Premier adds CKB Carrier to portfolio

Richard Stuart-Turner
Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Premier Paper Group has expanded its portfolio of graphic and cartonboard products with the addition of CKB Carrier.

CKB Carrier is commonly used in the production of food packaging
CKB Carrier is commonly used in the production of food packaging

Produced by Stora Enso at its Imatra mill in Finland using 100% pure virgin fibre from responsibly managed forests, Premier said CKB Carrier is a strong, robust, and sturdy unbleached multi-layered kraft board that is commonly used in the production of food packaging, drinks packaging, and bottle holders.

Premier sales director for graphical and packaging boards Dave Arnold said the new grade joins Kraftpak and White Peak Kraft Back in its kraft range, further broadening its offering.

“As the move away from single use plastics becomes a key priority for many, there is an increased requirement for a strong, home recyclable, plastic-free alternative with excellent tear and burst resistance, and CKB Carrier delivers,” he added.

The new board features a smooth, white coated top side combined with a kraft reverse that has a natural look and feel. Offering “an increased tear resistance, bending stiffness, and impressive tensile and burst strength”, it provides the protection required for wet-strength food packaging.

CKB Carrier boards are suitable for litho, flexo, and gravure print processes as well as embossing and hot foil stamping.

The product is FSC certified and 100% recyclable while being supplied by Premier readily Carbon Captured and directly supporting the work of the Woodland Trust in the UK.

The new board is available immediately for next day delivery throughout the UK.

“As with all of our graphic and cartonboard range, we offer a split pallet service on CKB Carrier; customers can order from as little as 100 sheets, minimising unnecessary waste on each job,” said Arnold.

Earlier this year Premier became the new UK & Ireland exclusive partner for media manufacturer Folex’s HP Indigo portfolio of speciality materials, and opened a new regional distribution centre in the North West of England.

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