Already Five Partners for Closer Cooperation Within the Paper ChainThe fast developments in paper products composition and printing technologies require appropriate reactions by the paper industry, especially in the field of recycling and deinking – and therefore there is an increased need of project funding. The recyclability of old and new types of printed products has to be monitored, the collection and sorting of paper for recycling has to be improved and discussed wih the respective industries, and the deinking process itself has to be checked for possibilities to become automated and more efficient. In order to achieve all this, closer cooperation by partners in the paper chain is neessary. INGEDE has decided to invite all members of the paper chain who commit themselves to support deinking and deinkability of paper products, to participate in the new INGEDE Partner Programme. Partners are welcome to participate in technical discussions within INGEDE, and in return provide some financial contribution for project funding. The partnership involves different levels of contribution and involvement (Gold, Silver, and Bronze levels).
At the INGEDE Symposium, INGEDE was able to welcome the first partners; in the meantime there are three Silver Partners (ROWE Gesellschaft für Rohstoffhandel, Wertstoffrecycling, Entsorgung mbH; Solenis Switzerland GmbH, and Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG) and two Bronze Partners (Entsorgungstechnik Bavaria GmbH and PROPAKMA GmbH) who not only support common research but also e. g. have access to first-hand information in the meetings of INGEDE’s Working Groups.