For sustainable staple fiber production
All relevant process data was compared with the conventional drawing process and analysed. The results are impressive: "I am delighted that, following intensive development work on the new EvoSteam process, we have been able to reduce the total energy consumption for steam and electricity by up to 8%. In addition to reducing production waste by up to 50%, we expect to save around 3.2 million litres of water per year. For the operators of our plants, these are considerable cost savings while at the same time reducing impact on the environment by reducing the CO2 footprint by around 6%," says Dr Friedrich Lennemann, Head of Technology Development at Oerlikon Neumag, summarising the result. By receiving the bluesign® VERIFIED DATA label, Oerlikon Neumag is not only emphasising its commitment to sustainability. All polyester staple fibers produced with the EvoSteam process will actively contribute to the bluesign® SYSTEM in the future.
bluesign® VERIFIED DATA
For the EvoSteam process, Oerlikon Neumag received the bluesign® VERIFIED DATA label for the first time. The label includes the verification of impact data such as water, spinning preparations, thermal and electrical energy as well as the CO2 footprint by means of a plausibility check of the supporting records for the EvoSteam draw line, the central element in the EvoSteam process. The reported data was assessed as 2.1 - fair - in accordance with the defined methodology.