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GreenChoice 100™


Greenchoice paperboard packaging

GreenChoice 100™ is north america's most environmentally friendly paperboard






Technical properties
 
 
   
GreenChoice 100™ is superior paperboard and the only one that is Eco-Logo, FSC, and Rainforest Alliance certified all at the same time. All energy used for GreenChoice 100™ is 100% offset by renewable wind energy producers. It’s 100% carbon-neutral, as all carbon emitted is fully offset by new plantings. GreenChoice 100™ is also 100% recyclable, as 100% of fibres used come from recycled sources. Approximately 35% is post-consumer material and 65% is pre-consumer (fibres returned from the supply chain).

GreenChoice 100™ is eight-ply 100% North American double clay coated surface applied over a top liner of recycled pulp substitute fibres (e.g., computer printout paper and sorted office waste paper) with a recycled filler fibre base for excellent graphic reproduction. The filler fibre consists of double lined kraft, old corrugated cartons, boxboard and newsprint.

In addition, GreenChoice 100™ can also be produced with a special biodegradable sizing agent to provide the boxboard with moisture resistance. Two backside colours are available: light brown or light gray.

GreenChoice100™ is compliant for direct food contact under the regulatory frameworks of the US Federal Food and Drug Administration Act (FDA), the California EPA Proposition 65 and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. It can be used for any type of folded carton from food, to toys, to pharmaceuticals, and beyond. GreenChoice 100™ also complies with the provisions of the model state law CONEG, for heavy metal content. Metal detection capabilities to a particle size of 1.0mm are available on sheeted stock.

Strathcona Paper product line is a denser, stiffer, brighter and higher plybond grade of boxboard. These boxboard properties, verified by the Recycled Paperboard Technical Association (RPTA), are what differentiate Strathcona Paper in the market.

Technical Properties

 
Caliper: (microns) 450 500 550 600 650 700 750 800
  (point) approximate 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 32
Average Basis Weight: (g/m2) 385 415 445 475 510 545 580 620
  (lb/1000 ft2) 79 85 91 97 104 112 119 127
Average Stiffness: (Taber units) MD 280 370 460 560 690 870 1015 1190
  (Taber units) CD 95 115 140 170 210 270 315 390
Minimum Stiffness: (Taber units) MD 225 295 415 480 550 725 840 1020
  (Taber units) CD 80 90 115 140 155 215 255 330
 
 
  Standard Minimum Maximum
Caliper (microns) -25 +25
Parker print surface smoothness (um) 2.2 n/a 3.2
I.G.T. (blister) 20 10 n/a
Clay surface brightness (% ISO) 80 78 n/a
ZDT plybond (psi) 60 45 n/a
Boxboard moisture (%) 6.5 5.5 7.5
Ink receptivity (%) 30 25 n/a
Moisture resistance – Grade II
(1200 seconds/20 minutes)
50 n/a 60
Moisture resistance – Grade V
(3000 seconds/50 minutes)
35 n/a 45
 
   
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