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Simcote for packaging

Light weight with consistent quality


Simcote is a fully coated folding boxboard (GC2) available in a basis weight range of 200-340 g/m² and suitable for offset, flexo and digital printing.

Simcote combines a clear yield advantage and efficiency with good sensory and hygienic properties, making it ideal for branded foods and healthcare products. Approved for direct food contact, it has improved moisture resistance and is hard sized in all pulp layers.

Unbeatable lightness

Simcote’s consistent quality results in trouble-free printing, converting and packing. Its lightweight construction allows a lower basis weight to be specified without loss of strength and performance.

Simcote 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.

Simcote is approved for food packaging and recommended for:

  • tea
  • cereals and bakery products
  • chocolate and confectionery
  • pharmaceuticals
  • frozen foods
  • hygiene products
  • general packaging

Product specifications

Specification language
Product nameSimcote
Product descriptionFully coated folding boxboard, hard sized, GC2
Product TypeCartonboards
End useFoods, Healthcare, General packaging, Retail-ready packaging
Printing methodSheet-fed offset, Flexo, Digital printing
MillMetsä Board Simpele, Metsä Board Kyro
Food contactEU Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004, USFDA21CFR§176.170*, USFDA21CFR§176.180*
Paper profileSimcote (pdf)
* contact Metsa Board for details of restrictions and/or limitations
Open specification PDF


Technical informationSelect unit :
Grammage g/m² 200210225235250260275290315340
Bending stiffness CD mNm
Bending stiffness MD mNm 10.512.
Thickness mm 0.3500.3750.4000.4250.4500.4750.5000.5500.6000.650
Moisture content %
Smoothness top μm <1.4<1.4<1.4<1.4<1.4<1.4<1.4<1.4<1.4<1.4
Brightness top % 84848484848484848484
Colour CIELAB L* top  93.593.593.593.593.593.593.593.593.593.5
Colour CIELAB a* top
Colour CIELAB b* top
Gloss % 35353535353535353535
Off-flavour (Robinson test)  <1<1<1<1<1<1<1<1<1<1