KMP Compatible Toners: Green Credentials

Sustaintable and Resource Saving

 

In Europe, as many as 250 million empty inkjet and toner cartridges are disposed of as household waste every year. But in our industry they are also valuable raw materials. Most KMP products are recycled and remanufactured inkjet and toner cartridges. The so-called upcycling of already existining printer modules along with the avoidance of long-distance transportation do not only save costs: These factors make a special contribution towards reducing harmful carbon emissions.

 

 

 

 

Environmental Management ISO 14001

As a result of the high recycling ratio in the production process of KMP products, the Czech production site of KMP is certified in accordance with the international environmental standards of ISO 14001:2004. Protecting the environment in everyday working life is more than fulfilling legal requirements. Companies like KMP go well beyond these duties and aim at reducing adverse effects on humans and the environment by implementing an environmental management system such as ISO 14001.

 

 

LGA Tested for Pollutants

Numerous KMP toner products operate at particularly low emissions and have attained the label »LGA schadstoffgeprüft« which means »LGA tested for pollutants«. Application of these cartridges minimizes the health risk for the user, making them more consumer-friendly. The German testing institute TÜV Rheinland LGA Products GmbH grants the certificate »LGA schadstoffgeprüft« after a series of tests regarding the content of harmful substances in the toner powder and after meeting specific requirements.

 

 

WHICH REQUIREMENTS MUST BE MET? 


Emission test (during printing, black print)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 limit values

 

Analyses of material

(toner powder) 

• volatile organic compounds

› TVOC

› benzene

› styrene

› volatile CMR substances (cat. 1+2)

 • heavy metals

limit values 

 

 

< 300 mg/kg

< 0,35 mg/kg

< 40 mg/kg

each < 1 mg/kg

• TVOC < 10 mg/h    › cobalt  < 25 mg/kg
• benzene < 0,05 mg/h    › nickel  < 70 mg/kg
• styrene < 1,0 mg/h    • organostannic compounds  
• Sum of volatile CMR substances (cat. 1+2) < 0,1 mg/h