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SCHURTER’s Green Line Components Contribute to Sustainability

Sept. 20, 2023
The CO2-neutral raw materials used in the Green Line connectors are recyclable at the end of their life cycle.

In a push toward sustainability, SCHURTER has announced its Green Line IEC 60320-1 appliance connectors. The company reports that its Green Line aligns with its sustainability strategy, with a primary requirement to ensure that the raw materials used in the connectors are recyclable at the end of their life cycle.

Key features of the Green Line connectors include:

  • Reported to be the first line of appliance connectors to contribute to lower CO2 emissions and material consumption
  • Constructed using plant-based raw materials with a CO2-neutral footprint throughout the entire life cycle
  • Bio-based plastics used in the Green Line have lower density compared to fossil plastics, resulting in reduced material consumption.

Additionally, the materials used in the connectors must not compete with food production and should exhibit equal or better technical characteristics. By implementing these measures, the Green Line aims to achieve significant CO2 savings, according to the company. SCHURTER has set a high standard, committing to a 50% reduction in its carbon footprint by 2035.

Established Product Series Part of Green Line

The collection expands on SCHURTER's product series, including the 6100-3, 6100-4, 6102-3, 6102-5, 6600-3 and 6600-4 IEC 60320-1 appliance connectors. The connectors now form a part of the bio-based Green Line collection and come with the following specifications:

  • Rated up to 10A at 250 VAC and 50 Hz, according to IEC and CCC
  • Rated up to 15A at 250 VAC and 60 Hz, according to UL.

With the Green Line’s introduction, the company says it continues to prioritize sustainability while meeting the diverse needs of its customers by combining performance with a reduced environmental impact.

Key areas that the company is focused on include products and materials; employees and leadership; production and infrastructure; and partners and supply chain.

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