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Graphic Packaging International

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You may mistake this paperboard for its mountaintop namesake—with its blue-white hue and lengthy list of qualifications necessary for scaling it (er, we mean using it). FSC*, SFI and PEFC certified—it’s FDA compliant for food contact and perfect for folding applications. But ice axes and belays are not necessary for packaging.

PaceSetter™ Coated Recycled Folding Carton Board is a lightweight sheet for most consumer products folding carton applications. Available in a wide range of calipers, PaceSetter™ Coated Recycled Folding Carton Board provides superior package integrity and is designed to provide outstanding package and packaging line efficiency and performance. It can be produced for customized applications to meet specific needs such as specialty treatments of kraft back, grease barrier, and sizing.

PearlKote™ Coated Folding Carton Board offers medium-to-heavy caliper sheets for most consumer products packaging folding carton applications. Available in a wide range of calipers,  PearlKote™ Coated Folding Carton Board is designed to provide package integrity, line efficiency and performance in filling line production, distribution, and usage.

OmniKote™ Coated Folding Carton Board offers medium-to-heavy caliper sheets for most consumer products packaging folding carton applications. Available in a wide range of calipers, OmniKote™ Coated Folding Carton Board is designed to provide package integrity, line efficiency and performance in filling line production, distribution, and usage.

Basis Wt. Caliper Brightness GSM
163 14 87.5 265
173 15 87.5 282
182 16 87.5 296
199 18 87.5 324
218 20 87.5 355
235 22 87.5 382
251 24 87.5 409
276 26 87.5 449
294 28 87.5 478

To get the full specs, download our spec sheet above.

# / msf Caliper Brightness GSM
69 16 80 337
77 18 80 376
82 20 80 400
88 22 80 430
96 24 80 469
104 26 80 508
112 28 80 547

To get the full specs, download our spec sheet above.

# / msf Caliper Brightness GSM
68 16 79 332
71 17 79 347
74 18 79 361
80 20 79 390
86 22 79 420
93 24 79 454
100 26 79 488
107 28 79 522
114 30 79 556

To get the full specs, download our spec sheet above.

# / msf Caliper Brightness GSM
62 14 79 303
65 15 79 317
68 16 79 332
71 17 79 347
74 18 79 361
80 20 79 390

To get the full specs, download our spec sheet above.

# / msf Caliper Brightness GSM
70 16 79 345
74 18 79 360
78 20 79 380
82 21 79 400
86 22 79 420
93 24 79 455
100 26 79 490
105 27 79 515
108 28 79 530

To get the full specs, download our spec sheet

Available Locations

Philadelphia*, PA

499 East Tioga Street

Philadelphia, PA 19134

(215) 634-6500

Chicago*, IL

900 West 45th Street

Chicago, IL 60609

(773) 927-4151

Los Angeles*, CA

9168 Hermosa Avenue

Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

(909) 476-1500

Miami*, FL

3333 N.W. 116th Street

Miami, FL 33167

(305) 681-2273

High Point*, NC

2018 Brevard Road

High Point, NC 27263

(336) 887-2651

Osgood*, IN

604 Railroad Avenue

Osgood, IN 47037

(812) 747-9118

About GPI Products: High-Quality SUS or SBS Paperboard

GPI products are exactly what you need, whether it’s SUS or SBS paperboard you’ve been looking for when it comes to premium packaging. If you’re the kind of person who needs to sample all the ice cream flavors before you make up your mind, you’re in luck! Case Paper carries five different product lines from GPI: Everest, PaceSetter CRB, PearlKote, OmniKote, and AquaKote. Check out this menu:

Everest is a true SBS paperboard, elegant yet hardworking, and ready to be folded up into the packaging your products deserve. One side has a double coat that is highly printable, and the paperboard’s shade is a blue-white. 

PaceSetter CRB is a lightweight carton board with a double coat of clay to give you the perfect surface for printing graphics. In addition to taking ink well, it is easy to glue together for the perfect packaging. PaceSetter CRB is made of recycled fibers.

Everest and PaceSetter CRB both meet FDA standards for “contact with aqueous and fatty foods,” while Everest also meets the standard for dry foods. 

PearlKote, OmniKote, and AquaKote are Solid Unbleached Sulfates (SUS). All are in compliance with FDA requirements for “contact with dry, non-fatty foods.” The surface of all three is triple coated in clay, which makes them highly printable and are made of a combination of virgin and recycled fibers. PearlKote can be ordered in a caliper ranging from medium to high. AquaKote has a unique additive making it a wet strength board, perfect to help achieve strength when in contact with water or being used in wet fill lines. This means it works well for packaging that will go in the fridge or freezer.

Get to Know GPI, The Mill That Makes Everest, Pacesetter, PearlKote, OmniKote and AquaKote

Graphic Packaging International is a company with over 130 locations. Taking together all of the companies that have merged together in it, it also has an over 100-year history, making Case Paper look like a younger sibling with its over 80-year history! GPI prides itself on the values that make up its culture, which are Integrity, Respect, Accountability, Relationships, and Teamwork.

GPI SUS and SBS Paperboard FAQ

What materials make up GPI’s Product Portfolio? 

The materials that make up these products depend on the type you choose. PearlKote, OmniKote, and AquaKote are blends of virgin fibers and recycled fibers. PaceSetter CRB is made of recycled fibers. Everest, on the other hand, is an SBS paperboard made of virgin fibers.

Does GPI Paperboard have any sustainability certifications? 

Yes! This paperboard portfolio has multiple certifications showing that it respects the environment, depending on which type you choose. Everest meets the Chain of Custody standards of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC). It also meets SFI’s Certified Sourcing Standard. PaceSetter CRB complies with the Recycled Paperboard Association standards. PearlKote, OmniKote, and AquaKote meet the forest certification standards for Chain of Custody of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) Chain of Custody.

Additionally, all types of GPI products can be ordered FSC-certified. Talk to your Case Paper representative for details.

Are there products in GPI’s portfolio designed for food contact? Can it be used for beverage packaging? What are its applications?

Yes! All types of GPI products sold by Case Paper are FDA compliant for some type of food contact, with the exact type depending on the type of GPI product you choose.

GPI has a product that works well for packaging beverages. For example, AquaKote, which has been designed to resist tearing when wet (as well as when dry), is an excellent choice for beverage packaging. 

GPI’s paperboard applications again depend on the particular type you choose. For example, Everest, with its excellent strength combined with beautiful appearance, is well suited to luxury product packaging, for everything from health and pharmaceuticals, to dry food products and alcohol. A mountain of useful and gorgeous packaging applications is waiting for you with this premium paperboard. PaceSetter is designed to make the perfect folding carton packaging, and can be used for watery or creamy foods. PearlKote, OmniKote, and AquaKote all work well for beverage applications such as beer carriers, as well as food packaging. Whatever type of GPI product works best for your project, you’re sure to get a perfect balance of performance and pulchritude (that means beauty). 

How thick is this paperboard? How durable is it? How foldable is it?

If GPI’s portfolio were Encanto, Everest would be Luisa: strong, beautiful, and ready to get to work. It’s a durable paperboard that is highly foldable and prints well, showing your graphics when you need your packaging to stand out.

PaceSetter CRB makes it easy to fold it into the exact packaging you need. It can be purchased in different calipers depending on your application. Similarly, PearlKote, OmniKote, and AquaKote are all designed to fold into packaging with amazing printability and come in different calipers. AquaKote also has wet tear resistance, in addition to the dry tear resistance that the sturdy PearlKote and OmniKote also have.

How do I order GPI Paperboard? What do I need to know about pricing for SUS or SBS Paperboard? 

Case Paper makes it simple to order a GPI product and any of our paper and paperboard products! We want you to have a personalized experience, so we have Case Paper representatives who want to talk to you! Your Case Paper representative will help you figure out what you need for your project, quote prices, and even tell you jokes if you need a good laugh. No need to order from faceless online robots; we’ve got real, actual humans who make ordering a breeze!

Just who is Case Paper, anyway? 

Proudly promulgating premium paper and paperboard, we are Case Paper! We have an over 80-year history of being “On the Case” for our customers. So, if there’s anything you need, just ask! 

Your Case Paper Representative Is Ready to Help You Order GPI!

Now that you know the many merits of GPI, let us help you order exactly what you need! Your Case Paper representative will listen to the details of your plans and help you to determine which type of GPI you need and how much. We’re ready to answer any questions you may have. Reach out to us today!