How Luwa is Leading the Way in Sustainable Nonwovens Production

Nonwovens are versatile and innovative materials that have a wide range of applications, from hygiene and medical products to technical textiles and filtration systems. However, producing nonwovens also poses significant challenges, such as environmental impact, resource consumption, waste management, and quality control. Luwa, a Swiss company with over 85 years of experience in process air engineering, is committed to addressing these challenges and creating a more sustainable future for the nonwovens industry.

Carbon Neutrality: A Bold Goal

Nederman’s vision, and its brands such as Luwa, is to become carbon-neutral by 2030, reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 50% and offsetting the remaining emissions through certified projects. Luwa also aims to minimize its environmental footprint by using renewable energy sources, optimizing its logistics and transportation, and implementing circular economy principles. Luwa’s parent company Nederman, is a member of the UN Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative, and adheres to its ten principles on human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption.

One of the ways Luwa demonstrates its commitment to sustainability is by offering innovative solutions that enhance the efficiency and quality of nonwovens production.

Digital Control Solutions for Climate Control

Luwa’s digital control solutions, for example, enable precise and consistent climate control in large production facilities, ensuring right temperature and humidity levels at the right time, all the time for different web forming, bonding, and converting processes. By integrating air movers, filtration stations, ducting, and control mechanisms, Luwa’s digital solutions reduce energy consumption, improve product integrity, and prevent production-related issues.

MCV: Revolutionizing Space Savings

Space constraints in nonwovens production facilities can be challenging. Traditional rotary drum filters occupy significant floor space, leaving less space for the production machinery. Another example of Luwa’s innovation is its Multi-Cell Filter (MCV), that offers significant space savings and reduced power consumption compared to the traditional rotary drum filters. The MCV is designed to capture contaminants such as dust and fibers, ensuring a clean and dust-free environment for nonwovens production. The MCV uses around 70% less floor space than a rotary drum filter, which means lower initial investment costs and more efficient utilization of building space. The MCV also consumes less power, which translates into lower operating costs and lower carbon emissions.  As current generation in manufacturing is striving towards high speed production, low maintenance, improved efficiency, the traditional rotary drum filters certainly needs a replacement with latest and innovation product which is the MCV. The MCV integrates with the latest nonwovens manufacturing equipment to ensure compatibility in an ever advancing market.

Carbon Fibre: Luwa’s next innovation in fan blades

Luwa’s continued R&D, came up with the innovative carbon fibre bladed axial flow fan which is another groundbreaking product that showcases Luwa’s expertise in air movement efficiency and sustainability. The carbon fibre blade fan is lighter and more efficient alternative to traditional fans, which often come with bulkier designs and higher energy consumption. The carbon fibre blade fan maximizes airflow while minimizing energy usage, resulting in lower operating costs and lower environmental impact. The carbon fibre blade fan is also more durable and resistant to corrosion, which means longer service life and less maintenance.

Luwa’s innovative MCV, energy-efficient carbon fiber blade fan, and advanced digital solutions sets a commendable benchmark for the industry. By offering innovative and sustainable solutions, Luwa is helping the nonwovens industry achieve higher production efficiency, product quality, and environmental performance. Luwa is not only a leader in air engineering, but also a leader in corporate responsibility and social impact.

Source: Nonwovens Industry

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