Boosting energy efficiency is one of the most cost-effective ways any company can improve their sustainability. Reducing energy consumption lowers energy bills in the long run, while also saving on CO₂ emissions via lower power consumption from the grid. From simply swapping to LED lightbulbs to multi-million dollar infrastructure investments, increasing energy efficiency can be an enticing prospect at all scales.
The international fabric manufacturer Klopman has recently made great strides in increasing their energy efficiency, sharing how they’ve accomplished their goals with the PCIAW® editorial team.
Saving Energy and the Planet with Klopman
Since 1967 Klopman has been a leading manufacturer of workwear fabrics for large industrial laundries and major industrial groups in Europe and beyond. Throughout the financial year 2021 – 2022, Klopman invested in its Frosinone plant, optimising core operations in the production area to maximise energy efficiency, recycling, and recovery.
Putting the infrastructure in place
An independent power cogeneration station has already been installed on-site, and Klopman is setting up over 50 next-generation looms and two new finishing lines with increased resource saving. A new Sanfor® line is also scheduled for installation, providing fabrics with increased dimensional stability control.
A significant 10 million euro investment across Klopman’s weaving area promises major efficiency improvements, reducing energy usage by 40% which will reduce CO₂ emissions by 600 tons per year. Similarly, the two new finishing lines will reduce energy usage by 35%, saving a further 250 tons of CO₂ emissions.
Sustainability in every aspect
The new installations guarantee greater efficiency and sustainability across the entire greige department and production area. With these efforts, the company aims to combine the highest quality standards with maximum energy saving.
Other measures adopted by Klopman include incorporating a water recycling system on all preparation lines, which made it possible to biologically treat 34,900 m³ of wastewater per week and recycle 250,830 m³ of water between 2021 and 2022. The company also implemented advanced heat recovery systems to drastically reduce CO₂ emissions through thermal power recovery.
As a major textile producer, Klopman believes taking responsibility for their actions is essential. Klopman understands the role their products play in the markets they serve, as well as the impact that the manufacturing, distribution, and processing of their products can have on the environment. In response to this, they focus their efforts on the continuous improvement of the environmental performance of their operations.
The drive to improve energy efficiency and minimise CO₂ emissions is unwavering at Klopman and it’s one that continues as they meet new challenges and show results through investments in technology and innovation.
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