Previous events with active participation of INGEDE

19-20 September 2018

IMI Europe Digital Printing Conference

Barcelona, Spain

In his presentation at the IMI Conference, Axel Fischer of INGEDE asked Is Inkjet Still a Challenge for Paper Recycling and Deinking?

Printers want to go green. Some think, water is green, just because it is water? It isn’t always.

Water soluble inks in printing are not necessarily environmentally friendly. Cheap dye-based inks dissolve during the recycling process, staining the fibre rather than leaving the mix in a process designed to remove 1) hydrophobic 2) ink particles.

Deinking has soap bubbles rise to the surface, pulling hydrophobic ink particles up and away. Here dyes and inks with hydrophilic small particles make a print behave like a red sock in a washing machine – staining all the fibres in the system, not just the one they are intended to colour.

Better systems are available: The presentation gave an idea how to do it. You can download the pdf here.

Photos: Tim Phillips, IMI

“Healthy Printing Symposium 2018” in Lüneburg, 14. September 2018

On behalf of INGEDE, Thomas Krauthauf gave a presentation on
Recycling of Graphic Paper Products – Challenges and Trends” (download pdf here).

24.–25. April 2018

PTS-Fachtagung “Altpapier im Fokus”


  • Altpapier als Rohstoff für die Papierindustrie
  • Altpapier-Stoffaufbereitung in der Papierfabrik

Mit einem Vortrag von Andreas Faul zum Thema “Bewertung der Deinkbarkeit – Modernisierte Methode und neue Ergebnisse” (pdf zum Download)

October 4–6, 2017


International Scientific Conference on Print and Media Technology for junior scientists and PhD students

Chemnitz, Germany

For INGEDE, Andreas Faul presented on the Recyclability of printed paper products, download the pdf here.

iarigai Fribourg

10–13 September 2017

44th International IARIGAI Conference

Advances in Printing and Media Technology – From Printing to Manufacturing

Fribourg, Switzerland

IARIGAI the premier annual conference covering all aspects of printing and media technology

Axel Fischer of INGEDE gave a presentation on New Printing Processes – Challenges for Paper Recycling

(Download pdf of presentation here)

On behalf of INGEDE, Axel Fischer gave a presentation on
UV Inks, Nano Inks, Indigo and Inkjet − Known and New Challenges for the Deinking Process” (download pdf here, 5,5 MB).