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Giving Shape to Ideas at Eco-Products 2012 in Japan
-- Konica Minolta's Environmental Technologies Bring Smart Ideas to Life --

Tokyo (December 4, 2012) - Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc. (Konica Minolta) will be exhibiting at Eco-Products 2012 (December 13-15, 2012), one of the largest environmental exhibitions in Japan, held at Tokyo Big Sight.

The theme for the fourteenth Eco-Products is “The Greener, The Smarter - The Future We Will Choose.” The annual exhibition has drawn a lot of attentions, as diverse stakeholders visit and exhibit at the show and share initiatives or solutions that address environmental issues on a global scale.

This year, under the Communication Message “Giving Shape to Ideas,” the Konica Minolta Group will showcase its initiatives to contribute to the sustainable earth and society by sharing challenges faced by the customers and society and providing new solutions with environmentally-friendly products and services for businesses and homes. Across the globe, the Group has been actively developing the “Three Green Activities*” to meet the goals set in its long-term environmental vision “Eco Vision 2015.” The Green Products Certification System is now in its second year, bringing more and more environmentally-sound products for customers. Green Products and Green Products Plus are internally certified to be highly environmentally considerate. Through Konica Minolta's proprietary core technologies, these products are designed and manufactured to meet energy- and resource-saving needs in the general public and contribute to greener society.

Konica Minolta's exhibition will include multi-functional peripherals (MFPs) and business solutions, including supporting technologies, that help reduce environmental footprint in workplaces, and functional films suitable for eco-friendly and comfortable homes and offices. In the next-generation lighting technology zone, a unique creative work of Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) lighting, “Lighting That Breathes,” through collaboration with a washi paper* designer will be exhibited, along with many other presentation of environmentally-friendly lighting technologies.

* Three Green Activities: Green Products Certification System, Green Factory Certification System and Green Marketing Activities
** washi paper: traditional hand-made paper

Overview of Eco-Products 2012

Dates December 13 (Thu.) - December 15, 2012
Venue Tokyo Big Sight (Tokyo International Exhibition Center)
Organized by Japan Environmental Management Association for Industry (JEMAI)
Nikkei Inc.
Expected number of exhibitors 711
Expected number of visitors 185,000 (181,487 in 2011)

Outline of Konica Minolta Booth

Booth No. 3-048, East 3 Hall
Exhibition contents Long-Term Environmental Vision and Three Green Activities Zone
Green Products certified products
Eco-Office Solutions Zone
OPS (Optimized Print Services) and environmentally-friendly solutions, environmental technologies for MFPs
Next-Generation Lighting Technology Zone
OLED lighting technology, LED lighting technology, “Lighting of the Future” Project
Functional Film Zone
Heat insulation film and its performance
Planetarium Show

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