Pankaboard improves main features of its coated cartonboard grades

13 syyskuun, 2012 - 3 minutes read

Pankaboard is reintroducing its main cartonboard grades pankabrite and pankawhite with clearly improved product features and performance. Over the past year the company has made substancial efforts and investments in order to bring forward the overall product quality of its major packaging grades. As a result of this determined work pankaboard is now proudly presenting cartonboard grades, which are bulkier, stronger, optically whiter and which are remarkably improved in terms of sensoric properties. In its production pankaboard combines sustainable forest management with high ecological and environmental values.

Throughout the entire range of PankaBrite (GC2) the thickness of the board has been increased by 30 microns. For PankaWhite (GC1) the increasehas been 10 microns. This has improved the CD bending stiffness of PankaBrite by up to 3 %, , bringing the stiffness ratio of the board closer to the optimum. This improvement will have a direct impact on ready-made packaging. It helps to protect the contents better than before. It also guarantees, that cartons will stay in better shape.

The increase in the product thickness has been achieved by optimizing process conditions and the quality of the ground-wood pulp, which is used for the middle-layer of the boards.

Development in the quality of the ground-wood pulp has, at the same time with increased bulk level, also enabled remarkable quality improvements regarding the visual and surface characteristics of PankaBrite and PankaWhite. More constant surface smoothness and appearance enables immaculate print reproduction in both offset and flexo printing.

Both products are today optically whiter than before as the shade of whiteness has been brought considerably towards blueish-white by optimizing the surface coating.

Last but not the least, extensive work has also been carried out to improve the sensoric (odor and taint) properties of both products in order to meet better the requirements of today&s demanding brand-owners.Today Pankaboard can guarantee a level of 1.5 units for its products in the Robinson scale for odor and taint. The products are therefore even more suitable and reliable to be used in a wider field of end-uses.

As a result of the improvements both PankaBrite and PankaWhite are today completely refreshed products. They are stronger, visually more appealing and they definitely also offer a far better printing result than in the past.Not to forget, the new, improved sensoric properties offer a lot more new opportunities for the usage of the products.

New products are available now. For further information and samples, please contact Pankaboard or the closest sales agent for Pankaboard products on your market.