Jungfer has recently started successfully using a pioneering solution for a challenging task. With the decision to use its own gas turbine power plant, the energy required by Jungfer is already being produced with around 60 per cent fewer emissions than the energy taken from the average nationwide energy mix. The situation in the downstream actual printing process, including drying, has undergone an even more radical change.
CO2-free printing process made reality
There are two reasons for this. On the one hand, Jungfer's own power plant provides the heat so urgently needed for the drying process almost as an inevitable by-product of the gas combustion process. As a result, the previously extra, high and emissions-linked energy requirements associated with the use of the dryers are a thing of the past. Jungfer has also been able to completely eliminate the thermal afterburning process, which was also bad for the environment. With the solvent recovery mechanism integrated into the overall system, only clean air remains at the end of the drying stage.
Print products that are manufactured in this way make a valuable contribution to our customers' efforts to achieve sustainability, since they help to optimise their environmental balance sheets in the context of the added value chain.