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Avanta Prima for packaging

Superior printability with a generous yield

Avanta Prima folding boxboard (GC2)

Avanta Prima is a fully coated folding boxboard (GC2) available in a basis weight range of 205-355 g/m² and suitable for offset, gravure, flexo and digital printing.

Avanta Prima is especially designed for packaging healthcare and beauty care products, combining excellent hygiene with the clean white look so important in this segment. Its smooth, triple-coated surface is made for embossing and the addition of brand protection devices, coding and Braille.

Consistency and sustainability

Offering dust-free printing and good runnability, Avanta Prima gives uniform printing results and perfect visual appearance thanks to its excellent consistency. Avanta Prima’s lightweight construction allows a lower basis weight to be specified without loss of strength and performance.

Avanta Prima is made from fresh fibres, traceably sourced from sustainably managed northern forests. All of Metsä Board’s products are manufactured under the highest environmental and safety standards, and hold PEFC and FSC® chain of custody certification and FSC controlled wood status.

Avanta Prima is recommended for:

  • medical products
  • hygiene products
  • toiletries
  • hair coloration products
  • foods
  • general packaging



Product specifications

Specification language
Product nameAvanta Prima
Product descriptionFully coated folding boxboard, GC2
MillMetsä Board Kyro
Product TypeCartonboards
End useHealthcare, Beauty and men's care, Foods, General packaging, Graphic applications, Retail-ready packaging
Printing methodSheet-fed offset, Gravure, Flexo, Digital printing
Food contactEU Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004, USFDA21CFR§176.170*, USFDA21CFR§176.180*
Paper profileAvanta Prima (pdf)
* contact Metsa Board for details of restrictions and/or limitations
Open specification PDF


Technical informationSelect unit :
Grammage g/m² 205215225240250265285310330355
Bending stiffness CD mNm
Bending stiffness MD mNm 9.711.413.315.416.920.426.
Thickness mm 0.3250.3500.3750.4000.4250.4500.5000.5500.6000.650
Moisture content %
Smoothness top μm
Brightness top % 87878787878787878787
Brightness back % 74747474747474747474
Colour CIELAB L* top  94.394.394.394.394.394.394.394.394.394.3
Colour CIELAB a* top
Colour CIELAB b* top  -1.5-1.5-1.5-1.5-1.5-1.5-1.5-1.5-1.5-1.5
Gloss % 50505050505050505050
Off-flavour (Robinson test)  <1<1<1<1<1<1<1<1<1<1