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Industry First--Fuji Xerox's Color Digital
Multifunction Devices/Printers Earn Minister of Economy,
Trade and Industry Prize at the Eco Products Awards

Acclaimed as Outstanding Products in
Energy/Resource Conservation and CO2 Emission Reductions




TOKYO, December 13, 2007 ? Color digital multifunction devices/printers of Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. won the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) Prize in the Eco Products Category at the 4th Eco Products Awards sponsored by the Eco Products Awards Promotion Council, which marks the first time in the industry.

The five models that won the award include the ApeosPort-III C3300 / C2200, DocuCentre-III C3300 / C2200, color digital multifunction machines, as well as the DocuPrint C2250, a color printer, which were released on November 21, 2007, targeting the office market.

With the overriding aim of reducing CO2 emissions and responding to such issues as the depletion of oil and other resources, these five models utilize a newly developed biomass plasticNote: 1 that comprises more than 30 percent of plant (corn)-derived constituent by weight in the moving part of the machine (drum cover), which is the industry first. This enables an approximately 16 percent reductionNote: 2 in CO2 emissions during the production process compared with when using traditional plastics (ABS plastics). As another industry first, these machines incorporate lead-free shafts in parts for the output unit, including the paper feeder, while also utilizing halogen-free plastic materials.

In terms of energy-saving performance, an energy-efficient controller, high-efficiency lamp as well as temperature-controlling technology realized reduced power consumption in the sleep mode to under 1.5 watts. In addition, the integration of a LED printhead that uses a light-emitting diode (LED) as a light source enables more compactNote: 3 and lighter machines compared with ones utilizing laser Raster Optical Scanner (ROS) system. The use of the LED printhead also contributes to low-noise operation without the need for a motor to rotate the polygon mirror.

In unceasing efforts to create environmentally conscious products, Fuji Xerox proactively promotes initiatives for conserving energy and resources throughout the entire product lifecycle. These measures include reviewing all components beginning with materials, implementing product designs premised on component reuse as well as building a recycling system. The numerous and every possible environmental technologies incorporated into the products as well as Fuji Xerox’s long-standing corporate stance of contributing to the recycling-oriented society led the company to receive the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Prize.

Fuji Xerox continues to develop new technologies and products that contribute to environmental conservation for society and customers.

Note 1 Biomass plastic products that contain more organic resource (plant, etc.) -derived substances than specified quantities as constituent ingredients of plastic
Note 2 As a result of Fuji Xerox’s own Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
Note 3 About 1/40 in terms of volume ratio

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