Safe plastics, say NO to "Excessive DecaBDE"

2019-01-10 14:17:13

Recently there is news of "Excessive DecaBDE” reported to the new compatible products from several different suppliers and even some leading industrial suppliers couldn’t avoid being involved in this issue.


As the manufacturer specialized in empty cartridges for copiers, HYB concern and witness the changes of the market. In the past 5 years, some manufacturers noticed the potential of copier imaging supplies and developed their molds and tooling to produce empty cartridges and supplied to some filling companies who don’t care the quality of the products. These manufacturers focus on the market of low cost so they started to look for all the possible means to press down cost of material and manufacture. As a result, high concentrations of decabromodiphenyl ether (DecaBDE), a toxic flame retardant is within certain new-build cartridges. These new-build cartridges contain a variety of different plastics and increased recyclates which can affect the melting point of the plastic and its flexibility. These product and design variations make remanufacturing complex and cost prohibitive and disposing of cartridges with higher levels of decaBDE could be problematic.


HYB concern about the quality of the cartridges we produce as well as the raw material we have been using to produce our empty cartridges. All material from our suppliers have to go through a series of testing especially designed for plastic products such as standard GB/T 1033, 3682, 3398, 9341, 1040, 1634, 1843 and we make sure of the index of Hexavalent Chromium, Total Bromine, Cadmium, Mercury and Pb are in line with the standard.

The purpose of our competitors when they are selecting material like ABS, HI, PE is determined by cost while HYB is dedicated in offering a products with quality and safety.

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