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Toray and Canon Develop Bio-Based Plastic Exterior Part

12:05 AM MDT | October 14, 2010 | Deepti Ramesh

Toray Industries and Canon (Tokyo) says they have jointly developed the industry’s largest exterior part made using bio-based plastic. The part will be used in Canon multifunction office systems for production printing. Compared with conventional petroleum-based plastic, the new bio-based plastic developed by Canon and Toray offers a reduction in manufacturing-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of about 20%, the companies say. Plant-derived bio-based plastics, which curb increases in CO2 and decrease the consumption of oil resources, offer material...

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