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Image Microsystems e-Waste Recycler

June 24, 2010 08:00 ET

Image Microsystems Wins Interlog Service Supply Chain Award for Reverse Logistics Implementation

Image Microsystems' e-Waste Plastic Products Manufacturing Program Receives Honor -- Innovative Reverse Logistics Initiative Results in Creation of Microstrate™, Made From 100% Post-Consumer e-Waste Plastic -- Unique Material Designed for Use in "Green" Road Markers, Signage, and Other Applications

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - June 24, 2010) -  Image Microsystems -- a leading provider of technology restoration, reverse logistics, e-waste recycling, and recycled plastic products manufacturing -- announced today they have won the Interlog Reverse Logistics Implementation Award presented during the Interlog Summer Service Parts Supply Chain and Reverse Logistics Conference recently held in San Diego. 

For the first time in its twelve-year history, Interlog Summer hosted the Service Supply Chain Awards. Nominations were solicited for companies and individuals who have demonstrated innovation, leadership, and remarkable customer support during the past few challenging years. Judging was conducted by members of the Interlog Summer 2010 Advisory Board, which includes representatives from Nikon Precision, Durst Phototechnik AG North America, Glass House Technologies, Hewlett-Packard, and Apple, Inc.

"We are extremely honored to have received this important award," declared Alex Abadi, PhD, CEO of Image Microsystems. "MicroStrate™ is the culmination of years of research and millions of dollars in investment. Our program ensures that customers of our reverse logistics services such as consumer returns management, asset recovery, and recycling can rest assured that their end-of-life e-waste plastic does not end where it shouldn't. They can actually see and touch the products that are made from their e-waste," concludes Abadi.

Patent pending MicroStrate™ is a versatile material made completely of recycled e-waste plastic. Currently, most e-waste ends up in China or other developing countries. There it is improperly handled, releasing constant plumes of toxic pollution. In the US, many e-waste recyclers that claim to ethically recycle, actually ship their low-value e-waste to developing countries. Even those few US recyclers that do ethically recycle have a problem with the dirty e-waste plastic found in spent printer cartridges and computers, printers, and consumer electronics products. This plastic generally has no down-stream value, and as a result ends up in landfills. e-Waste plastic contains flame retardants and UV inhibitors, making it hazardous and literally non-biodegradable. Previous recycling technology innovation has been focused on salvaging metals for re-use. Little attention has been paid to the problem of e-waste plastic -- until now. The proprietary technology developed by Image Microsystems allows this dirty material to be compounded and pressed into a useable material -- MicroStrate™ -- for signage, traffic markers, and other outdoor products. No other reverse logistics provider has this type of technology currently in use.

About Image Microsystems, Inc.
Founded in 1992, Image Microsystems, Inc. is a reverse logistics and technology restoration leader dedicated to offering innovative solutions to eliminate the legal, financial, and environmental risk associated with information technology and consumer electronics reclamation, recycling, and disposal. For more information, visit the company's Web site at www.imagemicro.com.

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