Sonoco makes extruded plastic cores and tubes for customers
who need the strength, durability and dimensional consistency only plastic can provide.
You’ll find that our high-value cores and tubes, manufactured for applications in more than 30 markets, offer excellent options for packaging, protection, and reuse. Turn to Sonoco for film and tape cores and tubes, plastic plugs and endwalls.
Film Cores and Tubes
Many of our customers rely on us for the plastic cores that protect their investments in delicate, sensitive films. Manufactured from durable, stable plastics, including polypropylene, styrene, ethylene and ABS, our QS™ 2000 high-end film cores are designed to deliver a greater array of product protection and packaging benefits, including:
- Dust-free, moisture-free performance in clean environments
- Customer-specified lengths and winding speeds
- Superior crush resistance
- Excellent TIR control
- Minimum quality variation
- Exceptional surface smoothness
- Reuse and reclamation
Also see our line of injection molded tubes and cores. For more information, call 864-968-3168 or email Sonoco Plastics.
Tape Cores and Tubes
No matter what type of tape you produce, our extruded plastic tape cores provide superior dimensional tolerance and stability, as well as the release characteristics you need. Choose from polyethylene or polystyrene in lengths cut to your specifications.
The dimensional stability and superior strength of our plastic core plugs protect rolls and prevent a variety of products including textiles, film and paper from fallout that damages both product and productivity. Available in many standard sizes, they can also be custom-made specifically for your requirements. We also offer suspension pad plugs in the most-needed sizes, as well as in-place plugs to hold product securely in corrugated boxes.
Core plugs and plates brochure (PDF)
Sonoco plastic endwalls offer an alternative to plywood and corrugated endwall structures used to suspend very large rolls of product on pallets. Our plastic endwalls are ideal for foil, paper and sensitive film applications that are particularly susceptible to damage, including flexible electronics or solar film, as well as film for products such as flat-panel TVs and battery separators. Among other benefits, they:
• Improve rolls and coil stackable
• Are engineered to offer unparalleled hub and stacking strength
• Are reusable and returnable
• Are ideal for clean room and food-service environments
• Increase handling ease
Endwall brochure (PDF)