When choosing paperboard, there are various demands to consider which can be end use and/or application-specific. Most applications have their own requirements, and when choosing paperboard for your product packaging these requirements must be related to the paperboard properties. Here are 3 things to keep in mind that could help guide you through the paperboard selection:
The ability of the paperboard to withstand fading is vital for a lasting presentation and a longer shelf life. A bright and smooth printing surface helps you achieve faithful reproduction of colours and artwork. Strength and toughness are required for the overall shape and forming of the rim.
Paperboard made from fresh fibres produces a stiff, strong and durable material. Combined with an appropriate carton construction it will give adequate protection in handling, storage and distribution. It is also important that the carton is in excellent condition at the point of sale.
To obtain efficiency in printing, finishing and converting, a flat, stable and dust free paperboard is required. Even surface ink absorption and drying are important to ensure a high print quality, whilst reducing process interruptions and material waste.
A strong multi-ply paperboard will withstand the demanding printing and finishing techniques used to create a premium touch.
Holmen Iggesund LinkedIn – January 2023