In the printing and packaging industry, companies are developing paperboard alternatives to avoid overburdening responsibly managed forests. One such innovation is Tree-Free™ board. Emerald’s Tree-Free™ board is made from sugarcane bagasse, a rapidly renewable resource that can be harvested every nine to 12 months. Instead of burning this waste product, which was once common practice, Emerald has pulped it to produce effective paper and board options.
How can you benefit from Tree-Free™ packaging? Look to the Lauren Conrad brand for an example.
The Lauren Conrad brand team sought to shatter conventional thinking for its packaging materials. Lauren’s commitment "to creating beautiful products that are clean, environmentally friendly, ethically sourced, and vegan so you can feel good about what you’re putting on your skin” set a clear direction for product packaging.
The company chose the Tree-Free™ option. The folding cartons have a natural organic look, with fibers visible on their surface that signal a brand focused on the environment.
Uncoated 2-side sheet
|Caliper||pts||Tappi 411||+/- 4%||12||14||16||18|
|Nominal Basis Weight||lb/1000 sq ft||Tappi 410||+/- 4%||41.0||46.3||53.9||60.4|
|Grammage||gsm||Tappi 410||+/- 4%||200||226||263||295|
|Thickness||microns/10||Tappi 411||+/- 4%||30||36||40||40|
|Stiffness Tab CD||gcm||Tappi 489||+/- 15%||29||51||63||82|
|Stiffness Tab MD||cgm||Tappi 489||+/- 15%||50||84||101||141|
|Moisture||%||Tappi 412||+/- 5%||7||7||7||7|
High whiteness and brightness coated paperboard with a natural color on back. Designed to highlight printing and bring elegance to your packaging.
|Caliper||pts||Tappi 410||+/- 4%||12||14||16||18|
|Nominal Basis Weight||lb/1000 sq ft||Tappi 410||+/- 4%||50.2||55.7||63.5||70.1|
|Grammage||gsm||Tappi 411||+/- 4%||245||272||310||342|
|Thickness||microns/10||Tappi 411||+/- 4%||30||36||40||46|
|Stiffness Tab CD||gcm||Tappi 489||- 15%||24||35||57||63|
|Stiffness Tab MD||gcm||Tappi 489||- 15%||39||60||92||115|
|Brightnesss||%||Tappi 452||- 3%||85|
|Gloss 75 FS||%||Tappi 480||- 4%||50|
|Moisture||%||Tappi 412||+/- .5%||7.2|
Paperboard coated with natural color coating that makes it an elegant product for luxury packaging. Even though the board is coated, it does not lose its natural image and has excellent printing features on both sides. Excellent performance in conversion and optimal printing features. Allows stamping, embossing, and UV applications.
|Nominal Basis Weight||lb/1000 sq ft||Tappi 410||+/- 4%||57.6||63.1|
|Grammage||g/m2||Tappi 411||+/- 4%||281||308|
|Thickness||microns/10||Tappi 411||+/- 4%||38||43|
|Stiffness Tab CD||gcm||Tappi 489||- 15%||57||63|
|Stiffness Tab MD||gcm||Tappi 489||- 15%||92||115|
|Bright 75 FS||%||Tappi 452||+/- 6%||40|
|Moisture||gcm||Tappi 412||+/- .5%||7.2|
You can assess Tree-Free™ board options up close. Simply fill out the form below, and we’ll send you some samples.