CHT Germany GmbH Dußlingen plant: Ground-breaking ceremony for new container cleaning and recycling plant

01 July 2024

CHT Germany GmbH is successfully on its way to a sustainably acting chemical company. With a corporate strategy consistently geared towards sustainability and a clearly defined path towards climate neutrality, the company is approaching its goal, step-by-step.

An important milestone on the way is resource-optimised production and the use of the latest technologies to save as many resources as possible. A comprehensive analysis of its processes has led the company to raise container management to a sustainable level and increase the use of reusable packaging.

The company will keep the necessary packaging directly in circulation and reduce the overall amount of needed material. The energy required to clean and reuse existing packaging is less than that needed to recycle and produce new containers.


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CHT is saving on raw materials by building a resource-efficient new container washing system and recycling the residual materials and waste that still accumulate. With the new system, it is increasing the reuse of existing containers and can significantly reduce the procurement of new packaging (drums and IBCs). By cleaning on site, it will save on transportation and thus, further resources.

With the investment of almost €5M at the Dußlingen site, the company is making a significant contribution to improving its carbon footprint. It goes without saying that the new state-of-the-art plant will be operated with maximum resource efficiency, using heat from the renewable local heating network. The water circulates and comes from rainwater and the roof is used to generate renewable electricity. The PV system is dimensioned to its maximum size so that it generates more electricity than the container washing system below it needs.

At an official ground-breaking ceremony, representatives of public administration and the press were able to see the construction project for themselves and make direct contact with company representatives.

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