What is REMANUFACTURING?
Remanufacturing is reusing and refilling printer toner cartridges so they can be used again. Cartridges are disassembled, expertly cleaned, all necessary parts are replaced, and high-quality toner is added. The cartridges are then thoroughly tested and upon passing inspection, packaged for distribution. Remanufactured cartridges produce excellent results since they contain the same high-quality components used in original equipment cartridges and are LESS COSTLY!
Every remanufactured cartridge is one fewer going directly to the landfill. Many companies today choose to be environmentally sensitive, yet their main reason for using remanufacture cartridges is to save money. Most remanufactured cartridges cost 30% to 50% less than Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) cartridges and are comparable in quality and reliability. In fact, many remanufactured cartridges will last longer than a new cartridge because they contain up to 20% more toner than an OEM cartridge. In short, printer toner cartridges don't need to be so expensive.
No manufacturer or remanufacturer can guarantee a cartridge will never fail, but there is little chance a toner cartridge could ever affect the functionality of a printer. OEMs often claim a non-OEM cartridge may damage your printer, but this is to protect the OEM's profit margin. Because a remanufactured cartridge maintains the same high quality standards as an OEM cartridge, we promise to repair any possible cartridge related damage.
Remanufacture vs. Recycle, the Better Choice!
Remanufacturing saves energy! Last year approximately two million cartridges were remanufactured, conserving about one gallon of oil for each two new cartridges.
Remanufacturing also requires less energy than recycling the same toner cartridge. Why? Recycling converts the cartridge back into raw material which is then used to manufacture a new product whereas remanufacturing captures a large percentage of the resources from the original cartridge, including the added value of the labor and energy.
Many consumers are familiar with the Recycling Number System. These numbers range from "One" (the most recyclable), to "Seven" (the most difficult to recycle). Most laser cartridges are rated "Seven" because they contain "mixed resin plastics." Estimates are that only 5% to 10% of the plastics in this category are actually recycled.
Remanufacturing is the best way to save products from the landfill. Remanufactured cartridges are cleaned, quality replacement parts are installed and the cartridge is refilled, using the majority of the original plastic parts. For every cartridge that is remanufactured, over one pound of plastics are withheld from the waste stream.