Clean work

Veit – energy-efficient textile care

Working towards a clean textiles value chain often seems like a never-ending task. Scarcely has a partial victory been achieved when new problem areas arise. These are frequently so specific that they are barely comprehensible without appropriate expertise. The good news is that the number of providers of progressive solutions who are seriously interested in positive change is growing, so that companies no longer have to go it alone.

A good example of this is Veit GmbH, one of leading manufacturers of machines and plants for ironing, pressing, fusing and refinishing garments. From as far back as the eighties, the specialists from Landsberg am Lech in Germany have been tackling the issue that fixing and ironing machines cause the highest energy consumption in the clothing manufacturing industry. In its search for solutions, Veit has dedicated itself to developing particularly energy-efficient machines - by introducing cold ironing technology, for example, which can reduce energy consumption by as much as 60% as compared to heated ironing machines. And as is so often the case: once issues such as energy efficiency are taken seriously, it follows that people automatically take a holistic view as time goes on. Thus, Veit have built a photovoltaic system on the roof of their factory and installed a combined heat and power unit. This makes it possible for them to lower their own annual CO2 emissions by more than 400 tons.

Veit were able to bring their customers around to their ideas very quickly, because the arguments in favour of energy conservation are self-evident: in the future it will not be possible to reduce the costs of either labour or materials significantly; the determining factor will be the cost of energy. This is where this smart, middle-sized company offers a solutions package, called eMotion, with which new and even existing machines can be upgraded to be energy efficient. Clean work!

Veit will be showcasing their latest innovations from 9 to 12 May 2017 at Texprocess, the leading international fair for the garment and textile processing industry, in Frankfurt (Hall 6.0, stand B10).

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