The Green Machine

The installation of the world’s largest electrically-heated rotational moulding machine has delivered a significant reduction in CO2 emissions at RPC Sæplast Iceland.

Conventional roto moulding machines are heated with fossil fuel burners. However, when the site wanted to expand capacity, it was decided to explore the opportunity to utilise a greener form of energy for the new machine. The solution from Reinhardt India offered the best energy efficiency while still delivering the high standards of technical excellence and reliable performance for which Sæplast containers are renowned.

Since its installation five years ago, the use of green electricity has eliminated the need for around 800,000 litres of diesel fuel – equivalent to the annual usage of approximately 500 cars.

As a result, CO2 emissions from the plant are now 30% lower despite a volume increase of over 20%. “As a low-carbon material plastic has many sustainability benefits, so it is essential that we complement these with as environmentally-friendly manufacturing processes as possible,” comments Daði Valdimarsson, Managing Director, RPC Promens Roto.

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