Tuesday, June 5, 2018

What is White Card & FBB ?

In last time, we talked abut What is white card & SBS ?
Today, we are going to talking about the other one type of white card, Folding Box Board (FBB), it is also used everywhere in our life.

Q. What is white card? 
White card is a general designation of paper material made paper box.

Q. What is Folding Box Board?
Folding boxboard, also referred to as FBB or by the DIN Standard 19303 codes of GC or UC, is a paperboard grade made up of multiple layers of chemical and mechanical pulp.
FBB construction:
1 – Coating
2 – Bleached chemical pulp
3 – Mechanical pulp
4 – Unbleached/Bleached chemical pulp

Q. How FBB is made?
FBB Folding box board is a multi-ply board. A layer, or layers, made of
FBB construction
mechanical pulp is placed between layers of chemical pulp. Mechanical pulp may be stone-ground wood (GW), pressurized ground wood (PGW), thermo mechanical pulp (TMP) or chemi thermo mechanical pulp (CTMP). The top layer is bleached chemical pulp and the reverse layer may be bleached or unbleached chemical pulp. The top and reverse side may be coated with mineral pigments.

The combination of inner layers of mechanical pulp with outer layers of chemical pulp creates a strong and stiff sheet, taking advantage of the well-known I-beam phenomenon in physics. This is a low density material with high stiffness. Fully coated grades give excellent printing and visual impact. This is a virgin fibre paperboard with consistent purity for product safety.

The basis weight ranges from 200 to 450 GSM – Ideal for Food packaging, cigarettes cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and graphical applications.

Q. What is FBB common used?
The major end uses of folding box board are health and beauty products, frozen, chilled and other foods, confectioneries, pharmaceuticals, graphical uses and cigarettes.

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Matte Lamination vs Gloss Lamination

What is Lamination?
Lamination is the technique of manufacturing a material in multiple layers, so that the composite material achieves improved strength, stability, sound insulation, appearance or other properties from the use of differing materials. A laminate is a permanently assembled object by heat, pressure, welding, or adhesives.

Laminating paper products, such as photographs, can prevent them from becoming creased, faded, water damaged, wrinkled, stained, smudged, abraded, or marked by grease or fingerprints. Photo identification cards and credit cards are almost always laminated with plastic film. Boxes and other containers are also laminated using a UV coating.

In essence, lamination makes the product ‘ready’ to be put into the hands of consumers. You can consider two types of lamination: Matte and Gloss.

Whether it applies to the surface of a paper bag, book cover, label, or packaging box, lamination enhances the visual quotient and tactile feel of the product. It also serves as a protective layer to resist scratches and unexpected damages.

Gloss vs Matte

What is Matte Lamination?
An easy way to ascertain if the bag or packaging box is matte laminated is by observing if light reflects off the surface. If it doesn’t, you’re looking at Matte lamination!

Next, assess the aesthetic properties of the surface. Does it look sober (no sheen) yet elegant and luxurious? Are the colors a bit muted and is the depth of color somewhat lacking?

These characteristics define matte laminate. While the overall effect of matte laminated surfaces is somewhat understated, it is palpably high-end and sophisticated.

What is Gloss lamination?
In contrast to matte lamination, gloss has a lustrous quality as light bounces off the surface. The effect is that of vibrancy, better image contrast and a richer depth of color.

Gloss laminated bags and magazines draw attention to themselves; in this respect, they can be viewed as more showy to their subdued matte counterparts.

For this reason, they may lend themselves well to brochures, cover photos, perfume boxes and book spines. Gloss lamination can refine a product in a different way from matte lamination.

Which of the two should you choose?
The answer to ‘which one is better’ must be prefaced by ‘what will the lamination be used for?’ to make an informed choice. As discussed above, each has its pros and cons; depending on the application, the drawbacks may not matter or be moot.

In fact, you can consider a ‘best of both worlds’ scenario. For instance, applying a matte laminate over a glossy label can make barcode scanning easier and allow users to handwrite over it when such a need arises.

Some may view matte lamination as being unexciting. Adding glossy laminate over a matte label can provide a lustrous patina and a smoother look.

A Comparison of Benefits

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