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Mosca's sustainable plant in Germany

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MOSCA Australia 's German Headquaters have gone green.

Right from the beginning, sustainability was a key factor in the planning, construction and operation of the plant in Muckenta, Germany.

Several extrusion lines are now in fully-automated operation around the clock producing polypropylene (PP) and polyester (PET) strapping materials. The strap ranges in width between 4 and 16mm and is suitable for use in all strapping machines independent of machine type or manufacturer. Mosca deals with the increasing customer demands for sustainability in various ways.

At its new production plant, Mosca have put the potential of the huge flat roof to full use and installed 2,500 square meters of solar panels, which feeds the power supply system via three converters. Thus, environmentally friendly strapping material can be produced as the production line for the PET strap does not require more energy than the factory-owned photovoltaic system produces. In addition, thanks to the outside temperature October to March is adequate to feed the necessary cooling units via a multifunctional cooling system of free-cooler and compressors.

Energy is recycled even inside the production hall. The isolated hot parts of the machine equipment provide high energy efficiency and any remaining waste heat is used to heat the hall on cold days. Energy gained from brake lines is made available to the system again in form of electricity, since parts of the production line have powered motors with an electronic transformer.

Mosca continuously works on offering customer-oriented solutions such is the case of the 5mm wide standard polypropylene straps used in the paper industry: Here a linear length of up to 8,000metres on a coil is offered by the latest spooling technology instead of the usual linear length of 6,500metres. This saves not only space in transportation, but allows longer operating times with fewer coil changes and set-up costs for the customer.

Additionally, optimised packaging technology and palletising schemes provide for the fact that less packaging waste results for the customer. Over the course of a year, the savings for key accounts amount to 3,500 cardboard sheets on average.

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