FKuR: Fujitsu introduces Bio-Keyboard made from renewable materials

Fujitsu introduces an injection moulded keyboard made from renewable materials. This newly developed eco-keyboard ´KBPC PX ECO´ has been launched under the label “Green IT” with Biograde® resin from FKuR being used for some of the component parts.

This new Eco-Keyboard underlines Fujitsu’s Green IT commitment to saving CO2 emissions, and represents a further innovation for Green IT. “In order to reduce the dependency on oil, Fujitsu’s new keyboard replaces 45 percent of plastic components with materials from renewable resources”, confirms Jürgen Geiger, project manager in charge at Fujitsu Technology Solutions.

For the keyboard base, Biograde® C 7500 CL from FKuR has been chosen. “The ease of processing using existing production equipment and the excellent mechanical properties of Biograde® were the decisive factors for choosing this material from FKuR”, says Thomas Raab, responsible project manager at Amper Plastik. “Parts made from Biograde meet the special requirements for keyboards and in some cases even exceed the properties of oil-based plastics.”

Bioplastics are a class of polymers, which have properties comparable to conventional polymers, but are made from renewable resources or enable biodegradability of the products made from this material.

About Fujitsu Technology Solutions
Fujitsu Technology Solutions is the leading European IT infrastructure provider present in all worldwide key markets, serving large-, medium- and small-sized companies as well as consumers. With its Dynamic Infrastructures approach, the company offers a full portfolio of IT products, solutions and services, ranging from clients to datacenter solutions, Managed Infrastructure and Infrastructure-as-a-Service.

About Amper Plastik
Amper Plastik established for 50 years, a high-quality, technically superior plastic productand injection moulding producer. Among their customers are well-known OEM’s from the IT and automotive sector, electrical and electronic industry as well as medical and communication technologies.

About FKuR Kunststoff
FKuR Kunststoff GmbH produces and markets special, customized biopolymers under the brand names Bio-Flex® (polylactic acid/copolyester compound), Biograde® (cellulose ester compound) and Fibrolon® (natural fibre reinforced polymers). The close cooperation of the company with the Fraunhofer Institute UMSICHT assures outstanding know-how and quality standards.

More Information: www.fkur.com, www.amperplastik.de, www.fujitsu.com