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paperboard,

material similiar in shape and composition to paperpaper,
thin, flat sheet or tissue made usually from plant fiber but also from rags and other fibrous materials. It is used principally for printing and writing on but has many other applications. The term also includes various types of paperboard, such as cardboard and wallboard.
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, but generally thicker, stronger, and more rigid. Paper machines, e.g., Fourdrinier machines, are used to make sheets of paperboard. Sometimes these machine-made sheets are pasted to each other or to paper sheets to build up special thicknesses. The function of a particular type of paperboard is often indicated by its name, e.g., boxboard. Paperboard can be made into a wide variety of items, including folding cartons, advertising displays, electrical insulators, and coasters.

paperboard

[′pā·pər‚bȯrd]
(materials)
A composition board available in varying thicknesses and degrees of rigidity.
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During the 1950s, many manufacturers turned to virgin paperboard, and i00% recycled paperboard lost significant market share.
Paperboard producers are the largest end users for recycled paper.
Harrelson points to increasing recovery rates for recycled fiber as an indicator that demand for 100% recycled paperboard is increasing.
In Europe, there's a lot more legislation; also, most of Europe's paperboard is 100% recycled to begin with.
It has happened for 100% recycled paperboard because we have something unique to sell to the market that consumers want.
Segments that are just beginning to convert to 100% recycled paperboard packaging include refrigerated foods, frozen foods, and pharmaceuticals," added Harrelson.
Through its taxable subsidiary, Potlatch Forest Products Corporation, the company also operates 13 manufacturing facilities that produce lumber and panel products and bleached pulp products, including paperboard and tissue products.
The combination of MeadWestvaco's market-leading specialty food paperboard grades with Gralex's technologically superior thermoforming and heat-sealing equipment will give folding carton converters, corrugated operators and food processors a very affordable opportunity to produce value-added products for their customers," he says.
MeadWestvaco's packaging resources group manufactures a variety of specialty paperboard products for refrigerating, freezing, heating and serving foods and beverages in retail or institutional food service settings.
Our coated paperboard products set worldwide standards for precision, consistency, uniformity and performance, while our uncoated packaging grades are the products of choice when premium surface quality and consistent physical properties are critical," says Calvert.
The company's thermoformed paperboard systems offer folding carton operators, corrugated manufacturers and end-users a number of efficiencies and cost advantages.
The company develops, manufactures and sells machinery and tooling used to produce a variety of packaging from solid paperboard and corrugated materials, including bakery and frozen food packaging, consumer paper products such as plates and bowls, carryout containers, medical packaging and commercial and industrial packaging.