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    KATUN CORPORATION INTRODUCES NEW PRODUCTS FOR CANON, KONICA MINOLTA AND SHARP DEALERS IN NORTH AMERICA

    Color Toner, OPC Drums and Waste Toner Containers are included in Company’s Recent Launches

    MINNEAPOLIS – (June 2017) – Katun® Corporation, one of the world’s leading alternative suppliers to the office equipment industry, is pleased to introduce a color toner set for use in Canon machines, an OPC drum for use in Sharp applications and a waste toner container for use in Konica Minolta machines....

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    Posted on 06-20-2017 09:39 AM

    Collaboration with Thread International and the First Mile Coalition reflects HP’s strategy outlined in the company’s new 2016 Sustainability Report

    News highlights

    • HP releases first Original HP ink cartridges made with plastic from bottles recycled in Haiti
    • Joint initiative aims to improve the lives of the children who collect recyclable materials by providing them with educational opportunities, including scholarships, as well as full access to medical care and health and safety trainings
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    Posted on 06-20-2017 08:59 AM

    https://static.ombe.com/slir/w150/forums/200/rickpics/Toshiba_4508LP.jpgIntegrated Erase Feature Enables Reuse of Paper

    Toshiba America Business Solutions today introduced the world's first hybrid copier capable of producing erasable as well as standard monochrome prints.

    Featuring Toshiba's proprietary erasable toner, the e-STUDIO4508LP enables paper reuse by erasing all printed content on the page. Aside from optimizing sustainability initiatives, the e-STUDIO4508LP allows organizations ...
    Posted on 06-20-2017 08:42 AM

    New Sustainability Report Outlines Targets to Cut Supply Chain GHG Intensity and Empower Factory Workers, also Shares New Recycling Goal

    News highlights
    • HP announces a new goal to reduce first-tier production supplier and product transportation-related GHG emissions intensity 10 percent by 2025, compared to 20151
    • In addition, HP has set a new goal to double factory participation in supply chain sustainability programs by 2025, compared to 2015, to increase both the number of suppliers
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    Posted on 06-14-2017 08:35 AM

    After weeks of anticipation, RT Media—the organizer of the Cancun imaging expo—has drawn the two winners from the RTISE-Americas “2 Free Flights” lucky draw.

    https://static.ombe.com/slir/w155/forums/200/rickpics/Winners-FreeFlights _Announced.jpgMore than 1,000 people pre-registered to attend the imaging supplies Expo which opens its doors next week in Cancun on June 22.

    Congratulations to Joe Lopresti from Boston, USA and Alejandro Jurado from Maracaibo, Venezuela.

    RT Media is paying for your flights to and from the show—a sweet experience on the back of a great event with 80 international exhibitors! ...
    Posted on 06-14-2017 08:29 AM

    https://static.ombe.com/slir/w120/forums/200/rickpics/David_Reeder.jpgLEXINGTON, Ky., June 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

    • Lexmark International, Inc., a global imaging solutions leader, announced today that David Reeder, Lexmark president and chief executive officer, has resigned for personal reasons, effective immediately.
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    Posted on 06-13-2017 12:13 PM

    https://static.ombe.com/slir/w150/forums/200/rickpics/CN-ir-adv-C3320i.jpgColor Toner, OPC Drums and Waste Toner Containers are included in Company’s Recent Launches

    MINNEAPOLIS – (June 2017) – Katun® Corporation, one of the world’s leading alternative suppliers to the office equipment industry, is pleased to introduce a color toner set for use in Canon machines, an OPC drum for use in Sharp applications and a waste toner container for use in Konica Minolta machines. ...
    Posted on 06-13-2017 11:26 AM

    In the first session of the fifth board meeting of Zhuhai Apex Technology Corporation Limited (hereinafter referred to as “the Company”) held on August 30th 2016, and the fifth shareholder’s general meeting held on September 20th 2016, the motion of the change of corporate name and registration address was upheld. According to the ...
    Posted on 06-13-2017 10:20 AM

    Posted on Recycling Times Media

    https://static.ombe.com/slir/w175/forums/200/rickpics/BrotherBuilding.png"Brother New Zealand and Brother Japan are taking legal action against more than ten Cartridge World stores in New Zealand.

    Brother has allegedly urged both stores and their franchise masters to correct their brand misidentification problems in the past. Brand misidentification refers to aftermarket products being sold that continue to have the OEM’s brands and markings visible on the cartridge. The non-removal of OEM brands and markings ...
    Posted on 06-13-2017 10:11 AM

    Posted on Wirth Consulting, by Kathleen Wirth

    "The big news this week was the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the long-running case, Impression Products v. Lexmark International, with the court essentially ruling that patentee’s patent rights are exhausted once a product is sold, either in the United States or abroad.

    This was a big blow to Lexmark – now owned by China’s Apex Technology and a consortium of investors – as well as to other OEMs, and a big win for refurbishers, refillers, and resellers of toner and ink cartridges – including tiny Impression Products with its 25-employee workforce. ...
    Posted on 06-13-2017 08:35 AM

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    Posted on ARS Technica, by Joe Mullin

    "The future is unclear with Lee, a favored candidate of tech companies, moving on.

    Director of the US Patent and Trademark Office Michelle Lee resigned today, without explanation.

    Lee, who has been director of the office since 2014, was a favored candidate by the tech sector, who thought she brought a balanced approach to patents. She is a former Google lawyer and was one of the first corporate lawyers to speak out about the problem of so-called "patent trolls." ...
    Posted on 06-12-2017 04:19 PM

    (June 8, 2017) A new consulting group, Graphic Communication Advisors, was recently formed to bridge the gap left by association mergers, downsizing, or elimination.

    In the past, printing, publishing, and imaging companies needing assistance in the way of troubleshooting, problem-solving, technical auditing, training, environmental and safety compliance, or overall company assessments for improving methods, techniques, equipment, and personnel, would go to national or local industry ...

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