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Dürr and Caloric sign environmental systems collaboration agreement


Bietigheim-Bissingen, 29 February 2012 –System manufacturers, Dürr and Caloric, will collaborate in the field of incinerators for disposal of saline exhaust gases and residual liquids. The two companies confirmed this partnership in a collaboration agreement. Caloric brings many years of experience with this technology, while Dürr will contribute immense market penetration and a strong presence in such target locations as Europe, Gulf Cooperation Council countries (GCC), China, and India. Werner Zondler, Vice President in charge of Environmental Systems Sales at Dürr Systems GmbH, and Dr.-Ing. Peter Neumann, Head of Sales at Caloric Anlagenbau GmbH, agree that, “These synergies will allow us to offer our customers superior technology and support for the complicated, highly demanding disposal of saline exhaust gases and liquids.”

These particular types of exhaust gases and residual liquids with high or low calorific values are generally produced in the pharmaceutical, chemical and petrochemical industries. A special case is the incineration of saline exhaust gases or residual liquids, for which Dürr and Caloric now offer joint solutions. Here, salt slag is formed in the combustion chamber of an air pollution control system and must be removed. This removal is generally achieved by means of a vertical arrangement of the combustion chamber with subsequent quench. The salts are dissolved in water, and insoluble constituents are collected and removed by a suitable system. Special attention must be paid to the design of the lining in case of alkaline salts because these salts attack the lining and destroy it over time.

This agreement combines Caloric’s great know-how with Dürr’s global presence and great market penetration. The collaboration is initially agreed for a period of five years.

Dürr is a mechanical and plant engineering group that holds leading positions in the world market in its areas of operation. It generates more than 80% of its sales in business with the automotive industry. It furthermore supplies the aircraft, machinery, chemical, and pharmaceutical industries with innovative production and environmental technologies. The Dürr Group operates in the market with three divisions. The Paint and Assembly Systems division supplies production and painting technology, especially for car bodies. Machinery and systems from the Measuring and Process Systems division are used in engine and transmission manufacturing and in final vehicle assembly, among other areas. The third division, Clean Technology Systems, focuses on ways to improve energy efficiency and air pollution control. Dürr has 48 business locations in 21 countries worldwide. The Group achieved sales of € 1.26 billion with approximately 5,900 employees in 2010.

Caloric is a globally leading plant manufacturer in the areas of efficient generation systems for highly pure gases, such as hydrogen and carbon monoxide, as well as in the area of incineration of complex wastes. The company specializes in customer-specific, cost-optimized solutions. A key characteristic of the plants is their high level of prefabrication, which makes it possible to deliver and commission high-quality plants in a short time.
The company is headquartered in Gräfelfing near Munich and employs 45 people. More information is available at

Dürr Systems GmbH
Werner Zondler
Vice President Sales
Phone: +49 (0) 7142 78 1402
Fax: +49 (0) 7142 78 1075
E-mail: werner.zondler(at)
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