Thermal Printers from Zebra Technologies compliant with EU directive
for Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) by July 1, 2006
Vernon Hills, Ill., July 11, 2006-Zebra Technologies Corporation (Nasdaq: ZBRA), a global leader in on-demand printing solutions for business improvement, announced that as part of its commitment to the global environment, Zebra® thermal printers are in compliance with the European Union's (EU) Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive.
Zebra successfully introduced lead-free components into its product portfolio, not only to ensure uninterrupted product shipments for customers in Europe, but as part of its overall intention to help protect and preserve the earth's natural resources. In addition to reducing or eliminating the use of hazardous substances, Zebra's environmental policy includes conserving resources, reducing energy consumption, and designing for recycling.
"Our proactive steps to comply on a global scale reinforce Zebra's long-standing position as an environmentally responsible corporate citizen," said Ken Wasko, Zebra's vice president of corporate quality. "Designing and producing 'green' printers for the world market demonstrates our ongoing commitment to environmental excellence, while we continue to deliver the best-in-class quality and reliability that our customers have come to expect from Zebra printing solutions."
Zebra's RoHS-compliant printers span the entire product range from high performance label printers to compact and lightweight portable printers to on-demand plastic card printers. The "green" models include: the industrial Zebra Z Series, 105SL(TM), XiIIIPlus(TM) Series, Stripe(TM), S4M(TM) and PAX4(TM) Print Engines; QL, Cameo and RW series mobile printers; LP and TLP desktop models; and P110i, P120i and P330i card printers.
Initially shipping to EU countries, Zebra will continue to roll out RoHS-compliant parts and printers to the rest of the world throughout 2006.
More information about RoHS compliance and other environmental
initiatives at Zebra is available online at www.zebra.com/environment.
About Zebra Technologies
Zebra Technologies Corporation (Nasdaq: ZBRA) delivers innovative and reliable on-demand printing solutions for business improvement and security applications in 100 countries around the world. More than 90 percent of Fortune 500 companies use Zebra®-brand printers. A broad range of applications benefit from Zebra-brand thermal bar code, "smart" label and receipt printers, and plastic card printers, resulting in enhanced security, increased productivity, improved quality, lower costs, and better customer service. The company has sold more than five million printers, including RFID printer/encoders and wireless mobile solutions, as well as software, connectivity solutions, and printing supplies. Information about Zebra specialty printing solutions is at www.zebra.com.
Mary Jane McDonald