In addition to offering our customers sustainable materials, we also consciously choose to do our bit for a better world.
Asteria Group attaches great importance to environmental awareness. Our digital printing presses are CO2 neutral. Our presses are thus very energy efficient. In this way, we are committed to maximizing the environmental benefits of digital printing.
Asteria Group has modern machines that greatly reduce waste production and energy consumption. In addition, Asteria's staff are trained and made aware of how to reduce waste. The waste is not only sorted, but solutions are also constantly being sought to reduce costs and impact. The raw material waste can in many cases be recycled, think of OPP. All other waste streams are shredded, compacted and collected separately.
Asteria Group has started a project of optimal and responsible water management. Using a water purification system, the rainwater is collected and buffered for use in production. The water used in production therefore comes from a closed loop system. This ensures that the water can always be reused. The solvents are then collected after evaporation and distilled for reuse. The residual solvents are broken down by means of an own biofilter installation.
The Asteria Group likes to go the extra mile for the environment. An energy installation was implemented to convert the heat released by the printing presses into (re)usable energy. This recovered energy is in turn used for internal ventilation and air conditioning.
As much as possible, the Asteria Group wants to use alternative sources of energy such as solar power. For example, the installation of solar panels at one of our production sites accounts for more than 25% of its energy consumption. In addition, this results in an average CO2 reduction of 31 tonnes per year for that site.