March 26, 2013
Components manufacturer Static Control announced that it hosted a successful seminar in Poland with the help of ETIRA, with the event providing Polish remanufacturers with technical demonstrations, a comprehensive market overview and discussions on clones, new chip technology and the use of virgin versus non-virgin cartridges in remanufacturing.
Full technical demonstrations were given by technicians covering some of the most popular HP, Lexmark and Samsung cartridges; while ETIRA Secretary General, Vincent van Dijk, gave a presentation on the dangers of trading clones.
Commenting on the event, van Dijk said: “Static Control’s seminar in Lodz was a great event. As almost the entire Polish cartridge remanufacturing industry was there, it was an excellent platform to highlight the dangers of trading clones. We saw major interest in the ETIRA Guide to Clones, and even signed up some new members! ETIRA thanks organisers Static Control for a very useful session, and for translating the Guide into Polish.”
Meanwhile, Simon Grimes, Global Sales Manager at Static Control, said: “As part of Static Control’s full commitment and support to the genuine remanufacturing industry, this was an opportunity for our Polish customers to get to know who we are as a team. In particular, by discussing the challenging issue of clones together in person, we can better address the steps we need to take to protect our industry in the fight we’re facing.
“Seeing a bright future in genuine cartridge recycling, Static Control will continue to support the industry through its investment in R&D, manufacturing and distribution of products needed by genuine cartridge remanufacturers worldwide. Bringing these solutions to market, respecting the intellectual property of others and meeting the technological challenges the OEMs present will remain our number one priority.”
The seminar in Poland comes after two polish companies, Action SA and AB SA, reached compromises with HP over accusations of patent infringement in January, with Polish remanufacturer Black Point SA also being accused of infringing the OEM’s patents but denying the claims.
Static Control pledged to continue to offer training, education and support to genuine remanufacturers wherever it is needed in the form of seminars, trade shows and webinars, and are a sponsor of this year’s Focus on Europe to be held in Vienna June 20 to 21.
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