We trade in paper

We trade in paper

Facts:
GAP Merchant Recycling has been involved in the recycling of

 tons of Paper products which has saved the equivalent of:

 trees

 cubic meters of landfill space

 litres of water

 barrels of oil

Go big

In order to maximise the revenue for both the supplier and purchaser, we need large volumes to reduce the logistics and production costs.

We trade in paperWrap it up nicely, please

Materials can be presented as either loose, baled, or on reels. The presentation plays a large role as to where it will be sent. If baling in not possible we can arrange for 30m3 containers and/or skips to be placed on site (in major South African cities only).

To offer the best possible price, there should be no cross contamination. Please see below for the classifications of international paper grades and the South African Standard Grade Definitions For Recovered Paper to ensure you supply material according to the correct specifications.

Over land, over sea

Baled materials can be moved locally by truck throughout South Africa or exported overseas by shipping it in containers.

 

International paper grades:

 

Abbreviation Common name
BW1 Best White Letter – baled or reels
BW2 Best White 2 – bales
WHL White Heavy Letter – baled
LHL Light Coloured Letter – baled
CHL Coloured Letter – baled
SOW Sorted Office Waste – baled
MG Multi Grade – baled
UPW Unprinted White News Paper – baled
WOC Woody One cuts
OINP Over Issue News
NP News and Pams
NKLS New KLS
NCC New corrugated Cuttings
OCC Old corrugated boxes

 

Specifications:

This list of South African Standard Grade Definitions For Recovered Paper gives a general description of the standard grades by defining what they do and do not contain. It is recognised that specific deals between buyer and supplier for standard grades with special specifications will still be necessary to meet individual requirements. Collected paper separated from refuse sorting stations is not suitable for use in the paper industry. It is recommended that the standard is used at all industry levels.  It secures the quality of the recovered paper supply to the paper mills.

Terms & Definitions

Out-throws The term out-throws is defined as all papers that are so manufactured or treated or are in such a form as to be unsuitable for consumption as the grade specified.

Prohibitive materials Anything which is not paper or paperboard and if included in the recovered paper may during processing, cause damage to machines or interruptions to production. Specific examples include: Metal, plastic, glass, textiles, wood, sand and building materials, synthetic materials and synthetic paper.    

Moisture content in recovered paper & board Recovered paper and board will in principal be supplied with moisture of not more than the naturally occurring level. Where the moisture content is higher than 10% on paper and 12% on kraft/board (of air dried weight), the additional weight, in excess of the allowed percentage, may be claimed back.

Method of testing & sampling The equipment to be used for testing will be either:

  • Emco AP 500 hand gauge (or equipment with similar specifications) or
  • Oven dry method: Aquabouy.

In both cases a random representative sample will be taken and subjected to testing by one or other of the above methods as agreed between the buyer and seller. When new or advanced technology becomes available these procedures may change and will be communicated by way of a revised schedule.

 

Grade definitions:

Mixed paper [CMW]  A mixture of various grades of paper and board without restriction on fibre content.

  • Prohibitive materials allowed: 1%.
  • Total out-throws may not exceed: 10%.   

Carton-board Cuttings [IMW] This consists of new cuttings of paperboard as are used in the manufacture of folding paper cartons and similar boxboard products.

  • Prohibitive materials allowed: 1%
  • Total out-throws may not exceed: 2%

Mechanical Grades:

Special News [SN] This consists of newspaper, magazines and sorted graphic paper from Kerbside and other post-consumer collections.  All kraft paper must be removed.

  • Prohibitive materials allowed: 1%
  • Total out-throws may not exceed: 3%

Over Issue News [FN] This consists of over-run, unsold newspapers containing not more than the normal percentage of inserts. No flexographic printed material is allowed.

  • Prohibitive materials allowed: none permitted
  • Total out-throws may not exceed: 1%

Magazine [SBM] This consists of unsold magazines and trims from magazine printers including catalogues and brochures with or without latex bindings.

It may contain up to 10% of uncoated news type paper.

  • Prohibitive materials allowed: none permitted
  • Total out-throws may not exceed: 2%

 Special Magazine [SSBM] Unsold magazines and trims from magazine printers, including catalogues and brochures without latex bindings.

It may contain a small percentage of news type paper.

  • Prohibitive materials allowed: none permitted
  • Total out-throws may not exceed: 2%

High Grades:  

White One [W1] This consists of unprinted white, wood free paper or board, offcuts or shavings free from water-insoluble matter.

  • Prohibitive materials allowed: none permitted
  • Total out-throws may not exceed: none permitted

Heavy Letter One [HL1] This consists of white printed or unprinted sheets and shavings originating from printers or office records.  This grade must be free of heavily printed or coloured stock and non-water-soluble adhesives.

  • Prohibitive materials allowed: none permitted
  • Total out-throws may not exceed: 2%

Heavy Letter Two [HL2] This consists of pastel-coloured printed or unprinted sheets; shavings and cuttings originating from printers or office records.  This grade must be free of heavily printed or coloured stock and non-water-soluble adhesives. N

  • Prohibitive materials may not exceed: 1%
  • Total out-throws may not exceed: 2%

Super Mix [SMW] This consists of a mix of HL1 / HL2 in ratio 50% HL1, 50% HL2.  This grade must be free of non-water-soluble adhesives.

  • Prohibitive materials may not exceed: 1%
  • Total out-throws may not exceed: 2%

Sorted Office Paper [SOP] This consists of paper as typically generated by offices, containing primarily white and coloured groundwood-free paper, free of unbleached fibre.  This may include a small percentage of carbonless paper.

  • Prohibitive materials may not exceed: 1%
  •  Total out-throws may not exceed: 5%

Kraft Grades:

Corrugated Containers [K4] This consists of corrugated containers having liners of kraft or test liner.

  • Prohibitive materials may not exceed: 1%
  • Total out-throws may not exceed: 5%

New Corrugated Kraft Waste [K3] This consists of new corrugated cuttings; sheets and unused boxes as generated by corrugating convertors, having liners of kraft or test liner.

  • Prohibitive materials may not exceed: none permitted
  • Total out-throws may not exceed: 2%

Unused Kraft Bags [K1] This consists of new kraft multi-wall bag cuttings, sheets and misprint bags free of stitched papers, poly liners and wet strength paper.

  • Prohibitive materials may not exceed: none permitted
  • Total out-throws may not exceed: 2%

Special Grades:

Liquid Board Packaging [LBP] This includes used or unused liquid packaging boards including used PE – coated liquid packaging board (with or without aluminium content), containing a minimum of 50% by weight of fibres and the balance being aluminium or coatings.

  • Prohibitive materials may not exceed: none permitted
  • Total out-throws may not exceed: 3%

Telephone Directories [TD] This consists of clean telephone directories printed for or by telephone directory publishers.

  • Prohibitive materials may not exceed: none permitted
  • Total out-throws may not exceed: 2%