Continued investment in new technology
ninka's injection moulding machines are continuously being replaced by more efficient machines with a significantly smaller CO2 "footprint" as part of the sustainability strategy.
In the current year, investments were made in four new injection moulding machines, three of which replace older machines that had high energy consumption. The new injection moulding machines operate with optimized consumption. Although three of them still have hydraulic pressure generation, they operate with significantly reduced energy requirements. Taking everything into account each of the two new 1,000-to machines reduces CO2 emissions by almost 28 tons per year, and the 800-to machine by 25 tons.
The first all-electric injection moulding machine at ninka achieves an even better CO2 value. Here, the pressure is generated without hydraulic oil, purely on an electrical basis by means of servomotors. Electric machines are fundamentally quieter, more energy-efficient and more hygienic - they allow faster simultaneous movements that can only be achieved with hydraulic machines when using multi-pump technology. Although the available pressure performance is higher, thanks to the investment in the new, energy-efficient drive technology, CO2 emissions are reduced by a further 44 tons per year.
The investment in the new injection moulding machines supports ninka's sustainability strategy. Despite the current phase of economic uncertainty, ninka carried out all the planned investment projects in an environmentally friendly manner with a high level of financial commitment.