Uncoated Paperboard, Laminated Board, Environmentally Smart Board

Uncoated Paperboard

Caraustar produces URB in:

  • Austell, GA
  • Carotell – Taylors, SC
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Mobile, AL
  • Baltimore, OH
  • Tacoma, WA
  • Milwaukee, WI

The majority of Caraustar’s 100% recycled paperboard mills produce a broad range of uncoated grades to include:

  • Plain chip
  • Bending chip
  • Tube and core grades
  • White vat lined
  • Match Stem Board
  • Laminated or pasted grades
  • Colors – Pink, Suntan and many more
  • Specialty colors, colored top sheet board
  • Tan bending chip
  • FlexTan®
  • ES Cream®
  • ES Natural®
  • Kraftex®
  • Partition chip
  • Printer’s chip
  • Val-30
  • Low density board
  • High sized board

We are proud that all fourteen of our paperboard mills are Forest Stewardship Certified (FSC®).

Markets Served

  • Advertising
  • Building Supply Products
  • Construction
  • Educational Materials
  • Food and Beverage
  • Gypsum Wallboard
  • Home and Office Products
  • Home Care Products
  • Home Furnishings and Decor
  • Industrial Packaging
  • Point of Purchase
  • Publishing Industry

Grades & Products

Chip Board

Caraustar Chip Board

Our Chip Board is multipurpose, non-bending 100% recycled paperboard (URB). It is a highly versatile board that is used in:

  • Bookbinding
  • Tablet backs
  • Furniture components
  • Slip, separator and tier sheets
  • Photo mats and backs
  • Package inserts and partitions
  • Temporary license plates
  • Rigid boxes
  • Point-of-purchase displays
  • Available in rolls or sheets
  • Filter Frame board
  • High pressure laminate board

Bending Chip Grades

Caraustar Bending Chip Grades

Bending chip is made from 100% recycled fiber, manufactured to withstand a 180° fold without cracking or separating. Applications include folding cartons and scored inserts. Available in rolls or sheets.


Tube and Core Board

Caraustar Tube and Core Board

100% recycled board designed for both convolute and spiral tube, can and core manufacturing. Our Ultra and Ultrex Series boards offer a wide array of ring crush and ZDT/Plybond strengths to support specific application requirements. Custom specifications available for moisture, water drop and high sizing.


Gypsum Facing Paperboard

Gypsum Facing Paperboard

We produce gypsum-facing Sta-Dry paperboard in many colors and grades.

SafeFace MR® is a revolutionary gypsum facing paper that Caraustar developed and produces. It offers a superior level of mold, mildew and moisture resistance paper for specific markets.

SafeFace MR® is available in the following colors:

  • Cream
  • Gray
  • Green
  • Violet
  • Blue
  • Gold DK.
  • Gray Veneer
  • Ivory
  • Grayback
  • Green Sta-Dry
  • Brown Sta-Dry
  • Abuse Resistant
  • Green Shaft Liner

Caraustar URB and Specialty Converting Mills

Austell Boxboard Mill #1 and Specialty Converting
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Location:
  • Austell, GA
Certifications:
  • FSC®, SFI® and PEFC certified
  • FDA Compliant for Dry Food Packaging
  • RPA 100% Certified
Product Offerings:
  • Plain Chip*
  • Printer’s Chip
  • StaSquare32*
  • White Vat*
  • Kraftex*
  • Binder Chip*
  • Val-16*, 30*
  • EverFlat*
  • Bending Chip
  • Partition Chip
  • Colors by Request
* Available pasted
Converting:
  • Sheets: In-line with paper machine
  • Pasting
  • Precision Cutting
  • Specialty Converting
  • Separator Sheets
Specialty Converting
Key Markets Supplied:
  • 3 Ring Binders
  • Furniture Market
  • Hard Cover Book
  • Candy Box
  • Desk Calendars
  • Separator Sheets

Converting Department Capabilities
Sheet Pasters (3)
Sizes Calipers
Minimum Width: 17" Minimum: .065"
Maximum Width: 49" Maximum to ream cut: .270"
Minimum Length: 31" Maximum to rotary cut: .160"
Maximum Length: 80" Maximum untrimmed: N/A

Ream (Guillotine) Cutters (4)
Tolerances Calipers
Ream Cut: +/-1/8" Minimum: .020"
Maximum: .270"

Rotary Cutters (6)
Sizes Calipers
Panel Size Min 3 7/8" x 5" Minimum: .040"
Panel Size Max 23 ½" x 55" Maximum: .160"
Master Sheet In-Feed 31" min. width and
31" min. length
Master Sheet In-Feed 52" max. width and
55" max. length
Tolerances +/- 1/32"

Grooving
Maximum Width Groove Width Minimum Spine Width Minimum Caliper Maximum Caliper
Plowing Groover 49" 3/16", 1/4",5/16",3/8",1/2" 5/8" .100" .200"

Austell Boxboard Mill #2
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Location:
  • Austell, GA
Certifications:
  • FSC®, SFI® and PEFC certified
  • FDA Compliant for Dry Food Packaging
Product Offerings:
  • Tubing Grades
  • Ultra
  • Ultrex
  • Konva-Kore®
  • Specialty High Sized/Wet Strength Grades
  • Plain Chip
  • Partition Chip
  • Solid Board
  • Explosive Board

Carotell Paperboard and Specialty Converting
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Location:
  • Taylors, SC
Certifications:
  • FSC®, SFI® and PEFC certified
  • FDA Compliant for Dry Food Packaging
Product Offerings:
  • Tubing Grades
  • Ultra 100 and 200
  • Ultrex
  • Cara M Puzzle
  • Cara M Puzzle Blue
  • White Vat
  • Plain Chip
  • Printer’s Chip
  • Black Chip
  • Double Lined Suntan
  • BinderTex 45
  • EverFlat
  • Bending Chip
  • Folding and Set-Up Boxboard
  • White Lined
  • Specialty Colors/Grades
  • Laminated Paperboard
  • Specialty Converting
Specialty Converting
Key Markets Supplied:
  • 3 Ring Binders
  • Furniture Market
  • Hard Cover Book
  • Candy Box
  • Desk Calendars
  • Puzzles

Sheeters Minimum Width Maximum Width Minimum Length Maximum Length Minimum Caliper Maximum Caliper
Marquip Sheeter 21" 56" 32" 72" .012" .030"
Roll Laminators Minimum # Plys Maximum Width Maximum Length Maximum Caliper
Large Laminator 5 plys 58" 82" .185"
Sheet Paster # Plys Maximum Width Minimum Length Maximum Caliper Maximum Caliper
Sheet Paster #1 N/A 63" 82" .070" N/A
Guillotine Cutters Maximum Caliper
90" Seybold .3"
85" Seybold Tolerance +/- 1/8"
Rotary Cutting Minimum Caliper Maximum Caliper Maximum "A" Cut Maximum "B" Cut Minimum Cut
Milwaukee (Spine) .040" .1600" 1 1/4"
Roda (Spine) .040" .1600" 5/8"
Milwaukee .040" .1600" 17.5" 56" 4 3/8"
Milwaukee Integrated RC .040" .1600" 17" 12" 5"
Milwaukee Integrated RC .040" .1600" 17" 12" 5"
One Dimension Must be 8" Tolerance = +/-.010"

Chicago Mill Converting
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Location:
  • Chicago, IL
Certifications:
  • FSC® certified
Product Offerings:
  • Unitized Panels & Spines
  • Game Board
  • FiberWrap®
  • Foam Sheets & Panels
  • CTS Panels & Strips
Unitizing Material:
(i.e. Hinge or Full Top Caliper)
  • Special R (Tape/Top Ply, Kraft - .010" Caliper)
  • Tyvek®
  • Vinyl
  • Scrim Vinyl
  • Top Ply (.020" Caliper)
  • Black Tape
  • Clay (White) Top Ply
  • Mottled White Top Ply
  • Kraft Liner (Recycled or Virgin)
Round Corners:
  • 1/4", 5/16", 3/8", 7/16",1/2", 5/8" (inline)
Caliper:
  • Maximum: .300"
  • Minimum: .050"
Foam Thickness:
  • 3/32", 1/8", 3/16", 5/32", 1/4"

Cincinnati Paperboard
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Location:
  • Cincinnati, OH
Certifications:
  • FSC®, SFI® and PEFC certified
  • FDA Compliant for Dry Food Packaging
Product Offerings:
  • Tubing Grades
  • Ultra 100
  • Ultra 200
  • Ultrex
  • Chip Grades
  • Bending Chip
  • SafeGuard™
  • Sized Grades
  • Specialty Grades
  • Puzzle Grades

Mobile Paperboard
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Location:
  • Mobile, AL
Certifications:
  • FSC® certified
  • UL HB94
  • FDA Compliant for Dry Food Packaging
  • SFI® Certified
  • PEFC® Chain of Custody Certified
Product Offerings:
  • URB
  • Tubing Grades
  • Ultra
  • Ultrex
  • High Sized
  • EasyPour™ Concrete Forming Tube grades
  • Chip Grades
  • Safeguard™

Ohio Paperboard
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Location:
  • Baltimore, OH
Certifications:
  • FSC® certified
  • FDA Compliant for Dry Food Packaging
  • SFI® Certified
  • PEFC® Chain of Custody Certified
Product Offerings:
  • Top Ply
  • Tubing Grades
  • Ultra 100 and 200
  • High Sized
  • FlexTan® (Tan Bending Chip)
  • Non-Test Liner
  • Linerboard
  • Partition
  • Plain Chip
  • Release Liner/Saturating Kraft Grades Available

Tacoma Paperboard
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Location:
  • Tacoma, WA
Certifications:
  • FSC®, SFI® and PEFC certified
  • FDA Compliant for Dry Food Packaging
Product Offerings:
  • Tubing Grades
  • Ultra 100 and 200
  • Ultrex
  • Bending Chip
  • Partition Chip
  • Plain Chip
  • Protech®
  • Laminating Chip
  • Specialty Paperboard Coatings and Colors
  • Separator
  • Composite Can
  • SafeGuard™

Wisconsin Paperboard and Specialty Converting
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Location:
  • Milwaukee, WI
Certifications:
  • FSC® certified
  • FDA Compliant for Dry Food Packaging
  • SFI® Certified
  • PEFC® Chain of Custody Certified
Product Offerings:
  • Tubing Grades
  • Ultra 100 and 200
  • Ultrex
  • Fortex®
  • Plain Chip
  • Tan or Grey
  • Partition Chip
  • Bending Chip
  • Laminating Chip
  • Tan or Grey
  • Black
  • 1 or 2 Sided
  • Solid Black
  • Chocolate
Specialty Converting:
  • Laminator
  • Ream Cutter
  • Sheeter
  • 2 Slitters
Converting Department Capabilities
Laminator
All Grades: .060" - .200" caliper
Grey LMV laminated calipers from .070" - .120"
18" minimum width
58" maximum width (untrimmed)
57" maximum width (trimmed)
24" minimum length
96" maximum length (up to .200")
+/-1/32" tolerance on width – 0"/+1/4" tolerance on length
Minimum score 3" from edge in machine direction up to 2 scores
Ream Cutter
.018" - .200" caliper
Maximum sheet size 84" x 84"
Minimum sheet size 8 ½" x 11"
+/- 1/32" tolerance (small lifts)
+/- 1/16" tolerance (normal lifts)
Sheeter
.018" - .055" caliper
18" minimum width
60" maximum width
26" minimum length
80" maximum length
+/- 1/32" tolerance on width
-0/+1/8" (+/- 1/16") tolerance on length (.024" and above) – single roll sheeting
-0/+1/4" (+/- 1/8") tolerance on length (.024" and below) – double roll sheeting

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