September 29, 2021
Print-Rite Pelikan Solutions (PRPS) announced that the Pelikan branded Bio Based laser printer cartridges are shortlisted in the PrintIT Award for Sustainability.
PrintIT Reseller, launched the awards programme to celebrate the achievements of a vital, ever changing technology sector. The PrintIT Awards 2021 are a dedicated awards programme for the UK Print/MFP industry.
Steve Weedon, CEO of PRPS commented: “The Bio Based cartridge is made from reusable bio plastics with a Bio based toner made of 48% organic materials, all of which is certified by the TÜV accreditation. Because of the bio-based ingredients in the toner the print density is improved and there is no sacrifice at all in terms of print output performance. The Pelikan branded Bio Based cartridges will also be positioned 25% less than the OEMs so there is no price premium either. These cartridges offer a real win for everyone and most importantly for the environment. The benefits are incredible; first, we have a bio-based certification from TÜV, confirming a saving of 20% minimum CO2 footprint. A minimum standard to become TÜV accredited. PRPS are at 48% for the Bio based toner and 57% for the bio-based plastics.”
He went on to say: “The Pelikan branded Bio Based cartridge’s plastic is made of PLA and ABS thermoplastics. We use organic materials like coffee grind, soya, sugars, starch, plants and wood. As a thermoplastic, it has the characteristic that at a low temperature the cartridge plastic can be returned to a usable thermoplastic amorphous liquid that can be reused. And during that process no toxic gasses are given off, unlike the nitride and sulphide given off from HIPS plastics used by everyone else.“
The full shortlist for the 2021 PrintIT Awards can be viewed here.
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