As part of Bulten’s sustainability strategy, the company launched BUFOe — a new product line that’s been developed with a focus on energy efficiency. For example, by replacing conventional fasteners in a vehicle with BUFOe, CO2 emissions can be reduced by more than 30% during the manufacturing process.
Bulten is working to help reduce climate challenges found in the automotive industry.
“As an industrial company and especially as a supplier to the automotive industry, it is necessary for us to constantly develop more energy efficient solutions and to reduce our CO2 emissions,” said Anders Nyström, president and CEO of Bulten. “Low CO2 emissions are a competitive means in the automotive industry of the future and, in the long run, also a survival condition for all industrial companies.”
When manufacturing conventional fasteners, heat treatment is the part of the process that has the most negative impact on the environment, both through CO2 emissions and through energy consumption. In Bulten’s new product line BUFOe, a combination of materials and manufacturing process is used which makes the heat treatment redundant and the result is a fastener with significantly lower impact on the environment.
“Thanks to the characteristics of BUFOe, we can reduce CO2 emissions from our manufacturing by 30%, in the first step, compared to a conventional fastener. If you take into account that every car contains thousands of fasteners and that 90 million cars are produced every year, you understand that the impact will be substantial,” said Philip Lejon, VP Technology at Bulten.