of sandwich panels and profiles made out of metal sheets have established a European association to create a representation of the industry on the European level and to ensure building products with good quality.

Association's members with a Quality Label EPAQ enable the building owners to get high valued buildings with a façade and roof that fulfills all requirements of modern building envelopes regarding design, strength, air-tightness, thermal conductivity, reaction to fire and many other aspects.

New website of PPA-Europe

Please note that PPA-Europe has a new website, which we invite you to visit at The content of the old website ( has been reduced to EPAQ certification related issues. The EPAQ website will stay online only until autumn 2024, when the last EPAQ Quality Certificate will expire and therewith the entire EPAQ quality assurance system for sandwich panels and metal profiles will fully expire.

Congress 2023

Amsterdam 26th - 27th October

The 15th European congress on sandwich panel and profile technology will be on October 26th and 27th in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, organized by PPA-Europe and IFBS.

The annual congress of PPA-Europe and IFBS starts on October 26th at 1.00 p.m. and ends on October 27th at 1.00 p.m. It is followed by an optional visit of the Tata Steel planrt IJmuiden which will last until 18.00. The congress takes place at the Hotel Double Tree by Hilton Amsterdam Centraal Station, Amsterdam.

The presentations cover a wide field of topics of sandwich and profile technology. This year the focus of the presentations is on sustainability.

For the programme see the link on the right side. 

For the registration follow this link to the congress.

For hotel booking  please use the code: GIFBA (under: "Special rates, Group Code") and press the button "update" after typing the code.

The hotel booking platform please find here. 


For detailed information please download the programme     





Award of new EPAQ Certification Documents and new / prolonged EPAQ Quality Certificates

On the ocassion of the last General Assembly of PPA-Europe on 14th October 2019, two new EPAQ Certification Documents for sandwich panels have been awarded to the companies Romakowski, Germany and ArcelorMittal Construction France (AMCF). In addition, the company Metecno, Germany, got the EPAQ Quality Certificate accompanying its new EPAQ Certification Document for sandwich panels with steel faces and polyurethane core material meTecno System 15, meaning that they can now mark these products with the EPAQ Quality Label.

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The representative of Romakowski with the chairman of the Quality Committee for Panels
  The representative of AMCF with the chairman of the Quality Committee for Panels   The representative of Metecno with the chairman of the Quality Committee for Panels

In the framework of the EPAQ quality system for metal profiled sheets, the EPAQ Quality Certificates for trapezoidal profiles and liner trays made of steel, of ArcelorMittal Construction Belgium (AMCB) have been prolonged for a new three year certification period. The renewed certificates have been awarded to the company.

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The representative of AMC with the chairman of the Quality Committee for Profiles

All the Certification Documents and Quality Certificates for the currently valid EPAQ certifications and for those under development / revision can be found on our web-site, at:

Newly published "EPAQ Quality Info" file

The EPAQ Quality Regulations for Panels and Profiles, edition October 2016 were published in a file, so that we can update them in future in an easier way and provide you with all necessary information in a compact manner.

The new “EPAQ Quality Info” file contains three language versions of the EPAQ Quality Regulations for Panels and Profiles and will be supplemented by the EPAQ Testing Rules during 2017 (after revision).

All those interested can contact us, to order free of charge the "EPAQ Quality Info" file.

Front cover of the "EPAQ Quality Info" file

Award of new EPAQ Quality Labels

On October 26th new EPAQ Quality Labels for sandwich panels and profiles have been awarded. The companies MAAS, ISOPAN and SAB Profiel got their certificates.

 For more information please look at