News from Spooner Industries Ltd.01/07/2010
A regenerative thermal oxidizer (RTO) has helped to cut the carbon footprint of Sunderland based, flexible packaging converter Interflex. The company operates several flexo-printing lines whose ink solvent was removed by a catalytic oxidizer system installed in the 1990’s. Unfortunately the catalyst had degraded on the aging system, which was costing a lot of money to operate and struggling to achieve the required destruction efficiency. Spooner Anguil replaced the catalytic oxidizer with a highly efficient regenerative thermal oxidizer which achieves up to 99% destruction efficiency and 95% heat recovery, reducing both the gas consumption and the carbon emissions. The new Spooner Anguil RTO system has reduced Interflex’s gas bill by more than £100,000 per year and cut the company’s greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 13 tonnes per week. A spokesperson from Interflex commented: “The environment has always been a top priority throughout the Interflex group. We are dedicated to pursuing environmental initiatives that positively impact our business and the local community. ” Spooner and Anguil have formed a partnership to provide industrial facilities a single source solution for their dryer, oven and air pollution control needs. The technologies on offer from Spooner Anguil include regenerative thermal oxidisers, recuperative thermal oxidisers, direct-fired oxidisers and catalytic oxidisers as well as adsorption systems, rotor concentrators and energy recovery systems. Through the Spooner Anguil Partnership, Spooner Industries and Anguil Environmental Systems work exclusively together for the supply of oxidisers for the European converting, coating and printing industries.
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