Cartonboard Production

Cartonboard (both virgin and recycled) is made from cellulose fibres that are produced from harvested timber from sustainably managed forests, or by reusing recovered fibre from recycled paper and board.

Cartonboard is manufactured in many different weights and thicknesses, depending on the intended use of the board.

Cartonboard Production

Cartonboard is made from cellulose fibres from trees. Worldwide, about 50% of paper and board is made from cellulose fibres that come directly from trees, and 50% is made from cellulose fibres from waste paper and board.

Cartonboard is a multilayer material which usually consists of 3 or more fibre layers.  The various layers are combined during a wet pulp phase of the manufacturing process before the cartonboard is pressed by large rollers and passed over steam heated cylinders to evaporate water.  At the end of these processes, the fibre layers are bonded together.  The cartonboard is dried and rolled onto huge spools.  As a final process the cartonboard spool is cut into customized sheets matching the exact requirements of the carton converter’s and brand owner’s design.  Each cartonboard mill produces dozens of different customized sheet sizes every day.

The brochure “Pro Carton Packaging Fact File” describes the entire folding carton production process.

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Cartonboard Life Cycle …