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TONER DISPENSE SYSTEM - BIODEGRADABLE TONER POUCH

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027554D
Original Publication Date: 1997-Oct-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-08

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Proposed is a method for packaging and delivering toner comprising placing manufactured toner or developer into a durable yet biodegradable plastic, or equivalent, pouch. The pouch is shipped to the end user who then places or drops the pouch into an empty toner or developer dispenser which acts as a holder support and containment means. Alternatively, the end user can manually transfer the contents of the pouch to the existing toner or developer dispenser. The pouch can be constructed with, for example, a multi-layer co-extrusion of starch based polymer. Advantages include reducing manufacturing costs, and reducing the volume of solid waste, compared to conventional blow molded toner and developer bottles.