We have lots of different international suppliers of Folded Box Board (or FBB as it’s usually known) contacting us here at PG Paper. We have European suppliers of folding box board including Belgian and German suppliers. We also source high quality and keenly-priced FBB from suppliers in USA, Turkey and particularly from FBB suppliers in India.
But What is Folded Box Board?
You’ll find FBB just about anywhere you look as it is perfect for a vast variety of packaging applications. For example, you find a lot of Folding Box Board in supermarkets and chemists (drugs stores) where the major end uses of folding boxboard are frozen and chilled food, confectionary and pharmaceuticals. You probably wouldn’t be able to walk through a shopping centre without coming across it in some form or another.
It is still relatively cheap but better quality than, for example, a cereal box which would be made out of duplex. Interestingly, as with duplex board, FBB has 3 subtypes which are not categorised by bulk but rather by the colour on the reverse.
What Does FBB Consist Of?
The paper grade known as Folding Box Board (FBB) is made up of multiple layers of chemical and mechanical pulp. The top layer consists of bleached chemical pulp with an optional pigment coating, and the reverse layer may be bleached or unbleached chemical pulp. This paperboard is characterised by air between the fibres that gives it a high thickness and makes it a good printing surface.