Press release

DSM drives clean operations at its Zhangbin site, Taiwan

Waalwijk, NL, 19 Mar 2019 09:02 CET

Royal DSM, a global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living, has optimized the environmental impact of its coating resins manufacturing facility in Zhangbin, Taiwan, setting an example of sustainability in our operations in the Asia Pacific region. The Zhangbin site’s sustainability efforts underline DSM’s commitment to reducing the impact of its operations.

In particular, DSM Zhangbin has introduced a new double roller drying system that enables a 30 to 40% reduction of its contributions to landfill waste. The new system helps to evaporate the water content of waste resins, which are by-products of the manufacturing process. What’s more, DSM Zhangbin has been exploring the possibility of recycling these materials, with the aim of achieving zero contributions to landfill waste.

In addition, the Zhangbin site has recently switched from using fuel oil to natural gas to power its two steam boilers, which are used to create heat in key resin manufacturing processes. This switch has driven operational reliability and unlocked significant energy consumption efficiencies. Specifically, this initiative has reduced the carbon footprint of the site by 30%, equivalent to 1,300 tons, compared to the 2017 benchmark.

Chengmao Chang, Operation Director APAC, DSM Resins & Functional Materials: “Our site in Zhangbin offers an excellent example of how sustainability and business performance go hand in hand. Our energy savings have led to important cost reductions, while our double roller drying system has offered us new business opportunities. More than ever, our purpose-led, performance-driven strategy is helping us to create a more sustainable world and brighter lives for all.” 

For more information

Annemiek Voorzee

Marketing Communications Manager
DSM Resins & Functional Materials
+31 6 1595 1863