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.
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.