KBA sells CleanAir Division

KBA’s MetalPrint subsidiary has sold its CleanAir division, which manufactures thermal exhaust air purification systems, to Dürr Systems AG under an asset deal. The division, which employs 20 staff, generated turnover in the low two-digit millions with systems for the purification of solvent- and odour-laden emissions.

KBA-MetalPrint will continue to offer customers its prize-winning EcoTNV solution with thermal purification facilities integrated directly into the dryers of the printing and coating line. EcoTNV received the MetPack Award in 2014

KBA uses these air purification systems in its own metal decorating lines but they are also used in other areas of the print industry as well as in ink and paint production, surface treatment plants and the chemical industry.

Ralf Gumbel, managing director of KBA MetalPrint, explained: “When you look at the vast exhaust air purification market, we are represented only in the segment of thermal systems. For long-term success in this market however, a broader portfolio, a global presence and a much greater scale of business are imperative. Against this background, we decided to concentrate our growth resources on our core business with production lines for the printing, coating and drying of tinplate and aluminium sheets.”

He added: “We will nevertheless continue to offer our customers the EcoTNV solution with thermal purification facilities integrated directly into the dryers of our printing and coating lines, of course. And with innovative new and further developments, we are geared to strengthening our market and technology leadership as the basis for further growth.”


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