Greentech Lead Japan: Toshiba has announced the world’s
first eco-friendly MFP system that can erase images and text on the prints with
integrated scan-to-network function, available in Japan from February 2013 to
be followed by a worldwide roll out.
The e-STUDIO 306LP MFP combines with
the e-STUDIO RD30 for removing the toner color from the printed
documents. The instantly erasable toner is a special toner whose color is
removed by passing the paper through the RD30 at high temperature.
If the same paper is used five times, this constitutes
some 57 percent reduction in the system’s total CO2 emissions.
The key features of the RD30 are its ability to sort
paper into reusable and un-reusable sheets at the same time as removing the
toner color, and to digitize the documents prior to erasing.
Toshiba TEC new e-STUDIO 306LP/RD30 helps
enterprises to adopt business strategies that contribute to sustainable
The erasable toner was jointly developed with Pilot
Corporation. The erasing speed is 30 A4-size sheets per minute using only the
erasing function, or 15 A4-size sheets per minute using the
The e-STUDIO 306LP/RD30 houses Intelligent
Green MFP Technology with the built-in erasing system, allowing users to refill
their paper tray five times with the same paper! This has a double advantage
for the enterprise.
Toshiba’s award-winning design team
incorporated bio-based plastics into this innovative re-usable paper
MFP. Bio-based plastics are made from raw materials extracted from plants,
Bio-based plastics are environmentally friendly, producing approximately 20
percent less CO2during its production when compared with petroleum-based