Sustainability

Sustainability

Leaving the best world possible

How to preserve precious resources

One of our prime concerns is to ensure that future generations inherit the best possible world. Since the company’s earliest days all Brückner Group members have given great thought to the important issue of how to preserve precious resources:

  • We have achieved major reductions in the energy consumption required for film production and plastics processing - and thus, emissions are reduced too.
  • Lines and machines from Brückner Maschinenbau, Kiefel and PackSys Global are characterized by a very high raw material efficiency.
  • Brückner Maschinenbau has developed a special energy monitoring tool to calculate the CO2 footprint for the production of flexible plastics film.

Plastics film and plastics packaging manufactured on lines of the Brückner Group members protect the packed products safely against environmental influences. This leads to a longer shelf life and to lower storage losses – which is good for the environment.

As an alternative to raw material based on crude oil, renewable materials are increasingly being used for packaging, a convincing alternative in view of the incomparably low carbon footprint. Brückner Group members offer advanced layouts for new lines or the modification of existing lines to process bio-based materials – e.g. Bio-PE, Bio-PA, Bio-PET or PLA.

Environmental protection begins at home

The Brückner Group is aware of its responsibilities with regard to the climate and the environment and has initiated targeted measures for reducing the environmental impact at their premises. We have started by calculating the corporate carbon footprint of our activities at Siegsdorf and Freilassing for the year 2010.

The emissions from electricity, fuel oil consumption on site are a main focus. Therefore, an energy check was carried out to disclose optimization potentials. In addition to technical improvements we also will continuously implement organizational and employee-related modifications for a long-term reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.