NA 074

DIN Standards Committee Paper, board and pulps

Standards [CURRENT]

DIN EN 643
Paper and board - European list of standard grades of paper and board for recycling; German version EN 643:2014

Title (German)

Papier, Karton und Pappe - Europäische Liste der Altpapier-Standardsorten; Deutsche Fassung EN 643:2014


This document (EN 643:2014) has been prepared by Technical Committee CEN/TC 172 "Pulp, paper and board", the secretariat of which is held by DIN. The European list of standard grades of paper and board for recycling has been prepared to be used by industry professionals, organisations and individuals with an interest in the paper-recycling sector. It is intended to assist them in the buying and selling of these raw materials, which are intended for recycling by the paper and board industry without the need of additional sorting prior to use at a paper mill. The definition for prohibited materials and for non-paper components provide guidance and support for Customs and Excise Officers who are required to differentiate these raw materials from waste in the context of supranational legislation on the control of waste shipments. A limit for non-paper components is set at 1,5 %, in order to be able to reach the End of Waste. For this reason much effort was given to the so that the definition of tolerance levels for non-paper components and unwanted materials could be carried out. The definition of tolerance levels reduces the need for individual agreements between buyer and supplier. However, specific agreements between individual buyers and suppliers may be used. Higher tolerances lead to non-standard grades.

Document: references other documents

Responsible national committee

NA 074-01-13 AA - Recovered paper 

Responsible european committee

CEN/TC 172/WG 2 - Paper and board for recycling 

Edition 2014-11
Original language German
Translation English
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