GRADES OF RECOVERED PAPER WE RECYCLE

Highlander International Recycling are able to collect and recycle almost any type of clean, contaminant-free recovered paper, from quantities as low as a few hundred kilograms to thousands of tons every year! Below are illustrations and descriptions of the common grades we collect and recycle regularly, however please note other grades can be collected and recycled after inspection by a member of our commercial team. We can collect full, part or split loads on your request and at your convenience and we would be delighted to provide terms for your recovered paper on this basis. For all part and split loads collected, the material is taken back to our custom built handling facility in East Kilbride, where the material is graded and reloaded for mill consumption either in the UK, Europe or Asia.

Highlander have produced a handy supplier flip chart, which details the main grades of paper we purchase.

Click here to view PDF version of this useful tool for all suppliers.

Highlander also buys and sells waste paper grades in line with European Standard EN643. Click here for more info!

Lightly printed white shavings of mechanical pulp based paper (Usually sourced from newspaper press centre trim operations). Should not contain any coated mechanical material – a small percentage of newspaper may be included no more than 2%. Moisture levels permitted vary between 10% – 12% and the minimum amount of wires required is three per bale, however this may vary depending on the mill being supplied. Please be aware of any non-paper components or any foreign matter in the recovered paper and board which, during processing, may cause damage to paper machines or interruptions to paper production or may reduce the value of the finished product e.g. metal, plastic, glass, textiles, wood, sand, building materials etc. Commonly used for: Can be used in both the manufacture of recycled tissue products that require whiter fibres and can also be used in the manufacture of high quality industrial pulp packaging, that requires the packaging to be a high shade of white such as premium egg boxes, hygiene or pharmaceutical applications. Highlander tip: Many of the mills who consume this material have basic pulping and cleaning facilities – make sure the material is free from all contaminants, especially string and tape as this foreign matter can cause serious problems to the paper machinery and cause machine downtime.

The grade to consist of 100% pure white woodfree paper, either slab or shavings, with no coatings or marks of any kind permitted for every bale in the load. The grade must be free from all coated papers and must not contain any paper derived from mechanical pulp, such as unprinted white news or coated mechanical paper. Each bale must be sorted free of all plastic, polythene coated or laminates and must not contain any other contraries such as wet strength or ‘stickies. No off tone woodfree paper is permitted within this grade & material found to contain off tones, coatings or marks will be downgraded to Best White 2.

Material found to contain excess moisture or found to contain paper derived from mechanical pulp, plastic, polythene coated or laminates or any other contraries / contamination such as wet strength or ‘stickies or any objectionable Material or unacceptable Material will be rejected, with all costs attributed to the suppliers account.

Please be aware of any non-paper components or any foreign matter in the recovered paper and board which, during processing, may cause damage to paper machines or interruptions to paper production or may reduce the value of the finished product e.g. metal, plastic, glass, textiles, wood, sand, building materials et al.

Commonly used for: The manufacture of recycled papers for the publishing industry,recycled writing papers, some high-end recycled tissue products.

Highlander tip: There is no margin for error with BW1 as the spec & value is high & if in doubt about the quality of bales, don’t load & take lots of loading pictures.

The grade to consist of 100% pure white woodfree paper in reel form, with no coatings or marks of any kind permitted for every bale in the load. The grade must be free from all coated papers and must not contain any paper derived from mechanical pulp, such as unprinted white news or coated mechanical paper. Each reel must be free of all plastic, polythene coated or laminates and must not contain any other contraries such as wet strength or ‘stickies. No off tone woodfree paper is permitted within this grade & material found to contain off tones, coatings or marks will be downgraded to Best white 2 reels.


Material found to contain paper derived from mechanical pulp, plastic, polythene coated or laminates or any other contraries / contamination such as wet strength or ‘stickies or any objectionable Material or unacceptable Material will be rejected, with all costs attributed to the suppliers account.

Newspapers, containing a maximum of 5% of newspapers or advertisements coloured in the mass. Moisture levels permitted vary between 10% – 12% and the minimum amount of wires required is three per bale, however this may vary depending on the mill being supplied. Many papers now come with poly covered inserts inside so it is imperative to check the specification requirements of each mill as some cannot manage this contaminant which can lead to huge problems for paper machines and potential production disruption. Please be aware of any other non-paper components or any foreign matter in the recovered paper and board which, during processing, may cause damage to paper machines or interruptions to paper production or may reduce the value of the finished product e.g. metal, plastic, glass, textiles, wood, sand, building materials, synthetic materials, synthetic papers.

Commonly used for: The manufacture of recycled newsprint, pulp products such as egg boxes or hospital containers, some tissue products such as hand towels.

Highlander tip: Highlander supply niche markets for this material and as a result can offer fixed term contracts for purchase of this grade, with price guarantees.

The grade to consist of up to 100% pure white wood-free paper, either slab or shavings, with some coatings or marks permitted for every bale loaded. The grade must not contain any paper derived from mechanical pulp, e.g. unprinted white news or coated mechanical paper. Each bale must be sorted free of all plastic, polythene coated or laminates & must not contain other contraries such as wet strength or stickies. Some off tone / cream wood-free paper is permitted within this grade (5% max) however this varies dependant on the mill supplied & in general, material found to contain off tones, coatings or marks greater than 5% will be downgraded or rejected. Material found to contain paper derived from mechanical pulp, plastic, polythene coated or laminates or any other contraries / contamination such as wet strength or stickies or any objectionable material or unacceptable material will be rejected. Please be aware of any non-paper components or foreign matter in the recovered paper which, during processing, may cause damage to machines, interruptions to paper production.

Commonly used for: The manufacture of recycled papers for the publishing industry, recycled writing papers, some high-end recycled tissue products.

Highlander tip: Each mill has different requirements for BW2 so it is vital to understand the spec – best to have buyers view the material prior to loading.

This grade consists of the “off – cuts” from the manufacture of corrugated cases manufacturers. This grade to contain a minimum of 100% of corrugated board. The bales should ideally be brown in appearance as this is what is desired by most paper mills. Moisture levels permitted vary between 10% – 12% and the minimum amount of wires required is three per bale, however this may vary depending on the mill being supplied. Please be aware of any non-paper components or any foreign matter in the recovered paper and board which, during processing, may cause damage to paper machines or interruptions to paper production or may reduce the value of the finished product e.g. metal, plastic, glass, textiles, wood, sand, building materials, synthetic materials, synthetic papers.

Commonly used for: Manufacture of corrugated case materials (fluting and test-liner), solid packaging board (Grey-board), pulp products, wrapping papers, however this grade as it consists of extremely clean shredded / cut material of a small particle size, can also be used in the manufacture of some hygeine products such as hand towels. This material is also used by pulp packaging manufacturers in small amounts to make various packaging items, such as egg boxes or disposal hospital trays.

Highlander tip: New corrugated cuttings is more attractive for paper mills as the material “dissolves” in the hydro-pulper quicker than standard 90/10 OCC – it is also an extremely clean grade and is attractive to many niche applications who operate pulping machines with little or no cleaning facilities, thus attracting premium prices.

Mixed papers from domestic sources, consisting of predominantly news and pams, with a maximum of 30% of other paper and boards permitted such as cardboard, office papers, post consumer solid board and wrapping papers, and other recyclable domestic packaging. Maximum out-throw levels such as cans, bottles, plastic film and other non paper materials from domestic sources etc permitted at a maximum of 5% however this can vary dependant on the mill supplied. Moisture levels permitted vary between 10% – 12% and the minimum amount of wires required is three per bale, however this may vary depending on the mill being supplied. Please be aware of any non-paper components or any foreign matter in the recovered paper and board which, during processing, may cause damage to paper machines or interruptions to paper production or may reduce the value of the finished product e.g. metal, plastic, glass, textiles, wood, sand, building materials et al.

Commonly used for: The manufacture of mass produced recycled board such as writing pad backing board or can be re-sorted for upgrading to news and pams.

Highlander tip: For export, mixed paper attracts most attention from customs officers at foreign ports – ensure all visible bales loaded are especially clean & tidy.

Sorted white wood-free writing papers which can be shredded, originating from office records however should be free from cash books, carbon paper and non-water soluble adhesives. Each bale in the load should contain no coloured wood-free papers, no mechanical fibres, no coated papers and no manila folders or envelopes. The bales should be white in appearance only bales found to have coloured wood-free papers, mechanical fibres, coated papers or manila folders or envelopes will be downgraded to Sorted Office Waste. Moisture levels permitted vary between 10% – 12% and the minimum amount of wires required is three per bale, however this may vary depending on the mill being supplied. Please be aware of any non-paper components or any foreign matter in the recovered paper and board which, during processing, may cause damage to paper machines or interruptions to paper production or may reduce the value of the finished product e.g. metal, plastic, glass, textiles, wood, sand, building materials et al.

Commonly used for: The manufacture of recycled tissue products at mills where bleaching is impractical or cost prohibitive, such as toilet tissue & handkerchiefs.

Highlander tip: As sorting / labour costs to produce this grade are high, encourage the potential producers of this grade to separate the material at source.

This is the standard OCC bought and sold for export and UK mill consumption. The grade contains used paper and board packaging, containing a minimum of 90% of corrugated board, the remaining 10% being solid board, wrapping papers or other mixed papers of useable qualities. The bales should ideally be brown in appearance as this is what is desired by most paper mills. Moisture levels permitted vary between 10% – 12% and the minimum amount of wires required is three per bale, however this may vary depending on the mill being supplied. Please be aware of any non-paper components or any foreign matter in the recovered paper and board which, during processing, may cause damage to paper machines or interruptions to paper production or may reduce the value of the finished product e.g. metal, plastic, glass, textiles, wood, sand, building materials, synthetic materials, synthetic papers.

Commonly used for: Manufacture of corrugated case materials (fluting and test-liner), solid packaging board (Grey-board), pulp products, wrapping papers. 

Highlander tip: Upgrade some of your mixed papers and boards by taking advantage of the 10% allowance you have for solid boards, wrapping or mixed papers.

These are the standard export specifications for baled news and pams, containing a mixture of newspapers and magazines, containing a minimum of 70% of newspapers, with or without glue. Maximum of 4% out-throws permitted (which includes un-bleached fibres such as OCC)

It is crucial that material from a co-mingle source is sorted properly to avoid potential claims or complaints – special attention must be taken to ensure removal of OCC / boards, bottles, cans, plastic film etc. Contamination levels allowed here can be as little as 1%, although 2% to 4% is the industry norm. Each mill has different policies on telephone directories so check specification before adding these into bales and office paper limits for this grade is normally 8%. Moisture levels permitted vary between 10% – 12% and the minimum amount of wires required is three per bale, however this may vary depending on the mill being supplied. Please be aware of any non-paper components or any foreign matter in the recovered paper and board which, during processing, may cause damage to paper machines or interruptions to paper production or may reduce the value of the finished product e.g. metal, plastic, glass, textiles, wood, sand, building materials, synthetic materials, synthetic papers.

Commonly used for: The manufacture of recycled newsprint, pulp products such as egg boxes or hospital containers, some tissue products such as hand towels.

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

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.

Made up of office paper such as letters, photocopy papers, invoices etc which have been lightly printed. May contain lightly printed boards such as business reply cards. Bank cheques may be included but must be free from wet strength cheques. Paper must be woodfree and uncoated and free from stickies.

Moisture levels permitted vary between 10% – 12% and the minimum amount of wires required is three per bale, however this may vary depending on the mill being supplied Please be aware of any non-paper components or any foreign matter in the recovered paper and board which, during processing, may cause damage to paper machines or interruptions to paper production or may reduce the value of the finished product e.g. metal, plastic, glass, textiles, wood, sand, building materials etc.

Commonly used for: The manufacture of recycled tissue products in the “away from home” markets such as hand towels, toilet tissue, kitchen roll, handkerchiefs.

Highlander tip: While shredded material is popular in the UK markets, it is far less popular in the European or Far East Markets & be sure before selling!

The grade to consist of 75% White Heavy Letter and 25% Coloured Heavy Letter per bale, the grade must be free from all coated papers such as Coloured Best Pam, Tear White shavings etc. Each bale must be sorted free of all plastic, polythene coated or laminates and must not contain any other contraries such as wet strength or ‘stickies’ such as latex. The N.C.R content must be limited to the normal average found in Coloured Heavy Letter/White Heavy Letter and pure N.C.R must not be used to make up a bale.

Deep dyed or blanket printed materials must be kept to a minimum (1%), cheques or cheque waste are not acceptable and the mechanical fibre must not exceed 1%

Moisture levels permitted vary between 10% – 12% and the minimum amount of wires required is three per bale, however this may vary depending on the mill being supplied Please be aware of any non-paper components or any foreign matter in the recovered paper and board which, during processing, may cause damage to paper machines or interruptions to paper production or may reduce the value of the finished product e.g. metal, plastic, glass, textiles, wood, sand, building materials etc.

Commonly used for: The manufacture of recycled tissue products in the “away from home” markets such as hand towels, toilet tissue, kitchen roll, handkerchiefs.

Highlander tip: While shredded material is popular in the UK markets, it is far less popular in the European or Far East Markets & be sure before selling!

General office paper made up of coloured and white letters and business forms which may be shredded. The bales may contain metal pins and fasteners as these can be removed at the mill and may contain no more than 20% of manila envelopes and manila file covers. Carbon paper should not be included. The mechanical content per bale should not exceed 10%. All non bleachable material must not be included as the finished paper will be manufactured white. Moisture levels permitted vary between 10% – 12% and the minimum amount of wires required is three per bale, however this may vary depending on the mill being supplied Please be aware of any non-paper components or any foreign matter in the recovered paper and board which, during processing, may cause damage to paper machines or interruptions to paper production or may reduce the value of the finished product e.g. metal, plastic, glass, textiles, wood, sand, building materials etc.

Commonly used for: The manufacture of recycled tissue products in the “away from home” markets such as hand towels, toilet tissue, kitchen roll, handkerchiefs.

Highlander tip: While shredded material is popular in the UK markets, it is far less popular in the European or Far East Markets – be sure before selling!

Although this grade varies depending on the paper mill supplied, generally, this consists of a mixture of various papers per bale consisting of between 15 & 20% White Heavy Letter, 30% Wood Free Coloured Shavings, 25% Coloured Heavy Letter and a maximum of 15% Coloured Best Pams and 5% Coloured Continuous Stationery. May contain a maximum of 10% mechanical content. Material must be free from latex binders, self adhesive labels, wet strength poly-laminates, and other contraries. Overall the appearance should be bright and light. Moisture levels permitted vary between 10% – 12% and the minimum amount of wires required is three per bale, however this may vary depending on the mill being supplied. Please be aware of any non-paper components or any foreign matter in the recovered paper and board which, during processing, may cause damage to paper machines or interruptions to paper production or may reduce the value of the finished product e.g. metal, plastic, glass, textiles, wood, sand, building materials et al.

 

Commonly used for: The manufacture of recycled tissue products in the “away from home” markets such as hand towels, toilet tissue, kitchen roll, handkerchiefs.

Highlander tip: This grade can be more attractive on the Far East market as it consists mostly of sheet and slab paper which can be sorted and upgraded easily.

Used Printed or Unprinted corrugated case material, free from any other type of paper or board. Can be bought in baled form either in full or part loads.

Used paper and board packaging, containing a minimum of 100% of corrugated board. The bales should ideally be brown in appearance as this is what is desired by most paper mills. Moisture levels permitted vary between 10% – 12% and the minimum amount of wires required is three per bale, however this may vary depending on the mill being supplied. Please be aware of any non-paper components or any foreign matter in the recovered paper and board which, during processing, may cause damage to paper machines or interruptions to paper production or may reduce the value of the finished product e.g. metal, plastic, glass, textiles, wood, sand, building materials, synthetic materials, synthetic papers.

Commonly used for: Manufacture of corrugated case materials (fluting and test-liner), solid packaging board (Grey-board), pulp products, wrapping papers.

Highlander tip: 100% OCC is more attractive for paper mills as the material “dissolves” in the hydro-pulper quicker than standard 90/10 OCC – it is also generally a cleaner grade than 90/10 as there is less contamination present. If possible, process this grade separate from 90/10 OCC to enjoy a price premium.

New Printed or Unprinted corrugated case material, usually misprinted or redundant stock from corrugated case manufacturers or industrial companies with excess corrugated box /case stock to dispose of. This grade to contain a minimum of 100% of corrugated board. The bales should ideally be brown in appearance as this is what is desired by most paper mills. Moisture levels permitted vary between 10% – 12% and the minimum amount of wires required is three per bale, however this may vary depending on the mill being supplied. Please be aware of any non-paper components or any foreign matter in the recovered paper and board which, during processing, may cause damage to paper machines or interruptions to paper production or may reduce the value of the finished product e.g. metal, plastic, glass, textiles, wood, sand, building materials, synthetic materials, synthetic papers.

Commonly used for: Manufacture of corrugated case materials (fluting and test-liner), solid packaging board (Grey-board), pulp packaging products, wrapping papers.

Highlander tip: New KLS is more attractive for paper mills as the material “dissolves” in the hydro-pulper quicker than standard 90/10 OCC – it is also a cleaner grade than 90/10 as there generally no contamination present. If you collect redundant or misprinted boxes on pallets, there may be opportunities for the material to be sold as “second life” packaging where the boxes are re-used as packaging rather than being recycled by pulping at a paper mill. This attracts better prices and incurs no baling costs.

Mixed and various pulpable papers, boards and paper packaging usually containing around 50% per bale of corrugated material. Maximum out-throw levels such as cans, bottles, plastic film and other non paper materials from domestic sources etc permitted at maximum 5% however this can vary dependant on the mill supplied. Moisture levels permitted vary between 10% – 12% and the minimum amount of wires required is three per bale, however this may vary depending on the mill being supplied. Please be aware of any non-paper components or any foreign matter in the recovered paper and board which, during processing, may cause damage to paper machines or interruptions to paper production or may reduce the value of the finished product e.g. metal, plastic, glass, textiles, wood, sand, building materials et al.

 

Commonly used for: The manufacture of mass produced recycled board such as writing pad backing board. Highlander tip: For export, mixed paper attracts most attention from customs officers at foreign ports – ensure all visible bales loaded are especially clean & tidy.

Groundwood free misprint sheets and cartons of bleached  / scan board. Free from any other type of paper or board. Can be bought in either full or part loads. The materials should free from wax, greaseproof lamination, gilt, & inks, adhesives or coatings that are insoluble.

Moisture levels permitted vary between 10% – 12% and the minimum amount of wires required is three per bale, however this may vary depending on the mill being supplied Please be aware of any non-paper components or any foreign matter in the recovered paper and board which, during processing, may cause damage to paper machines or interruptions to paper production or may reduce the value of the finished product e.g. metal, plastic, glass, textiles, wood, sand, building materials etc.

Commonly used for: Can be used in both the manufacture of recycled tissue products that require whiter fibres and can also be used in the manufacture of new scanboard boxes, which can be used in industries such a pharmacuetical, food and industrial packaging. 

Highlander tip: As there is a marked price difference between Lightly printed, Medium printed and Heavily printed scan-board, it is important to have agreed specification in place with the buyer prior to despatching any loads. A general rule is that Lightly printed Scan board should have between only 10 – 20% print on the board and be free of deep / dark colours.

Each bale should contain a mixture of papers which contain a minimum 80% woodfree, the remainder can be up to to 20% mechanical content, but must exclude pure mechanical papers such as newspapers and other groundwood publications.  This paper can be shredded or in sheet form, it can also be printed, coated and may contain coloured or mill dyed papers.

Security shredded material is acceptable.  Every effort must be made to minimise contraries such as ‘stickies’ or polycoated material but minimal amounts are acceptable.  However, ‘easi-seal’ envelopes, latex spine books, pamphlets and other material that has a heavy concentration of latex glue should not be included.  Latex tips may be included.

OCC, container waste or coloured card/chipboard/scanboard or greyboard grades must be excluded.  A minimal percentage of manila folders can e included in a bale.  The overall body of the bale must be made up of white based paper and the general appearance of the bale must be bright.

Moisture levels permitted vary between 10% – 12% and the minimum amount of wires required is three per bale, however this may vary depending on the mill being supplied Please be aware of any non-paper components or any foreign matter in the recovered paper and board which, during processing, may cause damage to paper machines or interruptions to paper production or may reduce the value of the finished product e.g. metal, plastic, glass, textiles, wood, sand, building materials etc.

 

Commonly used for: The manufacture of recycled tissue products in the “away from home” markets such as hand towels, toilet tissue, kitchen roll, handkerchiefs.

Highlander tip: While shredded material is popular in the UK markets, it is far less popular in the European or Far East Markets be sure before selling!

Consists of groundwood free misprint sheets and cartons of bleached / scan board, free from wax, greaseproof lamination, gilt, & inks, adhesives or coatings that are insoluble.

Moisture levels permitted vary between 10% – 12% and the minimum amount of wires required is three per bale, however this may vary depending on the mill being supplied. Please be aware of any non-paper components or any foreign matter in the recovered paper and board which, during processing, may cause damage to paper machines or interruptions to paper production or may reduce the value of the finished product e.g. metal, plastic, glass, textiles, wood, sand, building materials etc.

Commonly used for: Can be used in both the manufacture of recycled tissue products that require whiter fibres and can also be used in the manufacture of new scanboard boxes, which can be used in industries such a pharmacuetical, food and industrial packaging. 

Highlander tip: As there is a marked price difference between Lightly printed, Medium printed and Heavily printed scan-board, it is important to have agreed specification in place with the buyer prior to despatching any loads. A general rule is that Heavy printed Scan board can from 30% upwards of print on the board and can include deep / dark colours.

Printed and unprinted white lined baled, new, pre consumer cuttings of paperboard, consisting of both white lined and unlined grey board, used in the manufacture of folding cartons, set-up boxes and similar boxboard products. Material should be clean and dry with only 1% of other boards permitted, such as OCC, coloured card, kraft board, scan board & so on.

Moisture levels permitted vary between 10% – 12% and the minimum amount of wires required is three per bale, however this may vary depending on the mill being supplied. Please be aware of any non-paper components or any foreign matter in the recovered paper and board which, during processing, may cause damage to paper machines or interruptions to paper production or may reduce the value of the finished product e.g. metal, plastic, glass, textiles, wood, sand, building materials et al.

Commonly used for: The manufacture of mass produced recycled board such as writing pad backing board or can be re-sorted for upgrading to news and pams. This material can be used in the manufacture of some tissue products, such as low quality blue hand-wipes as found in petrol stations for example and can also be used in some pulp packaging manufacturing applications, that requires light grey colouring.

Highlander tip: As this material can be used accross a variety of applications because of it’s cleanliness and single fibre type, we would try and supply to all sectors that can use this fibre, so as to spread the supply risk.

Consists of groundwood free misprint sheets and cartons of bleached / scan board, free from wax, greaseproof lamination, gilt, & inks, adhesives or coatings that are insoluble.

Moisture levels permitted vary between 10% – 12% and the minimum amount of wires required is three per bale, however this may vary depending on the mill being supplied. Please be aware of any non-paper components or any foreign matter in the recovered paper and board which, during processing, may cause damage to paper machines or interruptions to paper production or may reduce the value of the finished product e.g. metal, plastic, glass, textiles, wood, sand, building materials etc.

Commonly used for: Can be used in both the manufacture of recycled tissue products that require whiter fibres and can also be used in the manufacture of new scanboard boxes, which can be used in industries such a pharmacuetical, food and industrial packaging. 

Highlander tip: As there is a marked price difference between Lightly printed, Medium printed and Heavily printed scan-board, it is important to have agreed specification in place with the buyer prior to despatching any loads. A general rule is that Medium printed Scan board should have between only 20 – 30% print on the board and be free of deep / dark colours.

Baled, new, pre consumer cuttings of paperboard, consisting of a variety of fibre sources such as grey board, scan board and / or kraft board, used in the manufacture of folding cartons, set-up boxes and similar boxboard products. Material should be clean and dry with only 2% of other boards permitted, such as New KLS / New Corrugated Cuttings.

Moisture levels permitted vary between 10% – 12% and the minimum amount of wires required is three per bale, however this may vary depending on the mill being supplied. Please be aware of any non-paper components or any foreign matter in the recovered paper and board which, during processing, may cause damage to paper machines or interruptions to paper production or may reduce the value of the finished product e.g. metal, plastic, glass, textiles, wood, sand, building materials et al.

Commonly used for: The manufacture of mass produced recycled board such as writing pad backing board or can be re-sorted for upgrading to news and pams. Material with minimal kraft content can be used in the manufacture of some tissue products, such as low quality blue hand-wipes as found in petrol stations for example.

Highlander tip: Where possible, try and keep kraft material out of BBC when being baled as this opens up tissue mill opportunities, which are a far more sustainable, long – term market outlet for this material.

Slab sheets of white unprinted newsprint, free from coated mechanical magazine paper (Printed or unprinted) and printed newspapers. Should not contain any woodfree paper either printed or unprinted and should not contain any woody one cuts. Can include unprinted newsprint cut from cores, but cannot contain any core or packaging material.

Moisture levels permitted vary between 10% – 12% and the minimum amount of wires required is three per bale, however this may vary depending on the mill being supplied Please be aware of any non-paper components or any foreign matter in the recovered paper and board which, during processing, may cause damage to paper machines or interruptions to paper production or may reduce the value of the finished product e.g. metal, plastic, glass, textiles, wood, sand, building materials etc.

Commonly used for: Can be used in both the manufacture of recycled tissue products that require whiter fibres and can also be used in the manufacture of high quality industrial pulp packaging, that requires the packaging to be a high shade of white such as premium egg boxes, hygiene or pharmaceutical applications.

Highlander tip: Many of the mills who consume this material have basic pulping and cleaning facilities – make sure the material is free from all contaminants, especially string and tape as this foreign matter can cause serious problems to the paper machinery and cause machine downtime.

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