On track in sustainability – Reducing water consumption

How We Turned Water Conservation into a Splashy Success!


How can we make our production more sustainable? How can we reduce our water consumption?

At Chem-Trend, our mission is crystal clear: reduce water consumption across our global sites. In Norderstedt, we’ve rolled up our sleeves, dived deep, and put on our thinking caps. We’ve analysed, strategised, and implemented some seriously smart moves.


Find out more about this exciting project in the video.

Now, let’s spotlight two water-saving heroes:

Understanding the Living Soil Zone

What Is a Living Soil Zone? A living soil zone is an engineered area within industrial facilities where rainwater is managed sustainably. It typically consists of a trench or channel system designed to capture and filter rainwater from paved surfaces. The layers within this zone remove urban and traffic dust, allowing the water to replenish the groundwater on-site.

Purpose and Benefits:

  • Water Conservation: The groundwater benefits directly by retaining rainwater locally thanks to a “living soil zone”. No detours.
  • Environmental Stewardship: They align with ecological principles, minimizing water diversion to distant bodies
  • Cost Efficiency: Implementing living soil zones can lead to long-term cost savings by optimizing water usage.

In summary, living soil zones contribute to sustainability, cost-effectiveness, and responsible water management in industrial areas.

What Is a Closed-Loop Vessel Cooling System?

A closed-loop vessel cooling system is designed to efficiently manage the temperature of industrial equipment, such as production vessels. Unlike open systems that rely on continuous water supply, closed-loop systems operate within a fixed volume of fluid. This fluid circulates through the system, undergoing cooling or heating processes before being reused.

Key Advantages:

  • Water Conservation: Closed-loop systems minimize water consumption by reusing the same fluid, reducing the need for makeup water.
  • Process Efficiency: Precise temperature control enhances equipment performance, productivity, and reliability.

In summary, closed-loop vessel cooling systems offer sustainable water management, cost efficiency, and operational reliability for industrial production sites.

Efficient Sustainability.

All our measurements to reduce the water consumption in our production processes extend beyond today. They’re like seeds for water conservation, ensuring sustainability down the line.

In summary, our goal is all about effectiveness, resourcefulness, and a greener tomorrow.

A brand of Freudenberg.