Overview of Paperboard Substrates and Common Use Cases for Each
July | 2024

Have you ever found yourself at the end of the quarter getting ready to ship a critical order that must arrive in perfect, undamaged condition? We feel your pain, AND we have a solution! 

We’ve discovered that the key difference between a damaged and undamaged product lies in the right packaging and the right substrate. Fortunately, Badger Paperboard offers several affordable and sustainable options, and we can customize them to your specifications. 


Available Paperboard Substrates and Common Use Cases for Each


Plain Chipboard 

  • Made from 100% recycled material
  • Economical and environmentally friendly
  • Use cases: perfect for divider or separator sheets


  • Made from 100% recycled material
  • Resistant to water, grease, and oil
  • Use cases: perfect for shipping food or industrial products

Virgin Kraft 

  • Strong and tear-resistant
  • Use cases: perfect for padding and protecting shipments

Bending Chipboard

  • Made from 100% recycled material
  • Bends cleanly and holds its shape
  • Use cases: perfect for cartons or partitions

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Solid Bleached Sulfate

  • Coating available in one-side, two-side, or uncoated
  • Smooth, premium finish
  • Use cases: perfect for food or cosmetics


  • Features non-slip coating
  • Recyclable and reusable
  • Use cases: perfect for any load that needs stabilization


  • Made from 100% recycled material
  • Tough and water-resistant
  • Use cases: perfect for pads or sheets with clean edges

Specialty Paperboard Grades

  • Request a quote to learn more about your options
  • Use cases: perfect for customizations with pads or sheets

No matter what your use case is, having a supplier that can meet all your needs will make shipping easier and more convenient. This is why Badger Paperboard should be your go-to for all your packaging needs. We know what it takes to make everyone a Badger fan, and you’re next on our list! .

Ready to Request a Free Sample?

Fill out our sample request form, and we’ll find the best substrate for your needs. With sheets as big as 48” x 120” and calipers ranging from .010-.400pts, we can deliver the right size to protect your product. 

Request Your Free Sample Today!