Withstand up to 20 press runs or more
Day in and day out, from batch to batch, Invercote offers consistent post-processing properties that make it easy for designers to realize their ideas. From hot foiling to tricky film applications, this durable board has proven itself to be a forgiving material with the resilience to withstand the world's toughest printing and cartoning machines.
"Invercote is great with all kinds of finishes. The more varnishing, lamination, embossing or other special effects required, the better."
Tore Manstad, Print Production Manager, Stream Nordic, Stockholm
Excellent dimensional stability
Humidity. It's the curse of many converters. That's because moisture in the surrounding air can lead to upward or downward curl and twist in the sheet, affecting the shape of the paperboard. This often leads to an unpredictable and adverse behavior in printing and converting processes. Fortunately, Invercote is created with superior raw material from slow-growing Swedish forests that allows for superior dimensional stability characteristics.
Strength in every direction
Whether your carton line is operating horizontally or vertically, from the top or side, compact or full size, you need a board that provides strength in all directions. Surface strength is needed for embossing, laminating and foiling. Tear strength in all directions is essential for the tuck-in flap closure. Compression strength is needed to protect the packaged product. Invercote scores highly in all these areas due to its multi-layer construction and a good combination of both long and short fibers.
Why Invercote can handle the pressure
Superior raw materials
As one of Sweden's largest forest owners, we can ensure access to the very highest quality of pure virgin fiber. Invercote is a triple-layer board that combines a primary core of long fibers (pine and spruce), with an outer layer of shorter fiber (birch). This combination of various fiber mixes in layers allows for superior strength and toughness, without compromising on surface properties.
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Excellent tear strength
Pick up a sheet of Invercote and try to rip it. It's a lot more difficult than one might think regardless of what direction you tear. In fact, tests show that Invercote offers superior tearing strength, compared to other brands. Not only is this a prerequisite for good packaging, but it directly affects how it performs in the various stages of converting and filling.
Superb surface strength
Your paperboard needs good surface strength to withstand all the forces applied to it during printing and finishing. All those inks, varnishes and foils need a pure surface that's both strong enough to withstand force and easy to adhere to. This is a vital parameter on which Invercote consistently performs, thanks to the use of more short fibers in the outer layer as well as deep knowledge and continuous development of coating formulations.
High compression strength
When transporting, stacking or storing boxes, you need a paperboard that can handle the forces of compression loading. With Invercote, our usage of a high-density chemical pulp, with more long fibers in the middle layer, contributes directly to high compression strength levels. It may even enable you to reduce the weight of your package while still maintaining performance levels. Don't hesitate to ask our experts for advice on the optimal material to protect your product.