openPR Logo
Press release

PVC-free leads – beneficial to the environment and health

10-23-2018 12:08 PM CET | Business, Economy, Finances, Banking & Insurance

Press release from: FRIWO Gerätebau GmbH

For a leading toy manufacturer FRIWO has engineered a power supply with a PVC-free lead. PVC, which is often used for the coating of leads, is potentially harmful to health and environment: to prevent the plastic from becoming brittle, so-called phthalates are used as softeners. Phthalates, however, can endanger both liver and kidney and are also suspected of being carcinogenic. The toxics can enter the body through saliva as well as through the respiratory tract or simple skin contact, which is why there are stringent limits, especially for use in children's products.
During production and disposal, environmental pollution and health problems also occur. The starting material for PVC is vinyl chloride, which is carcinogenic and can affect the genetic material. PVC is a very stable chemical compound that does not rot and releases many highly toxic substances in case of fire.
PVC is not only dangerous for humans, it also affects wildlife. Above all, dogs and rodents find PVC to be tasty. The consequences are health problems for animals as well as browsing damage to cables, resulting in power outages and fires.
FRIWO wants to actively counteract threats and pressures associated with the use of PVC. PVC-free leads will soon be available as optional accessories not only for further customer-specific R&D, but also for selected standard products from the FRIWO portfolio.

FRIWO Gerätebau GmbH
Listed in the General Standard and headquartered in Ostbevern/Westphalia, FRIWO with its subsidiaries is a global manufacturer of technologically leading chargers, battery packs, power supplies and LED drivers for different industries. With its products, the company serves demanding clients in the areas of electric mobility, power tools, high-quality consumer equipment, medical, industrial automation and LED technology. In addition FRIWO provides its customers with engineering and manufacturing services (E²MS). The service spectrum ranges from engineering, equipment assembly through to production of complete modules.

FRIWO Gerätebau GmbH
Von-Liebig-Straße 11
48346 Ostbevern
Germany
+49 2532 810
Michael Brinkmeier
Head of Marketing

This release was published on openPR.

Permanent link to this press release:

Copy
Please set a link in the press area of your homepage to this press release on openPR. openPR disclaims liability for any content contained in this release.

You can edit or delete your press release PVC-free leads – beneficial to the environment and health here

News-ID: 1321193 • Views: 201

More Releases from FRIWO Gerätebau GmbH

FOX18: Flexible power supply unit offers high efficiency
With the FOX18 FRIWO offers a powerful 18 W power supply. The FOX (FRIWO One-click X-change) product line includes output voltages of 5 - 48 VDC in the standard portfolio. Common features of all FOX units are the low power consumption at idling of ≤ 0.1 W and high efficiency in operation. For the FOX18 line it rates ≥ 82 %. Furthermore, the devices have a wide-range input of 90
Medically approved Li-Ion charger
FRIWO's new FOX-C product line includes highly efficient chargers for lithium-ion systems with up to 10 cells. These devices meet the latest US Department of Energy (DoE) efficiency standards for chargers, which have become mandatory since 13 June 2018. With the FOX90-C for 7 cells, the first unit of this product line has been medically approved as standard unit according to IEC60601-1. On the output side, the µC-controlled 7-cell charger provides
Medically approved Li-Ion charger
FRIWO's new FOX-C product line includes highly efficient chargers for lithium-ion systems with up to 10 cells. These devices meet the latest US Department of Energy (DoE) efficiency standards for chargers, which have become mandatory since 13 June 2018. With the FOX90-C for 7 cells, the first unit of this product line has been medically approved as standard unit according to IEC60601-1. On the output side, the µC-controlled 7-cell charger provides
Waterproof and dustproof LED driver with slim housing
For LED lighting in demanding environments FRIWO offers a new driver line in a partially potted extruded profile housing. Thanks to special end caps, the drivers of the "LT WP" line meet the requirements of protection class IP67 against the ingress of foreign bodies and water. The new driver line currently offers devices with power ratings of 20 W, 40 W and 60 W and is suitable both for operation in

All 5 Releases


More Releases for PVC

Pvc Market Future demand Foreseen Over 2020
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is the third-most widely produced polymer, after polyethylene and polypropylene. PVC is one the most widely used plastics and is produced by polymerization of the monomer vinyl chloride. PVC has an amorphous structure with polar chlorine atoms and has fire retardant properties and oil/chemical resistance. PVC is widely used in construction, packaging, automotive and electrical industries due to the various properties such as light weight, good mechanical
Pvc Market Current Trend Analysis by 2020
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is the third-most widely produced polymer, after polyethylene and polypropylene. PVC is one the most widely used plastics and is produced by polymerization of the monomer vinyl chloride. PVC has an amorphous structure with polar chlorine atoms and has fire retardant properties and oil/chemical resistance. PVC is widely used in construction, packaging, automotive and electrical industries due to the various properties such as light weight, good mechanical
PVC Market Trends and Segments 2010-2020
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is the third-most widely produced polymer, after polyethylene and polypropylene. PVC is one the most widely used plastics and is produced by polymerization of the monomer vinyl chloride. PVC has an amorphous structure with polar chlorine atoms and has fire retardant properties and oil/chemical resistance. PVC is widely used in construction, packaging, automotive and electrical industries due to the various properties such as light weight, good mechanical
PVC Market Rugged Expansion Foreseen by 2020
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is the third-most widely produced polymer, after polyethylene and polypropylene. PVC is one the most widely used plastics and is produced by polymerization of the monomer vinyl chloride. PVC has an amorphous structure with polar chlorine atoms and has fire retardant properties and oil/chemical resistance. PVC is widely used in construction, packaging, automotive and electrical industries due to the various properties such as light weight, good mechanical
PVC Modifier Market Report 2017 : just published
About PVC Modifier In this report, the Asia-Pacific PVC Modifier market is valued at USD XX million in 2016 and is expected to reach USD XX million by the end of 2022, growing at a CAGR of XX% between 2016 and 2022. Get a Free Sample Report @ https://www.reportsandmarkets.com/sample-request/asia-pacific-pvc-modifier-market-report-2017-1620486 Geographically, this report split Asia-Pacific into several key Regions, with sales (K MT), revenue (Million USD), market share and growth rate of
Global Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Market 2017 -
Worldwide Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) 2017 Research Report presents a professional and complete analysis of Global Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Market on the current situation. In the first part, the report provides a general overview of the Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) industry 2017 including definitions, classifications, Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) market analysis, a wide range of applications and Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) industry chain structure. The 2017's report on Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) industry offers the global