ISRI Scrap Specifications Circular

30 SCRAP SPECIFICATIONS CIRCULAR 2022 Guidelines for Paper Stock Copyright © 2022 Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. 4. Weight Discrepancies In the event of a weight discrepancy between the buyer and seller, the buyer’s weight will govern as long as the weight is taken from a certified scale. In the event that the buyer does not have a certified weight ticket then the seller’s weight will govern as long as it is pro- duced from a certified scale. No adjustments shall be made on any shipment of paper stock when the weight variation is 1% or less for domestic loads and 2% or less for export loads. If the variation exceeds 1% for domestic loads or 2% for export loads, the Seller may initiate a Weight Review by submitting a certified scale weight (showing the gross, tare and net of the load) and/or a loading tally showing individual bale weights. The Buyer shall then review the data and either: a. Adjust the received weight, or b. Decline the appeal, in which case the Buyer’s weight shall prevail. 5. Moisture Content All paper must be packed dry with a moisture content of 12% which is deemed to be the maximum dry limit. Prior to shipment the buyer and seller shall agree to a moisture per- centage and a method by which moisture is to be tested. The agreement is to be confirmed through the purchase agree- ment and/or the shipping agreement. Where and when excess moisture is suspected and deter- mined to be present in the shipment, the Buyer has the right to request an adjustment and if a settlement cannot be reached, the Buyer has the right to reject the shipment. The buyer will conduct testing either by using the mutually agreed upon method or in accordance with the American Forest & Paper Association’s Moisture Guide for Measuring Moisture in Recovered Paper Bales. In the event that excess moisture is detected the buyer has the right to request a weight adjustment and if a settlement cannot be reached, the buyer has the right to reject the shipment. Information: www.afandpa.org/docs/default-source/one- pagers/bale-moisture-guide.pdf V. Arbitration In the event of a dispute where agreement cannot be reached between Buyer and Seller, the dispute may be submitted to ISRI arbitration as long as one of the parties is a member of the association. Refer to ISRI Arbitration Ser- vices section of this document for further information. VI. Grade Definitions The definitions which follow describe grades as they should be sorted and packed. Consideration should be given to the fact that paper stock, as such, is a secondary material produced manually and may not be technically perfect. Defi- nitions may not specifically address all types of processes used in the manufacture or recycling of paper products. Specific requirements should be discussed between Buyer and Seller during negotiations. 1. Outthrows The term “Outthrows” as used throughout this section is defined as “all papers that will make the pack undesirable and unsuitable for consumption as the grade specified.” 2. Prohibitive Materials The term “Prohibitive Materials” as used throughout this section is defined as: a. Any materials which by their presence in a packing of paper stock, in excess of the amount allowed, will make the pack unacceptable and unusable as the grade specified. b. Any materials that may be damaging to equipment. 3. Zero Tolerance The term “Zero Tolerance” as used throughout this section is defined as: Any material that contains any amount of Medical, Organic, Food Waste, Hazardous, Poisonous, Radioactive or Toxic waste and other harmful substances or liquids. 4. Other Acceptable Papers The term “Other Acceptable Papers” as used throughout this section is defined as “all other papers that are deemed acceptable by the buyer and allowed in that buyer’s pack up to the percentage allowed.” 5. Glossary of Terms A supplemental glossary of paper stock terms is located at the end of the Guidelines for Paper Stock. The purpose of this limited list of terms is to help the user better understand specific grade definitions contained within this Circular. (4) Boxboard Cuttings Consists of new cuttings of paperboard used in the manu- facture of folding cartons, set-up boxes and similar box- board products. Prohibitive Materials may not exceed 1/2 of 1% Outthrows plus prohibitives may not exceed 2% (5) Mill Wrappers Consists of paper used as outside wrap for rolls, bundles, or skids of finished paper. Prohibitive Materials may not exceed 1/2 of 1% Outthrows plus prohibitives may not exceed 3% (9) Over-Issue News (OI or OIN) Consists of unused, overrun newspapers printed on news- print, containing not more than the normal percentage of rotogravure and colored sections. Prohibitive Materials None permitted Outthrows plus prohibitives None permitted (10) Magazines (OMG) Consists of coated magazines, catalogues, and similar print- ed materials. May contain a small percentage of uncoated news-type paper. Prohibitive Materials may not exceed 1% Outthrows plus prohibitives may not exceed 3%

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