SCHURTER further embarks on its sustainability initiatives by introducing its new Green Line collection of high-quality components. As part of SCHURTER’s sustainable strategy, these IEC 60320-1 appliance connectors are the industry’s first to contribute to less CO2 emissions and lower material consumption. They are also the first in the SCHURTER range of Green Line products to be introduced in the ensuing months and coming years.
Plant-based raw materials have a CO2-neutral footprint over the entire life cycle, which leads to a significant reduction in CO2 emissions. Accordingly, bio-based plastics contribute to CO₂ reduction of up to 68% compared to fossil plastics. In addition, bio-based plastics often have a lower density than fossil plastics, resulting in lower material consumption.
The Green Line is one part of SCHURTER’s sustainable strategy and is covered in the focus category “Products and Materials”, which is among other focus topics like “Employees & Leadership”, “Production and Infrastructure” and “Partners and Supply Chain”. Key requirements for the development of the Green Line include maintaining CO2 Neutral raw material over the whole life cycle with end-of-life recyclability. The raw material selected must not compete with food production, and new material must have Equal or better technical characteristics. Ultimately, the resulting CO2 savings must be significant. SCHURTER has set its standards high with its commitment to reduce its carbon footprint by 50% by 2035.
The SCHURTER product series 6100-3, 6100-4, 6102-3, 6102-5, 6600-3, and 6600-4 IEC 60320-1 appliance connectors are already established on the market and now also available with bio-based plastics. The new bio-based collection of inlets and outlets are rated up to 10 A at 250 VAC and 50 Hz according to IEC & CCC and up to 15 A at 250 VAC and 60 Hz according to UL.