Jon Kerr, Senior Consultant, Fisher International
As seen in Paper360° Magazine
Folding Boxboard (FBB) is a low-density material with high stiffness usually made from mechanical pulp layered between a top and back sheet made from chemical pulp. The top layer is typically bleached and often is pigment coated. The major end uses of FBB are health and beauty products; frozen, chilled and other foods; confectioneries; pharmaceuticals; graphic packaging; and cigarette packaging. FBB has seen rapid growth in Asia Pacific, which is the dominant producing region in the global market.