Europe: Revised Guidelines on Paper for Recycling Quality Control

According to the Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI), the revised guidelines include also recommendations for Paper for Recycling suppliers and paper mills.

“The objective of the guidelines publication is to achieve greater harmonization, to improve the implementation of the EN 643 Standard and to facilitate commercial relationships between paper mills and paper for recycling suppliers,” the European association stressed. The revised guidelines put a strong emphasis on the inspection procedure for quality control at the paper mill and explain what controllers should consider during an inspection in order to decide if a load should be accepted, conditionally accepted or refused. After a general control, further important parameters for quality control are named, i.e. bale conditions, moisture control and control of unwanted materials. The control procedure recommended is described in detail and illustrated by a decision tree at the end of the document.

The publication can be downloaded at www.cepi.org/node/20273

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