OmniKote™ Unbleached Paperboard

Suitable for most consumer product packaging and folding carton applications, OmniKote™ unbleached paperboard (also known as coated unbleached kraft or CUK) is a medium grade sheet designed to provide package integrity, line efficiency, and performance in filling line production, distribution, and usage.  

Available in a wide range of grades, OmniKote is made from a blend of wood-based fiber from sustainably managed forests and recycled fiber. OmniKote has advanced resistance to tear, punctures and corner crush, delivering excellent strength, durability, and print results.  

OmniKote™ Unbleached Paperboard

OmniKote Benefits

Sustainability Benefits
  • Paperboard products like OmniKote are made from plant-based fiber, a renewable resource   
  • Paperboard cartons are generally viewed as being widely recycled with >90% of U.S. communities having access to recycling for non-poly-coated paperboard and 60% of communities having access to recycling for poly-coated paperboard (American Forest and Paperboard Association’s Access to Recycling Study 2021)   
  • We use up to 65% renewable biomass energy in the manufacturing of our paperboard 
Fiber Procurement and Chain of Custody 
  • Graphic Packaging International is compliant with Forest Stewardship Council®, Sustainable Forestry Initiative®, and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification™ Chain of Custody forest certification standards   
Environmental and Safety 
  • Complies with California’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (California Proposition 65)
  • Complies with European Union Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH)
  • Contains no REACH Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) at levels above the 0.1% threshold
  • Complies with CONEG/Toxics in Packaging laws and with Article 11 of the EU Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (94/62/EC) 


  • Paperboard is manufactured from plant-based fiber from sustainably managed forests. As there is no specific test for paper compostability, it is recommended that ASTM 6400, 6868, or similar test methods are used to verify the compostable nature of paperboard or paperboard packaging. 


  • Mills are third-party certified to ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System standard  

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OmniKote  Product Information

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The ideal solution for a variety of folding carton and custom applications including: 

  • Food 
  • Beverage 

Excellent printability and glue adherence 

  • OmniKote provides a superior printing surface that is engineered to deliver excellent print results for eye-catching packaging and a cleaner running press
  • Unbleached paperboard with a blend of wood-based fiber from sustainably managed forests and recycled fiber
  • Multiple layers of coating provide a clean surface for high-quality graphics with a naturally beautiful brown back
  • OmniKote provides high stiffness with resistance to tear, puncture and corner crush and provides efficient, reliable performance on packaging lines

Consistent performance in a variety of converting processes 

  • Carefully monitored board production and testing ensures that OmniKote unbleached paperboard will run consistently well in all of your printing and converting operations 
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Food Contact Compliant 

  • FDA and EU compliant for contact with dry, non-fatty foods 

Food Contact Compliance (USA) 

  • 21 CFR 176.170 (components of paper and paperboard in contact with aqueous and fatty foods)
  • 21 CFR 176.180 (components of paper and paperboard in contact with dry foods) 

Food Contact Compliance (EU)

  • Article 3 of Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004 on materials and articles intended to come into contact with food
  • Manufactured in accordance with Commission Regulation (EC) No 2023/06 on good manufacturing practice for materials and articles intended to come into contact with food