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Day 1: Firmware and innovation

January 25, 2020

The tenth edition of the four day Remanexpo, part of Paperworld event got underway today in Hall 6.1.

Welcome to Frankfurt everyone and Gong xi fa cai or Gung hay fat choy to our visitors from China on this the first day of the Chinese New Year.

The annual Paperworld trade show, encompassing the tenth edition of the Remanexpo product group, opens today with thousands of visitors expected in to Hall 6.1 of Messe Frankfurt, Germany, to meet with, connect with, trade with and chat with the wide range of companies exhibiting at Remanexpo, from every corner of the industry and from all across the globe.

“This year’s opening day was busier for me than last year and for those visitors I spoke with on our booth they were bustling with positivity” said Stefanie Unland, The Recycler’s Editor and Publisher. “Last minute visitor registrations are up which is always good, and the Frankfurt weather is almost cool and spring like. One concern is obviously the coronavirus issue, but it hasn’t put off a lot of people visiting the show.

“2019 was another challenging year for the industry. In recent weeks the market feedback has been very positive on the outlook for 2020. Customer demand is still there and just needing well-managed and proactive companies to offer quality products and services.”

Todays The Recycler Live seminar programme opened with David Connett, a partner and Connett & Unland GbR taking an in-depth look ‘Inside Remanufacturing’, and a look across the industry over the last year.

Firmware is an ever-evolving issue in the industry and this afternoons Firmware Forum is a great opportunity to find out first-hand the firmware update issues, the impact on the market, how technology can block firmware updates and how you can restore previous firmware versions.

Keynoting the Firmware Forum was Jon Chan, Global Branding Manager, Consumables BU, Ninestar Corporation opens the firmware forum and sets the scene with his “We can’t stop the upgrades, but we can minimize your loss.” Presentation.

The closing session of today’s The Recycler Live programme was a presentation from Static Control’s General Counsel Elizabeth McKee will give a legal update on recent and ongoing legal cases and what remanufacturers need to know to keep their business safe.

The show is not all about presentations and there was a lot to see in the Remanexpo Hall. Ninestar launched their Instinkt ink subscription service and Apex and Toko were promoting their chip reset service.

Refurbished copiers are in demand with several exhibitors now promoting reused hardware. Trade Copiers have been busy at the show who use the show to grow more international partners for the reused technology.

Print-Rite showcased their 57% bio-based reusable cartridge. The plastics contain 57%  bio-based content that is almost three times higher than the minimum 20% threshold. The toner within the cartridge contains 48% based bio toner content. The cartridge will be marketed under the Pelikan brand. Make sure you go and check out this brand new innovation on the Pelikan booth.

Check out our featured exhibitors: chip maker TNCore, surplus OEM stock specialist Impro Group, European based toner manufacturer Integral, Chinese toner manufacturer Hubei Dinglong, European market leader in the office imaging consumables market ARMOR, Spanish company GM Technology will be showcasing their full range of remanufactured printing equipment and supplies, Aster will be showcasing IP-safe products and solutions at the show.

Booth C50 Static Control is where you will find their full range of components, including the industry’s most firmware-resistant chips, including its toners, drums, rollers, felts and foams. On top of that, the company will showcase its comprehensive line of cartridges.  Zhuhai Gikar will have their latest chips at the show and products at this year’s Paperworld.

World leading alternative supplies company, Katun Corporation, will have their latest products at the show.  Print-Rite will be showcasing its latest released of compatible Kyocera toner cartridges. Swiss based Cross Imaging are displaying several new products as well as their range of quality toners. Checkout Ninestar’s new monthly subscription Instinkt programme. Then drop by Mito (Part of the Dinglong Group) and one of the largest remanufacturers in the world.

To stay up to date on all that is happening at Remanexpo and Paperworld, visit our website or drop by our booth D61.

More Remanexpo news tomorrow.

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