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Environment

Soy Replaces Petroleum Toners

by Marc S. Reisch
August 31, 2009 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 87, ISSUE 35

A soy-based resin will make possible laser printer replacement toner cartridges that are 35% or more biobased. Battelle Memorial Institute, a nonprofit industrial research organization, developed the environmentally friendly vegetable toner with funding from the Ohio Soybean Council. Beginning in September, West Point Products will distribute recycled replacement cartridges for a number of Hewlett-Packard printers using the petroleum alternative soy toners made by Advanced Image Resources.

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