Packaging Papers, Offset Paper, Paper Board

Offset Paper Paper: designed for use in offset lithography. Important properties include good internal bonding, high strength, dimensional stability, lack of curl, and freedom from fuzz and foreign surface material. Used on both sheet-fed and web presses. This is commodity offset.

Premium/Opaque Offset: High quality offset markedly brighter and more opaque than Offset Paper as defined above. It is usually produced in smooth and vellum finishes and may have a companion cover paper. This is a mid-range product between Offset Paper and higher quality papers in the Text and Cover category.

Old Corrugated Containers (OCC): A fiber source comprised of old corrugated containers or old boxes which are collected/recovered from the waste stream. The boxes are converted into pulp, which is then used to make corrugating medium and other types of paperboard.

Packaging Papers: These papers are used to wrap or package consumer and industrial products such as grocer’s bags and sacks, shopping and merchandise bags, and multiwall shipping sacks used for shipping such products as cement, flour, sugar, chemicals and animal food. “Specialty” packaging papers are used for cookies, potato chips, ice cream, and similar products.

Paperboard: One of the two subdivisions of paper. The distinction is not great, but paperboard is heavier in basis weight, thicker, and more rigid than paper. All sheets 12 points (0.012 inch) or more in thickness are classified as paperboard. There are exceptions. Blotting paper, felts, and drawing paper in excess of 12 points are classified as paper while corrugating medium, chipboard, and liner board less than 12 points are classified as paperboard. The broad classes within paperboard include container board, box board, and all other paperboard.


Paper Products

Text Paper: A paper of fine quality and texture for printing. Text papers are manufactured in white and colors, from bleached chemical wood pulp or cotton fiber content furnishes with a decked or plain edge, and are sometimes watermarked. They are made in a wide variety of finishes, including antique, vellum, smooth, felt marked, and patterned surfaces-some with laid formations. Designed for advertising printing, the principal use of text papers is for booklets, brochures, fine books, paper bags, announcements, annual reports, menus, folders, etc.

Thin Papers: Includes carbonizing, cigarette, bible and similar papers.

Tissue: A general term indicating a class of papers of characteristic gauzy texture, in some cases fairly transparent. Includes sanitary tissues, wrapping tissue, waxing tissue stock, twisting tissue stock, fruit and vegetable wrapping tissue stock, pattern tissue stock, sales-book tissue stock, and creped wadding. Tissue papers are made on any type of paper machine, from any type of pulp including reclaimed paper stock. They may be glazed, unglazed, or creped, and are used for a variety of purposes. Examples are primarily sanitary grades such as toilet, facial, napkin, toweling, wipes, and special sanitary papers. There are also waxing, wrapping, and miscellaneous non-sanitary grades.

Triple-Wall: Four flat facings of liner board, one glued to each side of three corrugated mediums.

Ultra-Lightweight Medium: Corrugating medium that has a basis weight less than 23 pounds per thousand square feet.

Wallboard: (1) A type of fiberboard composed of a number of layers of chip, binders, or pulp board, molded or pasted together and generally sized, either throughout or on the surface. It may also be non laminated and homogeneous in nature. Wallboard is generally 3/16 to ¼ of an inch in thickness.

(2) A general term used to indicate a composition material used in the construction of partitions, side walls, and ceilings in interior construction; it is made generally of waste papers, wood pulp, or wood or other materials.

Wet Machine Board: A very thick paperboard, used for bookbinders, shoe board, automotive board, chair seat backing, coaster board, and the like.