INGEDE Symposium 2020

31 Years of INGEDE

Paper instead of plastic?
The new packaging regulation at the INGEDE Symposium

More packaging, less graphic paper, the new EU Ecolabel, and sustainable books

INGEDE invites you for the 29th INGEDE Symposium on 25 March 2020 at Haus der Bayerischen Wirtschaft in Munich – and more than 100 guests are expected to listen to recent achievements in the context of paper recycling and other exiting presentations.

The world of paper recycling and deinking meets in Munich every year: The INGEDE Symposium is the only international meeting covering all aspects from recyclability and paper recovery to the treatment of paper for recycling. With more white packaging entering the recycling stream, these fibres become increasingly interesting for deinkers: How can the paper industry benefit from the new packing legislation? is one of the questions to be answered.

A lower share of graphic products, an increased demand of white and brown paper based packaging, and a recycling target of 85 % directs the focus of the industry and of the stakeholders in the value chain on the recyclability of paper based packaging. INGEDE will therefore dedicate one complete session of the INGEDE Symposium to packaging. The lectures will cover the views of designers, users, collectors, and recycling mills as well as legal aspects.

The impact of these two trends on availability and quality as well as on collection and sorting concepts
will be addressed in an international panel discussion under the topic “Quo vadis, paper for recycling?

At the symposium, INGEDE will be even more focusing on the needs and interests of all members of the paper chain – in the morning, a plenary session with a keynote about sustainability in book printing and a presentationn on the new European Ecolabel will address the whole paper value chain. Then, two parallel sessions will offer more insight into current issues in the raw material regarding collection, advanced sorting, and inspection of paper for recycling; as well as into the recyclability of different printing products and how to deal with them in the deinking process, the challenges of newer printing processes and different kinds of certification of printed products.

Reaching a higher level in paper recycling – Together chances and challenges can be met!

Download the full programme here.

More information on the symposium and on the presentations is available on request.

The participation fee of 690 EUR (early bird: 590 EUR until 17 February 2020) includes lunch, get‐together, and conference documentation.

Conference languages: English and German with simultaneous translation.

19:00 h Get-together in the traditional Restaurant “Augustiner Klosterwirt”, Augustinerstraße 1, 80331 Munich

To register, please download, fill, and send us this form, thank you!

8:30 Registration with coffee​


Common morning session

Welcome and opening of Session 1
Thomas Krauthauf, Chairman of INGEDE

Global challenges for fibre supply
Marc Ehrlich, CEO Vipa Group Lausanne

Substainability in the paper value chain from a printer’s point of view
Christiann Aumüller, Aumüller Druck Regensburg

EU Ecolabel for printed matter and converted products: Revision 2019/2020
Malgorzata Kowalska, EU Commission

10:30 Coffee break


Sessions 2.1 and 2.2
14:30 Coffee break


Common afternoon session

Annual report, achievements of INGEDE
Thomas Krauthauf

Reliable and simple determination of stickies by NIR measurement – a new standard for
the paper industry?
Linus Friedrich, Voith
Jörg Hempel, PTS

Mineral oil free coldset inks – runability and deinkability
Philipp Stolper, Fogra and
Almut Reichart, Umweltbundesamt

Panel discussion
“Quo vadis, paper for recycling?”

Josef Augusta, Austria Paper Recycling
Marc Ehrlich
Ulrich Leberle, CEPI

Jean-François Robert, CITEO

Closure of the symposium
Thomas Krauthauf




Session 2.1

Paper based packaging I

Robin Huesman, LEIPA

Recyclability testing and beyond
Samuel Schabel, TU Darmstadt/PMV

Design of packaging and recyclability
Klaus Jahn, Weber Verpackungen

12:00–13:30 Lunch break​
Paper based packaging II

Increased quantity, quality, and recycling – (legal) conditions for a high quality utilisation
of paper based packaging

Markus Figgen, Avocado Rechtsanwälte

Design and recycling of future packaging solutions to secure fibre supply
Mikko Rissanen, UPM

Closure of the session
Robin Huesmann

14:30–15:00 Coffee break​


Session 2.2

Deinking process and
recyclability I

Axel Fischer, INGEDE

New results on the deinkability of UV prints
Hans-Joachim Putz, TU Darmstadt/PMV

The cooperation of paper and adhesives
Hermann Onusseit, Industrieverband Klebstoffe

12:00–13:30 Lunch break​
Deinking process and
recyclability II

Diversification of print products – new challenges for testing protocols
Andreas Faul, INGEDE
Axel Fischer

Supporting ink flotation by cavitation processes
Tiemo Arndt, PTS Heidenau

Closure of the session
Axel Fischer

14:30–15:00 Coffee break​