Epson's vision for reducing the environmental impact of low-impact manufacturing
Discover how Epson's unique Dry Fiber Technology can give value to things that were once disposed of as waste and to achieve low-impact manufacturing.
Our goal is to solve social challenges with Epson's technology
This is the SmartCycle vision.
Epson, a leader in printers, thought about what happens to printer paper after it is used.
That got us wondering whether we might be able to return this paper to a raw material state for reuse.
This created the initial momentum we needed to develop Dry Fiber Technology.
These fibers were used to produce absorbent ink pads for Epson printers, to catch ink not used on the printed page.
Through this in-house application, we took a major first step towards low-impact manufacturing.
We then took that base technology and created the world's first dry-process office papermaking system, the PaperLab A-8000. This compact system is being used by our customers to recycle paper resources right in the office.
This technology has boundless potential to change the world for the better, whether through the development of efficient systems that enable users to recycle and reuse their manufacturing wastes or through the utilization of materials that usually can't be recycled.