CHT Breaks Ground at Dußlingen Plant

The plant located in Dußlingen, Germany, will be the central hub of container cleaning and recycling.

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CHT Group, a producer of specialty chemicals for textiles, recently hosted a ground-breaking ceremony for its new container cleaning and recycling plant in Dußlingen, Germany.

At an official ground-breaking ceremony, representatives of public administration and the press were able to see our construction project for themselves and make direct contact with our company representatives.

“With a corporate strategy consistently geared towards sustainability and a clearly defined path towards climate neutrality, we are approaching our goal step by step. An important milestone on the way is resource-optimized production and the use of the latest technologies to save as many resources as possible,” stated CHT Group in a press release.

The company continued, “The comprehensive analysis of our processes has led us to raise container management to a sustainable level and increase the use of reusable packaging.”

All necessary packaging is kept directly in circulation and reduces the overall amount of needed material. The energy required to clean and reuse existing packaging is less than that needed to recycle and produce new containers.

CHT explained it is saving on raw materials by building a resource-efficient new container washing system and recycling the residual materials and waste that still accumulate.

“With the new system, we are increasing the reuse of existing containers and can significantly reduce the procurement of new packaging (drums and IBCs). By cleaning on-site, we save on transportation and thus further resources,” the company stated. “With the investment of almost 5 million Euros at the Dußlingen site, we are making a significant contribution to improving our carbon footprint.”

The new plant will be operated with maximum resource efficiency using heat from the renewable local heating network. The water circulates and comes from rainwater and the roof is used to generate renewable electricity. The PV system is dimensioned to its maximum size so that it generates more electricity than the container washing system below it needs.

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