The world's first appliance connectors made of bio-based plastic. Increase sustainability and reduce CO₂.
The consequences of climate change are increasingly visible and tangible. Awareness and the urgent need for sustainable action have grown. With its Green Line, SCHURTER now offers more sustainable and environmentally friendly electronic components. And all in the usual SCHURTER quality.
"Green Line" is a collection of SCHURTER quality products based on plant-based plastics. The Green Line is part of SCHURTER's sustainability strategy. SCHURTER's mission is to deliver high-quality products with significantly lower CO₂ emissions. Specifically, the goal is to reduce the CO₂ footprint of the portfolio by 50% by 2035. This will be achieved, among other things, with more sustainably produced products. A commissioned study by myclimate showed that the starting material causes the highest CO₂ emissions in the product cycle. SCHURTER is tackling this challenge with the new Green Line.
The device connectors of the SCHURTER Green Line are made of environmentally friendly bio-based plastic, which is produced from plant-based raw materials. SCHURTER has tested different variants in the laboratory, and the recyclable biological plastic made from castor beans has fully met the requirement for the material. The castor bean plant is convincing because no fertilization or artificial irrigation is required and the miracle plant - as the castor bean plant is also called - also grows in dry areas. Therefore, it does not compete with agriculture and does not require additional agricultural land like other biogenic plastics made from corn or sugar cane.
Bio-based plastic leads to a CO₂ reduction of up to 68% compared with the fossil plastic used previously.
This is due to the sustainable extraction and production of the plastic, which is less energy-intensive.
The plant-based plastic from castor beans is not biodegradable, but nevertheless its disposal is clearly more sustainable compared to fossil plastic. The castor bean plant absorbs CO₂ from the atmosphere during cultivation and binds it. In addition, the bioplastic can be recycled and reused.
In addition to CO₂ reduction, the bioplastic is also impressive in terms of safety and quality. It meets all technical and visual requirements. Products made from bioplastics offer the same impressive performance and service life as those made from fossil, crude-oil-based plastics. We guarantee our customers the same safety standards as we have been doing for 90 years. As a pioneer in the electrical engineering industry, SCHURTER offers device connectors made of bio-based plastic. Join SCHURTER in creating a sustainable and safe future.
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Innovation and engineering
SCHURTER is a leading innovator and manufacturer of fuses, connectors, circuit breakers, input systems, and EMC products as well as a PCB assembly service provider for the electronics industry worldwide. Success for and together with our customers is our permanent incentive. We are accustomed to being innovative to meet challenges in diverse markets. We boldly realize new ideas, and we support and drive forward our R&D teams, each day anew.
Quality across the entire line
Products and services from SCHURTER meet the highest demands on quality – because SCHURTER uses quality-, environmental- and safety management systems such as ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001, the Six Sigma method, and the EFQM Excellence Model. All products carry country-specific testing labels such as VDE, ENEC, UL, and CCC. Further, customers profit from excellent service and short delivery times thanks to a well-organized international network of Group companies and distributors.