The plastic nozzles of our air terminal devices are replaced with biocomposite

One example of how we have sustainability issues at the core of product development is how the plastic parts of our air terminal devices have been replaced with biocomposite. The carbon dioxide emissions of the new, biodegradable material is only one-tenth compared to the previous material.

“A 90% smaller carbon footprint is a fact that matters! Similar measures to reduce the carbon footprint will also be sought in the future,” says Pekka Huhtela, business director of air terminal devices at Climecon.

While the environmental impact of the nozzles has been brought to a significantly lower level, the appearance of the nozzles has also improved even further. The mold used in the manufacturing of the nozzles was subjected to a spark treatment, thanks to which the nozzle blends in with the matte surface of the nozzle duct, and the end result is finished.

Nozzles are used, for example, in displacement diffusers, nozzle ducts, and diffusers that come into walls and ceilings, which accumulate a lot over time. At larger sites, the use of biocomposite has a significant impact on managing total emissions.



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LINE valves come first in the European Product Design Award competition

Our contribution to Nordic design has been recognized globally since LINE valves received a gold medal for the best HVAC product in the design competition. The European Product Design Award™ rewards international product and industrial designers. The competition’s international jury evaluates the design based on innovation, aesthetics, functionality, durability, and usefulness.

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The final sprint of the Ocean Globe race begins

The Spirit of Helsinki boat sailed the third leg of the Ocean Globe Race from Auckland in New Zealand to Punta del Este in South America. The crew landed in Uruguay on Friday a week ago. The boat arrived at the stage harbour in second place after a tough race, as the French boat Pen Duick VI arrived already on Wednesday. The race’s third leg was the most challenging but a fantastic experience for many crew members. After participating, we received 12 new Finnish Southern Sea sailors and Cape Horn circumnavigators, including our CEO, Tommi Uksila. Climecon congratulates!

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