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Go Green with your printing

imageRUNNER-ADVANCE-Series.jpgUnder Canon's environmental vision "Action for Green," we aim to cultivate a society that achieves harmony between a Prosperous Lifestyle and a Healthy Environment. Toward this end, we are developing highly functional products that have a reduced environmental impact at every stage of the product lifecycle. As one example, our Environmental Frontrunner Project, which focuses on developing eco-friendly products, is supported by the Canon Group and our business partners. The imageRUNNER ADVANCE Series of networked office multifunction printers represent the results of this initiative. These products incorporate an array of eco-friendly technologies.

Kingsport Imaging Systems consistently seeks ways to improve its environmental performance. Throughout the company, there is a strong commitment to a blance between economic success and respect for the environment. We are guided by a core corporate philosopy affirming a continued commitment to environmental improvement.

Product Lifecycle

  • We were the first in the industry to use a bio-based plastic made from plant-derived materials for the exterior parts of our multifunction printers. This innovation has helped to reduce CO2 emissions.

Environmental Technolgies

  • CO2 Max
    –50%
    > LCA Concsicous Design

    We estimate that the CO2 emmissions attributable to each stage from raw material procurement to the customer's final disposal of a used product. Our reduction target is up to 50% of the total.

  • Power
    –70%
    > On-Demand Fixing Technology

    Power consumption has been reduced by 70% thanks to Canon's unique on-demand fixing technology, which heats the fixing element only during printing, and reduces power consumption by 70%.

  • CO2
    –20%
    > Bio-Based Plastic

    A plant-derived bio-based plastic is used for exterior parts in which high flame resistance is necessary. CO2 emissions from the manufacturing process have been reduced by about 20%.

  • Recycle
    100%
    > Recycled Plastic

    100% of the plastic recovered from customers is used as a raw material. This recycled plastic is equivalent to new plastic in terms of performance.

  • Lead
    –0%
    > Lead-Free

    We responded quickly in order to comply with the EU RoHS Directive, the European restrictions of hazardous substances. We also exceeded legal requirements by eliminating the use of lead.

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