Epson, a leading manufacturer of inkjet printers, digital printing systems and projectors, unveiled its office-based papermaking system called PaperLab to promote circular economy as part of its commitment to sustainable businesses in Southeast Asia, including the Philippines.
PaperLab, which was one of the highlights during the launching of Epson Southeast Asia’s new regional headquarters at Alexandra TechnoPark, Singapore on Wednesday, is an office-based papermaking system that uses the unique Dry Fiber Technology.
Dry Fiber Technology means it does not use water during the process, unlike traditional paper recycling methods. PaperLab can enable businesses to reduce environmental impact by recycling used paper. It can also upcycle and give added value to the new paper by customizing the output in terms of thickness, size and color.
As the process involves three stages: defibrating, binding and forming, it can securely destroy confidential documents.
PaperLab will be available in Singapore this year and will subsequently be launched in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand.
Aside from PaperLab, the Solution Centers at Alexandra TechnoPark houses Epson’s full range of B2B products including its line of business inkjet printers, scanners, point of sales (POS) solutions, projectors, and large format printers for industrial label, photographic, signage and textile printing.
“In the current pandemic and with the growing preference for products that are better for the environment, we will focus on collaborating with our stakeholders to drive sustainability through our products and solutions,” said Tomoki Ueyama, president and director of Epson Philippines Corp.
With the move to Epson’s new Southeast Asia headquarters and the arrival of PaperLab in Singapore, Epson strengthens its campaign on educating partners and customers about sustainable solutions as the way forward to greener and more environmentally conscious communities across the region.
“The move to our new regional headquarters represents three things: first, it shows Epson’s continued confidence in Singapore as a regional business hub. Second, our commitment to transforming the way businesses work across Southeast Asia through products and solutions that offer both productivity and sustainability. Third, this move brings sustainable choices closer to our customers in the region,” said Siew Jin Kiat, regional managing director of Epson Singapore Headquarters.
“Sustainability is imperative in today’s business economy and by choosing Epson, they are also choosing better for the environment, so they win in two ways–on higher productivity and lower environmental impact. We have made it simpler for our customers to lower their carbon footprint,” he said.
Siew emphasized how climate change and global warming greatly impact society, and how Epson Southeast Asia will work with the Singapore government and NGOs in the region to co-create sustainability and engage businesses in conversation.
One example is Epson’s collaboration with National Geographic to raise public awareness on climate change, specifically how the melting permafrost in the Arctic affects the entire planet and how choosing sustainable technology can minimize our impact on the environment.
“As we move forward on this journey to a low-carbon society, we look to inspire, educate and motivate businesses across Southeast Asia to operate more sustainably by working closely with our other local Epson offices across the region,” he said.
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