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Processed paper and paperboard

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This document provides Product Category Rules (PCR) for the assessment of the environmental performance of processed paper and paperboard, and the declaration of this performance by an EPD.

The product category corresponds to UN CPC class 3214, Processed paper and paperboard, and its sub-classes as defined in the UN CPC system:

  • Sub-class 32141 - Composite paper and paperboard, not surface-coated or impregnated
  • Sub-class 32143 - Paper and paperboard coated with kaolin or with other inorganic substances
  • Sub-class 32142 - Paper and paperboard, creped, crinkled, embossed or perforated n.e.c.
  • Sub-class 32149 - Other paper and paperboard, cellulose wadding and webs of cellulose fibres, coated, impregnated, gummed or adhesive, covered, surface-coloured, surface decorated or printed, in rolls or sheets

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PCR updated 2020-11-18

Version 3.0 of this PCR was published.

Detailed information

Replacing : PCR 2005:09 OA label (de-registered)
Name: Processed paper and paperboard
CPC Codes:3214 Processed paper and paperboard
Date of publication: 2010-07-07
Registration number: 2010:14
Date of expiration: 2024-11-18
Version: 3.0
GPI version: General Programme Instructions 3 (2017-)
Based on: PCR Basic Module: Pulp, paper and paper products
Related PCR: Labels, sleeves or linerless (or similar print media products) made of paper, plastic or other materials (expired; de-registered 2019-04-27)
Uncoated kraftliner and other uncoated kraft paper, etc. (de-registered)
Beverage cartons (de-registered)
Containers of paper and paperboard, not elsewhere classified (de-registered)
Other contributors:

Contributors to previous versions: Politecnico di Milano, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (Environmental section), and Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance Italy Srl

Geographical scope: Global
PCR committee: IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute and BillerudKorsnäs AB (Version 3.0)
Appointed PCR moderator: Diego Peñaloza  IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute

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