European Association for
Panels and Profiles


Tasks and Objectives

The Association has the purpose of supporting the growth of the business by representing manufacturers of metal profiled sheets, sandwich panels and ancillary products on the European level in all political, regulatory, technical committees or any other initiatives which are relevant for realizing a harmonized and free market in Europe. In order to fulfill this purpose, representatives of PPA-Europe take part in the work of different committees, associations and groups.


We select and make here available documents with public character which are of relevance and importance for the stakeholders from the industry of sandwich panels, metal profiled sheets and ancillary products.

These documents are / deal with:

– EU regulations (CPR, REACH, Ecodesign etc.) and initiatives (circular economy etc.)

– Publication of new/revised harmonised European standards and European Assessment Documents for construction products

– National regulations


Our dictionary allows the translation of more than 1500 words of the lightweight and metal constructions vocabulary into five different languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

  • More than 1500 words

  • Translation into 5 different languages

  • Extensive vocabulary


You can find recent developments in PPA-Europe, in other European construction industry associations or at European institutions’ level (i.e. at European Commission level) here. These usually make reference to documents with public character, which are uploaded on PPA-Europe’s website as well.


Each year, PPA-Europe organizes together with IFBS, the International Association for Metal Building Envelopes, an international congress in different locations in Europe.

Industry renowned speakers give presentations that cover a wide range of topics from the field of construction, with focus on the lightweight metal construction. Lectures deal usually with advancements for the lightweight metal construction (research and innovation, design, digitization in planning, manufacturing and execution), EU requirements and initiatives for buildings and construction products (especially related to fire safety and sustainability).

Next Event: Congress 2024

The 16th European congress on sandwich panel and profile technology will be held on 10th and 11th October 2024 in Istanbul, Turkey, organized by PPA-Europe and IFBS. The 2024 annual congress will start on 10th October at 13:00 hrs. and will end on 11th October at 13:00 hrs. It will be followed by an optional visit of the sandwich panel factory of Assan Panel, which will last until 18:00 hrs. The congress venue is Hotel InterContinental Istanbul (Taksim Square).

As last year, this year's congress will focuss again on sustainability and reports on innovations in the field of sandwich panel and profile technology. In addition to the presentation of new EU regulations, the renowned speakers will also discuss their practical implementation.
date: 10.10.2024 @ 13:00


PPA-Europe have members in many countries from Europe or vicinity of Europe. There are two main categories: ordinary members with full rights and associated members with limited rights.

Ordinary Members

Associated Members

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