- Plant-derived material reduces lifecycle CO2 emissions by 91%, contributing to carbon neutral initiatives.
- Achieved 66% faster development time with new NSK dual-perspective development approach.
NSK Ltd. today announced the development of the world's first 100% bioplastic*1 heat-resistant cage for rolling bearings.
This product addresses the low heat resistance of previous bioplastics, with the new cage able to withstand high operating temperatures of 120℃. By using plant-derived material sources, important Scope 3*2 CO2 emissions are significantly reduced, contributing to the realization of a carbon neutral society.
NSK aims to soon begin shipping the product to automotive and home appliance manufacturers, with end products expected to reach consumers in 2022. Application of the bioplastic cage will be expanded to additional sectors thereafter.