Beverage Packaging Solutions


Carrier Kote Product

Wet, cold environments have met their match.
Strong, dependable CarrierKote.

CarrierKote® is a high-performing unbleached kraft paperboard that delivers consistency, time and again. Engineered for strength and to address the demands of wet and cold environments, it’s no wonder CarrierKote has become the worldwide industry standard for beverage carton packaging.

The coated side features a smooth, glossy surface for exceptional printability that results in stunning billboard graphics that demand attention. You can also expect outstanding converting performance, especially in the areas of die-cutting, folding, and gluing.

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Features & Benefits

What you can expect from us:

Strength and Integrity

CarrierKote’s excellent strength properties provide packaging integrity in wet and cold environments, common in the beverage industry.


CarrierKote’s proprietary clay coating gives it a smooth, opaque surface and enables crisp, vibrant graphics. You can expect great shelf-appeal.

Stiffness-to-Weight Ratio

Stiffness levels can be achieved at lower calipers and at lower weights than competitive substrates. This can help support your cost reduction and sustainability efforts.


CarrierKote permits a great deal of packaging design flexibility. You can explore options such as handles, windows, and apertures.


All CarrierKote paperboard is produced at a single mill. Hence, you can expect consistent composition and quality across all of your orders.

Recycled Fiber Content

Produced with up to 15% recycled fiber, providing an option for meeting your corporate sustainability goals.

Best used with:

  • Beverage
  • Filter Frames

Additional Product Information


  • Made with recycled fiber and is recyclable.
  • All WestRock North American paperboard mills are certified to the SFI®, PEFC™, FSC™ Chain of Custody Standards. Contact your WestRock sales representative for certified fiber availability for this product.
  • Certificate Codes: SFI Certified Sourcing: NSF-SFI-CS-6S751, SFI CoC: NSF-SFICOC-6S751, PEFC: NSF-PEFCCOC-6S751, FSC Company Code: FSC-C104002.

Environmental & Product Safety

  • Notices under US California Proposition 65 and the EU REACH regulation are not required.
  • Meets heavy metal limits of the US Model Toxics in Packaging rules and Article 11 of EU Directive 94/62/EC.

This information is subject to change without notice.

Food Contact

  • Contact your sales representative for information on specific markets
    and end uses.


  • Produced at an ISO 9001 certified facility.

Paperboard Calculator

We understand that you rely on us for more than paperboard. In order to provide the best service possible, WestRock has developed roll, sheet and metric conversion calculators to make your job easier.

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CarrierKote Specifications revJuly2019

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