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Market Trends: Emerging Threat in the Toner Cartridge Supply Market, Worldwide, 2013

Published: 11 September 2013

ID: G00255165

Analyst(s): Tomoko Mitani, Yulan Li


Third-party manufacturers are making compatible toner cartridges using new high-tech parts and components. They are an emerging threat to not only original equipment manufacturers but also recycled-toner-cartridge remanufacturers.

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Market Trend

  • Users Seek Lower Print Costs Through Refilling Toner or Buying Third-Party Cartridges
    • OEMs' Actions
    • Remanufactured-Toner-Cartridge Manufacturers' Actions
    • Compatible-Toner-Cartridge Manufacturers' Actions
  • Buyers Trend
    • Toner Refilling More Common in Emerging Markets
  • Technology Trend
    • Polymerized and Crushed/Grinded Toners
    • Environmentally Friendly Toner Development

Vendors to Watch

  • Canon
  • Clover Technologies Group
  • Print-Rite
  • Ricoh
  • Zhuhai Seine Technology

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