Sonoco Alcore, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sonoco, is a leading provider of industrial packaging products and services throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
A world-class manufacturer and technological leader of the paper tube and core industry, we supply industry-specific cores to a variety of markets, including the paper, textiles, plastic film and construction industries.
With 28 manufacturing locations and five paper mills in Europe serving over 40 countries, Sonoco Alcore can supply your facilities anywhere in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Find a location near you. View a map of Sonoco Alcore locations.
Sonoco Alcore offers a complete range of cores for the paper mill industry. Each core is designed for a specific process chain from roll manufacturer to end use and has been tested to fulfill the most stringent performance and safety requirements. Cores are 100 percent recyclable and provide superior straightness and high compression strength.
For moderate roll width and weight in conventional newsprint and heatset offset use.
Learn more about the AQ series.
For higher weight in heatset offset and rotogravure end use, with moderate roll width and unwinding speed.
Learn more about the HQ series.
For high roll width and weight in all newsprint, heatset offset and rotogravure end use, especially those with a combination of high width and unwinding speed.
Learn more about the M-Core series.
SR-350 and VR-500 Tissue Cores
Both the SR-350 and the VR-500 have been designed to meet the demanding requirements of tissue paper manufacturers. Sonoco Alcore tissue cores deliver superior re-use levels, improve run-ability and handle the fastest winding speeds.
Learn more about SR-350 and VR-500 tissue cores.
Do you want to track the re-use levels of your tissue cores? Sonoco Alcore can implement tracking services at the tissue manufacturers' location by utilizing radio frequency identification (RFID) through IntellicoreTM, allowing you to track the re-use level of every core.
Intellicore paper roll identification is a breakthrough in embedded core technology that enables automatic paper roll inventory tracking in areas of paper and paper-product manufacturing. The technology delivers numerous supply chain benefits, including minimized buffer stocks and working capital, decreased waste, and real-time streamlining and monitoring of production.
Learn more about Intellicore - English - Finnish
Metal Core Caps
Choose from a complete line of metal caps and inserts for virtually all paper mill core needs-newsprint, supercalendered, coated and lightweight coated paper applications. Standard configurations include full metal caps and sleeves, both with formed keyways. Caps are available in bulk or attached to pre-cut cores.
Pre-Cut / Pre-Capped Cores
Increased press widths and running speeds, as well as demand for immediate access to a variety of roll sizes, have created the need for more sophisticated cores, putting pressure on in-house core-cutting operations. Ask for Sonoco Alcore pre-cut and pre-capped cores to decrease your overall systems costs.
Paper Mill Core Technology
Sonoco Alcore uses roll weight capacity as the primary design parameter when evaluating build-up for a core. Other key factors include torque resistance, speed, straightness and radial stiffness.
Learn more about paper mill core technology.
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Look to Sonoco Alcore for pioneering developments that maximize productivity and reduce downtime by delivering superior string-up efficiency and decreased I D comedown.
Draw Textured Yarn Tubes
Our varied line of groove, notch and score configurations are suitable for all winders in the industry and can be modified to meet your specific needs. We developed the rolled nose end, the industry standard, offering maximum protection and excellent dimensional control. Rolled or crimped ends can be made to fit any end cap on your equipment.
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Carpet Yarn Cores
Our automated manufacturing processes and stringent quality control initiatives ensure that tubes meet customer specifications. Consistent quality improves winding, string-up and doffing efficiency, along with overall productivity. For applications requiring reusable carriers, we offer high-strength designs for maximum reuse.
Learn more about carpet yarn tubes - English - French - German - Italian - Spanish
Sonoco Alcore developed the Printex core production process to deliver a high quality core at a lower price, streamlining the production process and improving color recognition for our customers. Add just-in-time (JIT) delivery and you've met your performance and delivery requirements.
Learn more about Printex® - English - French - German - Italian - Spanish - Turkish
Sonoco Alcore's precision cloth and fabric tubes protect your investment and enhance your competitive advantage, meeting your requirements for take up, handling, transport and storage.
Learn more about cloth tubes.
During the winding process, the internal diameter of the textile core becomes stressed, making it difficult to remove the core from the chuck. Sonoco Alcore developed the radial crush test to predict and eliminate that level of failure.
Learn more about textiles technology - English - French - German - Italian - Spanish
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Packaging Film Cores
Sonoco Alcore understands that different core properties are required for efficient winding and good roll structure, ensuring that our packaging film cores meet your specific film needs.
Learn more about packaging film cores - English - Finnish
High Performance Film Cores
The QS series of high-performance film cores are specifically engineered to meet the increasing demands of packaging highly sensitive films and foils, offering maximum dimensional stability, straightness and smoothness.
Learn more about high performance film cores
DricoreTM Film Cores
Dricore film cores are designed to serve agricultural film producers. This rain resistant core can be kept outside for up to 20 days in the rain without sacrificing dimensional stability or strength. Made from recycled paperboard, the environmentally-friendly Dricore is completely recyclable.
Learn more about Dricore - English - Finnish
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Sonotube® Concrete Forms
Sonoco Alcore applied a century of leadership in design, technology and manufacturing to create a high-strength, rain-resistant design for the Sonotube concrete forms. The new Rainguard™ technology increases rain resistance, enabling forms to stand strong against inclement weather conditions.
Choose from a complete line of Sonotube forms with Rainguard technology:
- Sonotube concrete forms
- Sonotube Plus concrete forms
- Sonotube Premium concrete forms
- Sonotube Polygonal concrete forms
For more information on Sonotube visit Sonotube.eu
Learn more about Sonotube, download instructions for using Sonotube, or review our benefits brochure.
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Specialty Tubes and Cores
Sonoco Alcore produces cores specifically designed to meet your particular needs.
Some of the markets that use our tubes and cores include:
- Metal, steel and aluminium
- Specialty film (photo film)
- Glass fibre
- Medical tapes
- Metal and plastic strapping
- Protective packaging
- Electrical cables
- Direct mail, shipping and mailing
- Retail and advertising
- Point-of-purchase displays (POP)
Learn more about specialty products.
Sonoco Alcore is the leading provider of adhesive tape cores that serve the polypropylene, PVC, paper and masking tape markets, among various others. We focus on core cut quality, as well as dimension and specification requirements.
Learn more about tape cores.
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