Small ideas with enormous savings potential
The idea of using existing compressors for heating or to generate warm water is one that was made into a reality at the site in Jánossomorja (Hungary). There, they took the waste heat from the existing compressor system and fed it into the existing heating and hot water systems to reduce energy costs by around 2%.
In the production facilities at the site in Wyomissing (USA), reusable Teflon sheets are being used in production instead of parchment paper. In the past, many different small-batch series have been stored on parchment-paper-lined trays to cool down after production. Replacing the parchment paper with reusable Teflon sheets not only reduced the amount of waste produced by 1 ton, but also improved the quality of the components.
Another innovative idea was implemented at the site in Valence (France): The electrical resistors previously used to dry the furnace belt have been deactivated and replaced by the hot air surrounding the furnace’s exhaust pipe. The idea has enabled the site to reduce its energy consumption by 86 MWh per year. This solution is also being examined for use at other sites and will be implemented where feasible.