At Document Solutions Australia, we’re constantly working to reduce our environmental footprint and improve its efficiency. Here are a few of the earth-friendly innovations we’ve developed to help stay green.
Simitri Polymerized Toner: Konica Minolta’s Simitri Polymerized Toner achieves an approximately 40% reduction in CO2 emissions during production, as compared with toners produced by conventional pulverization methods.
IH Fixing Technology: Konica Minolta’s Induction Heating (IH) fixing technology reduces power consumption during the fixing process and results in shorter warm-up time.
Optimal Power Control:The power in Konica Minolta devices is optimized for each operating mode, eliminating wasted power. For example, when the C650/C550 are printing from a PC or receiving a fax, the power supply is adjusted so that no electricity is sent to the scanner or other idle sections.
Duplex Printing: When it comes to forest resource conservation, paper use reduction in offices is important; double-sided printing is an effective means of achieving such reduction. The bizhub C650/C550/C451 realize high-speed printing when outputting double-sided color pages, thanks to a paper feed control system that feeds three sheets alternately. This system offers productivity equal to single-sided printing, and makes it easier to reduce paper use in offices.
Toner Recycling System
Original Toner Recycling:Our original Toner Recycling System collects, recycles, and re-uses toner that is not transferred to the paper during the printing process in MFPs. This results in saving 20% of the toner from going to waste without reducing image/print quality.
Outer Casing Plastics:The outer casing parts for every Konica Minolta MFP are made from the same two types of plastic, creating a closed material-recycling loop for recycling plastics from end-of-life MFPs and incorporating them into the production of newer models. With this process, we have enabled the recycling of high purity plastics, recycling approximately 100 tons of plastics annually.