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The industry determines the course – Board of Directors

The General Assembly, Management Board and working groups of the association are the committees that define the association's goals, tasks and main spheres of activity.

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IEA report - Global shifts in the energy sector

22.01.2018 Valves are among the essential components of conventional power plants. Against this backdrop, the valve industry is paying close attention to global developments in the energy sector. The Energy Outlook 2017 of the International Energy Agency describes the current situation and also ventures a look into the future.

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SHK Essen 2018 – digital and energy-efficient bathroom and heating solutions

22.12.2017 From 6 to 9 March 2018, members of the sanitary and HVAC industry will come together at the SHK Essen, this time with the event taking place between Tuesday and Friday.

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IFAT 2018 – May brings all things new

18.09.2017 The world’s leading trade fair IFAT 2018 takes place from 14-18 May in Munich. The VDMA will be represented there.

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Winter is coming – EPBD may raise comfort & saving

20.10.2017 Amendment on individual room temperature control in energy efficiency of buildings directive accepted in Parliament report.

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Sustainability starts at home


Interview with Rolf Kummer, managing director of Armaturenfabrik Franz Schneider about his sustainability strategy as an employer and entrepreneur.

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Clean fuel – A safe bet


Herose fits ships' engines with valves suitable for LNG.

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Modern valve technology makes nuclear power plants a reliable alternative


A radical overhaul of Europe’s chaotic energy policy is required in order to prevent the lights going out in Europe and to achieve climate targets. USD 2 trillion needs to be invested by 2035 in order to make energy greener and cleaner, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA) in a special report published at the start of June.

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Milk begets ingenuity – valves for the safe production of beverages


Over fifty years ago, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, chose “World Milk Day” (01 June) as an awareness day to promote the consumption of milk. Milk is regarded as a healthy staple food in many regions of the world, but only as long as it is clean.

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Water for everyone - how to prevent water losses


IFAT 2014, the world’s leading trade fair for the management of water, wastewater, waste and raw materials, took place in Munich from 5 to 9 May. A number of companies in the mechanical and plant engineering sector presented sustainable products and technologies that can be used to conserve resources and protect the environment.

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VALVE LABEL – Help with your purchase decision


Efficiency, safety, hygiene: WELL – The water efficiency label provides information about the properties of sanitary valves, showers and toilet flushing systems.

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Water management safeguards drinking water hygiene


In public and semi-public areas, the hygienic operation of drinking water systems constitutes a particular challenge. At the same time, it is important to avoid wasting water.

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