Ink Packaging & Paper

Case Study: Visy Truganina

Visy turned to Aerofloat to manage the wastewater from its new production plant in Melbourne, Australia.

Aerofloat’s expertise in understanding the contaminants in printing and packaging wastewater ensures compliance.

Wastewater from industrial packaging plants will often contain adhesives or starch based glues, as well as the pigments and dyes used in the printing ink on the packaging products. This makes for a highly polluting and challenging wastewater to treat.

Similarly, wastewater from the pulp and paper industry typically contains fine fibrous material and starch from the gluing processes. Aerofloat has a range of products available to design a fit-for-purpose wastewater treatment plant for your ink, packaging, pulp and paper business.

Following initial discussions with your team, Aerofloat’s engineers conduct careful examination of your current wastewater via thorough jar testing and chemical analysis. Aerofloat then offers sophisticated digital 3D modelling of the proposed design so you can visualise and understand the system prior to installation.

Aerofloat ensures a compliant solution for your business and can create opportunities for wastewater reuse, saving you on both trade waste charges and water usage costs.

Problems we solve

Treating industrial inky wastewater is a tricky business: high-profile clients turn to Aerofloat to solve the problem. Aerofloat offers wastewater treatment systems for the printing and packaging industry that ensure a compliant effluent.

Our Solutions

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Utilising 3D CAD modelling, and innovative engineering, Aerofloat uses clever designs to address a range of challenges.
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Aerofloat’s Australian manufacturing team will manufacture your wastewater treatment systems locally before installation.

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Aerofloat manages its own installations with the Aerofloat manufacturing team and the project Engineer.
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Aerofloat offers competitive chemical supply contracts, system maintenance packages, remote monitoring and ongoing support.

Aerofloat’s wastewater treatment for Visy

Aerofloat completed a large project for Visy in a remote part of New Zealand, where the manufacturing plant was not connected to the sewer line. The local authorities insisted that the heavily contaminated process wastewater be treated to a level suitable for discharge.

Wastewater used
for irrigation

Aerofloat was able to treat this highly polluted inky wastewater to a quality not only suitable for irrigation purposes, but also for reuse in the starch makeup and the boiler feed – resulting in a closed loop recycling system.

Visy’s installation of a new $100m off sewer corrugated packaging plant required a wastewater treatment system to treat the ink waste, starch solution and boiler water to a standard suitable for irrigation or reuse.

Aerofloat’s wastewater treatment system utilised a range of technologies to ensure the wastewater could be reused within the processing plant or irrigated around the site. The Aerofloat solution allowed the plant to adhere to the strict environmental guidelines set out by the EPA.
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All our systems are

Compliant to local standards
fully warranted
Fully warranted
designed in au
Australian made
Installed by in-house engineers

Proud customers of Aerofloat

Pope Packaging was unable to find anyone willing to tackle its high-strength waste of up to 16,000 mg/L – until it spoke with Aerofloat.

The project was successfully designed for the limited area and commissioned to produce effluent to the SA water discharge requirements.

How can we help?

Whatever your wastewater challenge, we can develop a solution for you. Start by getting in touch with one of our experts.