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Paperboard & cardboard

Wide range of high quality & sustainable paperboard qualities with excellent
printing and converting properties for signs, displays, packaging and more.


Ideal materials for large format digital printing, screen printing, laminating, visual communication & packaging:
Perfect cutting edges, excellent flatness, certified sustainability and uncomplicated disposal make our paperboard qualities ideal alternatives to plastic sheets.

Paperboard & cardboard - Large stock program 

Ideal for printing & processing

Our wide range of display board, finnboard, solid board & graphic papers enables a variety of applications in signage, advertising displays and sales displays for POS/POP. In addition, thanks to excellent flatness, printability and easy finishing, our materials are being used for bookbinding, industrial purposes and packaging. See more on our YouTube channel

The premium cardboard qualities produced at KOHLSCHEIN are laminated in multiple layers on our laminating machines, thus forming an extremely stable composite. Due to the laminating of different paperboard qualities, different colored surfaces ans inserts such as whiteblack and brown, but also other colors such as blue, gold and silver (mirror) are common.

Our materials are environmentally friendly, plastic-free and 100% recyclable. Almost all materials are FSC®- or PEFC-certified, making them a sustainable alternative to plastic sheets. 

From particularly thin paperboard qualitites for graphic applications, to stable boards for display solutions, wet-strength boards for outdoor use, solid cardboards for laminating and self-adhesive boards - at KOHLSCHEIN you will find a solution. For contact with dry, non-greasy foods or toys several of our boards are ISEGA-certified.

Unsure which quality is right for your application? Our sample box cardboard/paperboard helps you to make the right choice and allows you to hold the qualities in the practical DIN A4 format directly in your hands.

Many thicknesses & formats, cutting service, fast delivery

As a manufacturer of premium cardboards & paperboards, we have a wide, immediately available stock program with thicknesses from 0.5 to 8.0 mm. Our small formats start at 500 x 700 mm and 700 x 1000 mm over large formats such as 880 x 1240 and 1400 x 1000 mm up to XXL formats such as 1530 x 3050 mm.

However, if the right format is not available, we can produce 2- to 5-layer, waste-saving and thus cost-effective special formats on our reel-so-sheet lamination machine. Reel widths from 700 to 1560 mm and a sheet length of up to 4,500 mm enable us to produce special formats entirely according to your wishes. Furthermore, we can also cut smaller quantities from our stock program to suit you.

Our large warehouse and professional logistics enable us to deliver small formats and (XXL) large formats at short notice & worldwide. With 90 years of experience as a manufacturer of cardboard & paperboard, we provide you with a competent all-round service including professional advice.

Frequently asked questions about paperboard & cardboard

The difference is mainly in the grammage. Up to a grammage of 225 g/m² we speak of paper, above that of cardboard (corrugated board and solid board). For grammages between 150 - 600 g/m², we also speak of paperboard.
Our plastic-free cardboards are very rigid and are often used as a sustainable replacement for plastic sheets for signs, POS displays, cards, industrial packaging and more.
Cardboard & paperboards that are massive and closed all over (all around) are also called "solid board", whereas "corrugated board" has open edges and the inner corrugated structure is therefore visible.
Our cardboard, paperboards and papers (except MIRRI mirror board) can all be disposed of as 100% recyclable material easily & inexpensively in waste paper and recycled further.

You can find more questions & answers in our FAQ section.