INGEDE Symposium 2022

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Years of INGEDE

INGEDE Symposium 2022 hybrid: online and on location in Munich


 

Paper after Corona:
Lack of raw material; environmental aspects becoming more important

INGEDE Symposium 2022 on Wednesday, 9 March

The recycling paper industry needs raw material – fewer newspapers, less advertisement due to the Corona pandemic and increased electronic communication lead to decreasing amounts of paper for recycling.

Also, too much of the paper for recycling bypasses the sorting plant and thus the deinking mills, going directly into packaging – here due to the “Amazonitis” the demand is ever rising.

Complex composite packaging is often not recyclable and therefore not sustainable, even if it is fibre-based. And especially white fibres should stay where they generate the highest value. Even if sorting means effort, sorting is necessary to keep white fibres available for new white, graphic paper; for hygiene papers and white top liners – and to keep it from downcycling.

Availability and quality are the key issues for the INGEDE Symposium 2022. Expert speakers will show options for future sustainable raw material management: By certifying sorting plants to avoid costly refusals and negotiations, by certifying paper and print products for optimum recyclability, and by developing sorting technologies to save more white fibres for the white cycle.

The INGEDE Symposium has been a hybrid event, with participation in Munich on location at Haus der Bayerischen Wirtschaft in Munich as well as online.

On Tuesday night, all participants were invited to our Bavarian get-together at Augustiner Klosterwirt, Augustinerstr 1.

Let’s face the challenges in paper recycling together!

 

PROGRAM
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Abstracts and Bios

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Availability of Paper for Recycling

8:30–10:15

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Introduction:
Why are deinkers running out of white recycled fibers?
The way to more sustainability in the circular economy
Thomas Krauthauf, INGEDE

The supply bottleneck was and is not due to the insufficient collection of used graphic products. The downcycling of white graphic products into brown packaging products, especially from the collection in private households, is responsible for this. This development would not be necessary …

Presentation (pdf)

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How Successfully Does CITEO Steer Recycling?
Magali Frontero, Ecophyse, France

From Eco Emballage and Ecofolio to Citeo.
What is the difference between the collection systems in France and Germany?

Presentation (pdf)

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Survey on separate collection and EPR schemes
Ulrich Leberle, CEPI, Brussels, Belgium

Cepi is promoting the collection of paper and board separate from other recyclables and residual waste. EPR schemes are seen as a promising tool to increase the circularity of the European economy. Cepi has surveyed the status of separate collections in the Member States and key parameters of their EPR schemes.

Presentation (pdf)

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Keynote:
LCA Graphic and Hygiene Papers
Almut Reichart, Federal Environmental Authority (UBA), Berlin, Germany

The last LCA for graphic paper conducted by the German Environment Agency was published in 2000. The central result: “It is much more environmentally friendly to produce graphic papers from recycled fibres than to use virgin fibres from wood as a raw material.” Is this still valid?

Presentation (pdf)

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Coffee break
10:15–10:45

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More revenue and fewer returns: Certification of sorting plants
Arne Krolle, INGEDE, Germany

The assessment of sorting enables modern sorting techniques and allows comparison of national and international recyclable material quality. Expanding the resources of recycled fibres can improve the bottlenecks of available fibres within the EU and also in the recovery of further sorting streams.

Presentation (pdf)

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Challenges in the Operation of Sorting Plants from an Operator’s Point of View
Detlef Thom, ROWE GmbH, Nürnberg, Germany

The conditions of the recovered paper market are changing rapidly. In view of this, the question arises as to what demands will be placed on a recovered paper sorter in the medium to long term. Besides these questions of change, investment security also plays a considerable role.

Presentation (pdf)

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No more paper for recycling for graphic paper, hygiene paper and white top liner – what can we do?
Jürgen Belle, Institute for Paper Engineering and Bio Fibres, Munich University of Applied Sciences, Germany

For some years now, the quantities of paper produced have been shifting significantly from graphic papers to packaging papers. This is accompanied by a change in the availability of better grades of recovered paper on the market.

The presentation will discuss strategies for alternative raw material supply instead of better grades of recovered paper that are on the market or under development. The aspects of sustainability and recyclability will be considered as well as the necessary process technology and the price situation.

Presentation (pdf)

Lunch Break

12:00–13:30

Abstracts and Bios

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Printing, Converting, and Recyclability

13:30–15:00

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Keynote:
Market, development, challenges, and sustainability of flyers and brochures
Dr.-Ing. Ralph Dittmann, WKS Druckholding GmbH, Germany

Despite the internet with newsletters and advertising mails, brochure advertising holds its own – and is still one of the most important advertising media. Printed advertising: effective and sustainable!? Is that possible?

Presentation (pdf)

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INGEDE studies on the deinkability of brochures and flyers
Dennis Voß, Steinbeis Papier

Decreasing whiteness and problems in achieving the target values for deinking at all – is there a connection with the increasing proportion of advertising printed matter in recovered paper with a lot of ink on thin paper?

Presentation (pdf)

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Mineral oils in coldset printing inks – IGF‐Projekt 21646 N
Philipp Stolper, Fogra

Since 2016, Fogra has been working on a project funded by the German Bundesumweltamt to introduce mineral oil-free coldset inks to the market. The aim of the research project was to develop two ink series to such an extent that their permanent use in printing plants would be possible …

Presentation (pdf)

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White fibre-based packaging – Suitable raw material for deinking mills?
Peter Hengesbach, Stora Enso

Deinking mills have been facing shortages of suitable raw material due to declining production of graphic paper. White fibre-based packaging in the future is a potential raw materialfor the deinking mills.

But how can the suitability of individual packaging be assessed in lab scale? The 4Evergreen alliance and INGEDE have been working on this.

Presentation (pdf)

Coffee Break

15:05–15:25

Ideas, Approaches, and Solutions

15:25–16:45 hrs

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A first insight into the EnEWA‐Project: How material stream analyses help to identify the potential for recyclable paper (online presentation)
Alena Spies, RWTH Aachen, Germany

The EnEWA research project pursues the goal of returning paper fibres from mixed waste collections to the paper cycle in the sense of a circular economy.

Presentation (pdf)

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Good recovered paper? Bad recovered paper? Specific paper for recycling via digitalisation – the ODiWiP Project
Detlef Eichhorn, Consultingtalents

“Optimisation through digitalisation of the recyclables cycle in the paper industry”, based on the use of state-of-the-art AI tools.

Presentation (pdf)

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Comparison of large-scale characterisation of the quality of PfR using computer vision and gravimetrics
Victor Reutenauer (Fotonower)

Working in a French sorting plant for one year, Fotonower collected 800.000 images and data from 250 manual gravimetric inspections to evaluate with their in-house AI software

Presentation (pdf)

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Tork PaperCircle – closing the loop for paper hand towels
Anne-Katrin Klar (Essity)

Tork PaperCircle is a unique, award-winning, circular service that turns waste into new resources while reducing carbon emissions for paper hand towels.

Presentation (pdf)

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Conclusion and Goodbye

16:40 hrs

Outlook, Next INGEDE Symposium
Thomas Krauthauf, INGEDE

Abstracts and Bios

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