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EcoTect® Paperboard

A natural choice

Made from 100% recycled fibers, EcoTect® paperboard is an innovative, smooth, two-sided sustainable packaging solution.

Performance & 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 paperboard container offer significant cost savings. It's also a responsible option -- EcoTect paperboard is made from 100% recycled fibers and is recyclable. 

And now, EcoTect paperboard 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 16-32 pt. (more options available upon request)
Densities ranging from 3.4 to 3.8 for excellent yield
Proven for offset lithography, flexographic and digital printing technologies
Meets FDA requirements for food contact packaging
Variety of custom options available

Learn more about what natural packaging can do for your brand.

According to the USDA, since it set formal standards for organic foods the market has taken off, posting growth of 10% or more each year for most years since 2000. This means increasing competition for organic and natural brands -- meaning they need a way to stand out on the shelf and connect with consumer values. Learn more about what EcoTect packaging board can do to help your brand meet these goals.


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 (see Certifications below)
  • PiQET Analysis available
  • Functionally equivalent stacking strength when compared to virgin grades (caliper for caliper)

EcoTect paperboard offers environmental responsibility, reduced waste-to-landfill, and recovery for use in closed-loop cycles.

  • Locations across North America
  • Richmond, Virginia

  • De Pere, Wisconsin

Locations across North America

To ensure quick and efficient delivery


All but two of our 23 global paperboard mills use 100% recycled fibers in their production. Sonoco is committed to responsible use of natural resources through responsible sourcing, recycling, and use of recycled fiber in our paper-based packaging. Sonoco's mills throughout Europe, the U.S., Canada, Brazil, China, and Mexico (Atizapan), are certified to one or more fiber certification programs. These are: the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®), Sustainable Forest Initiative® (SFI®) and the Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification® (PEFC®) Chain of Custody and Due Diligence System Standards.


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Learn more about our recycled paperboard offerings. We’re eager to discuss how we can help you meet your customers’ needs and your business goals.