Fujifilm Business Innovation Launches Closed-Loop Remanufactured MFPs

As part of its sustainability initiative, Fujifilm Business Innovation Asia Pacific today launched two remanufactured A3 color copier/MFPs: the, ApeosPort-VI C5571 R and C3371 R, both of which are part of the ApeosPort-VI C series. It will begin selling the remanufactured MFPs beginning on September 15th in the Asia Pacific region.

The company explained that the MFPs were made from used MFPs collected from users. Under the remanufacturing process, the MFP is disassembled and cleaned, and parts that don’t meet a certain quality standard are replaced.

The company also noted that it developed its MFPs based on the principle of treating used products as valuable resources instead of as waste. 

Main features of the ApeosPort-VI C5571 R and C3371 R include:

  • The MFPs are equipped with the company;s Smart WelcomEyes technology; with this technology, the MFP detects a user, and automatically exits sleep mode within five seconds, using the instant heating IH-Fuser technology.
  • The MFPs print at up to 1,200 x 2,400 dpi resolution using Super EA-Eco toner, the latter of which is said to feature one of the smallest toner particle sizes in the industry.

The ApeosPort-VI C5571 R is rated at up to 55 ppm, while the ApeosPort-VI C3317 R is rated at up to 35 ppm (in both color and monochrome). Both MFPs provide print and copy, as well as one-pass automatic duplexing. 

Circular Economy

According to Fujifilm Business Innovation, in a circular economy, it’s paramount to maintain the quality and consistency of materials used in recycled products. The company says it’s committed to sustainable development and has been bolstering its environmental strategy with various initiatives, such as collecting used products from users to adopt a closed-loop system.

It also says the remanufactured MFPs reduce their environmental impact with a parts-reuse rate of 84 percent (by weight), with CO2 emissions reduced by 56 percent as compared to newly manufactured MFPs throughout their product life cycles.

Closed-Loop System

Fujifilm Business Innovation also explained that it established a company-wide recycling policy in 1995. In the same year, it introduced a circular production system examining the entire product life cycle, from product planning, development, and manufacturing stages, to disposal. Aiming to achieve landfill waste, used products are collected, parts are selected, and reused through applying recycling technologies.

The company says it will contribute towards a decarbonized society through innovative technologies, products, and services. It also seeks to attain the ultimate goal of Fujifilm Group’s Sustainable Value Plan 2030 with a reduction of CO2 emissions across the entire product life cycle by 50 percent by fiscal-year 2030, and net-zero CO2 emissions by fiscal-year 2040.

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