PaceSetter™ Recycled Paperboard

PaceSetter™ recycled paperboard is a lightweight sheet suitable for most consumer product folding carton applications. Made from 100 percent recycled fiber with a coating applied to its surface, PaceSetter offers excellent printability to deliver high-quality graphics. 

Available in a wide range of grades, PaceSetter provides superior integrity and is designed to deliver outstanding package and packaging line efficiency and performance. 

Recycled paperboard is also known as coated recycled board or CRB.

PaceSetter™ Recycled Paperboard

PaceSetter Sustainability Benefits

Sustainability Benefits
Renewable Resource
  • Unlike plastic and other packaging materials that are extracted from the earth, PaceSetter recycled paperboard is made using 100% recycled fiber content (minimum 35% post-consumer) that starts with trees, 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).
Renewable Energy
  • We use up to 65% renewable biomass energy in the manufacturing of our paperboard 

PaceSetter Features

Fiber Procurement and Chain of Custody
  • As part of our sustainability strategy, we are committed to sourcing wood and paperboard material from certified chain of custody and non-controversial sources. All the recycled paperboard that Graphic Packaging sells meets the requirements of the Recycled Paperboard Alliance 100% (RPA100), Sustainable Forestry Initiative® Certified Sourcing, and Forest Stewardship Council® Chain of Custody certification programs. 
  • The RPA100 certification program, which is third party audited, validates that the paperboard is made with 100% recycled fiber.  A copy of our current certificates can be found on our website.  
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)
  • Complies with RPA 100 
  • 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. 

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PaceSetter Product Information

Spaghetti packaging with a window carton
  • Snacks and confectionery 
  • Cereals and dry foods  
  • Toys and recreational products 
  • Electronics 
  • Household goods
  • Beverage multipacks in small count configurations 

Excellent printability and glue adherence

  • Pacesetter offers an enhanced printing surface that is engineered to deliver excellent print results and a cleaner running press
  • A double clay-coated surface provides a clean surface for high-quality graphics 

Consistent performance in a variety of environments and converting processes

  • Carefully monitored board production and testing ensures that Pacesetter will run consistently well in all your printing and converting operations and provide superior carton performance during carton distribution 
  • PaceSetter can be produced for customized applications that need to meet specific needs such as specialty treatments of kraft back and sizing  
Basestock PropertiesUnits16pt18pt20pt22pt24pt26pt28pt30ptStandard
CaliperInches0.0160.0180.0200.0220.0240.0260.028 0.030T-411
ThicknessMicrons406  457 508 599 610 660 711 762 T-411

Food contact compliance

  • FDA compliant for contact with aqueous and 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)