18:42 Jan 26, 2001
English to French translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: ASIAN CARDBOARD
The following materials can be recycled:

White office paper

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nacarton ondulé léger (dit "asiatique")
Annie Robberecht, C. Tr.
nacarton asiatique
Elisa Capelão



33 mins
carton asiatique

Asian Cardboard is the name given to a certain (poor) quality of cardboard...
for a little more insight on this please see: cardboard&hl=en&lr=&saf...
in particular
... the contaminant of most concern to cardboard recyclers. In addition, "Asian cardboard"
-- an inferior corrugated product manufactured from low quality recycled ...
there you will find :
.....In addition, "Asian cardboard" -- an inferior corrugated product manufactured from low quality recycled fibers and/or rice fibers -- can be a serious contaminant in recycled cardboard loads. (Asian cardboard is generally found as packaging for articles imported from China and Korea. It can be distinguished from higher quality cardboard by its flimsiness and characteristic pale brown or greenish color.)....

I think you can do a literal translation but am not sure if there is another expression for it in French...
Maybe another colleague might be able to say more.

Good luck.

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Elisa Capelão
Local time: 05:38
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in pair: 24
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4 hrs
carton ondulé léger (dit "asiatique")

Le mot "asian" est entre guillemets dans la plupart des références.

L'expression me surprend d'autant plus que ce type de carton n'est justement pas recyclable, en général. (Ce que confirme escapelao.)

Le carton gris est aussi un carton de qualité inférieure.

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Annie Robberecht, C. Tr.
Local time: 06:38
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PRO pts in pair: 497

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