Specialty Paperboard Converting, Laminated Panels, Binder Covers

Caraustar Specialty Converting

Caraustar has four facilities dedicated to specialty converting:

  • Chicago Mill Converting
  • Wisconsin Paperboard and Specialty Converting
  • Carotell Paperboard and Specialty Converting
  • Austell Boxboard Mill #1 and Specialty Converting

Premium 100% recycled paperboard grades are shipped from our mills to these locations for the production of unitized panels and spines, laminated panels and spines, foam laminated sheets and panels, pull and tier sheets, game board and so much more.

Available in a range of standard thicknesses and densities, the superior flatness and easy to die-cut nature of the paperboard enhances the quality of your product. These products offer versatility and are produced to the precise specifications you require.

Markets Served

  • School and Office Products
  • Puzzle and Game Manufacturers
  • Photo and frame manufacturers
  • Air filter manufactures
  • Binder manufactures
  • Book manufactures

Caraustar Specialty Converting Mills

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"

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

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"

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"

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