Ribbed smoked sheets-RSS

RSS 1: Each bale must be packed free of mould but very slight traces of dry mould on wrappers or bale surfaces adjacent to the wrapper found at the time of delivery will not be objected to provided there is no penetration of mould inside the bale. Oxidized spots or streaks, weak, heated, undercured, over-smoked, opaque and burnt sheets are not permissible. The rubber must be dry, clean, strong, sound and free from blemishes, resinous matter (rust), blisters, sand, dirty packing and any other foreign matter, except slight specks. Small pinhead bubbles, if scattered, will not be objected to.

RSS 2: Slight resinous matter (rust) and slight amounts of dry mould on wrappers, bale surfaces and interior sheets, found at the time of delivery will not be objected to. Should ‘rust’ or ‘dry mould’ appear to an appreciable extent on more than five percent of the bales sampled, it shall constitute grounds for objection. Small bubbles and slight specks of bark will not be objected to. Oxidized spots or streaks, weak, heated, undercured, over-smoked, opaque and burnt sheets are not permissible. The rubber must be dry, clean, strong, sound and free from blemishes, blisters, sand, dirty packing and all other foreign matter other than those specified above as permissible.

RSS 3: Slight resinous matter (rust) and slight amounts of dry mould on wrappers, bale surfaces and interior sheets, found at the time of delivery will not be objected to. Should ‘rust’ or ‘dry mould’ appear to an appreciable extent on more than ten percent of the bales sampled, it shall constitute grounds for objection. Slight blemishes in colour, small bubbles and small specks of bark are permissible to the extent shown in the sample. Oxidized spots or streaks, weak, heated, undercured, over-smoked, opaque and burnt sheets are not permissible. The rubber must be dry, strong and free of blemishes, blisters, sand, dirty packing and all other foreign matter other than those specified above as permissible.

RSS 4: Slight resinous matter (rust) and slight amounts of dry mould on wrappers, bale surfaces and interior sheets, found at the time of delivery will not be objected to. Should ‘rust’ or ‘dry mould’ appear to an appreciable extent on more than 20 percent of the bales sampled, it shall constitute grounds for objection. Medium-size bark particles, bubbles, translucent stains, slightly sticky and slightly over-smoked rubber are permissible to a moderate extent. Oxidized spots or streaks, weak, heated, undercured, excessively over-smoked and burnt sheets are not permissible. The rubber must be dry, firm and free of blemishes, blisters, sand, dirty packing and all other foreign matter other than those specified above as permissible.

RSS 5: Slight resinous matter (rust) and slight amounts of dry mould on wrappers, bale surfaces and interior sheets, found at the time of delivery will not be objected to. Should ‘rust’ or ‘dry mould’ appear to an appreciable extent on more than 30 percent of the bales sampled, it shall constitute grounds for objection. Large bark particles, bubbles and small blisters, stains, over-smoked, slightly sticky rubber, and blemishes of the amount and size shown in the sample are permissible. Slightly undercured rubber is permissible. The rubber must be dry, firm and mostly free of blisters. Dirty packing, sand and all other foreign matter other than those specified above are not permissible.

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