The following are some of the most common types of paper and board used for various applications.
Abrasive Kraft: These are used for sand paper for roughening applications.
Absorbent Kraft: These types of paper and board are used for defense applications, tube making, and laminates.
Alkaline Paper: They are made by the process of alkaline manufacture and always have pH values that are greater than 7.
Anti Rust Paper and board: As the name implies, these types of paper and board are used for the protection of surfaces against metallic rust.
Art Paper: They are usually coated with kaolin (china clay) on both sides They are used for various applications that require high quality printing, including magazine text, magazine covers, calendars, and brochures.
Barograph Paper: These types of paper and board are usually coated with a white wax on one side. They are sold in coils and rolls according to the kind of barograph they are being made into.
Base Paper and board: They are most frequently used by a converter to laminate or coat. There are different varieties of the base paper available to be used for different applications.
Battery Jacket: They are equally used for defense applications, tube making, and laminates.
Beedi Wrap Paper and board: These types of paper and board are used for decorations in different colors.
Bible Paper: They are basically use for printing bibles and are not ideal for ink and pen because of their absorbency.
Blade Wrapper (SS): They are used for the production of razor blade packs.
Bond Paper and board: These types of paper and board have good aesthetical look, good stiffness, and good strength properties. It derives its name because it was initially used for printing stock certificates, bonds, and other related materials. Presently, they are basically used for stationery and letterheads.
Book Paper and board: This is a name given to all types of papers used by book publishing companies for the production of both hard cover papers and text papers.
Business Forms Paper: Primarily used for data processing and business forms
Carbon Paper: These types of paper and board can be coated on both sides or only on one side using dry impressionable ink. Its basic use is for the creation of a copy of an original document. These types of paper are very popular for use in offices on receipts where an identical copy is needed simultaneously.
Carbonless Paper and boards: These types are particularly coated or treated in order to provide a copy of the document without using interleaved carbon. A mechanical pressure needs to be applied to the original copy in order to provide a copy. They are used in several applications including time saving stationery, computer stationery, and application forms.
Cardboard: There are different types of cardboards such as chromo, art board, ivory board, paste board, and pulp board. Chromo boards are the most popular and are used for decorating, packaging, printing etc.
Cast Coated Paper and board: These types of paper and board have high absorptivity and high gloss with a strong polished surface. They are used for labels, posters, calendars, and adhesive stickers.