EPSE was created in 2003 by 5 prominent polycarbonate manufacturers as a sector group of EuPC, the European organization for plastics converters. Since then the number of members has more than doubled. Today EPSE consists of 10 full members and is supported by 3 associate members
During the 10th EPSE Anniversary the association will celebrate its recent achievements.
EPSE members are committed to providing products that are compliant with REACH and other European quality standards for PC sheets. The organization is currently working via European Committee for Standardization (CEN) to create European Norms for Polycarbonate (PC) sheet and establish a CE-Mark for these products. The work also expands to getting a CE-Mark for these products as building products under the EU-CPR (Construction Products Regulation).
Additionally, the EPSE Technical Committee is developing an EPSE Quality Mark which will be a key indicator of a product's quality and compliance with EU standards that is manufactured by members of EPSE.
The association will held the 6th edition of the EPSE Awards Ceremony in September 2013. The ceremony awards applications of polycarbonate sheets which highlight the product's versatile and unique properties. The projects for the 2013 edition of EPSE Awards can be submitted in three categories - Innovation, Sustainability, and Design.