Loose News and Pams

paper grade

Loose News and Pams

This is the standard specification for loose news and pams, containing a mixture of newspapers and magazines, containing a minimum of 70% of newspapers, with or without glue. Maximum of 2% out-throws permitted (which includes un-bleached fibres)

Loose News and Pams

UK mill specification

ALL DELIVERIES OF WASTE PAPER MUST BE:
a) Free from contaminates such as Carbon Paper, Bitumen, Foil Laminates (supermarket commodity packaging, tea, coffee, biscuits etc.) Plastic Laminates (company reports, year end accounts, high quality periodical magazines etc.,) Synthetic Papers (chocolate wrappers etc..) Wet strength material including but not exclusive of labels and posters. Any material with self-adhesive glues (e.g. self seal envelopes, adhesive labels, stickers and adhesive tapes), Waxed Paper, Free Gift Inserts in Magazines.

b) Free from contraries such as, but not restricted to Oil, Grease, Rags, Sand and Building Materials, Metal, String and other Bindings, Rubbish of any description.

News & Pams
Post Consumer mixed newspapers, periodicals and magazines. The Pam content must not represent less than 20% by weight of the total load and not more than 50% by weight of the total load.

Contaminant Level -Not more than 2% (by weight of the load or bale)

Contraries Level – None

The mill will perform a visual inspection of each baled load which will determine the next action in the process, by the quality department, these being:

  • Load accepted without warning
  • Load accepted with warning
  • Load rejected outright

The basis of the mill inspection is determined by visual contamination. The levels of visual contamination allowed by the mill for each individual inspection are listed as below:

UNSUITABLE COMPONENTS
WARNING
REJECT
Brown Cardboard (A4 size)
Corruguated & Flat (brown only)
20-25
26
Tetrapak
7-10
11
Plastic Bottles
7-10
11
Tin & Aluminium Cans
7-10
11
Supplements in Plastic Covers
20-25
26
A4 Laminated Magazines/Card
20-25
26
Glass Bottles
6-9
10
Pieces of Textiles
6-9
10

If the mill is happy with the presentation of the load, then they will be happy with the load.

It is therefore vital that the load is presented clean and tidy to a standard that will pass the above inspection process.

 

  

Commonly used for: Loose news and pams is used almost exclusively for the manufacture of recycled newsprint.

Highlander tip: Presentation of this grade is of vital importance – make sure the material is free from all contamination & that the material is kept dry.

loose news and pams

loose news and pams