5 March 2014
The new EN643

CEPI launched a pocket-size guidance document that details the changes in the revised EN643 European List of Standard Grades of Paper and Board for Recycling.

We advise all organisations and individuals involved in trade with paper and board for recycling, to prepare for the introduction of the updated standard. Many multinational companies are already implementing the new EN643 standard into their IT-systems, such as SAP. The new text includes several major improvements, including a grade-specific tolerance level for non-paper component and more detailed descriptions per grade.

While the national standardisation bodies in Europe are preparing for the official launch of the updated EN643 early 2014, CEPI already issued a guidance describing the changes. The guidance was first launched at European Paper Week in English, but will soon be available in German, Spanish and Polish.

The guidance is already available in Portuguese and French:

Portuguese version

 French version

Download the EN643 guidance, the EN643 one-pager and the Presentation prepared by CEPI.

A webinar detaling the changes in the revised standard was organised in December 2013: The video recording is available at (length=1hour)

We also prepared a video giving the most important reasons for using the guidance.

The updated EN643 standard is now available in English for purchase on the British, German and Dutch standardisation websites.


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