Three successful examples of Blue Competence

Three successful examples of Blue Competence

At Techtextil in Frankfurt, Germany (June 11 -13, 2013) VDMA the umbrella federation of German Textile Manufacturers, jointly with its Garment and Leather Technology arm, has presented three prominent examples of success through its initiative of Blue Competence

The three companies Brückner Trockentechnik, Pfaff Industrial and Veit presented their experience and answered the important challenges how energy and material efficiency are increased, thereby reducing costs. 25 companies are exhibiting under the Blue Competence sustainability logo at the twin fairs.

Thomas Waldmann, managing director of the VDMA textile machinery arm presented the textile energy guide “Conserving resources – ensuring savings” setting the determinant factors for comparing the energy efficiency of textile machinery. A number of activities relating to assessment criteria and comparability are intended to help to provide a sound basis for the discussion on energy efficiency.

The companies’ representatives from the three examples of success presented their sustainable cases. Regina Brückner, Managing Director at Brückner Trockentechnik (mechanical engineering company with 60 years of tradition and knowhow and two German manufacturing sites, operating worldwide in the fields of dry finishing of knitted and woven fabric and finishing of Technical Textiles) presented intelligent technology preventing unnecessary warming and cooling phases in stentering frames, thus  resulting in increased productivity, reduction of power consumption and lower CO2 emissions/kg of fabric. Cornelia Mast, CEO of PFAFF Industriesysteme and Maschinen AG (founded in 1862 and producing exclusive high end machinery for the garment and shoe industry as well as home and automotive upholstery sectors and Technical Textiles) used the example of a PFAFF large field computer stitcher to demonstrate how a high level of process reliability can ensure resource saving production and Sascha Oehl from VEIT GmbH (a leading word wide operating manufacturer of ironing equipment, fusing and pressing machines and refinishing equipment for garments) explained how a customer equipped with the Veit eMotion series, using only the actually required amount of steam can be controlled in an intelligent, programmable fashion, thus by saving energy and reducing costs.


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