Duplex Board is a kind of paperboard or cardboard, also named grey board, due to its double side grey color. It consists of two layers, or plies, so people call it duplex board. The exterior one side of the board often being coated with a bright white appearance, to give it a glossy sheen. Coated duplex board one side with a glossy coated surface suit for superior printability.
The paperboard thickness description always is millimeter, or by gsm (grams per square meter). 1.5MM=900gsm, 2MM=1200gsm, 3MM=1800gsm
Different from corrugated fiberboard, coated duplex cardboard is tough and thin, more water-resistant, normally used to make boxes for a variety of small goods which require high-quality printability. Such as agarbatti boxes, pharmaceutical packaging, paper plates, cigarette packs, and various of packaging products. There’s another kind of duplex boxboard is relatively lightweight, commonly used for making match boxes, book covers, and greeting cards.
The advantage of the duplex board is rigid, durable, straight. In Box Packaging Solution team, usually, we use it to make luxury rigid gift boxes, like rigid shoe boxes, garment boxes and toys packing. Because of the outstanding paper stiffness, which is a strong support for box die-cutting process, and laminating hot stamping result. Also, it could be used for making containers to pack wine and liquors packaging. The uncoated duplex board always be wrapped with art paper and specialty paper to make rigid boxes with fantastic artwork printing.
Duplex paperboard is made from 100% recycled paper material, eco-friendly. In the food industry, due to hygiene reasons, the common duplex cardboard is not made from recycled paper, however, sometimes waste paper is used if the paperboard is designated for other purposes.