Graphical & Carton Boards

The AIMS Group offers a vast and comprehensive range of Graphical and Carton boards to suit the majority of applications.  To understand the most suitable product option for your project, please contact your local Aims member to discuss your requirements.


Performa Brilliance GC1

Performa Brilliance GC1

Performa White (GC1)

Performa White (GC1)

Performa White is an aesthetically appealing triple-coated GC1 board with a white-coated reverse side.  Its three-layer fibre structure includes chemi-thermomechanical pulp (CTMP) in the middle layer.

Performa White is also available hard sized (HS)

A premium renewable cartonboard that is ideal for folding cartons for packaging fragrances cosmetics, and personal care products.  For chocolates and confectionery, its proven taste and odour neutrality is a major benefit.

Additionally, Performa White performs well in graphical end uses and can stand up to the most demanding finishing effects.


  • Triple coated premium cartonboard with a white coated reverse
  • Outstanding on press performance
  • Ideal for folding cartons for cosmetics, pharma products
  • Excellent finishing properties
  • FSC certified

Range Chart

Grammage (gsm) 260 280 300 315 350
Thickness (mic) 400 440 475 505 585

□ Bulk packed

Technical Data

Grammage (gsm) 260 280 300 325 350
Thickness (mic) 400 440 475 505 585
Stiffness MD 33.7 43 51.3 59.1 78.7
Stiffness CD 14.3 18.3 22.4 25.9 35.9


Performa is manufactured by Stora Enso at one of Europe’s most advanced coated board mills in Sweden,  All Stora Enso sites have secured the strict ISO 14001 environmental certification, ISO9001 quality management and FSC chain of custody certification, thereby guaranteeing the wood and pulp used as raw materials have been sustainably sourced.

Creasing, Folding & Storage Guidelines

Creasing, Folding & Storage Guidelines

It is possible to achieve a very good crease on almost all graphical and carton boards, however, the way the crease is constructed is absolutely critical. For example; a major issue when folding any printed boards is the potential for cracking on the fold. When a board, especially one over 300 microns is folded, it is inevitable that the stress involved will rupture the board in some way: the ‘trick’ is to make sure the rupture occurs within the body of the board rather than at the surface. This can be achieved by pre-creasing the board and then folding around the bead created by the crease, ensuring the ‘bead’ is on the inside of the fold – in other words, always fold into the bead! Wherever possible, creases should be made parallel to the grain direction of the board, this is because creases across the grain tend to be more prone to surface cracking. Most mills recommend that flat-bed (i.e. platen-based) machines utilising a ‘rule & matrix system’ should be used to pre-crease boards (see diagram below).

Because of the wide variety of fibres used to produce the various grades of graphical and packaging boards, the stiffness, pliability and foldability of boards can vary signigicantly from one product to another. Therefore, it would be misleading to recommend a definitive set of ‘rule & matrix’ combinations. We always encourage a progressive series of brief trails to obtain the ideal combination for any given board. As a start point, broad guidelines will have been provided with your creasing machinery, and it is these that should be used in order to set up the initial trail of the first few sheets to enable you to begin the necessary tweaking to achiveve the ideal crease and fold for the job you are producing.