The company already addressed the topic of sustainability in 2021 and it will be one of the central topics in 2022.
Electromobility leads to changed requirements in the automotive sector. For the higher current load in electric motors, plastic additives are required that do not cause corrosion, are flame retardant and can tolerate high temperatures. One of several newly developed additives in the field, BRUGGOLEN® TP-H2062, meets the stated requirements. We have also initiated some product developments in the area of recycling. The additives BRUGGOLEN® TP-R2090 and R8895 were developed for PP recycling. Further additives are currently being developed for PE recycling.
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An important component of our sustainability program is the purchase of raw materials. Thanks to our water connection, a total of 140 tank truck transports were replaced with 3 ship deliveries. Compared to a 40-ton articulated lorry, an inland waterway vessel consumes less than a third of the energy (source: Federal Environment Agency). This results in a CO2 reduction compared to conventional road transport.
In 2022, Brueggemann will build a biomass heating plant at the Heilbronn site in close proximity to the production in order to cover its own process heat requirements. As a result, Brueggemann will significantly reduce its fossil CO2 footprint as early as 2023 and make an active contribution to the energy transition.
At the end of 2021 we said goodbye two of our managing directors, Dr. Josef Berghofer and Joachim Hofmann, who have managed the company very successfully in recent years. Their successor is Dr. Stefan Laetsch, who has been the company's managing director since April last year. Among other things, Dr. Laetsch brings significant international experience and will continue to drive forward the internationalization and growth of the company with the entire Brueggemann team.
The year 2021 is over. The finish line has been crossed. We are in the starting blocks and look forward to the next challenge - the year 2022 - and we say: Ready, Set, Go!