Paperboard Packaging Materials
Diamond Packaging carefully evaluates all paperboard materials and suppliers in an effort to make the best recommendation for our customers’ products.
Paperboard – the Natural Choice
Paperboard folding cartons are an ideal packaging medium for personal care products because of their billboard space, decorative options, protective properties, and sustainability attributes.
Brands have limited space and time to capture the attention of consumers. Well-designed paperboard packaging incorporating intricate shapes or die cutting acts as a brand ambassador that attract consumer attention when and where it matters most – at the point of sale (both retail and online).
The use of specialty paperboards and decorative effects (e.g., specialty coatings, foil, embossing) can add texture and dimension to packaging and reinforce the premium positioning of a brand, while inviting closer inspection and interaction on the part of the consumer.
Carefully Curated Paperboards
We have curated a variety of virgin (SBS), recycled (WCCN), and mixed sources paperboard options with exceptional sustainability attributes to turn your packaging ideas into reality. The only limit is your imagination. Go ahead, let your imagination run wild!
Diamond carefully evaluates all materials and suppliers in an effort to make the best recommendation for your product.
Our suppliers include Clearwater Paper, which has earned Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification and is recognized by The Rainforest Alliance, a nonprofit international conservation organization, for integrating environmental and social sustainability into their work.
Other FSC-certified suppliers include: BillerudKorsnäs, Ecological Fibers, Iggesund Paperboard, Metsä Group, Neenah, Stora Enso, and WestRock.
Recycled is in Our Fiber™
Diamond has been a pioneer in the adoption of paperboards with recycled content. This includes mixed sources and 100% recycled options:
- ReMagine™ paperboard — made with 10-30% post-consumer recycled (PCR) fiber
- Mohawk Loop, Monadnock Envi PC 80 — made with 80% post consumer waste (PCW) recycled fiber and 20% responsibly sourced virgin fiber
- Neenah 100 PC White — made from 100% post consumer waste (PCW) fiber
The Sustainable Choice
Paperboard is the most recyclable substrate in the market. In fact, the paper recovery rate was nearly 66% in 2019, and accounts for 65.7% of municipal solid waste (MSW) recovered for recycling in the U.S.
When you consider the aesthetic, protective, and sustainable properties of paperboard, it’s the natural choice for environmentally friendly packaging.
Brands can communicate these benefits to consumers through on-product labeling, including the internationally recognized Mobius recycling logo or the Paperboard Packaging Council's (PPC) Paperboard Packaging Recyclable logo, to communicate that consumers can—and should—recycle them.
The most recent data published by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) indicates that paper and paperboard packaging accounts for 76% of all packaging materials recovered for recycling in the U.S.
Learn more by downloading the EPA's Advancing Sustainable Materials Management: 2018 Fact Sheet (December 2020).
Carbon Neutrality of Paperboard
What is the role of paperboard manufacturing in the larger carbon cycle? The American Forest and Paper Association (AF&PA) and the American Wood Council (AWC) explain the complex issue of biomass carbon neutrality in only 90 seconds.
Tell Your Environmental Story
Through On-Product Labeling
Connect with those that share your same values. Tell your story with environmental logos.
Our experienced and talented staff has the skills and expertise you can trust with your brand. They successfully build the bridge between the creative design and the final product, ensuring that the package comes to life in the retail environment.
They will also advise you on the proper implementation of environmental or sustainability-related symbols and artwork, including:
- Recyclable / Recycled logos
- FSC label
- Carton Made with Wind Energy logo
Contact us for more information on paperboard options or to request a free folding carton sample kit. The kit includes examples of different paperboard substrates and capabilities, including specialty UV coatings, cold foiling, foil stamping, embossing, and windowing. All are designed to attract the consumer’s attention when and where it matters most—at the point of sale.