Combi Wear Parts exclusively uses recycled steel scrap from steel manufacturing companies in Sweden. Scrap that later is melted and processed to become our final products. Today, Combi Wear Parts also allow customers to return and recycle consumed wear parts. Recycling in both ends!
As a distributor and consumer, you have the possibility to contribute to a better environment by choosing the right supplier. It might cost you a bit more, but above what you get in our products as in function, performance and quality – you also get a better environment and a cleaner conscience.
Melting down scrap to cast world class wear parts is a very energy-consuming process. It requires 740 kWh for Combi Wear Parts to melt down scrap to produce 1 000 kg finished products. That is as much energy that is consumed during a cold winter month in a Swedish normal sized villa.
Combi Wear Parts has made a choice to only use renewable energy – naturally produced by Swedish water and wind. If you look at other countries’ energy production and assume that the same amount of energy is required to produce 1 000 kg steel products, the result is convincing; therefore, we can proudly say that Combi Wear Parts impact on the climate is much lower compared to other foundries around the world.
Independent studies show that a country like Sweden has lower CO2 emissions compared to other countries when it comes to producing steel castings. Producing 1 000 kg steel castings in Sweden generates a CO2 emission < 100 kg. If a similar amount of steel castings is produced in the countries below the CO2 emissions are approximately:
- Germany: 1 000 kg (190 kg)
- Spain: 1 000 kg (530 kg)
- Poland: 1 500 (190 kg)
- Turkey: 1 400 (600 kg)
- China: 1 900 kg (625 kg)
The numbers above includes the transport to Sweden. The value in parenthesis are the numbers for the transport only.
Source: The report “Climat impact of castings”, nr 2020-001 by Peter Nyström, the Swedish casting association and IVL, Swedish Environmental Research Institute with data from Swiss Centre for life Inventories.