Europäischer Verband der nationalen Fachverbände der Kaltbandhersteller.


... the European Federation of the National Associations of Cold Rolled Narrow Steel Strip Producers.

... est une association européenne regroupant les syndicats nationaux des lamineurs à froid.

On April 10, 2019, the meeting of the German and European Cold Rolling Association FVK and CIELFFA took place in the steel center in Düsseldor. One of the topics was ‘The Circular Flat Steel Economy’. The participants discussed current aspects such as the EU's future legal requirements for the automotive industry regarding CO2 emissions. They will gain in importance for the entire supply chain in the future. The speaker Mr. Dr. Pillkahn (PROASSORT) illustrated the challenges and key factors for the transition of the metals (processing) industry to a value-added-optimised circular economy. In addition, Mr. RA Regula spoke about the Corporate Code of Conduct and IATF 16949 as well as the resulting requirements for quality management. He pointed out possible consequences resulting from a violation of organisational obligations.

At the meeting Mr. Schönemeyer informed about the first draft of the FMB BREF. The final version of the FMP BREF is expected to be published in 2020.

The working group spokesmen reported on standardisation projects and from the Quality Management and Occupational Health & Safety Working Groups. The Quality Management Working Group will revise the 0-defect brochure. The Health & Safety Working Group reported on the activities in the context of the TRGS 505. FVK-members are now within the scope of this Technical Rule for Hazardous Substances, which specifically concerns protective measures to avoid and minimise the exposure to lead and lead containing materials. These activities are part of the so-called OSHA campaign (Link: ), which aims to raise awareness posed by dangerous substances in the workplace and to promote a culture of risk prevention. The European Cold Rolling Association is official partner of this campaign (