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Tako CX Lite

Optimal performance for cigarette packaging

Tako CX Lite - fully coated paperboard

Tako CX Lite is a fully coated paperboard, without optical brightening agents, available in a basis weight range of 200-230 g/m². It is highly suitable for gravure, offset and flexo printing.

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

Tako CX Lite 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 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
Product descriptionFully coated paperboard, no OBA in top coating
Product TypeCartonboards
End useCigarettes
Printing methodGravure, Sheet-fed offset, Flexo
MillMetsä Board Tako, Metsä Board Kyro, Metsä Board Äänekoski
Paper profileTako CX Lite (pdf)
Open specification PDF


Technical informationSelect unit :
Grammage g/m² 200215230
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 % 828282
Brightness back % 767676
Colour CIELAB L* top
Colour CIELAB a* top  -0.4-0.4-0.4
Colour CIELAB b* top
Gloss % 484848