CO2 Reduction With aNIR-Drying Systems
The Adphos-group, headquartered in Bruckmühl, Germany, has developed with its aNIR-concept a platform-technology that is constructed to improve a wide range of thermal processes in various industries through Adphos’ worldwide partner network. The NIR (aNIR) technology is a thermo-electrical technology developed for heating, drying and curing. In 2019, the aNIR production facilities led to a reduction in CO2 emissions – from otherwise fossil-fired dryers and ovens – of 1,000,000 t / year. The combination of high-energy NIR power emission and warm impingement air flow results in a quasi-spontaneous evaporation of the water or solvents on the wet print, paints and functional coatings. The systems are already used for paper drying, paper coating, printing (inkjet, flexo, gravure and offset), painting and coating process lines, coil coating lines for steel and aluminium materials and in thick-film applications such as for battery electrode production.
Source: Adphos Thermal Processing GmbH