Toner Cartridge Breakthrough Made By Cambridge University

2012-03-19 09:15:50

Published on 2012-03-19 09:15:50

Research from Cambridge University has found a new technology which could see toner removed from printed paper.

According to Dr Julian Allwood, leader of the Low Carbon Materials Processing Group at the University, it was shown that it was possible to remove printer toner from paper while also allowing that paper to then be reused.

He added that the technology could be seen across offices in the future with companies being able to save significant money on their paper and toner cartridge costs.

Dr Allwood said: "What we need to do now is find someone to build a prototype. Thanks to low-energy laser scanners and laser-jet printers, the feasibility for reusing paper in the office is there."

According to the study, along with saving forests from being used to produce new paper, the reuse of paper could help save an additional 50 to 80 per cent in carbon emissions over recycling.

Posted by Canzil Ahmed.

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