Use Case I
Circular electronic devices
In this use case we will design electronic devices to be compatible with these different strategies while benefiting also from additive manufacturing technologies and bio-based materials. The three pilots will, thus, redesign existing products in line with circularity and sustainability requirements.
Green and circular image guided therapy systems
Healthcare leaders increasingly prioritize sustainability, but to serve this need, sustainability needs to be an integral part of R&D in health tech companies. This pilot aims to reduce the environmental impact of Philips’ Azurion systems by reducing energy consumption, reusing parts and better recycling options. At the same time, future designs will become more sustainable by adopting circular-ready requirements in the R&D processes and by making LCA tooling and sustainability data available to incorporate environmental impact in design decisions.
PMS, PEN, FHG, MIR, TAU
- Decrease in energy consumption: ≥ 30%
- Reduction of LCA score of IGTS: ≥ 10%
- Material reuse in remanufactured system: ≥ 25%
- System recovered from the field for repurposing ≥ 80%
Sustainable system integration and product design of personal health products
This use case will demonstrate how Circular Design principles can be applied to devices with the Philips Shaving, Grooming & Beauty portfolio. By applying Circular Design guidelines, we will develop modular design solutions to facilitate disassembly and repair, extending effective product life cycle, increasing end-of-life disposal opportunities and reuse of materials and modules. These solutions can potentially be extended or serve as base or starting point for the design and manufacture of other electronic products.
PCL, MIR, FHG, TNO, ARNP, PEN
- Decrease in resource usage ≥ 20%
- Increase recycled product weight ≥ 20%
- System recovered from the field for repurposing
In lighting sustainability aspects are gaining importance and customers are drawn to products with increased amount of bio/recycled materials, a lower carbon footprint, and better repair and recyclability options. The Signify use case will demonstrate how SUSTRONICS technologies and materials can contribute to lowering the ecological footprint of the manufacture of the materials and the light luminaire itself and improve the repairability and recyclability of the final product.
SIG, VTT, TER, TNO, SCR
- Sustainable LED lighting technology to enable slim lighting luminaires to reduce materials use.
- More sustainable casing than current references.
- Designed according to the principles of eco-design and having a modular architecture for easy repair, upgrade, or end-of-life dismantling.
- Dismantling and separation to component level should upgrade the waste streams in which the components and materials can be reused for new luminaires.