All around the paper mill: using raw materials and energy more efficiently through cooperation - Closing project event at UPM in Plattling
Augsburg, 30 January 2019
Can raw material and energy efficiency be further improved if paper mills, other businesses in the region and local municipalities increase their collaboration? Yes, it is possible, and at the same time, costs and environmental impact can be reduced! This is the result of a two-year project within the scope of the Bavarian Environmental Pact (“Umweltpakt Bayern”).
The results were presented to the public on 29 January 2019 in the UPM paper mill in Plattling. The event was opened by the senior civil servant of the Bavarian State Ministry of the Environment and Consumer Protection (Bayerischen Staatsministerium für Umwelt und Verbraucherschutz), Ministerialdirektor Dr. Christian Barth. Dr. Siegfried Kreibe of the bifa Umweltinstitut presented the project and reported about barriers and routes to success for cross-industry cooperation.
The project partners presented twelve areas of action about 50 participants. The areas ranges from the use of ash in the construction industry through to the recycling of paper cups, from heating, cooling and air-conditioning with surplus heat and to the recovery of CO2, from alternative fibres through to the consolidation of forces in industrial parks.
Andreas Helbig of Seda Germany GmbH, Robin Huesmann of LEIPA Group GmbH, Michael Heberle of UPM Communication Papers and Mika Kämpe of UPM Plattling gave an insight into the current activities of their companies. For example, punching waste from paper cup production was successfully processed to produce recycled paper. Special treatment of power plant ash enabled fillers to be recovered for paper production, and redefined waste paper qualities open up recycling options for previously unused fibre sources.