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BillerudKorsnäs launches strong, super light cartonboard

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BillerudKorsnäs is introducing two new low grammages of its flagship cartonboard product, CrownBoard Prestige.

CrownBoard Prestige 170 and 200 g/m2 combine an excellent printing surface with strength and ‘shapeability’. The technical properties of the board are due to the capabilities of KM7 on which it is produced, including advanced coating technology and online quality monitoring. Despite the low basis weights, it is a strong board, made of 100% primary wood fibres built up in a three-ply structure.

Thanks to the strength, it is possible to choose a light grammage to reduce packaging weight. With CrownBoard Prestige, this can be done without compromising packaging performance. Lightweighting saves cost and reduces environmental impact, because less raw material is used, less energy is needed, less waste is generated, and transport and warehousing requirements are reduced. CrownBoard Prestige helps customers make a sustainable choice.

‘The low basis weights are a range extension that opens up new possibilities for the graphical industry,’ said Anders Gathu, marketing manager cartonboard BillerudKorsnäs. ‘Eye catching and strong book covers that also endure more and last longer. Post cards and greeting cards with a surface that gives you vibrant colours and lifelike image reproduction. This is thanks to a smooth, fully coated and high white surface. It is also well suited for digital printing, an economic option for shorter print runs. Furthermore, the board is engineered to yield great results with printing techniques such as embossing, foil stamping, lamination and effect varnish. This is cartonboard that invites designers to push limits.’

With the addition of 170 and 200 g/m2, the range comprises ten grammages – from 170 to 400 g/m2. CrownBoard Prestige is developed to meet the needs of discerning brands for packaging premium consumer goods such as luxury drinks, confectionery, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and the graphical industry. It is chosen for its packaging performance, visual appeal and sustainability credentials.


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