Ricohsells the RECO-View RF Tag Sheet by combining RF tags with Ricoh’s own rewritable technology, making the RECO-View RF Tag Sheet capable of rewriting and displaying data written on sheets. This sheet displays digital data recorded on a tag, and the display changes as the tag is rewritten. A sheet is capable of being rewritten approximately 1,000 times*, making it possible to cut CO2 emissions by 80% across its lifecycle compared to paper-based printing. This tool also helps prevent human error, as operators are able to visually check information on the management of operation processes written on RF tags, and it is currently utilized in a wide variety of areas, including production process, logistics, medical care, and office work.
* This number may vary, depending on the condition of use.
The RECO-View RF Tag
CO2 emissions during 1,000 printing operations
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Raw materials & manufacturing: Materials (RECO-View, inlay) and manufacturing processes
Use by customers: RW printer (RP-K series) (calculation based on electricity consumption)/laser printer (NX810) (calculation based on electricity consumption and toners)
Transportation: Shipment: 100km transport by a 4-ton truck from the product warehouse; Collection: 100km transport by a 4-ton truck from the usage site
Disposal: waste disposal (with thermal recovery)/waste disposal (w/o thermal recovery)/landfill/collection of used paper (for paper-based only)
Paper: JLCA Database by Japan Environmental Management Association for Industry (JEMAI)
RHM: on materials, JLCA Database by Japan Environmental Management Association for Industry (JEMAI), Materials Database (4000ss) by the National Institute for Material Science (NIMS); on manufacturing process, Electricity & gas, data from the Japanese Ministry of the Environment
Laser printer: Data on IPSiO NX810 (publicly available from the JEMAI Ecoleaf program)
Transportation and disposal: Japan Tappi Journal 55(6) 838- 852(2001)