EvoSteam staple fiber process from Oerlikon Neumag bluesign verified

NEUMUNSTER, Switzerland, November 19, 2023-

The new polyester staple fiber process EvoSteam from Oerlikon Neumag receives the bluesign® test label "bluesign® VERIFIED DATA". For this, the innovative, energy and resource-saving EvoSteam process had to undergo strict data verification. It impressed with savings in energy, water and raw material consumption, as well as a reduction in operating costs (OPEX) and the CO2 footprint.

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 EvoS-team 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.

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