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Sonoco leads the Packaging sector on Fortune’s 2018 list of Most Admired Companies, ranking first in the industry for several key attributes like Global Competitiveness, Financial Soundness and Social Responsibility.

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Introducing ChillTech from Sonoco ThermoSafe

ChillTech® is a pre-qualified range of 2°C to 8°C PCM systems providing temperature control from 2 days up to 6 days for payloads from 4L to 40L. Utilizing Sonoco ThermoSafe’s patented Zero Bench-Time® technology, systems can be packed-out straight from the freezer, saving customers space, time and money.

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Maybe it's time your brand got a little more exposure

Introducing the clear, retortable plastic can from Sonoco. The TruVue® Can delivers full-surface visual transparency, communicating a fresh brand image and signaling the purchasing cues of better taste, freshness, authenticity and premium quality.

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Sonoco Leads Fortune’s Most Admired Companies, Packaging Sector

Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest global diversified packaging companies, has been selected for Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies in the packaging sector, and named first in its industry. Among industry peers, Sonoco ranked first in nearly every category – including Innovation, Use of Corporate Assets, Social Responsibility, Financial Soundness, Long-term Investment Value, Quality of Products/Services and Global Competitiveness.

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Sonoco announces 5-year, $2.725 million fresh packaging initiative

Sonoco, one of the largest global diversified packaging companies, has announced a new research partnership with Clemson University: the Sonoco FRESH (Food Research Excellence for Safety and Health) initiative will develop new technologies and new forms of packaging to optimize the fresh food lifecycle.

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McCall Farms named finalist for Gama Innovation Award

Glory Farms vegetables, a McCall Farms brand, has been named a packaging finalist for the 2017 Gama Innovation Awards. The Glory Farms brand of canned premium vegetables changed their packaging earlier this year into a "see-thru" can, a style of packaging unprecedented in the canned food industry. The clear plastic can was developed in partnership with Sonoco Products, a global packaging leader.

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Sonoco to premiere expanded produce packaging line at PMA 2017

Sonoco will exhibit at PMA 2017 in New Orleans to showcase its newly expanded produce packaging capabilities. Due to the recent acquisitions of Peninsula Packaging and Clear Lam, Sonoco now offers the industry's broadest array of packaging solutions tailored to the needs of the fast-growing produce market.

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Sonoco develops revolutionary rain-resistant adhesive and sealant cartridge

Sonoco has leveraged its world-class RainGuard® technology, previously applied to its Sonotube® forms, to develop a new fiber cartridge for adhesives, caulks and sealants designed to withstand inclement weather on construction sites. The cartridge can be used for traditional adhesives and sealants packaged in fiber cartridges, and is now available for the entire adhesives and sealants market.

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Sonoco provides playful packaging for kids’ drink Jumbotonic

Colourful and convenient packaging for kids’ products catches the consumer’s eye on the shelf, and adds an element of fun to everyday use. Launched in Jumbo Toy stores just before Christmas 2016, Jumbotonic Kid Instant Choco is a chocolate drink powder that combines the high quality of other Gialousis products with playful and attractive packaging that might appeal to children and parents. For the collaboration for the Greek market, Gialousis, a major manufacturer of powdered beverage products, and Jumbo S.A., a leading Hellenic toy retailer, chose rigid paperboard containers from Sonoco Europe.

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Case Study: Marchoc Gourmet Hot Chocolate

Sonoco's Greek customer Gialousis wanted to diversify its customer base in 2015 by launching a new, more premium line of gourmet, aromatic chocolate powdered drinks geared toward retail consumers. Ultimately, Sonoco developed a premium package that won awards for style.

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Sonoco honored for Cubox packaging

Sonoco's Mexico City facility was recently awarded Stellar Container by the Mexican Packaging Association. It was selected as ergonomic, easy to open, innovatively portion-controlled and multi-packed, attractive, high-quality and sustainable. To read more about our rigid paper offerings, click below.

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Sonoco ThermoSafe Launches Reusable Range of Shipping Solutions

Sonoco ThermoSafe, a unit of Sonoco (NYSE: SON) and a leading global provider of temperature assurance packaging, has launched a new range of reusable, universal solutions for the pharmaceutical and biologics markets. ChillTech® is a pre-qualified range of 2°C to 8°C PCM systems providing exceptional temperature control from 2 days up to 6 days for payloads from 4L to 40L. ChillTech® utilizes Sonoco ThermoSafe's patented Zero Bench-Time® technology, where systems can be packed-out straight from the freezer, saving customers space, time and money.

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Sonoco Completes Acquisition of Clear Lam Packaging, Inc.

We've completed our acquisition of Clear Lam Packaging, Inc., a family-held developer and manufacturer of flexible and forming plastic packaging films. Clear Lam is a technology leader in the development, production and conversion of high barrier flexible and forming films used to package a variety of products for CPGs and retailers, with a focus on perishable foods.

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Sonoco Names Philippe Guillemot to Board of Directors

Sonoco has announced that Philippe Guillemot has been named to its Board of Directors. “With approximately 20 percent of Sonoco’s sales emanating from our consumer and industrial packaging businesses in Europe, we are extremely pleased to add an experienced senior executive to our board who understands the changing European and global markets,” said Harris DeLoach, Sonoco’s executive chairman.

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Dole GO Berries!™ with Sonoco containers awarded Best New Packaging

Dole GO Berries!™, which utilizes Sonoco’s packaging, was awarded Best New Packaging as part of the Produce Innovation Awards at United Fresh 2017, an expo dedicated to innovation in produce and fresh foods. The berries are packaged in 3-packs of fun, snack-sized containers that offer snap, rinse and go convenience. The ventilated packaging promotes increased airflow around the berries, aiding cooling and improves freshness, while also making rinsing easy for consumers.

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Sonoco Issues 2016 Annual Report to Shareholders

Sonoco has released its 2016 Annual Report to Shareholders, which is now available on the Company's website in the Investor Relations section. The report reviews Sonoco's 2016 financial performance and examines the Company's strategy to provide innovative packaging solutions to customers and long-term value creation to shareholders. The Company's Annual Meeting will be held April 19, 2017.

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Sonoco Acquires Peninsula Packaging

Sonoco has completed the acquisition of Peninsula Packaging Company, a leading manufacturer of plastic packaging for fresh fruit and vegetables found in the fast-growing perimeter of retail supermarkets. Peninsula’s customer base includes most of the leading household names for fresh fruits and vegetables.

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