Industry knowledge for surface treatment
Treating surfaces sets with over 20,000 companies one of the most important sub-sectors of the metalworking industry and is used, for example, by painting on a variety of products. With a share of 28 percent in energy consumption and 14 percent to the cost of material consumption of the entire sector "Manufacture of fabricated metal products," this industry is very resource intensive. [stand 2010; Analyse von Potenzialen der Material- und Energieeffizienz in ausgewählten Branchen der Metall verarbeitenden Industrie, Study in German language, 2013, VDI ZRE]
To find out where the companies potential for material and energy efficiency are, the VDI Center for Resource Efficiency provides a number of tools for technologies for the treatment of surfaces to enhance resource efficiency.