Cadel Deinking is now Keycycle Deinking

Keycycle, a subsidiary of the Erema Group, has worked together for two years with the Spanish company Cadel Deinking to further develop the process of removing printing inks from the surface of plastic.
Heavily printed film (left) is colourless following the deinking process (right) and as a result can be processed in the recycling extruder to make high-quality recycled pellets (bottom). Copyright: Erema

Several deinking lines in operation at customers’ sites prove their efficiency in processing printed inhouse and post-industrial film waste. Keycycle acquired the Cadel Deinking brand and will continue to develop and market the deinking process under the Keycycle Deinking brand.

“We have already been exclusively responsible for the worldwide distribution of this patented technology since January 2021, including the operation of the pilot plant together with Cadel in Sant Vicente del Raspeig (Alicante). By acquiring the trademark rights, we are now taking the final step of integrating this process technology into our product portfolio,” says Michal Prochazka, Managing Director of Keycycle.

During the decolourisation process, the ink is dissolved from the surface of the shredded film or regrind material. Only water-based chemical components are used, which makes the deinking process particularly environmentally friendly. The material is then fed into the recycling extruder. Of the eight plants ordered since the market launch, five are now in operation at customers’ sites, where they are delivering very impressive results.

The Cadel company continues to operate as Cadel Recycling Lab, dedicated to its core competence of developing new innovative technologies for plastics recycling plus laboratory and software techniques for decontamination assessment.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.