• SmartCycle
    Epson's ideas for low-impact manufacturing

Use Dry Fiber Technology to give value to things that were once disposed of as waste and to achieve low-impact manufacturing

Using every means to solve societal issues with you, no matter where.

This is the world we seek, the SmartCycle vision.

Won’t you join us in thinking about how people will live in the future?

Epson, a leader in printers, thought about what happens to printer paper after it is used.

That got us wondering whether we might be able to return this paper to a raw material state for reuse.

To realize this idea, we developed Dry Fiber Technology. We began using these fibers to produce the absorbent ink pads that are used in Epson printers to catch ink that is not used on printed pages.

This was the first step toward achieving low-impact manufacturing.

We used that technology to create the world's first dry-process office papermaking system, the PaperLab A-8000. This compact system is being used by our customers to recycle paper resources right in the office.

This technology has boundless potential to change the world for the better, whether through the development of efficient systems that enable users to recycle and reuse their manufacturing wastes or through the utilization of materials that formerly could not be recycled.