Cartridge remanufacturing is reaching a turning point. Although more cartridges are being remanufactured today than las year, profitability is not as many would like. Margins for SX-type cartridges are slim. In addition, penetrating the LBP-NX and LBP-EX business has been slower than was expected. Although BIS expects that remanufacturing will rebound, the state of the industry today exhibits the signs of being in a slump.
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