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Konica Minolta’s AccurioJet KM-1e earns deinking certification for uncoated paper


July 19, 2021
By PrintAction Staff

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Konica Minolta’s AccurioJet KM-1e LED UV Inkjet Press has been accredited by INGEDE, the International Association of the Deinking Industry, for the deinking of uncoated paper printed on the system, thus enabling such papers to go into the recycling process.

Deinking is the removal process of printing ink from recovered paper during recycling. Key process steps for deinking are the detachment of ink film from the paper, ink fragmentation into a suitable size range and removal from the pulp slurry.

“With this certification, our customers can be confident in running the widest range of substrates in the industry while being good stewards of the environment,” said Mario Mottillo, president, Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada). “Our unique VOC-free AccurioJet KM1e UV ink formulation coupled with complete deinkability allows us to help our clients create value for their customers and the environment.”

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Konica Minolta’s AccurioJet KM-1e LED UV Inkjet Press already has the INGEDE deinking certification for coated papers, which includes recycled qualities. After rigorous testing and evaluation of uncoated papers by INGEDE, in which the KM-1e press achieved a high rating in the “Assessment of Print Product Recyclability – Deinkability Test” (INGEDE Method 11), the accreditation has been extended.