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MetsäBoard Classic FBB CX

MetsäBoard Classic FBB CX is a fully coated paperboard, without optical brightening agents, available in a basis weight range of 200-225 g/m². It is highly suitable for gravure, offset and flexo printing.

MetsäBoard Classic FBB CX is a high stiffness cigarette packaging grade designed for high quality cigarette brands. It is 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 MetsäBoard Classic FBB CX allows lower basis weights to be used without compromising strength and performance.

MetsäBoard Classic FBB CX 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 PEFCTM and FSC® chain of custody certification.

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

Product specifications

Specification language
Product nameMetsäBoard Classic FBB CX
Product descriptionFully coated paperboard, no OBA in top coating
Product typeFolding boxboards
End useCigarettes
Printing methodGravure, Offset, Flexo
MillMetsä Board Tako, Metsä Board Äänekoski
Paper profileMetsäBoard Classic FBB CX (pdf)
Open specification PDF


Technical informationSelect unit :
Grammage g/m² 200215225
Bending stiffness CD mNm
Bending stiffness MD mNm 8.59.911.8
Thickness μm 305330350
Moisture content %
Smoothness top μm
Brightness top % 848484
Brightness back % 808080
Colour CIELAB L* top
Colour CIELAB a* top  -0.4-0.4-0.4
Colour CIELAB b* top
Gloss % 484848

Folding boxboard range

  • MetsäBoard Classic FBB

  • MetsäBoard Natural FBB

  • MetsäBoard Prime FBB Bright

  • MetsäBoard Prime FBB CX

  • MetsäBoard Prime FBB CXB

  • MetsäBoard Pro FBB Bright

  • MetsäBoard Pro FBB CX

  • MetsäBoard Pro FBB OBAfree