The reason why Brother does not coat its printers
Brother's "Coatless Surface Technology", has decreased the environmental load caused by coating. In the pursuit of innovation, our development team has shown great creativity and enthusiasm towards a coatless surface technology with a glossy finish. Let us take a look at the challenges the engineers faced to maintain a balance between design, eco-friendliness, and functionality.
A further step towards environmental protection
Since 2009 we have used the coatless surface technology to finish the printers, and reduced the VOC (volatile organic compound) emissions. Furthermore, Brother has worked on maintaining the balance between eco-friendliness and design along with the integration of the exterior parts with the functioning parts, while maintaining a high-quality exterior appearance.
Design and functionality standing side by side
In the integration of exterior parts and functional parts, the creation of components with a high-quality finish was a result of reconsidering the resin applied, refining the metal which makes the texture of the product itself, and other factors. For the document cover, which is expected to be perfectly flat, design simulations were carried out through computers, detailed adjustments of the metal were made, and many other actions were carried out within the trial manufacturing period.
The engineers' challenges keep coming.
As well as being able to contribute to the environment, Brother can cut many costs through application of the "Coatless Surface Technology". Brother's printers are found in offices and homes all around the world. This is one reason why Brother always keeps eco-friendliness, functionality, and price in mind.
A Video of Brother’s Environmental Activities
Through the power of film, we bring you various conservation activities supported by Brother, from all corners of the earth.
Brother's "Coatless Surface Technology"
When beauty meets environmental consciousness
Brother's printers, continually keeping the environment in mind. Brother is committed to our way of production: creating all printers* with coatless parts, since 2009. Accordingly, our contributions to VOC reduction and energy saving at the time of manufacturing were realized, leading to the development of our “Coatless Surface” technology. Brother successfully created a wide range of coatless printers with a high-quality exterior appearance, resulting in an improvement both in design and eco-friendliness.
* All inkjet, laser printers and all-in-one printers released after 2009, excluding garment printers (as of March 2013)
World’s first Blue Angel certifications
The Blue Angel eco-label system is operated by the German Federal Environmental Agency, the RAL gGmbH, and certain other organizations. In 2008, Brother’s inkjet all-in-ones were acknowledged as the world’s first Blue Angel certifications by meeting what were at the time the current standards.
Caring for the environment
through electric energy
Brother has been taking on new challenges in many of the new business fields, and we are now entering the electric energy industry.
The technological revolution
The industrial sewing machine - supporting our clothing lifestyle. Working without compromise and making products to keep our customers satisfied. These ideas bring about new standards.
Expanding the Technology All over the World
through Developing Recyclable Toner Cartridges.
As a manufacturer of printers, it is our mission to recycle toner cartridges. This page introduces the recycling technology developed by Brother.
We achieved the ideal air flow
by using tailored simulation technology.
Our compact yet eco-friendly printer.It is the embodiment of our persistence in pursuing the ideal air flow.
Brother’s Joint Project among
Three Countries - Package Design Optimization.
Aiming to resize the package while maintaining its strength, Brother has achieved the optimal solution - a remarkably quality packaging.
A Faster Rotation Rate
While Saving Energy - This is What We Achieved.
Brother’s innovative way to achieve the highest rotation rate among home sewing machines while reducing the electricity consumption.
Brother’s Manufacturing Factories
Where Our Energy-Saving Philosophy is Embodied.
Aiming to reduce CO2 emissions, Brother takes measures at our eco-conscious manufacturing factories which called Eco Factories.
Brother's Energy-saving Technology is
Similar to Technology Employed in Eco-friendly Cars.
In order to significantly reduce CO2 emissions and power consumption, Brother has developed Power Regeneration technology.
Taking Up the Challenge of "Zero Standby Power".
In order to reduce standby power consumption as much as possible, Brother’s engineers are devoted to creating innovative technologies.
Let us share with you our human and environment-friendly products.