Plastic

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POLREC Open Call for Innovation in Recycling Polymer Wastes

The goal of POLREC (Supporting a green and resilient Europe through POLymer RECycling) Euroclusters Innovation Open call is to financially support SMEs from plastics, rubbers and composites industries in recycling their polymer waste through 3 sub-topics : Mechanical Recycling, Mechanical Recycling...
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EXTRATEX: Cluster excellence expert(s) recruitment for cluster training

EXTRATEX, the partnership that brings together textile, automotive and plastic clusters to increase cross-sector innovation, has launched a call for experts to deliver a training programme for capacity building. To be delivered between 1 October and 30 November 2020, the training should address...
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More efficient plastic and cardboard waste sorting saves money

Tackling mixed waste a priority Improved waste-sorting channels cut back on mixed waste destined for incineration Better-sorted waste leads to lower waste costs, resale options, more staff participation Improvement measures generate savings of around € 6 000 per year Nestlé Purina, a food-processing...
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Heat recovery in ventilation system

Heat recovery in ventilation system saves €32000 a year No need for a new installation The German company Fischer Surface Technologies GmbH with about 110 employees is specialised in electroplating plastic components with, for example, layers of copper, nickel, chrome or special functional layers...
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New motors save money

Motoring along more efficiently than ever One-off investment of € 2 000 in more efficient and controllable motors yields results Annual cost savings on energy come to around € 800, equivalent to a 1.6 tonne CO2-reduction Chemotechnische Abpack-Service GmbH (CAS) is a small company from Germany...
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Combined heat and power plant (CHP) in plastic production

A dynamic duo Installing a CHP unit offers a multipurpose, efficient energy solution € 19 100 savings on energy costs and 79 tonnes of CO2 emissions are anticipated The German company AKRO-PLASTIC GmbH produces plastic compounds, which are processed into technical components for the automotive...
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Plastics factory adjusts temperature set-points to match actual requirements

The philosophy of energy saving Optimising cooling unit set-points saves energy and money 85 900 kWh (or 6 %) yearly energy savings Tecmaplast, a French plastics company, carried out an energy audit to better understand what energy and cost savings could be achieved. The results of the analysis...
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Adjusting plastic cooling temperature in packaging firm creates savings

Simple measure packs an energy-saving punch Simple temperature reset cuts energy consumption by 72 200 kWh per year No investment costs Generates € 6 200 savings per year Founded in 1991, DS Smith Ducaplast is now part of the leading packaging group (DS Smith) and specialises in the production of a...
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Sawmill in France recycles lumber strapping bands and saves money

A strapping 'green' solution to a vital process Sawmill shows how recycling can be good for the balance sheet and the environment Small investment in recycling leads to savings of € 1 250 per year Measure cuts out 1.2 tonnes of CO2 emissions annually Lesbats Scieries d’Aquitaine runs two sawmills in...
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Swedish manufacturer discovers quick energy-saving wins

Energy savings, no extra cost! Energy audit revealed simple, effective measures 10-12 % energy savings Plast Petter AB is a small Swedish manufacturer of plastic products mainly for use in offices. The products are cut, welded and glued together. The company uses energy from oil and electricity...
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Monitoring material streams in the office

Measuring and monitoring resource use is a key skill that all organisations should master, regardless of size or sector. It should be one of the first steps your organisation takes to improve its environmental performance. By regularly measuring and monitoring raw material use, you will start to...
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Staff training on EU Ecolabel at Capgemini in France

Proud to be labelled Eco-awareness leads to savings in electricity, water, gas 1 million kWh of electicity and 2.3 million kWh of gas saved in 8 years Paper and plastics use all significantly reduced between 2006 and 2014 When Capgemini’s Les Fontaines 'campus' in Chantilly, France was awarded the...