Our mill in Oudegem is totally energy self-sufficient. It has its own installations to generate 120 tons of steam per hour and 25 MW of electricity. It’s also one of the most energy-efficient mills in Europe. This is due to the way primary energy is converted to secondary energy, combined with optimisation of the production process.
At our corrugated packaging plant in Longjumeau near Paris, the installation of a closed loop water treatment system allows us to entirely reuse the industrial cleaning water for new glue preparation. The cleaning water from the converting machines is first collected. It is then recycled and injected directly into the second glue preparation phase. Through this innovative process, no industrial waste water is discharged. Moreover, the plant uses 70% less fresh water, significantly less starch, and cleaning times are half what they used to be.