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Tako CX Lite S

Optimal performance for cigarette packaging

Tako CX Lite S - fully-coated-paperboard

Tako CX Lite S is a fully coated paperboard, available in a basis weight range of 200-225g/m², suitable for gravure, offset and flexo printing.

Tako CX Lite S is a high stiffness cigarette packaging grade designed for premium cigarette brands. Its bright top side coating provides a base for achieving excellent printing results, and its high stiffness ensures faultless runnability at high conversion and packing speeds. The lightweight construction of Tako CX Lite S allows lower basis weights to be used without compromising strength and performance.

Tako CX Lite S 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.

Tako CX Lite S is recommended for cigarette packaging:

  • cigarette flip-tops
  • inner frames
  • outers
  • round corner, bevel edge and other novel cigarette package designs

Product specifications

Specification language
Product nameTako CX Lite S
Product descriptionFully coated paperboard, top coating contains OBA
Product TypeCartonboards
End useCigarettes
Printing methodGravure, Sheet-fed offset, Flexo
MillMetsä Board Tako, Metsä Board Kyro, Metsä Board Äänekoski
Paper profileTako CX Lite S (pdf)
Open specification PDF


Technical informationSelect unit :
Grammage g/m² 200215225
Bending stiffness CD mNm
Bending stiffness MD mNm 8.59.911.8
Thickness mm 0.3050.3300.350
Moisture content %
Smoothness top μm
Brightness top % 919191
Brightness back % 808080
Colour CIELAB L* top  95.595.595.5
Colour CIELAB a* top
Colour CIELAB b* top  -1.5-1.5-1.5
Gloss % 484848