In wood processing, careful use of the valuable resource is now becoming established throughout the entire process chain: Intelligent cutting processes make optimum use of the trunk and the consumption of the precious materials can also be produced when manufacturing wooden panels and boards. Thanks to these new technologies, thousands of cubic metres of wood are saved each year.
A large quantity of waste materials of different compositions is produced in integrated steelworks. A process for integrated utilisation of these substances turns these former waste products into the basic materials used for building stone for waterways, valuable fuel gas or zinc..
In foil rolling mills for aluminium, ecologically and economically highly efficient exhaust air cleaning systems not only cleanse the exhaust air, but also filter the entrained rolling oil: 95% of the rolling oil which is emitted each day with the exhaust air is thus recycled back into the production process.