The PaperLab office papermaking system “promises to revolutionize office recycling by securely destroying documents and turning them into office paper using a dry process.” Seiko Epson Corporation has made the world’s first papermaking machine that turns shredded waste into paper without using water. The paper can be printed in various sizes and thicknesses from office paper to paper that is colored and scented. The prototype was demoed at Eco-Products 2015 in Tokyo. Epson aims to give new value to paper and stimulate recycling.
PaperLab Features include: office-based recycling process, secure destruction of confidential documents, high-speed production of various types of paper and environmental performance.
PaperLab technology starts by fiberizing waste paper into long, think cottony fibers that completely destroys the documents. Then, the fiberized material gets different binders added to increase paper strength. Lastly, pressure forming technology allows the user to control the paper density, thickness, and size of paper.
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