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BillerudKorsnäs launches strong, super-light cartonboard

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BillerudKorsnäs is introducing two new low grammages of their flagship cartonboard product, CrownBoard Prestige®. Made at KM7, the world’s most modern board machine, the two new low grammages are particularly interesting for the graphical industry.

CrownBoard Prestige® 170 and 200 gsm combine an excellent printing surface with strength and shapeability. The technical properties of the board are due to the capabilities of KM7, including advanced coating technology and state-of-the-art online quality monitoring. Despite the low basis weights, it is a strong board, made of 100% primary wood fibres built up in a 3-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.

Print effect sample of CrownBoard prestige 170 gsm. Despite the low grammage, the board is strong enough to allow for post-print techniques. CMYK offset print, light embossing, and water-based print varnish. Print effect sample of CrownBoard prestige 170 gsm. Despite the low grammage, the board is strong enough to allow for post-print techniques. CMYK offset print, light embossing, and water-based print varnish.

Visual impact

“The low basis weights are a range extension that opens up new possibilities for the graphical industry,” says 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.”

Packaging for premium brands

With the addition of 170 and 200 gsm, the CrownBoard Prestige range comprises ten grammages – from 170 to 400 gsm. 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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170 gsm                              

200 gsm

Caliper 205 µm 

Caliper 255 µm

Caliper 8.1 pt 

Caliper 10.0 pt

BillerudKorsnäs provides packaging materials and solutions that challenge conventional packaging for a sustainable future. We are a world-leading provider of primary fibre based packaging materials and have customers in over 100 countries. The company has 8 production units in Sweden, Finland and the UK and about 4500 employees in over 13 countries. BillerudKorsnäs has an annual turnover of about SEK 24 billion and is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. www.billerudkorsnas.com

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