*NEWS*CHINA TO IMPOSE ENERGY-SAVING STANDARTS ON PRINTERS

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*NEWS*CHINA TO IMPOSE ENERGY-SAVING STANDARTS ON PRINTERS

 user 2008-04-10 at 11:12:26 am Views: 54
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    China to cap power consumption of copiers amid energy saving drive
    China
    will soon promulgate energy consumption standards for copy machines to
    save electricity as a national power strain looms large.

    Up
    to 10 percent of the current duplicators, which failed to meet the new
    standards, would be forced out of the market, said senior engineer Chen
    Haihong of the China National Institute of Standardization.The new
    standards, which impose power consumption ceilings and specify an
    energy saving rating for copy machines, is waiting for authority
    approval. It is expected to be announced in June, he said.China is a
    major producer and consumer of copiers. While enjoying the benefits of
    high speed and definition, the country and the industry has long
    ignored the whopping power depleted by the useful office tool.

    Calls
    for capping copiers’ energy consumption have piled up in China, as the
    machine has been labeled among the biggest power guzzlers among
    electrical appliances, along with air conditioners and
    refrigerators.The bulk of the power is consumed when the machine is on
    standby, said Zhang Guoqing, a compiler of the new standard. The new
    rules would detail power consumption ceilings for the machines in
    different modes, he said. The compulsory standards would force
    producers to sharpen their competitiveness in energy savings and spur
    the production of environmentally-friendly machines, added engineer
    Chen.Su Canqun of Konica Minolta’s marketing department said the new
    standards would edge up production costs slightly. He added consumers,
    however, wouldn’t feel the increase as the copier producer had been
    making headway in cost controls and energy saving in recent years.A
    Hewlett-Packard source also vowed the company would follow the new
    rules. He promised machine efficiency would not be sacrificed.The new
    rules would raise the industry threshold for newcomers and fierce
    competition was due to come, said Wang Yanping, an analyst with the
    computer research center of CCID Consulting, a leading IT consulting
    agency.

    China to impose energy-saving standard on copiers
    The
    Chinese government is changing tactics, from an indulgent parent to a
    “green” nanny, looking after every corner of offices and houses they’re
    urging people to be green. The latest worry? Photocopiers.China will
    impose its new standards of power consumption with an energy saving
    rating on copy machines. The regulations are waiting for authority
    approval at the moment, and are expected to be announced in June,
    according to Xinhua News.

    Up to 10 percent of the current
    duplicators, which failed to meet the new standards, would be forced
    out of the market, said senior engineer Chen Haihong of the China
    National Institute of Standardization. Calls for capping copiers’
    energy consumption have piled up in China, as the machine has been
    labeled among the biggest power guzzlers among electrical appliances,
    along with air conditioners and refrigerators. Consumers may worry that
    they will ultimately have to pay for the fee for energy-saving. But
    Xinhua also quoted Su Canqun, who works in the marketing department of
    Konica Minolta, a leading Japanese printing machine manufacturer,
    saying that:“The new standards would edge up production costs slightly.
    Consumers, however, wouldn’t feel the increase as the copier producer
    had been making headway in cost controls and energy saving in recent
    years.”