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EcoTect®

The ideal blend of performance and cost savings

With a smooth surface for image fidelity and a brightness that makes images and colors pop, Sonoco's EcoTect® product offers consistent high-quality printability. With a lower density per caliper than competitive substrates, EcoTect offers cost savings of, on average, 15-35%. It's also a responsible option -- EcoTect is made from 100% recycled fibers and is recyclable. 

And now, EcoTect has become the first URB to be certified by the Rochester Institute of Technology to Hewlett-Packard (HP) Indigo print platform specifications.

Technical information

  • Caliper range of 16-27 pt. (Up to 36 pt. for EcoEarth line)
  • Offset lithography, flexographic, gravure and digital printing technologies
  • Meets FDA requirements for food contact packaging
  • Variety of custom options available
  • Increased versatility with high-speed machine filling capabilities and lower density for higher yield

Recycled content
Our EcoTect bending chip is not just a high-performance product -- it's the responsible option.
  • Sourced from 100% recycled materials (85% post-consumer, 15% post-industrial), pulling material from the waste stream and reducing waste-to-landfill
  • FSC and SFI Certified
  • PiQET Analysis available
  • Functionally equivalent stacking strength when compared to virgin grades (caliper for caliper)

Recyclability
According to the American Forest and Paper Association (AF&PA), a record 67% of the paperboard packaging waste generated by Americans in 2011 was recycled. EcoTect bending chip offers:
  • Environmental responsibility
  • Raw materials for new products, protecting natural resources
  • Reduced waste-to-landfill
  • Recovery and use in closed-loop cycles

Markets Served

EcoTect is used by top brands in many markets, including:

  • Beverages
  • Food (cereal, confections, dairy, dry goods, frozen foods, meat, bakery, carry-out)
  • Cosmetics and personal care
  • Hardware and household
  • Office supplies
  • Pharmaceuticals and over-the-counter drugs
  • Recreation (sports, toys)

Download our fliers

Take information about EcoTect on the go with our flier.
For specific information on EcoTect's performance and specs, download our TTV sheet.

Want to learn more?

Email us at ecotect@sonoco.com, or fill out our contact form

Or, call us at 888-499-5330.