Freudenberg has completed the installation of 13,000 m² of photovoltaic panels on the roof of its factory in Nantong/China. Through the use of renewable energy, the company is making meaningful changes to support sustainability across the seasons.
With a total capacity of 1.6 MW, the new rooftop installation is projected to produce 1.5 million kWh of green electricity each year. In addition to reduced energy consumption from the grid, this new installation will lower CO2
emissions by approximately 1,200 tons/year. In addition to solar energy generation, other green initiatives at the factory include innovations that increase energy savings, mitigate emissions, and reduce waste. Alongside its House of Sustainability, these represent Freudenberg’s ongoing commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainable development.
The company has integrated sustainable development into its business activities at all levels. By 2025, Freudenberg Performance Materials Holding SE & Co. KG, Weinheim/Germany, is committed to reducing its CO2
emissions by 25%. To meet this ambitious goal, the new factory in the Nantong Economic and Technological Development Area has been designed with sustainable practice at its core.
The factory uses valley voltage to cool water in its reservoir that is applied to A/C and machine temperature management during working hours. The new waste gas treatment technology enables hot water collected by heat exchangers to be directly reused in production, thereby reducing thermal energy waste. Furthermore, the factory applies a new multi-phase waste gas treatment technology to reduce volatile organic compounds (VOC) emissions. The factory has also incorporated new methods to improve the A-grade rates of bi-elastic interlinings and shirt interlinings, further reducing waste while improving garment quality.