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Press release Konica Minolta’s bizhub PRO C6501 series supports effective paper recycling with Simitri HD polymerised toner Langenhagen, Germany, February 2010 Paper printed with the Konica Minolta bizhub PRO C6501 series, a high-volume colour production printing system, shows excellent recycling properties. This was demonstrated by the International Association of the Deinking Industry (INGEDE) in an independent test of the deinkability of materials. The Konica Minolta devices scored top results, proving that the company’s exclusive Simitri HD polymerised toner technology supports environmental printing until the end of the lifecycle.

The Konica Minolta bizhub PRO C6501 series was recently tested by INGEDE, a deinking industry association, for its ability to effectively support paper recycling. The independent test simulates the most important steps of the deinking process, meaning the removal of ink or toner from printed materials. This method has been developed to compare the deinkability of different printed products and to rate the challenge that a printed product poses to a standard deinking plant. The Konica Minolta production printing systems scored top results, both for the single colour test page and the four-colour test page.

“The test results show that the key process in paper recycling – the deinking process – works especially well with the Simitri HD polymerised toner used in our bizhub


PRO C6501 series,” explains Karl-Friedrich Edenhuizen, Product Manager at Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe. “The characteristics of this innovative toner contribute to the easy removal of ink from paper.”

Konica Minolta's exclusive Simitri HD polymerised toner technology, used in most bizhub devices, enhances the printing quality of monochrome and colour devices – and supports environmental conservation throughout the whole lifecycle. Compared to conventional pulverised toners, manufacturing of the Simitri HD polymerised toner reduces the generation of CO2, NOx or SOx, which cause greenhouse gases and acid rain, by 40%. Printing with this toner saves energy as the fixing can be achieved at a much lower temperature. And finally, recycling of paper printed with the Simitri HD toner is very effective due to a high deinkability, as demonstrated for the bizhub PRO C6501 series by the INGEDE association.

The Konica Minolta bizhub PRO C6501 series meets the diverse needs of central reprographic departments (CRDs), commercial printers (CP) and high volume offices. With a print speed of 65 colour pages per minute, an impressive media flexibility and superior print quality, the colour production printing system offers what professionals in the graphic arts environment really look for.


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The bizhub PRO C6501 series from Konica Minolta uses Simitri HD polymerised toner which supports effective paper recycling due to its very good deinkability, as shown in an independent test by INGEDE, the International Association of the Deinking Industry.


About Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH, based in Langenhagen, Germany, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc., Tokyo, Japan. The company delivers services and distributes products, systems and solutions that fulfil all the requirements of office and production printing over the entire document life cycle. Its product range extends from colour and monochrome multifunctional and production printing systems, laser printers and all-in-ones to management software that integrates devices seamlessly into work processes and IT environments. To support customers such as printing and industrial companies optimally with powerful and sustainable solutions, technology leader Konica Minolta invests continuously in research and development work and regularly sets new standards for the entire printing industry. Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe is represented by subsidiaries and distributors in more than 50 countries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). With 22,500 employees around the world, Konica Minolta Business Technologies earned net sales of over EUR 4.3 billion in financial year 2008/09. For further information about the company, visit Product images are available at Terms and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders and are hereby acknowledged.

Contact: Karl-Friedrich Edenhuizen Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe Phone: +49 (0)511 7404-377 Gesa Liss Ketchum Pleon GmbH Phone: +49 (0)711 210 99-421