Environment

Technologies that aim at energy, resource conservation, recycling, and pollution prevention, reducing environmental impact in each life-cycle stage of Ricoh products

Energy Conservation

Color QSU Technology by Direct Heating System

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DH Fixing System reduces heat required for the fusing roller while improving the efficiency of heat transfer.

Color PxP-EQ Toner

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The toner achieved coexistence of Eco-friendliness (E) and Quality (Q).

 

Resource Conservation

Product Life-cycle Environmental Impact Assessment Technology

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Ricoh's product LCA system that designers and specialists can readily use.

Technique for Forecasting Used Product Collection Volumes

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Accurately predicting the number of machines recycled from the market

 

Environmental Impact Visualization Technology in Parts Manufacturing

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Visualizing the environmental impact to ascertain our CO2 reduction.

Biomass Plastic Material Technology

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Ricoh's effort in applying environmentally-friendly biomass plastic as multifunction copier components.

 

Biomass Toner Technology

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New environmentally-friendly toner adopting biomass as a raw material for the primary element of toner.

Technology Applied in Developing Piezoelectric Thin Film Using Ink-Jet Printing Method

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  • A few micron thick piezo thin film actuator using the ink-jet printing (IJP) method
 

Crystallization of PZT Film by Laser Annealing Technology

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  • Crystallizing PZT film using laser irradiation, acquiring the displacement characteristics required for PZT.

Rewritable Recording Technology

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Rewritable recording of high quality using a material technology to control coloring and decoloring of dyestuff.
 

Rewritable Laser System

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  • A printing process using laser diode allows rewriting to durable, outdoor proof media without contact.

Metal-catalyst-free Polymerization of PLA at Low Temperature

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Ricoh developed technology that makes possible the polymerization of polylactic acid (PLA) at low temperatures without the use of a metal catalyst.

 

Pollution Prevention

Dry Washing Technology

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An environmentally-friendly technology to remove residue without using solvents or water.

Lead-Free Piezoelectric Material

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  • A lead-free piezoelectric film, which has electromechanical properties comparable to those of PZT, on a Si substrate.
 

Production

Cart Production Line

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An environment-friendly production line comprising multiple carts and powered by air cylinders

Small-sized Toner Filling Machine

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A compact toner filling machine that requires only 1/40 the installation space used by conventional machines.

 

Downsized Production Line for Photoconductors

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A photoconductor production line that achieves a substantial reduction in air-conditioned clean room space

 

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