There are several studies about energy costs in the coating process. The cating process is one of the most energy-intensive processs and causes up to 70% of energy consumption.
The SFB AG has implemented many projects in state of the art technologies and solutions for energy reduction in recent years. In this part, we developed the analysis, the business case and the implementation of the whole system. In several projects, we were shown to achieve savings of more then 100'000 swiss francs.
Because energy prices have risen in recent years to the extent (and it is probable that these continue to rise) the economy is given in the most cases. Repayment periods for the investment of three (3) years and less are now more the rule than the exception.
On this subject, there are interesting studies of the Fraunhofer Institute IPA in Stuttgart, who supporting this thesis.