[Translate to English:] Chemiefreies Recycling und Energieeinsparung bis zu 90%: Kurtz WAVE FOAMER mit Radiofrequenz-Technologie
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Main prize winner at Bavarian Energy Award 2020

Award for radio-frequency technology of Kurtz GmbH

Kreuzwertheim/Munich, 22.10.2020 | With the "Bavarian Energy Award", the Free State of Bavaria honors outstanding achievements in the field of energy every two years. After Kurtz GmbH prevailed against its competitors in the category "Energy efficiency in industrial processes and production as well as energy efficiency networks", it was now able to receive the main prize award from eight award categories during a ceremonial handover with Minister of State Hubert Aiwanger at the Ministry of Economic Affairs in Munich.

Production of moulded parts with a promising future

RF Technology convinced the expert jury with the project "Chemical-free recycling of EPS material by RF technology". Kurtz Ersa CEO Rainer Kurtz is extremely pleased about the award: "The welding of particle foams by electromagnetic waves is highly promising and revolutionizes the production of molded parts. Receiving the main award is both an honor and an incentive, and a welcome building block in our ambitious sustainability program."

 
The electromagnetic waves achieve perfect core welding from the inside to the outside
The electromagnetic waves achieve perfect core welding from the inside to the outside

RF technology saves 90% energy

The plastics industry has been looking for alternative manufacturing processes for years. The welding of particle foams via highly efficient radio frequency technology is revolutionizing processing from a sustainability point of view. Compared to the manufacturing process using steam, up to 90% energy can be saved. By eliminating the steam generation equipment previously required, it is possible to significantly improve the CO2 footprint of particle foam manufacturers.  Furthermore, the machine is equipped with a fully electric drive. Optimum welds are achieved by using electromagnetic waves in the radio frequency range. In addition, new materials and biodegradable materials can be processed. This was not feasible in terms of process technology due to the high pressures required in standard machines. Top advantage of RF technology: Only by mechanical "shredding" can the particle foam material be returned to the cycle. The WAVE FOAMER shines with a reusability of up to 100%. With EPS in the previous steam process, a maximum of 20% recycled material can be reused.

Great joy at Kurtz Ersa. Minister of State Hubert Aiwanger presented the Bavarian Energy Award 2020 to representatives of Kurtz GmbH (from left to right) Victor Romanov, Head of Future Business, Head of Development Constantin Kemmer, CEO Rainer Kurtz and Managing Director Uwe Rothaug at the Ministry of Economic Affairs in Munich on Thursday. © Bayern Innovativ/Astrid Schmidhuber
Great joy at Kurtz Ersa. Minister of State Hubert Aiwanger presented the Bavarian Energy Award 2020 to representatives of Kurtz GmbH (from left to right) Victor Romanov, Head of Future Business, Head of Development Constantin Kemmer, CEO Rainer Kurtz and Managing Director Uwe Rothaug at the Ministry of Economic Affairs in Munich on Thursday. © Bayern Innovativ/Astrid Schmidhuber
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