Glossary of Blending & Recycling Terms – Custom Processing Services
Tramp, Majors, Minors and Holds!
Learn about the terminology used in recycling and blending operations.
Batch: A blend or a repetition of a specific process and proportion of the same ingredients.
Blend: Ingredients (s) processed to a specific proportion to make an item, as defined by an individual Process Specification Sheet.
Campaign: From the start of time-period of activities on behalf of a customer to a conclusion. Campaigns may involve one singular product only, multiple products, multiple product lots, or multiple products. Campaigns start and run according to a campaign plan.
Components: Raw or Intermediate Material elements of a blend or recipe.
Major: The primary component of greatest mass in a blend or batch.
Minors: Secondary component (s) of less mass than the primary component.
Hold: A designed and purposeful stoppage or interruption of continuous workflow or product movement.
QA Hold: Intermediate Materials are placed on hold when manufacturing processes are complete. CPS Quality Assurance reviews and assures that each Finished Goods meets specification. A QA Hold intermediate material cannot be processed or shipped.
Customer Hold: Customers elect to hold Finished Goods until released by authorized personnel and process after information processing or criteria are satisfaction.
Materials: The substances that convert into items.
Raw Materials: A feed substance for a conversion process, identified by SDS designation.
Tramp: Any substance not indicated on the SDS or as indicated on a Process Specification Sheet.
Beneficial Tramp: Any substance not indicated on the SDS or Qdoc-01 document that is identified by the customer as wanted, useful, and included in Finished goods.
Unwanted Tramp: Any substance not indicated on the SDS or Qdoc-01 document that is identified by the customer as unwanted, harmful, and or not permitted to be included into product and disposes in trash.
Returnable Tramp: Any substance not indicated on the SDS or Qdoc-01 document that is identified by the customer to be separated, isolated, and returned to or ships per direction of customer.
Unclassified Tramp: Any substance not indicated on the SDS or Qdoc01 document that is not previously identified by the customer as Beneficial or Unwanted for inclusion, disposal, and Returnable tramp. CPS will notify customer of any observation of unclassified tramp and seek disposition.
Intermediate Materials: Partially converted items requiring further processing.
Finished Goods: Fully released items that are shipment ready.
Initial Item: Fully released first generation item ready for shipment.
Reworked Item: Fully released second generation item converted from first generation item ready for shipment. (making the same item twice)
Sorting: The removing, segregating, classifying of one or more materials from a raw or reworked items.
Pre-Sorting: The sorting performed as a separate process prior to production or conversion of a raw or reworked material.
In-Line Sorting: The sorting performed as an integrated step in the production or conversion of a raw or reworked item.
Partial Decontamination: The result of sorting unwanted tramp material from a raw material to a percent of efficiency.
Total Decontamination: The result of sorting unwanted tramp material from a raw material to 100 percent efficiency. (Unlikely Outcome)
Trial Campaign: A campaign that meets one of the following “new” conditions: New Raw Materials, New Processes, or New Product Specifications. The objective is to observe and identify potential new characteristics and compensate appropriately.