Energy efficiency - Generating energy from exhaust air

Exhaust air containing styrene is produced during our composite sheeting and panelling production process. In 2007, we put into operation a styrene incineration system which is able to suck in the air, subject it to an environmentally neutral incineration process and use the energy recovered to heat our production lines.

"Depending on the product, the incineration technology can provide up to 100% of the required production energy," states the Head of Production Engineering, Helmut Kortschak.

caverion GmbH, the company commissioned to build the technology, received the innovation award in the environment category from the German Federation of Reinforced Plastics for the complete system.