NORMA Group aims to significantly reduce consumption of CO2 and water by 2018
“We will continue to systematically reduce our carbon footprint and consumption of water at our worldwide production sites,” says Werner Deggim, CEO of NORMA Group. “Environmental protection plays an important role in the development and manufacture of our joining technology. At the same time, our products are also ideally suited to help our customers achieve their climate and environmental goals.”
Two recent examples illustrate the commitment of NORMA Group: Modernizing of the ventilation system in one of the production halls at its site in Maintal, Germany, in the spring of 2016 will enable heat recovery of up to 90 percent. Compared to the existing ventilation system there is a scope for potential savings of approximately 900,000 kilowatt hours of natural gas per year. In addition, pollutants in the air will also be reduced significantly through the use of ion generators and selective ozonization of the exhaust air.
Water consumption was reduced from around 12,000 to approx. 2,500 cubic meters at the plant in Pilica, Poland, between 2012 and 2015. In order to achieve this, the water vapor formed during heating processes is partially recycled and reused. The surplus that cannot be recycled feeds the toilets after cooling down. Furthermore, software has been introduced that sends a smartphone message to the responsible employees in the event that water consumption in the production area is too high.
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NORMA Group SE
NORMA Group is an international market and technology leader in engineered joining technology. The company manufactures a wide range of innovative joining technology solutions in three product categories (clamp, connect and fluid) and offers more than 35,000 high-quality products and solutions to more than 10,000 customers in 100 countries. NORMA Group joining products can be found in vehicles and trains, ships and aircraft, buildings and water management as well as in applications for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry. The company generated sales of around EUR 695 million in 2014. With around 6,000 employees, NORMA Group operates a global network of 22 production facilities as well as numerous sales and distribution sites across Europe, the Americas, and Asia-Pacific. NORMA Group has its headquarters in Maintal, Germany. NORMA Group SE is listed on the German stock exchange (Prime Standard) and included in the MDAX index.