Cupforma Special

Cupforma Special paper cup material serves up high performance

Get a taste of high performance and branding power with Cupforma Special paperboard for ice cream cups and other packaging cups.

Safe, pure and recyclable, Cupforma Special by Stora Enso makes an excellent paper cup material for a variety of foods, from ice cream cartons to spice containers.

What makes Cupforma Special so special is a clay coating that improves print results, as well as the advanced baseboard structure enhanced by CTMP in the middle layer. This enables you to maintain the same stiffness and packaging performance with a lower-weight board. The topside offers a super-smooth surface for high printability and whiteness yet with the strength and sealability needed to withstand the cup forming process.

Suitable for flexographic, offset and digital printing.

Food packaging that serves up sustainability

Cupforma Special isn’t just a great paperboard for the graphical and physical requirements of ice cream packaging, spice containers and other food packaging. Compared with plastic cups, Cupforma Special lessens the burden on the environment, thanks to its renewable raw material and composition that results in a lower board basis weight. So, not only do you save on transport costs, but you help reduce the environmental footprint.

High-performing barrier coating options

Cupforma Special offers a wide variety of barrier coatings for every taste and product use.

Uncoated board serves as the cup sleeve in double-wall cups for improved insulation and superior print results.

With PE coating on the reverse side or on both sides, this paper cup material is used in ice cream cups and other packaging cups. With PE coating on the topside and high-barrier coating on the reverse side, you can use it for extended shelf-life products like snacks or dry foods. Or, with PE coating on the topside and aluminum and PE layers on the reverse side, it is suitable for highly sensitive food and other packaging requiring high barrier protection against oxygen and moisture.

Why Cupforma Special

  • Cupstock with the best print results
  • Lightweight yet strong
  • Formability and process efficiency

Key benefits and end uses

Key benefits

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    Food-safe, taint and odour neutral, and 100% recyclable

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    Consistently high run-to-run performance minimises downtime and boosts productivity

  • 3

    Advanced fibre construction for a lightweight yet strong and functional product that enables lower environmental footprint and transport costs

  • 4

    Enhanced print results by super-smooth clay coated surface

  • 5

    Sustainably sourced and manufactured, with FSC® and PEFC™ certification on request

End uses and application areas

  • 1

    Packaging for ice cream, paper ice cream cups

  • 2

    Chilled foods packaging, e.g. salads, soups, butter

  • 3

    Frozen foods packaging

  • 4

    Spice containers, biscuits and cookies, snack cups