BillerudKorsnäs is introducing two new low grammages of its flagship cartonboard product, CrownBoard Prestige, which it says are particularly suited for the graphical industry.

According to the company, CrownBoard Prestige 170 and 200 gsm combine an “excellent printing surface” with strength and shapeability. The technical properties of the board are apparently due to the capabilities of KM7, including advanced coating technology and online quality monitoring.  

BillerudKorsnäs also says that despite the low basis weights, it is a strong board, made of 100% primary wood fibres built up in a 3-ply structure. As a result of this, it is possible to choose a light grammage to reduce packaging weight.

With CrownBoard Prestige, this can reportedly be done without compromising packaging performance. The company points out that lightweighting saves costs 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,” says Anders Gathu, marketing manager for cartonboard at BillerudKorsnäs.

“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.”

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