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URB and Specialty Converting

The majority of our 100% recycled paperboard mills produce a broad range of uncoated grades that include plain chip, bending chip, tan bending chip, partition chip, printer’s chip, tube and core grades and laminated or pasted grades. Colors can include pink, suntan and many more — as well as specialty colors and a colored top sheet board. Options also include low density board and high sized board.



Greif is one of the largest manufacturers and suppliers of 100% recycled paperboard and produces over two million tons annually. Greif’s URB is an excellent choice for environmentally friendly packaging and products, and we are a leader in environmentally innovative paperboard and containerboard solutions.

Greif serves all the principal recycled paperboard end-use markets, including folding cartons, tubes and cores, corrugated products, specialty paperboard, containerboard grades, and gypsum paperboard.

Specialty converting happens in Greif facilities in Milwaukee, Austell, and Taylors. Key markets include office/school supplies, hardcover books, game boards, puzzle boards, and more.

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All our Paperboard Mills are Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI®) Certified, Forest Stewardship Council (FSC® Certified and Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC®) Chain of Custody Certified.

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Customization options allow your ideas to transform into reality. Greif specialty mills offer many types of converting customization to make it all happen.

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Paper packaging from Greif is a mainstay in the North American industrial landscape. The popularity of sustainable packaging that protects products and looks good pushes offerings like paperboard beyond a simple, cost-effective solution.

Greif offers URB and converting services throughout North America.

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What is URB?

Uncoated Recycled Paperboard – or URB as it is commonly known – lends a versatile and robust base material for use in paperboard projects that shape the modern world. URB is known for key characteristics like low density, natural finish, and overall structural rigidity.

Browse Mills Across the United States

Austell Boxboard Mill1

Austell Boxboard Mill #1 & Specialty Converting

Austell, GA

Austell Boxboard Mill 2

Austell Boxboard Mill #2

Austell, GA

Taylors Paperboard and Specialty Converting

Taylors Paperboard and Specialty Converting

Taylors, SC

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Cincinnati Paperboard

Cincinnati, OH

Ohio Paperboard

Ohio Paperboard

Baltimore, OH

Tacoma Paperboard

Tacoma Paperboard

Tacoma, WA

Wisconsin Paperboard and Specialty Converting 1

Wisconsin Paperboard and Specialty Converting

Milwaukee, WI

What is URB?

Uncoated recycled paperboard (URB) is a type of paperboard made from recycled paper fibers. It is called “uncoated” because it does not have a coating, such as a glossy finish, applied to its surface. Uncoated recycled paperboard is typically used for packaging and printing applications, and it is often used to make boxes, cartons, and other types of packaging materials. URB is inherently more sustainable than paperboard made from virgin fibers, as it requires fewer resources to produce and reduces the amount of waste in landfills. Uncoated recycled paperboard can be recycled again after use, further reducing its environmental impact.


Made with 100% Recycled Paperboard

All Greif Paperboard Mills are Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI®) Certified, Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) Certified and Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC®) Chain of Custody Certified. Click the button to learn more about sustainable Initiatives at Greif, or scroll to learn more about our certifications.


FSC®, SFI®, and PEFC Certifications ensure that products come from responsibly managed forests that produce environmental, social, and economic benefits. Greif customers can purchase uncoated recycled corrugated board with confidence.

Please ask us for more information about our FSC-certified products.

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What is it like to order URB with Greif?

For starters, we work together. Greif and the colleagues who make the company stand out as leaders in paperboard work with every customer to deliver the best solution for their needs. A collaborative process finds the best outcomes for you and, of course, your customers and the product’s eventual end-users.

Did you know that Greif established an updated mission statement to be the best-performing customer service company in the world? What that means for you is whether you are selecting the extensive GCUBE offering or looking for anything else in the Greif catalog, it is the duty of all of us to make sure your needs are met and your expectations are exceeded. It’s the Greif way.

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