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Forbo and Facta join forces for an energy reduction in drying.

Forbo and Facta join forces for an energy reduction in drying.

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The results are better than expected: 73% energy reduction on average.

The results are better than expected: 73% energy reduction on average. 

A start has been made with endurance tests in two drying chambers (for linoleum). It is no surprise that the drying consume a lot of energy.

For the tests, one of the two drying chambers is adapted to the deployment of the air circulation fans. The fans do not run at full power throughout the whole process anymore. Goal is to achieve energy reduction this way, while maintaining the proper temperature in the drying chamber and the proper product quality.

After 4 drying cycles the results are better than expected: 73% energy reduction on average. And the signs from the product quality tests are also green. The trial will therefore be implemented in more drying chambers. The necessary adjustments for 10 extra drying chambers are well advanced and will be completed in the coming weeks.

Facta has carried out all electrotechnical adjustments to the machine / control.