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MetsäBoard Prime FBB CX

MetsäBoard Prime FBB CX is a fully coated paperboard with coated back, available in a basis weight range of 215-235 g/m² and suitable for gravure, offset and flexo printing.

MetsäBoard Prime FBB CX is a stiff cigarette packaging grade designed for premium cigarette brands. It features high brightness on both top and reverse sides, and its topside coating provides a base for achieving excellent printing results. The high stiffness of MetsäBoard Prime FBB CX ensures faultless runnability at high conversion and packing speeds. All this is achieved with a lightweight construction that allows lower basis weights to be used without compromising strength and performance.

MetsäBoard Prime 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 Prime FBB CX
Product descriptionFully coated paperboard with coated back, top and back coating contains OBA
Product typeFolding boxboards
End useCigarettes
Printing methodGravure, Offset, Flexo
MillMetsä Board Tako, Metsä Board Äänekoski
Paper profileMetsäBoard Prime FBB CX (pdf)
Open specification PDF


Technical informationSelect unit :
Grammage g/m² 215235
Bending stiffness CD mNm 4.56.7
Bending stiffness MD mNm 9.213.5
Thickness μm 315350
Moisture content % 7.07.0
Smoothness top μm 0.80.8
Brightness top % 9191
Brightness back % 8989
Colour CIELAB L* top  95.595.5
Colour CIELAB a* top  0.70.7
Colour CIELAB b* top  -2.0-2.0
Gloss % 4848

Folding boxboard range

  • MetsäBoard Classic FBB

  • MetsäBoard Classic FBB CX

  • MetsäBoard Natural FBB

  • MetsäBoard Prime FBB Bright

  • MetsäBoard Prime FBB CXB

  • MetsäBoard Pro FBB Bright

  • MetsäBoard Pro FBB CX

  • MetsäBoard Pro FBB OBAfree