CO2 reduction through the use of bio-based plastics in device connection technology

PCB terminal blocks, connectors, and electronics housings made of bio-based plastics

Phoenix Contact is focusing on a successive change towards greater sustainability in its products. Solutions are already available in the PCB terminal blocks, connectors, and electronics housings product categories that have significantly improved carbon footprints due to process optimizations and the use of sustainable materials.

With the MKDS 3 PCB terminal block, the RJ45 connector (version 6), and ICS 20 series electronics housings, items containing bio-based materials are already available. These items are made from thermoplastics based on the castor oil plant, which meet all technical and approval-related requirements just like conventionally produced plastics. “This allows us to improve the carbon footprint of our products without compromising on product requirements,” says Timur Uzunlar, Manager for PCB terminal blocks at Phoenix Contact.

The impact of product manufacturing on the environment is made transparent to customers by determining the Product Environmental Footprint (PEF).

The world-renowned rating company EcoVadis recently awarded Phoenix Contact gold medal status in recognition of its commitment to sustainability, thus highlighting the company’s high sustainability standards.

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