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Clay Coated Newsback (CCNB) is a duplex paperboard material featuring a white kaolin clay coating on the front side for smooth printing and a natural brown or grey kraft material on the backside. It is popular for producing packagings like shoe boxes and food packaging.

  • Contains a high amount of recycled content (up to 90%)
  • 100% recyclable and eco-friendly
  • Cost-effective option


Clay Coated Newsback (CCNB) is made from recycled paper pulp and features a kaolin clay coating on the front side for a smooth printing surface. The backside features a brown or grey kraft uncoated finish, which tends to be rough in texture. CCNB's bleached front side prevents ink from settling in the material, allowing precise, crisp lines and details when printing. In addition, the backside is a food-safe material making it ideal for packaging food. This material is also prevalent in the apparel industry for packaging shoes. CCNB can be customized through cutting, hot-foil stamping, and laminating, depending on your product and brand needs. Compared to other options, CCNB is considered a more affordable packaging option and consists of a high amount of recycled material, making it an excellent choice for creating eco-friendly packaging. For a more sustainable option to CCNB, Fully Recycled Clay Coated Newsback is a perfect choice.

Cardboard Thickness

kraft paper weight chart

Paperboard Thickness and Grammage Conversion Table

Basestock Properties (Units) Nominal Basis Weight (GSM) Caliper (Inches) Thickness (Microns) Commonly Used For
12pt 250gsm 0.012” 305μ Bags
14pt 275gsm 0.014” 356μ Takeout Boxes, Cups
16pt 300gsm 0.016” 406μ Heavy duty bags, Takeout Box
18pt 350gsm 0.018” 456μ All box packaging
24pt 400gsm 0.024” 610μ Heavy duty boxes
28pt 527gsm 0.028” 710μ Very heavy duty boxes