(drupa Innovation Park) -- Executives from the Digital Print Deinking Alliance (DPDA) have announced a technical presentation to be given on May 7, 2012, at drupa in Dusseldorf, Germany, in the drupa Innovation Park (DIP) stage #2, from 11 to 11:45 a.m. This presentation will provide an update on research and testing re....." />
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DPDA Presentation Summarizes Today's Positive Situation Regarding Deinking of Inkjet Prints

(May 03, 2012)

DUSSELDORF, GERMANY -- (Marketwire) -- 05/03/12 -- (drupa Innovation Park) -- Executives from the Digital Print Deinking Alliance (DPDA) have announced a technical presentation to be given on May 7, 2012, at drupa in Dusseldorf, Germany, in the drupa Innovation Park (DIP) stage #2, from 11 to 11:45 a.m. This presentation will provide an update on research and testing results by the DPDA since its formation shortly after drupa 2008. At that time, it was incorrectly assumed that water-based inks, including inkjet inks, could not be deinked in current paper recycling processes. With the rapid growth in use of digital inkjet systems, deinking mills and DPDA members have intensified their focus on understanding over 40 years of successful commercial-scale deinking, identifying areas of potential concern, and planning systems that can effectively address European deinking sensitivities for inkjet printed papers.

During the Technical Conference on Deinking of Digital Prints, held in Grenoble, France, November 8-9, 2011, research papers were presented and discussions were held with the Centre Technique du Papier & Grenoble INP-Pagora (International school of paper, print media and biomaterials), DPDA, and INGEDE. The DPDA has consistently stated the importance of identifying the attributes and thresholds for successful deinking so the overall solution can be optimized. The Grenoble Technical Conference on Deinking of Digital Prints was a significant step forward in achieving that objective. Both the technical presentations, and the ensuing discussion, helped conclude there have been no documented issues at deinking mills traceable to the presence of inkjet prints. All parties in attendance appeared to agree that cooperation and substantive research investigations continue to be necessary to ensure a compatible, viable solution for the increased amount of Digital Prints in Deinking mills, including inkjet, expected in the coming 5-10 years.

Speaking on behalf of the DPDA, George Promis, Vice President, Continuous Forms Production Solutions & Technology Alliances, Ricoh Production Print Solutions, said, "Since the first raising of deinking concerns in Europe in 2008, the DPDA has had high confidence that digital inkjet printed paper is not a deinking concern today. Therefore, we're very pleased that the conclusions to date, from industry experts and our research, assures customers can use production digital inkjet systems with the confidence that their printed output can be deinked without causing an environmental issue. We will continue to support research into this topic to ensure cost effective solutions are at hand should the need arise in the future."

The DPDA has a technical collaboration with INGEDE, and also conducts research with CTP, PTS, FOGRA and other recycling experts. The DPDA mission is to help identify and facilitate future paper, ink and deinking processes for the continued success of deinking of inkjet prints. The DPDA will provide details of these research programs during the presentation at drupa.


About the DPDA: The DPDA is an industry organization representing the major water-based production inkjet press manufacturers. Members are from HP, Kodak, Oce and Ricoh and support third party scientific research into deinking of inkjet printed papers.

For further information, please contact:
Ricoh Production Print Solutions
Tracey Sheehy
Tel: (212) 616-6003
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