A manufacturing company such as DYKON uses energy in the form of heat and electricity. Our consumption varies in accordance with the work load. We introduce initiatives on an ongoing basis, which contribute to a lower consumption of natural gas and electricity, amongst others. In that way, we ensure that we leave an even lesser carbon footprint.
Concrete examples of improvements carried out in the manufacturing are e.g. the introduction of energy-efficient LED lights, changing our boiler, checking and insulating pipes in the wash line and continuously digitalising and automating more manufacturing processes.
DYKON uses a pure energy source: Natural gas.
The consumption by manufacturing, respectively, varies according to the level of activity and the consumption by heating varies according to the season. We continuously aim to improve our natural gas consumption. Here automation and digitalisation play a part once more.
We have made the following concrete initiatives to reduce our natural gas consumption:
- All our pipes have been tested for leaks and have been isolated. This led to a saving of 14 percent
- A replacement of our gas boiler, has reduced the use of natural gas by 27 percent
Replacement to LED
All lighting throughout the company is LED. We replaced the traditional filament bulbs with new energy-efficient LED bulbs throughout the company. This change quickly became a success, as we reduced our energy consumption (kWh) by 42 percent and the investment paid for itself in a mere 18 months.
Moreover, the work environment was improved, as LED is very similar to daylight.
Digitilisation & Automatisation
Through digitalisation, we ensure the efficiency of the manufacturing process, the adjustment of the energy consumption and a consistently high product quality. Our manufacturing plant has been optimised to be as energy-efficient as possible and to make us competitive.
This digitalisation and automation mean, amongst others, that down and feathers are moved from one machine to another by being sucked through pipes and almost without being touched by human hands. We have reduced the consumption of water and soap. The implementation of a Grander water treatment system has, for example, reduced the amount of soap by 25 percent. The digital controls of the washing machines ensure that the appropriate amount of soap is adjusted according to the quality and amount of fill.