Assessment scheme for printed products
The European Recovered Paper Council (ERPC) has adopted a new assessment scheme, the deinkability scorecard, to promote the eco-design of printed products, which will ensure their recyclability and also promote sustainable production processes.
The scheme is designed to allow printers, publishers and other members of the paper value chain to identify which types of printed paper products have the best recyclability when they are deinked. Five parameters luminosity, colour, cleanliness, ink elimination and filtrate darkening are considered in a widely accepted standardised test, INGEDE Method 11.
Assessment of Print Product Recyclability – Deinkability Score – User's Manual
This MS Excel table allows the calculation of the score:
Deinkability Scores for adhesive applications
In the meantime, similar Deinkability Scores for adhesive applications have been developed. They are already published on the ERPC website:
Scorecard for the Removability of Adhesive Applications Download pdf
Calculation Tool for the Removability of Adhesive Applications Download xl
See also the INGEDE Methods.
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