BillerudKorsnäs has launched two new low grammages of its flagship carton board product, CrownBoard Prestige.
The two new low grammages,CrownBoard Prestige 170 and 200 gsm,are targeted at the graphical industry and combine its excellent printing surface with strength and shapeability.
With the addition of 170 and 200 gsm, the CrownBoard Prestige range now comprises ten grammages – from 170 to 400 gsm.
The technical properties of the board include advanced coating technology and online quality monitoring. Despite the low basis weights, it is a strong board, made of 100 per cent primary wood fibres built up in a three-ply structure.
BillerudKorsnäs marketing manager Anders Gathu said thanks to its strength, it is possible to choose a light grammage to reduce packaging weight that also does not compromise packaging performance.
Gathu said light-weighting 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.
“The low basis weights are a range extension that opens up new possibilities for the graphical industry,” he said.
“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 carton board that invites designers to push limits.”