Ingede certifies KBA inkjet press

Ingede, the International Association of the Deinking Industry, has certified KBA’s RotaJET L-Series web-fed inkjet presses as extremely deinkable.

KBA made the test prints at Drupa with KBA’s new RotaColor pigment inks on coated stock. This inks uses polymer technology to prevent the pigments from penetrating the fibres. The pigmentation of the inks has been perfected to ensure that the paper’s cellulose fibres retain their natural characteristics and are not compromised. At the same time KBA RotaColor inks deliver a high level of moisture and water resistance.

The print samples were inspected in accordance with Ingede Method 11 and evaluated according to the European Recovered Paper Council’s Deinkability Scorecard (ERPC 2015). The RotaJET L-Series received 100 out of 100 points.

The principle behind the Ingede tests is to ensure that ink can be removed in an environmentally-friendly way from used paper, which can then be recycled to make high-quality graphic paper.


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