You may be acquainted with phrases like kraft, coated, or uncoated when we deal with multiple varieties of paper. However, it is unlikely that you will be acquainted with the term "GSM." This word, or in fact unit, represents a measure of a type of paper and its weight.
GSM is an abbreviation for Grams per Square Meter. There are hundreds of different types of paper products, each with a unique set of qualities. Paper producers and professional printers can distinguish each kind of paper by using the word GSM. The thicker the sheet, the greater the GSM rating.
What is GSM in Kraft Paper?
Kraft paper is the most often used as a packing material. It is created by the sulfate Kraft method. Natural kraft paper is the most durable of the usual packing materials and has been used where maximum tensile strength is necessary, including in commercial packs, supermarket bags, inner plies of multi-wall sacks, or simple wrapping paper. Kraft fibers are also utilized to make corrugated paper liners.
There are usually two popular kinds of Kraft papers; High BF Kraft Paper and Low GSM Kraft Paper. The high bursting factor (BF) kraft paper usually ranges between 60 to 200 GSM and has a thickness of 175 mm. Their BF range is between 18 and 35 and is usually offered in a white hue. A low GSM kraft paper on the other hand can generally be between 50 to 100 GSM depending upon the requirement. A balance between the BF and GSM constitutes the quality and strengths of a paper.
How Paper GSM is measured?
Grammage per Square Metre or GSM is used to judge the quality of the paper. Regular office sheet weighs between 60 and 80 grams; excellent grade paper weighs between 100 and 120 grams. Paper density is a word used throughout the paper market for production to describe the amount of product weight per unit surface area for a particular type of paper or cardboard.
There are two typical ways to measure paper mass:
Its density is measured in grams per square meter (g/sq. m) and is often referred to as grammage. This is the unit of measurement used in the majority of the world.
It is known as a base weight when defined as mass per unit of sheets. Pounds of a load of 500 (or, in some circumstances, 1000) sheets of a specified (raw, yet uncut) basic size is the standard in use in the United States and a few other nations that utilize US paper dimensions. The mass of 1000 pieces of Japanese paper is stated in kilograms.
Uses of Low GSM Kraft Paper
Low GSM Kraft paper can be used in a variety of industries. Because of their recyclable quality and environment-friendly application, they are very popular. There are used in areas such as;
In the e-commerce industry for sturdy, cost-effective packaging.
For the electronics industry packaging.
In the retail sector such as apparel, toys, groceries, etc.
Kraft papers are food grade approved and hence used in food packaging.
They are also used in stationary and the education sector as well.
Why Choose Shree Varudi For Low GSM Kraft Papers?
Shree Varudi Papermill LLP has become a synonym for high-quality kraft paper production. Especially known for their High BF Kraft Paper and Low GSM Kraft Paper, they are a reputed name for their environment-friendly production methods.
Being socially and environmentally responsible, they have not compromised on the quality of their product and stay true to their density, durability, and quality.