*NEWS*KATUN WANTS EMPTY CORES IN EUROPE

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*NEWS*KATUN WANTS EMPTY CORES IN EUROPE

 user 2007-02-22 at 11:39:00 am Views: 52
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    Katun Corporation Announces New European Core Return Program
    FRANKFURT, GERMANY — (FEB 2007) – Katun Corporation, the world’s leading alternative supplier to the office equipment industry, affirms its ongoing commitment to environmentally responsible business by announcing expansion of its Core Return Program scheduled for Spring 2007. Katun’s expanded take-back policy will cover drum cartridges, toner cartridges and fuser units – extending Katun’s high level of service and support offerings, while ensuring the utmost attention to sound ecological business principles.Katun pioneered worldwide return programs over 20 years ago, establishing strict health and safety criteria for Katun products and facilities, well in advance of current environmental regulations in the industry.”Do the right thing” is one of Katun’s ethical principles that also addresses our relationships with customers, suppliers, and vendors. It also applies to our local and global communities, especially in the safety of our products and how we treat the environment,” states Karl Cerny, senior vice president & general manager of Katun’s EAME (Europe/Africa/Middle East) business unit. “Katun is committed to ongoing innovations that respect the environment, while delivering solutions that provide the maximum level of quality and performance to customers.”Katun has chosen to be a trendsetter in the office equipment sector, adopting European environmental directives policies that competitors may avoid or ignore. For example, Katun is fully compliant with European Directive 2002/95/EC (RoHS).When Katun voluntarily assessed its range of product offerings, only two non-compliant parts were discovered, and they are no longer being sold. Katun’s policy is that it is in the best interest of its customers to proactively ensure that all of its products meet RoHS requirements.

    Consumables and materials used for the copying and printing process, such as toner cartridges, are not classified as dangerous substances. Currently there is no law in Europe that requires suppliers to take back these materials. However, Katun encourages customers to return used remanufacturable cartridges and has established a buy-back program. Katun’s quality-driven cartridge return program delivers added customer service, while effectively reducing the amount of waste sent to European landfills.Katun’s commitment to quality ensures top product performance and efficient operation, eliminating unnecessary waste and defective product returns. Katun’s Research and Development testing facility is at the very core of the company’s Performance brand commitment to provide customers with OEM-equivalent products. Katun’s team of over 100 chemists, engineers, technical operators, and other specialists worldwide thoroughly test Katun products against the equivalent OEM product using a series of detailed scientific tests. Select Katun toner cartridges have been yield-tested according to ISO standards and each has demonstrated yields equal to or better than the stated yields of both OEM and aftermarket competitors. All Katun Performance toner products have been tested to Katun’s own standards – which are even more stringent than ISO standards – and have proven to provide OEM-equivalent or better yields as well.Presently Katun is in the application process to receive special ecological certifications for its toner cartridges in Germany and in Scandinavia. These international standards require products to meet stringent environmental criteria based on manufacturing, no use of hazardous materials, packaging and emissions, among others.