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Where Start My Paperboard Selection

Where Start My Paperboard Selection

Stepping into the packaging arena can be intimidating. It is tough to know where—or even how—to start. Often the package is the first item that needs to be designed.  There are many different grades of paperboard, so you will want to select one that is sturdy enough for your packaging needs and balances your budget and your brand. In the paperboard world, there are plenty of types available and in several different grades, each with unique features suitable for different reasons. The most popular grades of paperboard are:

Recycled Chipboard – Is a thick paper-based board that is made from 100% recycled fiber. Chipboard is a very versatile board stock that can be converted for a variety of uses, from industrial packaging and commercial printing to boxes and crafting. Chipboard ranges widely in thickness, from .016 up to .250”. The backside of a legal pad of paper is one common example of thin chipboard, while hardback book covers are an example of a thicker higher density chipboard. 
Solid Bleached Sulfate (SBS) - Also known as bleached board, this is a premium bright solid white paperboard grade produced with virgin bleached wood pulp. It is often coated with a thin layer of white kaolin clay to improve its printing surface and may also be coated with polyethylene (PE) for wet strength and food packaging. Bakery boxes and pharmaceutical packaging is often made from SBS. The thickness range is vast, from a single ply .008” up to .250” for a multi ply laminated board.
Coated Virgin Kraft (CUK or SUS Board) – A natural brown paperboard with excellent tear resistance making it the strongest board in the industry. Often it is coated with white kaolin clay for printing. Coated Virgin kraft is popular for beer and soda packaging. Available thicknesses typically range from .012” to .024”
Coated Recycled Board (CRB) – Also known as Clay Coated News Back (CCNB), this recycled paperboard is typically coated with a thin layer of white kaolin clay to improve the printing surface. It is produced from 100% recycled paperboard including old containers and newspapers. CRB is often used for consumer packaging, frozen foods, and dry goods. Available thicknesses typically range from .012” to .024”
These are just a few of the most basic type of paperboards available. There is plenty to consider when it comes to deciding on your paperboard. Cost, speed, and quality all bring their own requirements or limitations to be considered, and you need to decide what matters most to the creation of your packaging
Packaging is complicated. We are here to be a resource to find the perfect paperboard fit for your needs, brand, and your budget. Be sure to stop by and see what the world of Lamitech has to offer. And if you do not see what you are looking for, or have any paperboard-related questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Let’s see what we can create, together.

Andrew L
Andrew L

Five Reasons to Choose Lamitech as Your Paperboard Supplier

Five Reasons to Choose Lamitech as Your Paperboard Supplier

It should come as no surprise that I think being a Lamitech customer is a great idea. My role allows me a front row view of the effort we put into meeting the needs of our customers. If I had to pick the top five reasons why becoming a Lamitech customer is a great idea, here’s what I would choose. 

1. Commitment to Quality
Delivering paperboard at the level of quality customers need is such a vital part of our operations, that sometimes it goes without saying. Over the decades, we have developed strong relationships with the mills, and they’re well aware of the quality standards we have in place. And that focus on quality is something we continue to provide our customers.

2. Expert-Level Converting
There’s no doubt about it, our operators insure that Lamitech meets the needs of our customers. The majority of our production staff has more than 20 years of experience with Lamitech, and they have elevated paperboard converting into a craft. They are able to work with difficult paperboards, achieve precise tolerances, and deliver on quality like no other.

3. Top Notch Customer Service
Our commitment to customer service is something that helps set us apart from other paperboard suppliers. Whether we’re working with new or returning customers, and whether we’re providing large or small quantities, we’re committed to providing customers with the "Lamitech Experience"

4. Minimum Order Policy
Sometimes, you only need a couple pounds of solid black chipboard. And in those times, it’s nice to get what you need without being charged some outrageous lot charge. Providing small quantities of paperboard to customers is something we take pride in doing without compromising our commitment to quality. So, if you need a 200# of .080 Solid Black Chipboard, we’re happy to provide it – without an exorbitant setuo charge.

5. Reliable Delivery
Providing our customers with on-time delivery is one of our core business standards. We want you to know that the lead time you’re quoted is going to be met with 99% accuracy. In an industry where tight timelines are the norm, having a delivery date you can rely on eases pressure for our customers.

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