Top 10 News Stories Impacting Imaging Supplies in June 2021
You can watch the InTouch TV News bulletin. The top three news stories this month are:
- Dinglong team leaders gear up to disrupt the imaging supplies industry;
- Toxic cartridges found in the Netherlands; an
- Ninestar quits the 337 trade investigation in the USA.
Chinese based companies which are part of the Dinglong Group are all pumped up and ready to take on all competitors following a 3-day trek into the Gobi desert. 34 leaders from Dinglong, Mito, Speed, ReTech, Chipjet and Printwell marched 88 kilometres in the middle of summer in order to bond closer together. They are positioning the group to be the one-stop-shop choice for global buyers of ink, toner, reman and newbuild cartridges.
Chinese printer cartridge manufacturers and remanufacturers have been quick to respond to news that aftermarket supplies have been found containing hazardous substances in Europe. The Netherlands Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate claimed to have tested 35 private label toners and found four contained too high a concentration of a banned flame-retardant.
Lawyers representing Ninestar, its Static Control subsidiary and its US distributors, have advised the US International Trade Commission they will withdraw from the 337 investigation requested by Canon. In a brief statement, the companies said they do not believe they have infringed any valid, enforceable patents, and will meet Canon head-on in the US Federal Court.
And in brief…
- Following doubts raised in 2020 over some remanufactured and new-build compatible toner cartridges for use in HP printers, Ninestar and its G&G brand have been told their products comply with all environment laws following rigorous testing by Dutch authorities.
- Zhuhai based Polytoner Image has won a legal dispute with Diamond Office Equipment over its best selling Green Combo trademark and brand in the United Arab Emirates.
- China-based HYB has beaten 36 Russian and 17 international brands to win two best brands awards in the international Open Quality Printing Contest run by Information Agency Business-Inform and AQCMS in Russia.
- A new outbreak of Covid-19 in Guangdong province in southern China has caused acute congestion at the region’s ports and manufacturers warn there could be delays in products being shipped to foreign ports.
- Patent lawyer Helen Duan has told over 100 Chinese company leaders there is no shortcut: and innovation is the only key to avoiding costly patent lawsuit disputes if aftermarket cartridge manufacturers are to prosper in the future.
- A number of companies have launched new products including:
- a cartridge-free photo printer from G&G, and
- new non-battery replacement chips for Brother cartridges from China-based Chipjet.
This month’s English edition of RT ImagingWorld magazine focuses upon color.
STMC trainer Coenie Greyling from South Africa is on the front cover.
At the same time, our Latin American based partner Gustavo Molinatti has published our Spanish language edition.
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