The ABC to our cardboard materials: What's behind the shortcuts?
THE STRUCTURE OF THE SHORTCUTS
This is followed by another letter describing the material used. This is simply the first letter of the respective carton type designation (e.g. "Z" for pulp board – "Zellstoffkarton" in German). Differences are made on the basis of the fibers from which the cartonboard is made.
In addition to these letters, there is often a number at the end of the shortcut. However, this does not necessarily have to be present. However, if there are different versions of a cardboard type, this number provides information about the actual variant. The difference lies in factors such as the coating weight and the color (e.g. on the reverse side).
GC1 AND GC2: CHROMO CARDBOARD
As the "G" in the shortcut suggests, both of our GC cartons are coated, doubled on the front. While the reverse side of the GC1 cardboard is simply coated, the reverse side of the GC2 cardboard is even left natural. The latter is therefore not white, but nevertheless printable.
Thanks to the double pigment coating on the front of the cardboard, a very high-quality print image can be achieved. This is characterized, for example, by its high color intensity. GC1 and GC2 chromo cardboard is used primarily for product packaging, for example in the pharmaceutical, food, and toy industries.
GZ: CELLULOSE CARDBOARD
Due to the high cellulose content, the surface is particularly soft and smooth. The material therefore has a very pleasant feel as well as ideal conditions for brilliant, glossy color printing - in this respect, GZ pulp cardboard beats even the classic chromo cardboard.
In terms of mechanical properties, pulp cardboard also proves to be extremely resistant to bending and tearing. Processed into packaging, the resistant cardboard offers very reliable protection of the goods. GZ cartons are therefore used primarily for packaging for high-quality and exclusive products.
GD2: RECYCLING CARDBOARD
The front of the CD2 carton is excellent for printing because it is double coated and white, just like our chromo cartons. Only the back of the boxes is uncoated and therefore has a light, gray natural color. Sustainable recycled materials and a classy look are perfectly compatible with the help of our duplex cardboard. That is why it is also a very popular choice of material for manufacturers of sustainable products.