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 Carta Dedica Firm

Purity and safety to go

Carta Dedica Firm is a coated food service board, available in a basis weight range of 195-345 g/m², suitable for offset and flexo printing.

Carta Dedica Firm has excellent printability provided by a clay coating, ensuring that colours and designs are reproduced accurately. It has reliable performance on the press and good formability into paper plates and folded trays or cartons. Carta Dedica Firm can be used as it comes, or with an extrusion or dispersion coating for additional barrier properties. It is hard-sized to prevent edge penetration by moisture.

Combined safety and sustainability

Lightweight and sturdy, Carta Dedica Firm provides more yield per tonne, making it a cost-effective option with a lower environmental impact. It uses raw materials that are traceable, safe and approved for food contact. Carta Dedica Firm is also suitable for packaging applications that require OBA-free board.

Carta Dedica Firm is made from fresh fibres, 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.

Carta Dedica Firm board is recommended for:

  • paper plates and folded trays
  • food packaging
  • take-away food


Product specifications

Specification language
Product nameCarta Dedica Firm
Product descriptionFood service board, top coated, hard sized, OBA free
End usePaper plates, Folded trays, Food packaging and take-away food
Printing methodOffset, Flexo
Food contactEU Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004, GB9685, GB11680, USFDA21CFR§176.170*, USFDA21CFR§176.180*
MillMetsä Board Husum
Paper profileCarta Dedica Firm (pdf)
* contact Metsa Board for details of restrictions and/or limitations
Open specification PDF


Technical informationSelect unit :
Grammage g/m² 195210220230245255265280290315345
Bending stiffness CD mNm
Bending stiffness MD mNm 7.89.711.013.516.518.420.223.326.332.538.0
Thickness mm 0.3050.3300.3550.3850.4150.4350.4550.4850.5050.5550.610
Moisture content %
Smoothness top  <1.4<1.4<1.4<1.4<1.4<1.4<1.4<1.4<1.4<1.4<1.4
Brightness top % 8383838383838383838383
Water absorption top g/m² ≤40≤40≤40≤40≤40≤40≤40≤40≤40≤40≤40
Water absorption middle, back g/m² ≤50≤50≤50≤50≤50≤50≤50≤50≤50≤50≤50
Off-flavour (Robinson test)  <1<1<1<1<1<1<1<1<1<1<1