One of the two major product categories of the paper industry. Includes the broad classification of materials made of cellulose fibers, primarily wood pulp and recycled paper stock, on board machines. The major types are containerboard and boxboard. (The other major product group of the paper industry is paper, including printing and writing papers, packaging papers, newsprint and tissue.
A generic term that includes heavy classes of paper. The most common are paperboard packages, which include folding cartons for foods and medicine, set-up boxes for games and jewelry, milk and juice cartons, composite cans for frozen concentrates, and beverage carriers.
A heavyweight thick sheet of paper, usually a thickness of 0.06” or over.
Any paper with a thickness (caliper) of 12 points (.3mm) or more.
Heavyweight, thick, stiff and single or multi-layer sheet; paper heavier than 150 g/m2 is normally called paperboard and paperboard heavier than 500 g/m2 is called board. See also: paper, board
Paper with a caliper of 12 pts. (0.3 mm) or more.
General term for heavyweight grades of paper that are used for containers, boxes, cartons and packaging materials. It is divided into: Containerboard, Boxboard and Other Paperboard.
paper with a caliper greater than .012 inches, or 12 points. Paperboard is used primarily for packaging and construction materials. Paperboard doesn't need the same whiteness and brightness as premium printing and writing papers, and because the process of de-inking is less important in its manufacture, it is a perfect produce for using recovered fiber.