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trendspotting | TRANSPORT: DAMAGE PREVENTION

Ensuring a Tight Load
Preventing roll damage is critical for mills and the printers who depend
on them. Here's a look at some causes of damage and the effects.
GRAEME RODDEN

At the TAPPI Shipping, Receiving &
Warehousing (SRW) Conference in April 2017,
delegates received a printer's view on damage
from Julie Furbee, materials supervisor, LSC
Communications. LSC was transitioned from
well-known printer RR Donnelley in late 2016
when Donnelley was split into three independent companies. LSC Communications
is the print services arm and is the successor
to Donnelley's book, catalogue, retail insert,
office products, and magazine retail business. It
counts 51 production facilities among its assets,
43 of which are located in the US. The LSC name
is derived from a more than century-old RR
Donnelley tradition of giving books to its clients
at Christmas, the Lakeside Classics.
LSC has more than 3,000 customers globally; retail inserts, magazines and catalogs

account for almost half of the business. Books
account for another 25 percent of sales.
Furbee notes that truck transport increased
by 6 percent in 2016 compared with 2015, with
the delivery share rising to 58 percent while
rail deliveries fell to 40 percent. Overall, damage figures improved year-over-year for both
truck and rail: a 17 percent improvement for
truck; 26 percent for rail.
The number of fully damaged rolls has
improved, but the situation is more volatile
month-to-month, especially in truck shipments. Partial damage is flat month to month.
For LSC, damage is defined as one-eighth of an
inch in depth or more. Furbee adds that different printers may have different standards.
Furbee explains that partial damage is
more important to a printer because when

the damage is stripped away, there is concern
about how the rest of the roll will run on the
press. It can create runnability issues on the
press. Pages may be off-fold or color may be offregister. Press breaks may be more frequent.
As a modern printing press is running, it
adjusts continually to the roll on it. So, when
repaired rolls are spliced with undamaged
ones, the press may have trouble adjusting.
CAUSES AND COSTS
LSC is very thorough when it comes to
documenting damage. It specifies the location in the truck or rail car the roll was placed
when damage occurred: nose, center, or tail
for truck; brake end, door, or air end for rail.
There are eight possible types of damage:
chafing, out of round, wet, crush/wrinkle,

LSC Transit Damage: Catalog, Magazine, and Retail Facilities (Figure credit: LSC Communications)

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Paper360 - July/August 2017

Setpoint
Over the Wire
Euroports Extends Its Reach
Ensuring a Tight Load
Riding the Rails
Trailer Flooring Makes a Difference in Paper Roll Transport
Top 50 Power List
CEPI’s New Director General: ‘A Remarkable Industry'
Värö’s Expansion for the Future
Model Behavior: Understanding Virtual Process Integration
Mondi Štĕtí Chooses Direct Drive Technology
The Knowledge Trail
TAPPI Journal Summaries
How Does China’s Containerboard Market Compare to the US?
Industry Trends in Graphic Paper
Will China Ban Mixed Paper Imports?
TAPPI News
ASPI News
Index of Advertisers
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Paper360 - July/August 2017 - cover1
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Paper360 - July/August 2017 - 5
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - Setpoint
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - 7
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - Over the Wire
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Paper360 - July/August 2017 - Euroports Extends Its Reach
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Paper360 - July/August 2017 - Ensuring a Tight Load
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - 21
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - Riding the Rails
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - 23
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - Trailer Flooring Makes a Difference in Paper Roll Transport
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - 25
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - 26
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - Top 50 Power List
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Paper360 - July/August 2017 - 29
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Paper360 - July/August 2017 - CEPI’s New Director General: ‘A Remarkable Industry'
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - 39
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - 40
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - 41
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - Värö’s Expansion for the Future
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - 43
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - Model Behavior: Understanding Virtual Process Integration
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - 45
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - 46
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - 47
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - Mondi Štĕtí Chooses Direct Drive Technology
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - 49
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - The Knowledge Trail
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - 51
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - TAPPI Journal Summaries
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - 53
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - 54
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - 55
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - How Does China’s Containerboard Market Compare to the US?
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - 57
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - Industry Trends in Graphic Paper
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - 59
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - Will China Ban Mixed Paper Imports?
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - 61
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - 62
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - 63
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Paper360 - July/August 2017 - TAPPI News
Paper360 - July/August 2017 - ASPI News
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Paper360 - July/August 2017 - Index of Advertisers
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