Silicone sealants produced using CO2 emission saving energy technologies
Adhesives and sealants for sustainable development: Energy savings
Renewable energy production and cogeneration of heat and electricity reduce the CO2 emissions for the manufacture of silicone sealants by more than 3000 tons per year
Posted Feb 21, 2020
- To manufacture silicone sealants from their raw materials, electrical and thermal energy to mix the components is necessary. Frequently, extruders are used to achieve a homogenous mixture of high viscous substances.
- To produce the electrical energy, a large site in Belgium uses renewable energy produced by wind turbines and photovoltaic energy.
- The CO2 consumption is also reduced by a cogeneration unit – a technology combining the production of thermal and electrical energy in a very effective way.
- Both measures reduce CO2 emission by more than 3000 tons annually.