Photovoltaics as well as a heat recovery and exhaust air system improve plant and energy efficiency
As part of the latest development measures at Trans-Textil, the company has invested in a photovoltaic installation and a new heat recovery and exhaust air system. Despite the recent construction of a 30-metre-high chimney, the plant generates no more exhaust air than in the past. The structure enables the individual exhaust air ducts integrated into the plant’s state-of-the-art production equipment to be combined and optimised. By also incorporating a heat recovery system, the company has laid the groundwork to increase energy efficiency at the site.
Trans-Textil set the course for particularly sustainable production processes for textile coatings made from water-based formulations when it extended the plant nine years ago. From now on, the roof of the new production hall will be used to generate climate-friendly energy, with 374 photovoltaic panels supplying up to 20% of the required electricity. Trans-Textil already covers the remainder of its energy needs in full by drawing on hydropower, thus further reducing its ecological footprint.
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With an optimised exhaust air system, a heat recovery system, and independent power generation from solar energy, Trans-Textil continues to invest in its site in Freilassing. Photo, from left to right: Christina Klinger (urban planning), owners and managing directors Matthias and Wilhelm Krings, Mayor Markus Hiebl.