Recycling

November 2 - 4, 2020 | Virtual

Recycling

 

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FEATURED PRESENTATIONS

Ashok Gosh 
Incorporation of Post-Consumer Pizza Boxes in the Recovered Fiber Stream: Impacts of Grease on Finished Product Quality

Session 13  •  November 3  •  1:30pm - 3:00pm

Grease and cheese contamination of used pizza boxes has led to misunderstanding and controversy about their recyclability. Some collection facilities won’t even accept used pizza boxes. The average corrugated box is made with 50 percent recycled content. If all used pizza boxes were recovered, it is estimated that they would amount to almost 5.5% of old corrugated containers (OCC). That is significant.

This presentation will discuss details of a study conducted to determine the viability of recycling pizza boxes at current and future concentrations in OCC recovered fiber streams. 

Haynes

Presenter:
Robert (Danny) Haynes

The Usefulness of Two-Side ERIC Buchner Handsheets for Deinking Agent Development

Session 13  •  November 3  •  1:30pm - 3:00pm

In the recent view of the TAPPI Official Test Method T 567, “Determination of effective residual ink concentration (ERIC) by infrared reflectance measurement," it was noted that the method requires a uniform ink distribution, formation, and grammage in all three dimensions thus making the TAPPI T 218, “Forming Handsheets for Reflectance Testing of Pulp (Büchner Funnel Procedure),” not effective for ERIC analysis. Yet, TAPPI T 218 was the common procedure for preparation of handsheets at mill and lab scale.

This presentation will discuss how the two-sidedness or non-uniform ink distribution of ink can be useful in evaluating and selecting deinking agents for newsprint deinking. Attendees will gain insight into what has been seen in mill settings and in development of deinking agents at lab scale.

 



Recycling Track Schedule

(Program is subject to change)

 
Tuesday, November 3
   
 
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Session 13: Recycling
 
   

Session Chair: Marty Daniel, Thiele Kaolin Company

 
     

The Usefulness of Two-Side ERIC Buchner Handsheets for Deinking Agent Development

Robert (Danny) Haynes
     

Determination of Vegetable Oil in Recycled Paper

Yao Ntifafa, Maria Szajda-Lam, Ashok Ghosh, Peter Hart, WestRock
      Incorporation of Post-Consumer Pizza Boxes in the Recovered Fiber Stream: Impacts of Grease on Finished Product Quality
Ashok Ghosh, Peter W. Hart, Adele Panek, WestRock; Tran Nguyen, North Carolina State University; Meredith Dooley, Virginia Commonwealth University
           
5:00pm - 6:30pm
Session 20: State of the Recycling Market
 

Session Chair: Cesar Basilio, Thiele Kaolin Company

 
     

How the US Paperboard Industry Will Solve the Country's Recycling Crisis

Bill Moore, Moore & Associates