Tomoyuki Suzuki, Tetsuo Matsumoto, Eiji Shiramatsu, Shingo Ooya, Osamu Kawasaki, Toyokazu Hisatsune, Yoshihiro Maeda, Kunio Iwasaki
In recent years, depletion of ozone layer, global warming, environmental pollution, and other environmental problems have been aggravated, and have been greatly attracting public attention. As a result, awareness to environmental preservation has increased and countermeasures have begun to be taken at all levels.
We at Furukawa Electric give consideration to preservation of earth environment, and aim at realizing a society which enables sustainable development in conformity to the "Furukawa Electric Basic Environment Policy". The environment-friendly cable "Eco-Ace" has been developed as a part of it. "Eco-Ace" is a product developed by thoroughly reviewing conventional type cables from the viewpoint of "environment-friendliness". In particular, the product does not affect the surrounding environment and achieves high safety and excellent recyclability because special emphasis is placed on using no material containing any substance that may exert load to the environment and on using materials that can be recycled. In this report, discussion will be made on the development of low-voltage and high-voltage electric wires and cables, and their accessories of, in particular, power and control systems in the product group of environment-friendly cable "Eco-Ace".