FREE download of best practices for paper handling

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A FREE eBook download is available for this International Best Practice Guide — the new global reference for suppliers, transporters, converters and printers — whether sheetfed or web offset, gravure, flexo or digital. The 270-page guide has a cover price of €250 but is available as a FREE eBook to users because project members believe that price should not be a barrier to making best practices available to all. The FREE download is available from http://www.ophal.info/

If you prefer a printed copy, the 270-page hard cover book will be available in spring 2018. The normal selling price is €250 but you can order at a special price of €155 including shipment for orders received and paid for by 28 February 2018.

This unique cross-industry collaborative project brings together expertise from across the entire paper supply chain from the mill, through transport, storage, handling and printing. Its goal is to establish a common best practice tool and global reference for suppliers, transporters, converters and printers to improve their efficiency.

Integrated cross industry best practices improves operating performance by reducing economic and environmental losses from avoidable damage and waste, improves safety and communication while simplifying training and supervision. It also gives a better vision across the entire value chain that is addressed in 11 modules:

Paper & Cores — Wrapping & Pallets
Inspect, Report, Evaluate & Repair
Warehouse & Paper Store
Paper Handling Equipment
Roll & Pallet Handling Techniques
Securing & Lashing
Road Transport
Rail Transport
Containers Transport
Marine Transport
At the Printer — Paper onto Press

Substrates are the highest single cost for all printing and packaging applications – any reduction in their waste and damage improves both economic and environmental performance. The guide covers paper and board in rolls and sheets used for publishing and packaging applications for all major printing processes.

‘Optimized Paper Handling & Logistics’ is a collaborative project made possible by the participation of: ABP Group • Axel Springer • Bolzoni Auramo • Cascade Corporation • Dalim Software • Earthpac • European Rotogravure Association (ERA) • Fr. Meyer’s Sohn (FMS) • Goss International • The Hindu Group, Kasturi & Sons • Holmen • icmPrint • Idealliance • IF P&C Insurance • INTAKT Transportberater • Intergraf • Koenig & Bauer Group • Malayala Manorama • Mondi Extrusion Coatings • The Nordic Offset Printing Association (NOPA) • Paperdam Foundation • Sappi • Swendska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget (SCA) • Sonoco-Alcore • SpanSet • Stora Enso • tesa SE • The Times Group, Bennet Coleman & Co • TRANSWAGGON Group • UPM • WAN-IFRA