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Fiber Purchasing

By using and reprocessing waste paper and partly pulp, the paper and board mill is part of a closed-loop system that demonstrably conserves the resources of our environment. In total, more than 925,000 tonnes of waste paper in more than 20 different qualities are recycled in Varel every year.

For the supply of fibre raw materials, we cooperate with various disposal companies that deliver the collected material to the Varel paper and board mill for further processing. We are always interested in getting to know new suppliers.

Your contact persons will be happy to assist you:

Rüdiger Ruhe

Buyer for “Medium, Better and Powerful Grades”

Christian Wott

Buyer for “Lower Varieties”

According to the EN643 list of European standard grades and the Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI), we mainly use the following grades of recovered paper:

Group 1: Lower varieties

1.02.00 Mixed waste paper
Mixture of different paper, cardboard and paperboard qualities containing a maximum of 40% of newspapers and magazines.

1.03.00 Grey board
Printed and unprinted, white covered and uncovered grey cardboard or a mixture of both, free of corrugated cardboard.

1.04.00 Department store waste paper
Used paper and cardboard packaging containing at least 70 % corrugated board, the remainder being packaging made of paper, cardboard and paperboard.

1.05.00 Old corrugated board packaging
Used boxes and sheets of corrugated board of various qualities, may contain 10 % of other packaging paper, cardboard and paperboard.

Group 2: Medium varieties

2.03.01 White chips with light pressure, without adhesive
White chips with light pressure, coated or uncoated, mainly made of wood-containing paper, without glue.

Group 3: Better varieties

3.04.00 White chips with light pressure, woodfree
White, wood-free chips without glue with a light pressure, free of wet-strength or through-dyed paper.

3.10.00 Multi-printing
Wood-free, coated paper with light pressure, as sheets or edge trimmings, free from wet-strength or through-dyed paper.

3.10.01 Multi-print with medium pressure
Wood-free, coated paper in sheets or edge trimmings, with medium and heavy pressure, free from wet-strength and through-dyed paper.

3.15.01 Illurotation
Chips and tears from unprinted coated paper, woody, white without adhesive.

3.16.00 White coated paper, woodfree, without adhesive backing
Chips and tears from coated paper, woodfree, white, unprinted, without adhesive backing.

3.18.01 White uncoated chips, wood-free
White uncoated shavings, woodfree, shavings and tears from unprinted paper, woodfree, white, free from coated paper, without adhesive backing.

Group 4: Vigorous varieties

4.01.00 Unused corrugated paperboard and paperboard shavings
Unused packaging, sheets and flakes of corrugated board with covers of kraft and/or testliner.

4.02.00 Used corrugated kraft paperboard 1
Used packaging made of corrugated cardboard, covers exclusively with kraft liner, flute made of cellulose or chemo-thermomechanical pulp (CTMP).

Group laminating papers

White bleached kraft papers

Wood-free white, one-side coated papers

Unbleached kraftliner

Natural brown kraft papers

Primary fibre group

Unbleached pulp