ASTM WK47161

    Revision of D5663 - 97(2011) Standard Guide for Validating Recycled Content in Packaging Paper and Paperboard

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    Active Standard: D5663 - 15

    Developed by Subcommittee: D10.19 | Committee D10 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Rationale

    This revision is meant to clarify and expand the understanding of recycling corrugated containers to better match with industry practice. In particular the existing standard only discussed the most simple one machine, straight line system. This is acceptable but it is not the most common system. Most mill recycling systems are more complicated and the recycled materials may be used on many paper machines. This revision seeks to make this more clear and to provide the calculations necessary to track flows in a more complex mill system.


    beverage carriers; boxboard cuttings; corrugating medium; double-lined Kraft cuttings (DLK); filler; folding boxboard; grocery bags; high-grades; linerboard; mass balance; multi-wall bags; old corrugated (OCC); old magazines (OMG); old newsprint (ONP); packaging paper; paperboard; post-consumer recovered material; pre-consumer recovered material; recovered paper material; recycled content; sacks; solid bleached Kraft paperboard; tubestock; unbleached Kraft paperboard ; Tubestock; Unbleached Kraft paperboard; Beverage carriers; Corrugating medium; Fillers analysis; Folding boxboard; Grocery bags; Linerboard; Mass balance; Multi-wall bags; Packing/packaging materials/systems (paper); Paper; Paperboard; Recovered paper material; Recycled fiber content; Sacks; Solid bleached Kraft paperboard;
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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Richard Lund


    D10 (15-01)

    Ballot Item Approved as D5663-2015 and Pending Publication