Global News / History – 2010
The dry washing technology story: Real success rests on three axes
Ricoh has developed dry washing equipment to remove solder flux fixed on flow palettes quickly, without emitting waste fluid; the company introduced it to a full-fledged mass-production plant in China in October 2009. This new equipment was developed based on Ricoh’s proprietary dry washing technology that was introduced in 2006 to help remove toner from parts during recycling of products. This equipment, which significantly reduces environmental impact, workload and cost was made possible by close coordination between R&D and production. This is the story of how the equipment was born.