Optimal performance for cigarette packaging
Optimal performance for cigarette packaging


MetsäBoard Pro FBB CX

MetsäBoard Pro FBB CX is a fully coated paperboard, available in a basis weight range of 200-220 g/m², suitable for gravure, offset and flexo printing. 

MetsäBoard Pro FBB CX 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 MetsäBoard Pro FBB CX allows lower basis weights to be used without compromising strength and performance.

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


Technical informationSelect unit :
Grammage g/m² 190200210215220
Bending stiffness CD mNm
Bending stiffness MD mNm
Thickness μm 290305330330350
Moisture content %
Smoothness top μm
Brightness top % 9191919191
Brightness back % 8080808080
Colour CIELAB L* top  95.595.595.595.595.5
Colour CIELAB a* top
Colour CIELAB b* top  -1.5-1.5-1.5-1.5-1.5
Gloss % 4848484848

Folding boxboard range

  • MetsäBoard Classic FBB

  • MetsäBoard Classic FBB CX

  • MetsäBoard Natural FBB

  • MetsäBoard Prime FBB Bright

  • MetsäBoard Prime FBB CX

  • MetsäBoard Prime FBB CXB

  • MetsäBoard Pro FBB Bright

  • MetsäBoard Pro FBB OBAfree