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It is good to offer the customer maximum quality.
Even better if this can be implemented with minimum use of resources.

 

Responsibility

Right from the start: A conscious development.

In order to achieve sustainable success today and in the future, we have been reconciling ecological thinking and economic action for over 30 years – from conscious development to environmentally friendly production. The aim is to achieve the best possible ecological compatibility while drastically reducing both material and energy consumption. To achieve this, we analyse the life cycle of our solutions from an ecological point of view and exhaust all possibilities for saving materials and using recyclable materials.

Product development according to eco-design specifications.

At the centre of our efforts for a sustainable use of resources are three Rs, behind which the key words “Reduce”, “Reuse” and “Recycle” are hidden and which we see as the basis for our product development:

Reduce

Reduce

Less material with consistently high quality.

By significantly reducing the amount of material used, we make a major contribution to the conservation of resources. We achieve this, for example, through the so-called MuCell® process. This process for the physical foaming of thermoplastics not only results in a significant weight reduction of our components, but also in improved dimensional stability and a reduction in sink marks. This enables us to meet the requirements of our customers (more functions with reduced weight and simultaneous cost control) and to reconcile these with the conservation of resources.

But not only components can benefit from the reduction in material. Our design engineers also work daily on integrating the topic of resource conservation into the design of articles. For example, the use of materials can be minimised by reducing wall thickness. This has a positive effect on the resource aspect, but does not have any disadvantages in terms of stability.

Holder for speakers

Holder for speakers

Holder for backup battery

Holder for backup battery

Bottom plate for a battery box

Bottom plate for a battery box

Box

Box

Holder for control devices

Holder for control devices

<p class="text-center"><span style="color:#808080"><em><span style="font-size:14px">Holder for speakers</span></em></span></p>
<p class="text-center"><span style="color:#808080"><span style="font-size:14px"><em>Holder for backup battery</em></span></span></p>
<p class="text-center"><span style="color:#808080"><em><span style="font-size:14px">Bottom plate for a battery box</span></em></span></p>
<p class="text-center"><span style="color:#808080"><span style="font-size:14px"><em>Box</em></span></span></p>
<p class="text-center"><em><span style="color:#808080"><span style="font-size:14px">Holder for control devices</span></span></em></p>
Reuse

Reuse

Best protection. Use for use.

They have to be safe, comfortable and durable - the demands on firefighter helmets are enormous. After all, they are part of the basic equipment of the emergency services and therefore have to withstand a lot of strain. Together with the Dräger Group, an international leader in the fields of medical and safety technology, we have taken up the challenge of developing a helmet that can do more. With success: thanks to our optimal choice of materials, such as armamide inserts, which are also used for bulletproof vests, and the possibility of significantly reducing the weight of our components using injection moulding technology, we have created a helmet that can meet all challenges. It is not only flexible and can be equipped with extras such as lamps or walkie-talkies, but is also extremely durable and even recyclable. In this way, we combine the best protection for firefighters with the equally important conservation of resources. Because despite the use of less material, the helmet promises the highest quality and durability, and can therefore be reused use for use.

K Tech Feuerwehrhelm Grau 01

Flexible, light and safe: The high-tech firefighter helmet meets all requirements.

 

 

 

Recycle

Recycle

From old make new.

The recycling of raw materials is indispensable for the conservation of resources. This is why K-TECH® has decades of experience with the use of recycled materials and has been combining this with eco-design for more than 10 years. Recycled materials are currently used in more than 100 series components. Through extensive basic tests, we support our customers with the best expertise on the material characteristics of the different recyclate types and can therefore predict the component properties in advance with an FEM calculation.

As part of our PÖPPELMANN blue® initiative, we are working on making our products and processes as environmentally conscious as possible. Our goal is to increase the use of recycled materials to such an extent that a completely closed raw material cycle is created. This means: a product becomes recycled material and this recycled material is turned into a new product with the same excellent quality.

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Teaser Nachhaltigkeitsbericht Ressourcen Film

How can we save resources? For Otto Bavendiek, this is not a theoretical question,
but a work assignment. Find out more in the film “Using potentials efficiently”.

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We'll do it. Specifically.

Our holder for control elements, which is installed in the passenger footwell of vehicles, proves that we keep our promises. “Holder SAM” combines lightweight construction and functional integration with greater resource conservation.

Since this product is also part of the footrest, it must not only fully perform its holding functions, but also withstand the strain of supporting the feet - without contributing too much to the overall weight of the vehicle. This is because, among other things, more weight leads to increased fuel consumption.

Whether this is possible, we can find out quickly and easily with our Quick Check. Topics such as material, design, tooling and process are evaluated with this check directly before the start of the project. For example, we decided to develop the holder using our MuCell® foaming process, which not only achieves greater dimensional stability, but also contributes to a significant reduction in weight. Furthermore, our experts chose the recyclate PPGF30 to manufacture the component. This not only saved a total of 660 tonnes of material, but also used 6,000 tonnes of recycled material instead of virgin material.

Thus our “Holder SAM” is an excellent example of weight-optimised and at the same time load-bearing constructions that prove more resource conservation through the use of recycled materials.

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“Holder SAM” combines functionality and resource conservation in one.
Contact

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