Today, Fujitsu introduces the first keyboard to be made from renewable materials using injection molding technology – saving CO2 emissions by moving away from plastic components. The new keyboard replaces 45 percent of plastic components with materials from renewable sources, promoting sustainable production and reducing reliance on oil. Fujitsu’s new eco keyboard also has sustainable pricing, priced to match comparable plastic models.
Although almost indistinguishable from a keyboard made from plastic – and equally resistant to liquid spills – two major parts of the Fujitsu KBPC PX ECO keyboard are made from 100 percent biodegradable materials. The palm-rest is constructed from ARBOFORM®, which is based on lignin, a by-product of the pulp industry, mixed with natural fibers and additives. And the keyboard base is made entirely from BIOGRADE®, a form of cellulose acetate. Underlining its green credentials, the keyboard’s USB cable is also PVC-free.
Fujitsu has developed the eco keyboard as part of its continued focus on integrating Green IT to its product portfolio. By making the switch to renewable materials for the KBPC PX ECO keyboard, Fujitsu expects to save approximately 60,000 kilograms of plastic per year.
Although the eco keyboard is easy on the environment, it still offers a rich level of comfort, plus premium features. For example, the keyboard features five additional function keys providing single-keystroke shortcuts to popular applications. Comfort is also a feature, with the detachable palm-rest warmer to the touch than cold plastic, making it more comfortable to users, while the keys themselves have an ergonomic design for maximum typing comfort.
Rajat Kakar, Vice President Clients Group at Fujitsu Technology Solutions says: “Fujitsu has been at the forefront of innovating Green IT for years; the eco keyboard is Fujitsu’s latest innovation which shows that it is possible to create durable, eco-friendly products without extra cost. By offering a quality eco keyboard at the same price as a plastic keyboard, Fujitsu makes it easy for people to make the right choice for the environment.”
The Fujitsu eco keyboard is available for order immediately across the CEMEA&I region.
Pictures of the new eco keyboard are online at:
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Fujitsu is a leading provider of IT-based business solutions for the global marketplace. With approximately 175,000 employees supporting customers in 70 countries, Fujitsu combines a worldwide corps of systems and services experts with highly reliable computing and communications products and advanced microelectronics to deliver added value to customers. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.6 trillion yen (US$47 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009. For more information, please see: http://www.fujitsu.com
About Fujitsu Technology Solutions
Fujitsu Technology Solutions is the leading European IT infrastructure provider with a presence in all key markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, plus India, 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. Fujitsu Technology Solutions employs more than 10,000 people and is part of the global Fujitsu Group. For more information, please see: ts.fujitsu.com/aboutus
Fujitsu Technology Solutions
Senior Manager Public Relations EMEA
Tel.: + 49 (0) 89 62060 4454
Mobile: + 49 (0) 170 855 06 08
Date: 19 March, 2010
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