To address rising energy costs and future sustainability targets, AkzoNobel (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) is launching a new initiative to help manufacturers and coaters using Interpon powder coatings to better manage and reduce the amount of energy they consume.
The initiative explores how even small changes in the powder coatings process can make a big difference on the value and volume of energy consumed. It also shows how different products are being innovated to support a more efficient powder coating operation.
At the heart of this initiative is an energy savings calculator, which aims to give customers a first indication of the potential energy savings and carbon footprint reductions they can make. The calculator is supported by an energy savings tips document that shows how simple measures such as checking for leakages in compressed air systems, improving insulation, and ensuring that all process equipment is regularly serviced and maintained can all contribute to greater efficiency.
In addition, it features a number of Interpon products that can contribute to even more energy efficiency. This can be accomplished through low-temperature curing properties (e.g. Interpon 610 Low-E, Interpon ACE Low-E, and Interpon 700 HR) or single layer coating options (e.g. Interpon Redox One Coat).
The initiative similarly demonstrates how Interpon solutions go beyond powder in the box. Through expert knowledge and service built over more than 50 years, and access to Interpon’s technical service teams who can audit and advise on line set-up and recommend process improvements, customers can reduce their energy consumption to drive a more sustainable business. According to the manufacturer, this desire is a key factor in customer buying trends.
Remco Maassen van den Brink, marketing director of AkzoNobel Powder Coatings, says many businesses want to reduce energy. However, they often need support in taking the first steps.
“Sustainability is critical for all of us and helping our customers to reduce energy is one of the many ways we can work with, and for, our customers in meeting our shared ambitions,” Maassen van den Brink says. “AkzoNobel’s own journey has already started in reducing our carbon emissions across our full value chain by 50% by 2030.”
Source: AkzoNobel, www.akzonobel.com.