How the plastics industry drives energy efficiency

October 4, 2023

The plastics industry is essential in creating the goods needed to achieve energy efficiency goals. Take a look below at some of the amazing innovations being created.

Energy Efficiency Day is an effort across industries & organizations to share information on energy efficiency and help people save more, reduce pollution, and create jobs.

The plastics industry is essential in creating the goods needed to achieve these goals. Take a look below at some of the amazing innovations being created:

Davis-Standard manufactures high-performing, energy-efficient polymer processing technologies and components that involve a combination of design, material selection, and production processes aimed at minimizing the energy consumption of their technology while maintaining or enhancing its performance.

ENGEL’s “Be the First. Be Efficient.” initiative provides their customers with energy-saving solutions. The program’s combination of temperature control, intelligent device communication, and smart process control leads to maximum efficiency.

Fast Heat by Spark Industries is building solutions that can reduce kilowatt demand of hot runners by up to 67%.

Frigel North America understands that cooling systems can have a big impact on energy efficiency. They offer intelligent process cooling systems that can reduce their customers’ water footprint by up to 95% and operating costs by up to 40%.

Hillenbrand is working across their operating company portfolio to increase energy efficiency. From implementing an Energy Reduction Toolkit to maximizing the lifespan of systems and equipment, Hillenbrand has taken concrete action.

  • Milacron is embracing the big data revolution to monitor energy consumption & make informed decisions on when to replace machinery with newer, upgraded models.
  • Mold-Masters is exploring multiple energy production projects across the globe. From rooftop solar to upgraded HVAC systems & repurposed heat generated from existing machinery, Mold-Masters is investing in energy-efficient solutions.

Husky Technologies utilizes remote monitoring systems (Advantage+Elite) to help ensure their customers’ equipment consistently functions with multiple benefits, including optimal energy efficiency. Husky is offering proactive interventions to help customers save on energy and cost.

The latest generation of ILLIG North America‘s thermoforming systems use up to 30% less energy than previous generations thanks to innovations in heating controls, regenerative servo drives, and optimized compressed air.

Japan Steel Works USA (JSW) has begun building all-electric machinery & is working on becoming carbon neutral. The company continues to invest in minimizing its environmental footprint and using more renewable energy.

Pascal Engineering utilizes a magnetic clamp that uses zero power to remain closed. During operation, no power is used.

Reifenhäuser’s new automation option, PAM (precise, autonomous, mechatronic) dies, consume significantly less power than dies that are adjusted with thermal expansion bolts.

Wittmann USA pays special attention to energy efficiency by bringing machinery solutions to the market whose energy consumption values have set new benchmarks for the industry. Their “Drive-on-Demand” system, which generates a verifiably lower energy consumption rate than systems using servo-controlled two-circuit pump technology or electro-hydraulic drives, and actually reduces energy consumption by up to 35% compared to modern control pump systems.