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Sustainability of Lotus Heat Presses

This Lotus heat press is one of the first from 1972. Thanks to its solid construction and the Lotus spare parts service, it is still in operation.


We take responsibility for the people we supply.

For us as a heat press manufacturer, this Lotus guiding principle means above all how we can produce in a resource-conserving, environmentally friendly as well as socially acceptable way.

We believe that the best way to avoid unnecessary industrial waste is to prevent it from occurring in the first place. That is why, for 50 years now, we have been offering a conscious and value-oriented alternative to a product strategy that focuses on short-lived, inferior products and quick replacement.

Lotus builds solid and valuable machines that are still worth maintaining and whose wearing parts are also easy to replace. However, a sustainable product concept like this can only work if the necessary spare parts are quickly available and local resources can be used. This is the case with us and we go to great lengths to ensure this.

In this way, our customers benefit in several ways. On the one hand, through durable products that efficiently contribute to the value creation of the company and, on the other hand, through fast service-oriented problem solving in case of equipment failures. This is good for our customers and good for the environment.


Top priority at Lotus is given to those measures that keep the carbon footprint of Lotus heat presses as low as possible. These include:

Local production

An important component of the sustainability concept at Lotus is the local production of the Lotus heat presses in the Italian Lombardy region or in the greater Milan area. Considering that a large proportion of the transfer presses used in the EU come from China, it is clear that local production is a particularly important step towards greater sustainability and responsibility for our environment. For this reason, the resources required for the production of Lotus heat presses are also supplied as close as possible to the production site. I.e. for the most part regionally and nationally. Some of the high-quality components come from Germany.

High proportion of reusable components

Lotus mainly uses reusable materials such as iron and metals. The proportion of plastic is reduced to a minimum. The principle of the circular economy is actively supported. This means that recyclable materials are already separated in the manufacturing process in order to recycle them efficiently.

Optimisation of energy efficiency for low power consumption

Lotus relies on the efficient modular Mikanit heating technology. On the one hand, because the Mikanit heating rods can be replaced individually in the event of a defect. And secondly, because thanks to this technology, the permanent power consumption is lower than with many products from other suppliers. Lotus offers a 10-year guarantee on this sustainable heating technology (since 01.2021).

Further planned measures

  • Use of renewable energies
  • further optimisation of energy and material efficiency
  • further measures for material recycling and reuse

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