INGEDE Symposium 2024

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INGEDE Symposium 2024 hybrid: online and on-location in Munich

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Paper for recycling, new raw materials, and new packaging:
What is recyclable and what is not?

The INGEDE Symposium
on Wednesday, March 13, 2024, 9:00 to 17:00

The recycling paper industry is in desperate need of raw materials – less newspapers, less advertising due to the corona pandemic, and increasing electronic communication lead to decreasing quantities of graphic 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 2024. 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 will be a hybrid event, with participation in Munich on location at Haus der Bayerischen Wirtschaft in Max-Joseph-Straße 5, Munich, as well as online. Either way, the participation fee will be 490 euros.

Soon, the program will also be available as a pdf here.

We look forward to your visit – in Munich and online!
Get together

On Tuesday night, all participants were invited to our Bavarian get-together from 18:00 on at Augustiner Klosterwirt, Augustinerstr 1 (opposite Frauenkirche, not “Augustiner am Dom”!).

INGDE Symposium 2024:
Let’s face the challenges in paper recycling together!

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Program

All presentation slides will be prepared in English, all presentations will be simultaneously translated (German to English or English to German)

The livestream will have original audio and simultaneous translation to choose from.

All presentations will be available for download for the participants of the symposium.

→ Abstracts and Bios
 

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Paper for Recycling – Availability and Supply

Welcome and Introduction
Andreas Rauscher, Chairman of INGEDE

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Wake-up call: Digital advertising without print brings losses, not added value
Anne-Katrin Kohlmorgen, TwoSides Germany

Discounters and specialist stores such as Rewe, Ikea, and Obi are giving up printed flyers, Adler is making a rueful return. What does the rest of the industry say?

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How does the Commission proposal affect the recycling industry, especially the deinkers?
Ulrich Leberle, CEPI, Brussels, Belgium

The European Commission has proposed a new packaging regulation, including targets for packaging avoidance and recycling. What impact could this have on paper collection and recyclability? What industry initiatives already exist?

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The future of fibre-based product packaging from the perspective of a global manufacturer
Jürgen Dornheim, Procter & Gamble

A global manufacturer shows how the necessary functions of packaging can be developed with innovative solutions that are also easy to recycle.

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Consequences from the change in the composition of paper for recycling
Johannes Rahm, AFRY Management Consulting, München

Immer weniger Altpapier steht für die Produktion von Recyclingpapier zur Verfügung, immer wieder schließen Papierkonzerne Werke, die Altpapier verarbeiten. Wie sieht der Rohstoff aus, der heute zur Verfügung steht, und was kann man daraus sinnvoll produzieren?

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Fibre composites in the paper recycling loop
Jürgen Belle, Munich University of Applied Sciences

Randbedingungen, Herausforderungen, …

Proposal for a revision of EU legislation on Packaging and Packaging Waste
on the EU Commission Website

European Council adopts position on Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation … (more)

→ Abstracts and Bios

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Sorting, changes in the raw material spectrum,
and alternative fibres
(Short presentations)

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ODiWiP becomes KIBAPap: AI-based assistance for operating a paper machine
Hanna Schwandt, Leipa, and Felix Hake, Consultingtalents AG

The abbreviation stands for “AI-based operator assistance system in the paper material cycle”. This assistance system offers an efficient way of monitoring the production process, recognising and rectifying quality problems at an early stage and maintaining the decision-making authority of the machine operators.

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Certification of sorting plants (ZAPSA): What have we learnt from the project?
Arne Krolle, PROPAKMA

Is the sorting of paper for recycling currently a stable, innovation-friendly business model? How can new technologies compensate for rising operating costs and the deterioration of paper from household collections?

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Rejects from the recycling of paper from mixed waste collections:
Analysis and potentials
Hannah Köhler and Alena Spies, RWTH Aachen

EnEWA proves: Paper fibres from mixed waste collections show higher proportions of impurities and non-paper compared to separate paper collection.

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Change in the raw material spectrum: hygiene paper from packaging
Stefan Finke, WEPA
Beige is the new green! WEPA produces the first premium-quality recycled tissue paper from packaging cardboard. The unbleached tissue paper is luxuriously soft, particularly absorbent and hygienically safe in all areas of application from towel and toilet paper to kitchen rolls.

Lunch Break
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Paper for recycling is getting worse – how can it still be turned into a good product?

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Non-wood fibres as alternative raw materials for packaging papers – Some insights into physical properties and recyclability
Fokko Schütt, Thünen-Institut and Friedrich Steffen, Universität Hamburg

Can virgin fibres be added to paper for recycling in order to produce packaging paper? The approaches range from the simple addition of grass to the production of chemical pulp from straw. The availability of such fibres will increase over the next few years.

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Alternative fibres and processing methods: Dry defibration
Tilo Gailat, TBP Future GmbH

How can the energy and water requirements of paper production be reduced in order to meet environmental challenges? Dry defibration is an innovative route to a bioeconomy with enormous potential for paper and board production.

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What makes our paper for recycling better, what causes problems? About blue receipts and green eco-labelling
Axel Fischer, INGEDE

After corona, environmental and climate protection is suddenly playing a major role in marketing. Manufacturers are vying for the attention of retailers and end customers in a variety of ways.

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Functional minerals to improve sustainability in the recycling process
Peter Biza and Michael Pietsch, Imerys Performance Minerals

Talc is the softest rock on earth, an extremely versatile mineral that is valued for its diverse properties for a wide range of applications. Water-based mineral barrier coatings offer sustainable and innovative solutions as an alternative to PE lamination for cardboard packaging.

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Solution approaches, technical developments

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Digitally record and control stickies in the deinking process
Gerald Krätschmer, c-square bioscience, Tulln, Austria

With suitable measuring equipment, c-square bioscience wants to make the nitrogen load in paper recycling visible online and thus optimise the dosing of appropriate process aids.

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Paper for recycling and digitalisation: tracking the bales
Erik van Rikxoort, IdentPro GmbH
It’s always the same problem: finding certain goods, knowing what is stored where and what stock is currently in production and where. What is used for containers or beverage pallets can also help with paper for recycling.

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Do we need a standardised recyclability test method?
Peter Hengesbach, StoraEnso, and Christian Trieb, PROPAKMA

Packaging manufacturers in particular are faced with this problem: in Europe alone, there are a variety of methods for assessing the recyclability of a fibre-based product. Since Brexit, England has also come up with a new assessment scheme. Will the new CEPI method help here?

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Identification of paper for recycling using camera systems
Edmund Coersmeier, Task9

Today, no new development can do without artificial intelligence – even in sorting of paper for recycling.

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Summary and Farewell

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Outlook, next INGEDE Symposium: in March 2025
Andreas Rauscher, Chairman of INGEDE

In case of any question, don’t hesitate to send us an e-mail!