Garda Plast

TRIGENERATION TO IMPROVE ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND OPTIMIZE CONSUMPTION IN PLASTIC DIE-CASTING PROCESSES

Trigeneration: a strategic choice in the thermoplastic sector. A process in which thermal energy has a fundamental role and is required on a continual basis.

COMPANY

Garda Plast SpA is one of Italy’s most solid company operating in the production of Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) packaging for liquid food and detergent containers.

REQUIREMENT

The production process is highly energy-intensive and requires heat to be available on a continual basis, in particular,for drying PET granulates.

SOLUTION

AB’s consultants have identified the ECOMAX®18NGS system as the ideal trigeneration solution.
Thermal energy, in particular, is used during PET drying, which requires six to seven hours at 180°C. Refrigeration is then used to cool the preforms.