Uncoated Paperboard, Laminated Board, Environmentally Smart Board

Uncoated Paperboard

The majority of Caraustar’s 100% recycled paperboard mills produce a broad range of uncoated grades to include:

  • Plain chip
  • Bending chip
  • Tube and core grades
  • White vat lined
  • Match Stem Board
  • Laminated or pasted grades
  • Colors – Pink, Suntan and many more
  • Specialty colors, colored top sheet board
  • Tan bending chip
  • FlexTan®
  • ES Cream®
  • ES Natural®
  • Kraftex®
  • Partition chip
  • Printer’s chip
  • Val-30
  • Low density board
  • High sized board

We are proud that all twelve of our paperboard mills are Forest Stewardship Certified (FSC®).

Markets Served

  • Advertising
  • Building Supply Products
  • Construction
  • Educational Materials
  • Food and Beverage
  • Gypsum Wallboard
  • Home and Office Products
  • Home Care Products
  • Home Furnishings and Decor
  • Industrial Packaging
  • Point of Purchase
  • Publishing Industry

Grades & Products

Chip Board

Caraustar Chip Board

Our Chip Board is multipurpose, non-bending 100% recycled paperboard (URB). It is a highly versatile board that is used in:

  • Bookbinding
  • Tablet backs
  • Furniture components
  • Slip, separator and tier sheets
  • Photo mats and backs
  • Package inserts and partitions
  • Temporary license plates
  • Rigid boxes
  • Point-of-purchase displays
  • Available in rolls or sheets
  • Filter Frame board
  • High pressure laminate board

Bending Chip Grades

Caraustar Bending Chip Grades

Bending chip is made from 100% recycled fiber, manufactured to withstand a 180° fold without cracking or separating. Applications include folding cartons and scored inserts. Available in rolls or sheets.

Tube and Core Board

Caraustar Tube and Core Board

100% recycled board designed for both convolute and spiral tube, can and core manufacturing. Our Ultra and Ultrex Series boards offer a wide array of ring crush and ZDT/Plybond strengths to support specific application requirements. Custom specifications available for moisture, water drop and high sizing.

Uncoated grades available at Caraustar Los Angeles

UNCOATED Description Density Calipers Basis
Bending Chip The finest quality uncoated recycled boxboard with exceptional smoothness. Suitable for: Foil laminating, carry out food trays, automotive, hardware and industrial packaging. #2 Gauge / #2 Finish .016 to .028 65# to 103#
Uncoated Top Sheet Our lowest caliper grade uncoated paperboard can be custom dyed to meet your desired shade. Suitable for: Automotive, hardware, sporting goods and toys 4.0 0.009 36#
RAP-GR Uncoated recycled boxboard with a repulpable grease barrier that reflects our environmental values. Available in tan two sides and white back. Suitable for: Perishable bakery goods and pet food. #2 Gauge / #2 Finish .016 to .028 65# to 103#
Pink Cake Uncoated recycled boxboard with custom pink lined topside specifically for the bakery goods #2 Gauge / #2 Finish .016 to .028 65# to 103#

Roll Capabilities

Machine trim: 96"

Core sizes off the Papermachine: 3", 4", 8", 12"

Min/Max roll diameter off the Papermachine: 41" to 72"

Slit width variation off the Papermachine: +/- 1/32"

Sheet Capabilities

Min/Max. Length: 16 3/4 to 60"

Min/Max Width: 16 1/4" to 65"

Sheet length tolerance: +/- 1/32"

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