INGEDE Autumn Symposium 2020 on October 1st, hosted by Leipa in Schwedt/Oder


White Fibres are a valuable resource

Packaging protects. From touch, from dust, from moisture, from air, from damages. Modern packaging is multi‐talented. Especially if made of paper & board, especially in competition with plastic. Packaging is a valuable resource that has to be recycled to a high‐quality material. The conflict of objectives is pre‐programmed – functionality and appealing design on the one hand and the best possible recyclability on the other. Helping to ensure that white packaging remains in the white fibre cycle is a goal that INGEDE has set itself.

INGEDE will discuss issues in designing packaging for an optimum recyclability of white fibres with experts from authorities, research, paper mills, and users.

In addition, LEIPA offers a visit to the paper mill in the afternoon of September 30, 2020, with the new paper machine PM 5, launched in 2018.

It will also be possible to attend virtually by registering for the live stream provided with simultaneous translation!

Register now for the INGEDE Autumn Symposium!

Downlad the registration form here!

White fibres are a valuable resource!

Recyclable white packaging is just one step – how do I separate it from the other corrugated cardboard or grey board packaging, some of which are designed with a white top layer? Tobias Zirsch from the sorting system manufacturer REDWAVE will explain the challenge and possible solutions.

Further speakers will deal with the requirements of packaged goods, such as food, for packaging – and the requirements of the paper industry for a recyclable design.

A panel discussion “Design for the Circular Economy” will conclude the day.

So, where will you be on October 1st? On location in Schwedt or in front of your laptop?

September 30, 2020

15:30 h Guided tour to the LEIPA mill, visiting the mill with the new papermachine PM5 (operating since 2018), one of the most productive plants for  White Top Testliner from 100 percent paper for recycling

Get-together at Hotel Altstadtquartier (Brauwerk), Schwedt, dinner

October 1st, 2020

8:00 Registration, Coffee

Opening Remarks (Robin Huesmann)
Criteria for the evaluation of recylability (Almut Reichart, UBA)
Fibre based packaging as a meaningful alternative for plastic (Peter Désilets, Pacoon)
Die Initiative Papierverpackung des VDP (Martin Drews)
Das INFOR‐Projekt 214 im europäischen Kontext (Lydia Tempel und Samuel Schabel)
Möglichkeiten der Generierung einer Altpapiersorte „Weiße Verpackung“ (Tobias Zirsch)
Herausforderungen beim Altpapiereinsatz für höherwertige Papiere (Sandro Taske)

Podiumsdiskussion “Design für die Kreislaufwirtschaft

15:00 Virtueller Betriebsrundgang (Video mit Live-Kommentierung und Möglichkeit zu Rückfragen)

Almut Reichart



Martin Drews
Verband Deutscher Papierfabriken (VDP)

„Faserbasierte Verpackungen sind besonders ökologisch, da sie immer recyclierbar sind.“


Prof. Samuel Schabel
TU Darmstadt, PMV



Lydia Tempel
PTS Heidenau



Robin Huesmann
CIO Leipa Group GmbH

Wir müssen dem Verbraucher die Chance bieten, verstehen zu können, welche Papierverpackungen in die blaue und welche in die gelbe Tonne gehören.“


Tobias Zirsch

Leipa Conference Center
Kuhheide 34

Register with Ms. Berger, phone +49 (7142) 375 22 21, or via e-mail with this registration form (download here).

In order to secure the early booking discount, please register by 4 September 2020! Only in this way you can benefit from the special fee of 340 Euros. After 4 September, registration is still possible at the standard fee of 420 Euros.

In accordance with the requirements of the authorities in view of the Corona pandemic, safety measures must be taken into account for the event, which are constantly reviewed and, if necessary, need to be adjusted. At present, we expect an event with 50 guests on site to be possible, taking into account all applicable precautionary measures.

For those who cannot be on site, the event will be streamed live with English simultaneous translation on the internet. Following the lecture programme, a virtual mill tour will be implemented as a live commentary with the opportunity to answer questions from the online audience.

Recyclingpapier entlastet die Umwelt

• Der Prozesswasserbedarf ist zwei- bis siebenmal niedriger.
• Der Gesamtenergiebedarf ist zwei bis viermal niedriger.
• Papierrecycling durch eine regionale Altpapiersammlung bedeutet ein “Papier der kurzen Wege”.
• Die Ressource Holz wird geschont und steht für andere Nutzungen zur Verfügung. Die Flächenkonkurrenz wird somit vermindert.

Almut Reichart