Monday, November 27, 2006

Don't recycle just yet...use your paper again.

Toshiba has made a demonstration on this very interesting technology that allows the re-use of the same sheet of paper(-like) material up to 500 times.

This new printer, which will allow to reduce the use of paper and the amount of waste produced in big companies, uses a polyethylene-based plastic paper.

As it can be seen in the demo movie, the printer heats up the paper and the chemical reaction on the polyethylene allows manipulating the content on the paper, thus providing a way of erasing and printing new content on the same sheet.

Source: Peopleware (Portuguese)

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