Sustainable Products

SBS has formulated the environmental protection management institution throughout the whole production process. SBS designs and launches the recycled zipper. SBS requires suppliers to sign environmental protection agreements and regularly provide environmental protection testing reports of materials. Besides, SBS formulates environmental protection acceptance standards for each raw material and tests them strictly. SBS laboratory has passed CNAS accreditation, becoming a national laboratory. The laboratory is used to test the environmental performance of raw and auxiliary materials and finished products.

SBS products meet the requirements of the current EU REACH regulations, and have passed OEKO-TEX certification, reaching the infant class I standard.

Recycled Zipper

SBS designed and launched the recycled zipper which aimed to reduce the wastage of materials and minimize the impact on the environment. All three categories of SBS products have passed GRS 4.0 certification, with the maximum proportion of recycled materials being more than 90%, and reduce about 1,700 tonnes of greenhouse gases every year.

GRS Order Production(2021)
Finished ZippersPCS42,010,000
Long ChainsYard33,430,000
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Sustainable Raw Materials

SBS chooses to collaborate with competent suppliers and use recyclable raw materials.

CNAS Laboratory

The test center of Fujian SBS Zipper Science & Technology Co., Ltd. was founded in 1996. After that, the test center develops gradually with the growth of the company business. Investing more than 4 million yuan, the test center owns international first-class testing equipment. In 2009, SBS became the first enterprise to pass CNAS certification in China’s zipper industry.

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Sustainable Processes

SBS attaches great importance to environmental protection in the production process and has strict requirements for the production environment, process formula, materials use, personal operation, and sampling test. During the production process, the inspector will conduct process and product sampling inspections as planned. Each batch of finished products must pass the environmental protection test before storing. Over the years, SBS has invested hefty sums of money in improving the production environment and equipment to save energy, reduce pollution, and increase efficiency. SBS is the first enterprise to pass Bluesign certification in the China zipper industry. SBS sets decline targets for the use of major energy resources such as water, electricity, gas, coal, etc., and assesses it. The turnover baskets/boxes throughout the whole process are recyclable.

Energy&Carbon Management

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Introduction: SBS stopped using boilers in 2019; nuclear power is the main source of electricity. In 2019, SBS started to purchase green electricity. Under the premise of government unified deployment, SBS actively increases the use proportion of green electricity year by year. (No quota was allocated in 2020 because of government deployment.)

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Introduction: Due to the increased use proportion of clean energy and internal energy efficiency management, the carbon emissions of the company decreased by about 7000T equivalent per year, while the production capacity increased by 20%.

Sustainable Cases

Technology and Raw Materials Improvement

Example 1: Waterless Dyeing

Introduction: The tapes are dyed by a supercritical carbon dioxide waterless dyeing system, to save water and reduce the discharge of wastewater. This technology is still in the testing phase currently.

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Example 2: The Reuse of Waste Yarns

Introduction: The generated waste yarns are broken and reused to make black yarn according to a certain ratio, which can reduce the use of raw plastic particles by 80 tons per year, thus saving fossil raw materials and costs.

Example 3: The Reuse of Waste Plastic Particles

Introduction: The generated waste plastic particles are broken up and reused to produce black zipper teeth, which reduces 40 tons of raw plastic particles every year.

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Example 4: Raw Black Yarns

Introduction: SBS reduces winding, dyeing, and steaming in the production process of raw black yarn series products, which improves production efficiency, reduces the cost of water, electricity, and dye, and does not produce wastewater pollution.

Example 5: The Recycling of Waste Zippers

1. The waste nylon zippers can be recycled to produce black zipper chains which don’t need to be dyed.
2. The carbon emission generated by the process of producing 1 ton of primary PET particles is 2.15 tons, while that of producing 1 ton of RPET particles is 1.13 tons, which is expected to reduce 1530 tons of carbon emission throughout the year in total.
3. While each ton of RPET particles is used, there will be 4.08 tons of carbon dioxide emission, which is expected to reduce 6100 tons of carbon dioxide emission throughout the year in total.

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Equipment Update

Example 1: Electroplating Automatic Spray Painting Machine

Introduction: Intelligent production improves the stability of product quality and production efficiency, and reduces circulating water needed for manual oil spraying and spray painting. This update not only reduces water use but also reduces pollutant discharge.

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Example 2: Automatic Electroplating Production Line

Introduction: Automatic production not only improves product quality and stability, but also greatly improves production efficiency. It reduces the generation of waste water and gas.

Example 3: Automatic Painting Machine

Introduction: Automatic production, not only improves product quality and stability but also greatly improves production efficiency. After updating, the equipment has its exhaust gas treatment system which meets the standards of waste gas emission.

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horizontal dye vat

Example 4: Horizontal Dye Vat

Introduction: Horizontal dye vats were introduced to improve the stability of product quality and reduce the generation of wastewater.

Example 5: Automatic Die Casting Machine

Introduction: The company replaced the new die-casting equipment which is equipped with an automatic separation system and automatic feed and return system, improving the production efficiency and quality of products, and saving electricity by about 16% per year.

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Example 6: Insulation of the Cold Jet Drying Room

Introduction: The drying room of the automatic coating machine is insulated to reduce heat waste, saving 30 percent of electricity consumption.

Example 7: Insulation of Dye Cylinder Block

The dye cylinder block is insulated to reduce heat waste, saving 16.2 tons of gas consumption, thus reducing the cost of coal burning.

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Example 8: Insulation of Injection Molding Machine Heating Part

Introduction: The heating part of the injection molding machine is insulated to reduce heat waste, saving 11.11% of electricity consumption. This measure improves the environment of workshop production and reduces the workshop temperature by 1-2℃ in summer.

Example 9: Three-in-One Equipment

Introduction: The auto 3 in1 multifunctional machine(film welding、punching、cutting) effectively reduces the occupied area, improves production efficiency, and reduces the space utilization rate.

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Clean Production

Since 2012, SBS began to carry out clean production audits.

We have evaluated and implemented 15 schemes, generating 4 million yuan of economic benefits each year. Following is a specific example of clean production:

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Introduction: Through this technical reform, the one-time success ratio of dyeing is effectively improved. By saving water and electricity and reducing the consumption of raw materials, about USD230,000 is saved per year.

Environmental Protection & Public Welfare Activity

Case1: Knowledge Training about Garbage Sorting

The company carries out a knowledge training about garbage sorting. Employees fully understand the importance of garbage sorting through the related game. We put up garbage sorting posters in obvious locations such as workshops, dormitories, and office areas.

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Case 2: Small Environmental Guards Distribute Leaflets

To create a civilized SBS vigorously, we invited employees’ children to become small environmental guards and publicize the “Garbage sorting starts from me” activity in our factory.

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Case3: Low-Carbon Transportation

To call on more SBS employees to join in the action of low-carbon transportation and take action to respond to the call of “green world, we walk together”, SBS has set the designated“Low-carbon Transportation Days”.

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