Material value conservation of paper waste from sublimation printing

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Abstract

In textile printing with sublimation techniques, the paper has an important role; i.e as a medium for transferring inks to the fabric so that final graphics can be produced. This paper has a short life cycle because it cannot be used for reprinting. This study aims to propose four alternatives ways to increase the value of paper waste from textile printing with approaches in material value conservation, reverse engineering, material selection, and waste management. The four proposed alternatives are to sell paper waste rolls to the waste collector, to reuse paper waste as an underlay paper in fabric cutting, to reuse paper waste as shredded paper for packaging, and reuse paper waste as shredded paper for packaging after it has become underlay paper in fabric cutting. The first alternative contributes to a total net revenue of IDR 149,490,000 for three years. The second alternative contributes to a 74% reduction in the cost of purchasing underlay paper with a value of IDR 318,912,000 for three years. The third alternative contributes to a revenue of IDR 66,440,000 for three years, but it has not reached a break-even point due to investment in machinery which costs IDR 112,000,000. The fourth alternative contributes to a reduction in the cost of purchasing underlay paper with a value of IDR 210,234,000 for three years after deducting the cost of machine investment. From this study, it is found that the application of material value conservation in paper waste can bring economic value to the industry and the environment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)98-112
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Advanced Science and Technology
Volume29
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 3 May 2020

Keywords

  • Material Value Conservation
  • Paper Material
  • Paper Waste
  • Reuse

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