There is a wide range of paper and other substrates available for folding cartons. Some substrates have unique requirements and/or limitations. So be sure to collaborate with your designer and printing company from the outset of a folding carton project.
SBS – Solid Bleached Sulfate, coated on one-side (C1S) or coated on two sides (C2S)
CUK – Coated Unbleached Kraft. No less than 80% virgin fiber.
CNK – Coated Natural Kraft, coated on one-side with a kraft back
Kraft Paper – Kraft paper is made from unbleached wood pulp, which gives it a natural brown color. It is strong, durable, and eco-friendly, making it a popular choice for folding cartons, especially in the food industry.
SUS – Solid Unbleached Sulfate, coated on one-side with a kraft back
CRB – Coated Recycled Board, coated on one-side (C1S) with a kraft back
CCNB – Clay Coated News Back will appear either tan or gray back (depending on the fiber used), clay coated front (C1S)
URB – Uncoated Recycled Board, uncoated on two sides
TMP – Thermal Mechanical Pulp, coated on one-side (C1S)
Specialty Papers – These materials include options such as metallic, pearlescent, textured, or embossed papers. They can add a unique touch to folding cartons and are often used for luxury packaging or special edition products.
Biodegradable and Compostable Materials – With increasing focus on sustainability, many manufacturers are now offering biodegradable and compostable materials for folding cartons. These materials are designed to break down more quickly in the environment, reducing waste and lessening the overall environmental impact.
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