Russian Authority Explains Chinese-made Cartridge Rejection
Dr Stanislav Malinskiy (pictured), head of the Russian information agency Business-Inform has explained why the Russian government and large corporate buyers are rejecting hundreds of thousands of Chinese-made cartridges.
“During October-December 2018, research was undertaken in Russia on the levels of toxicity of the most popular cheap models of New-Built Cartridges (NBCs) being sold into the Russian market. It has been revealed that most models contain toxic contaminations. The share of decaBDE is between 2000 and 18,000 mg/kg.”
Malinskiy added, “The experts from Information Agency “Business-Inform” have estimated out of the 13.9 million NBCs imported into Russia in 2018, more than 9.3 million had decaBDE readings of between 2000 and 18,000 mg/kg. The results of this research were reported to the Russian government, as well as to the heads of many large Russian businesses and organizations, buyers of compatible cartridges. According to the Stockholm Convention of 2001, and ratified by Russia in 2011, such products are categorized as ‘Persistent Organic Pollutants’.”
Dr Malinskiy said it is not surprising to learn that some Russian businesses (knowing already of the low-quality associated with new-built cartridges), once they received the information regarding the possible toxicity of those cartridges, decided to re-direct their procurement activities towards more expensive cartridges with higher levels of printing quality and environmental friendliness.
“Such a tendency really exists. That is why in July-August 2019 a range of leading Russian cartridge distributors, members of AQCMS, declared that they begin supplying higher quality and more ecologically safe brands of compatible cartridges. As to the legal control of laser cartridges’ quality and environmental sustainability, there have been created and registered several methods of Russian standardized testing, LEM.”
RT Media broke the news of the hundreds of thousands of cartridges being rejected in favor of remanufactured cartridges from the European Union.
Malinskiy and Dr Tatiana Kashinskaya (pictured right), General Director of Laboratory of Electrography Ltd. will talk to Chinese companies about the new Russian Standardized Test Method (LEM) at the RemaxWorld Expo & Summit on October 18 in Zhuhai China.
Malinskiy says he and Dr Kashinskaya will share a report on Russian market trends in 2018-2019; LEM – the first Russian print quality assessment methodology; the best brands in the Russian market; and changes in the Russian market in 2020-2021.