Deinkability Scores


 

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 ERPC document provides an assessment of the deinkability of a printed product by evaluating results of a laboratory deinking test procedure.

Assessment of Print Product Recyclability
Deinkability Score – User's Manual

This MS Excel table allows the calculation of the score:

Calculation of Deinkability Scores


 

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:

ERPC Publications

Direct links:

Scorecard for the Removability of Adhesive Applications Download pdf

Calculation Tool for the Removability of Adhesive Applications Download xl


See also the INGEDE Methods.


If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us!