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COMMODITY GRADE DEFINITIONS

INTERNATIONAL CARTON SUPPLIERS Commodity Grade Definitions are derived, in part, from the ISRI Scrap Specifications Circular published by the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (http://www.isri.org).


DE-INK GRADES
Prohibitive Materials
Total Outthrows
Coated Book-Stock Flyleaf Shavings w/Hot Melt Glue Contains sulphite or sulphate papers only, consists of baled trim of books, catalogs, and similar printed matter. It may contain the bleed of cover and insert stock to a maximum of 10% of dark colors, and must be made from predominantly bleached chemical fiber. Beater-dyed papers, shavings of novel news, newsprint grades, groundwood and colored papers will not exceed 2%.
Not permitted
May not exceed 1%
Light Print Bleached Sulphate Kraft Consists of printed bleached sulphate cuttings, free from misprint sheets, printed cartons, wax, greaseproof lamination, gilt, and inks, adhesives or coatings that are non-soluble.
May not exceed 1/2 of 1%
May not exceed 2%
Heavy Printed Bleached Sulphate Kraft Consists of misprint sheets and printed cartons of bleached sulphate, free from wax, greaseproof lamination, gilt, and adhesives or coatings that are non-soluble , will contain U.V. coating and glued boxes.
May not exceed 1%
May not exceed 2%
Coated Book Stock- CBS Consists of coated bleached sulphite or sulphate papers, printed or unprinted in sheets, shavings, guillotined books or quire waste. A reasonable percentage of papers containing fine groundwood may be included. Majority of paper to be trim.
Not permitted
May not exceed 2%
New Colored Envelope Cuttings Consists of baled untreated colored envelope cuttings, shavings or sheets of bleachable colored papers, predominantly sulphite or sulphate.
Not permitted
May not exceed 2%
Manifold Colored Ledger Consists of sheets and trim of new (unused by consumer) printed or unprinted colored or white sulphite or sulphate paper used in the manufacturing of manifold forms, continuous forms, data forms, and other printed pieces such as sales literature and catalogs. All stock must be uncoated and free of laser and office paper waste. A percentage of carbonless paper is allowable.
May not exceed 1/2 of 1%
May not exceed 2%
Manila File Folder Consists of manila file folders and trims, predominately sulphate or sulphite. This grade may contain printing on the folders.
Not permitted
May not exceed 1%
Manifold White Ledger Consists of sheets and trim of new (unused by consumer) printed or unprinted white sulphite or sulphate paper used in the manufacturing of manifold forms, continuous forms, data forms, and other printed pieces such as sales literature and catalogs. All stock must be uncoated and free of laser and office paper waste. A percentage of carbonless paper is allowable.
May not exceed 1/2 of 1%
May not exceed 2%
OMG Magazines (Ctd GW w/HM) Consists of coated magazines, catalogues, and similar printed materials. May contain a small percentage of uncoated news-type paper.
May not exceed 1%
May not exceed 3%
Sorted Office Paper Consists of printed or unprinted sheets, shavings, and cuttings of colored or white sulphite or sulphate ledger, bond, writing, and other papers wich have similar fiber and filler content. Contains less than 10% color. This grade must be free of treated coated, padded or heavily printed stock. A percentage of carbonless paper and groundwood is allowable.
May not exceed 1/2 of 1%
May not exceed 2%
Office Pack #2 Consists of printed or unprinted paper sheets, shavings, and cuttings of colored or white sulphite or sulphate ledger, bond, writing, and other papers which have similar fiber and filler content. Includes more than 10% colored paper. May include a small percentage of groundwood computer printout.
May not exceed 2%
May not exceed 5%
Sorted White Ledger Consists of printed or unprinted sheets, shavings, guillotined books, quire waste, and cuttings of white sulphite or sulphate ledger, bond, writing paper, and all other papers which have a similar fiber and filler content. This grade must be free of treated, coated, padded, or heavily printed stock. May contain colored inks (i.e. red, blue, green) and carbonless paper.
May not exceed 1/2 of 1%
May not exceed 2%


PULP SUBSTITUTES
Prohibitive Materials
Total Outthrows
Bleached Coffee Filter Consists of baled fully bleached wet-strength waste from the production/manufacture of coffee filters.
Not permitted
May not exceed 1/2 of 1%
Unprinted Bleached Sulphate Kraft Consists of unprinted bleached sulphate cuttings, free from misprint sheets, printed cartons, wax, greaseproof lamination, gilt, and inks, adhesives or coatings that are non-soluble.
Not permitted
May not exceed 2%
Hard White Envelope Cuttings Consists of baled envelope cuttings or sheets of untreated hard white papers free from printing and groundwood.
Not permitted
May not exceed 1/2 of 1%
Hard White Shavings Consists of baled shavings or sheets of all untreated white bond ledger of writing papers. Must be free from printing and groundwood. May contain printer guide marks.
Not permitted
May not exceed 1/2 of 1%
Unprinted Bleached Sulphate Plate Stock Consists of baled bleached untreated and unprinted plate cuttings and sheets. This grade may contain clay coated and uncoated bleached board.
Not permitted
May not exceed 1/2 of 1%
Coated Soft White Shavings Consists of baled coated and uncoated shavings and sheets of all white sulphite and sulphate printing papers. May contain glue marks and a small percentage of groundwood.
Not permitted
May not exceed 1%


KRAFT GRADES
Prohibitive Materials
Total Outthrows
#1 Kraft (Used Brown Kraft) Consists of baled brown kraft bags free of objectionable lineers and original contents.
Not permitted
May not exceed 1/2 of 1%
Boxboard Cuttings Consists of baled new cuttings of paperboard that are used in the manufacture of folding papers cartons, set-up boxes and similar boxboard products.
May not exceed 1/2 of 1%
May not exceed 2%
New Double-Lined Kraft Corrugated Cuttings -Dark Medium Light Wax Consists of baled corrugated cuttings having liners of either kraft, jute or test liner. Non-soluble adhesives, butt rolls, slabbed or hogged medium waxed liners are allowable. This grade may contain medium paper with paraffin wax. Wax will be on approximately 20% of the medium on average.
Not permitted
May not exceed 2%
New Double-Lined Kraft Corrugated Cuttings-Dark Medium Consists of baled corrugated cuttings having liners of either kraft, jute or test liner; medium will be dark colored. Non-soluble adhesives, butt rolls, slabbed or hogged medium, and treated medium or liners are not acceptable in this grade.
Not permitted
May not exceed 2%
New Double-Lined Kraft Corrugated Cuttings-No Dark Medium Light Wax Consists of baled corrugated cuttings having test liners. Non-soluble adhesives, butt rolls, slabbed, hogged medium, dark mediums, and treated medium or liners are not acceptable in this grade.
Not permitted
May not exceed 2%
New Double-Lined Kraft Corrugated Cuttings-No Dark Medium White Under 20% Consists of baled corrugated cuttings having liners of either kraft, jute test liner. Non-soluble adhesives, butt rolls, slabbed, hogged medium, dark medium and treated medium or liners are not acceptable in this grade. White and fully bleached kraft liner will not exceed 20%.
Not permitted
May not exceed 2%
New Double-Lined Kraft Corrugated Cuttings-No Dark Medium White Over 20% Consists of baled corrugated cuttings having liners of either kraft, jute test liner. Non-soluble adhesives, butt rolls, slabbed, hogged medium, dark medium and treated medium or liners are not acceptable in this grade. White and fully bleached kraft liner will exceed 20%.
Not permitted
May not exceed 2%
Kraft Barrel Scrap-KBS Consists of baled laminated kraft trimmings from the manufacturer of kraft paper barrels.
May not exceed 1/2 of 1%
May not exceed 1%
Kraft Carrier Board-KCB Consists of new unbleached kraft cuttings and sheets, wet strength, with printed or unprinted clay coating.
Not permitted
May not exceed 2%
New Brown Kraft Envelope Cuttings-KEC Consists of baled new unprinted brown kraft envelope cuttings or sheets.
Not permitted
May not exceed 2%
Grocery Bag Waste-KGB Consists of baled, new brown kraft bag cuttings, sheets and misprinted bags.
Not permitted
May not exceed 1%
Kraft Grocery Bags with Handles-KGB Consists of baled, new brown kraft bag cuttings, sheets, and misprinted bags. Contains handles with glue attached.
Not permitted
May not exceed 1%
Kraft Punchouts-KPO Consists of baled new brown kraft liner board cuttings. This grade will contain printed cuttings.
Not permitted
May not exceed 1%
Old Corrugated Containers Consists of baled corrugated cuttings having test liners. Non-soluble adhesives, butt rolls, slabbed, hogged medium, dark mediums, and treated medium or liners are not acceptable in this grade.
May not exceed 1/2 of 1%
May not exceed 2%
Select Old Corrugated Containers Consists of baled, double-sorted corrugated containers, generated from supermarkets and/or industrial or commercial facilities, having liners or test liner, jute, or kraft. Material has been specially sorted to be free of boxboard, off-shore corrugated, plastic, and wax.
May not exceed 1/2 of 1%
May not exceed 2%
Poly Lined Kraft Multi-Wall Bag Consists of new brown poly lined kraft multi-wall bag waste and sheets, including misprint bags. Stitched or sewed papers are not acceptable in this grade. May contain up to 10% bleached bag.
Not permitted
May not exceed 1%
Virgin Kraft Liner Board Full Rolls-VKLB Consists of virgin kraft in full convertible or repulpable rolls.
Not permitted
May not exceed 1%


GROUNDWOOD GRADES
Prohibitive Materials
Total Outthrows
Coated White Blank Consists of unprinted cuttings or sheets of white coated groundwood content paper.
Not permitted
May not exceed 1%
Flyleaf Shavings Coated w/ Groundwood Consists of baled trim of magazines, catalogs, and similar printed matter. It may contain the bleed of cover and insert stock to a maximum of 10% of dark colors, and must be made from predominantly bleached chemical fiber. Beater-dyed papers may not exceed 2%. Shavings of novel news or newsprint grades may not be included in this package.
Not permitted
May not exceed 1%
HMFS-Groundwood Flyleaf Shavings w/ Hot Melt Glue Consists of ground wood shavings with hot melt glue; scrap from magazine binding production. This grade may contain coated and color printed material.
May not exceed 1/2 of 1%
May not exceed 2%
NTD New Telephone Directory / Over-Issued Telephone Directory Consists of over-issue telephone books containing printed yellow and white groundwood pages. Covers are predominately printed bleached sulphate.
Not permitted
May not exceed 2%
ONP#56
Sorted Residential Papers & News
 
May not exceed 1%
May not exceed 5%
ONP#9 Old Newspaper Over-Issue (OI or OIN) Consists of unused, overrun newspapers printed on newsprint, containing not more than the normal percentage of colored sections.
Not permitted
Not permitted
White Blank News Consists of baled unprinted cuttings and sheets of white newsprint paper or other papers of white groundwood quality, free of coated stock.
Not permitted
May not exceed 1%
WBNP White Blank News Pancakes Consists of palletized newsprint rolls ranging in width from 1/2" to 10".
Not permitted
May not exceed 1%


MISCELLANEOUS
Prohibitive Materials
Total Outthrows
Hogged Core Stock Consists of hogged / shredded baled core stock, which contain chipboard and kraft liner board, as used in the core of full paper rolls.
May not exceed 1%
May not exceed 2%
Soft Mixed Paper Consists of a mixture of various qualities of paper not limited to type of baling or fiber content.
May not exceed 2%
May not exceed 10%


1. PROHIBITIVE MATERIALS

As used in International Carton Suppliers Commodity Grade Definitions shall mean:

-Any materials which, by their presence in a packing of paper stock, in excess of the amount allowed, make the packing unusable as the grade specified.

-Any materials which, by their presence in a package of paper stock, pose a risk of damage to the equipment.


2. THE TERM OUTTHROWS

As used in International Carton Suppliers Commodity Grade Definitions shall mean all papers that are so manufactured or treated or are in such a form as to be unsuitable for consumption as the grade specified.


NOTE:

As expressed in the the ISRI Scrap Specifications Circular published by the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (http://www.isri.org), a material may be classified as an Outthrow in one grade and as a Prohibitive Material in another grade. Carbon paper, for instance, is UNSUITABLE in Mixed Paper and is, therefore, classified as an Outthrow; whereas it is UNUSABLE in White Ledger and in this case classified as a Prohibitive Material.