Optimally equipped for deinking challenges
Deinking – the removal of printing inks from waste paper such as newspapers and other printed products – is essential when it comes to conserving resources and promoting recycling. Producing just one tonne of recycled paper can save 17 trees, 5,443 litres of oil (1,438 gallons), 4,000 kilowatts of energy, 100,313 litres of water (26,500 gallons), 2.7 cubic metres of landfill space and 700 kg of CO2 emissions.The difficulty, however, lies in the changing composition of recovered paper, not least because of increasing digitalisation in the paper manufacturing and a shift in purchasing behaviour towards the digital market. Also, the volume of cardboard in the plant’s infeed material is increasing sharply – rising from 25% to almost 50%.
Jürgen Koppitz concludes "Our goal is to increase both the quantity and the quality of the output material and to ensure contaminant content doesn’t exceed 3%. We are confident that with the new AUTOSORT® machines in place and our continued close collaboration with TOMRA Sorting Recycling, we will be able to achieve this target.”