Strong. Durable. Affordable.

Our wide array of plastic reels includes the Reel Tough® reel, with its special, patented flange design and a life span exceeding similar-process reels; and our EconoReel reels and spools, engineered to be durable while delivering strong performance for a lower cost. 

  • Drawing, Bunching and Stranding

    Drawing, Bunching and Stranding Reels

    A lightweight, sturdy alternative to steel reels at one-third the cost and weight, Sonoco molded plastic drawing, bunching and stranding reels allow 12% more wire to be shipped.

    The 18", 22" and 30" flange diameter reels are available with several traverses. Sonoco plastic reels are also reusable and recyclable.

    Lightweight

    • Only one-third the weight of a steel reel
    • Allows over 12% more product to be shipped per load
    • Lower freight costs when returning empty reels
    • Easier to handle

    Less Expensive

    • As little as one-third the cost of a comparable steel reel
    • Lowers reel cost
    • Reduces amount of reel deposit

    Trouble-Free Fly Off

    • Generous inside flange radius
    • Optimum flange diameter to barrel diameter ratio
    • Does not rust
    • Requires less maintenance

  • Welding Wire Reels

    Welding Wire Reels

    Sonoco plastic welding wire reels provide trouble-free winding and are an industry standard for packaging and shipping.

    Product Features

    • Rigid flanges that provide maximum strength
    • Chambered hole to aid in placement of reel on shaft
    • Barrel ribbing is out of phase from each flange side to ensure a smooth barrel finish

    Technical Drawings

  • Utility and Non-Wire Spools

    Utility and Non-Wire Spools

    Sonoco's molded plastic utility spools are designed to provide a durable, attractive, inexpensive, one-way shipping package for a wide range of products, including insulated wire, cordage and other filaments.

    Below are significant features and benefits that relate the manufacturing and handling procedures:

    • Non-wire applications
    • Molded in high-impact materials
    • Injection molded parts
    • Welded assembly
    • Balanced weight and design
    • Smooth edges and corner
    • Colored or pad-printed flanges

  • Twist-Lok Spools

    Twist-Lok Spools

    Save space with Twist-Lok® spools

    Empty reels take up a lot of valuable space when shipped or stored. 

    Sonoco’s three-piece Twist-Lok® spools ship disassembled, delivering you more spools per truckload and taking up less warehouse space. The spools can be assembled and disassembled by hand in seconds—without tools.  Just insert the drum into the flanges and twist to lock in place. To disassemble, simply lift the locking tabs on the flanges and twist again. 

    Recyclable Spools Need No Tools

    Available for food-contact applications, Twist-Lok spools are ideal for lighter materials such as food package zip-closures and foam sealing strips, hook and loop fastener tapes and other lighter-weight cordage. 

    They are made of recyclable plastic and take up to 70% less storage and shipping space than assembled spools.  

  • Three-Piece Wire Reels

    Three-Piece Wire Reels

    Three-piece wire reels feature plastic flanges bolted to a steel or kraft barrel, create a durable, dimensionally true and splinter-free reel. 

    Product Features

    Design Options
    Various traverse lengths and colors.

    Plastic Flange Construction
    Less flange deflection than wood
    Dimensionally true
    No splintering
    No rusting
    Three-Piece Bolted Construction
    Replaceable components consisting of plastic flanges and rigid fiber or metal barrel.

    Kraft or Galvanized Steel Barrel
    Design flexibility to accommodate shipping or in-process use.

  • EconoReel Plastic Reel

    Sonoco's Econoreel plastic reels and spools for the wire and cable industry are engineered to be tough while delivering strong performance for a lower cost.

    With precision molded parts, Econoreel plastic reels and spools are welded so there is no flange separation, resulting in no wire loss.

    The Econoreel plastic reels and spools portfolio includes utility and small consumer spools as well as plywood replacement reels.

  • Standard Plastic Spools and Reels

    Sonoco's patented Reel Tough® plastic reels provide an ideal combination of stiffness and impact resistance with superb balance and light weight.

    This innovative product line features the Reel Tough DIN 630 reel, made specifically for 630 bunchers. The reel's design allows wire producers to maximize drawing and bunching machine capacity with smooth, trouble-free payoff. Constructed of high strength, solid polymers, Reel Tough reels feature a unique design that adds strength where it's needed most--at the flange rim and where the ribs and hub intersect.

  • Reel Tough Plastic Reels

    Sonoco's patented Reel Tough® plastic reels provide an ideal combination of stiffness and impact resistance with superb balance and light weight.

    This innovative product line features the Reel Tough DIN 630 reel, made specifically for 630 bunchers. The reel's design allows wire producers to maximize drawing and bunching machine capacity with smooth, trouble-free payoff. Constructed of high strength, solid polymers, Reel Tough reels feature a unique design that adds strength where it's needed most--at the flange rim and where the ribs and hub intersect.

DIN Fine Wire Spools

For a complete line of spools for packaging magnet wire, bare wire or monofilament produced in accordance with DIN specifications, look at the Sonoco Plastics portfolio. 

Some of the outstanding features of Sonoco molded plastic DIN spools are:

  • Economical, accurate and reliable

  • Several sizes available

  • Through-bore construction providing trouble-free loading of spools on winding and de-reeling equipment

  • Parting line positioned to minimize snags during de-reeling

  • Optimal design for reusable package

Fine Wire Spools

For fine wire spools with high-tensile strength and excellent flange rigidity to help prevent flange deflection, contact us to learn more about Sonoco's complete molded plastic product line.

Our spools provide the high degree of accuracy so essential in winding finer gauges of wire.

Typical applications

  • THHN wire
  • Coaxial cable
  • CATV wire
  • Speaker wire
  • Rope chain
  • Hose
  • Packing material
  • Fabrics
  • Tubing

Taper Reels

Sonoco injection molded plastic taper reels feature smooth plastic flanges that assist in high-speed de-reeling, minimizing flange deflection and reducing the possibility of trapped wire.

The three-piece bolted construction enhances the possibility of reuse since damaged components can be replaced. All reel components are recyclable, providing savings and sustainable benefits.

Additional features include starting and finishing holes in the flanges along with Dura-Grip barrel finish to prevent movement of the initial layer of wire on the tapered barrel.

Technical Specifications

50 lb. and 100 lb. Taper Reels
Popular packages for shipping of medium- to fine-gauge magnet wire as well as other copper and plated copper conductors.
The tapered barrel prevents wire tangling
Reels are molded in standard high-impact styrene and ABS. Optional Dura-Grip finish can be applied to the barrel to hold initial startup wire in place.

250 lb., 500 lb., 550 lb., 750 lb. and 1,000 lb. taper reels.
The carrying capacity of the 250-, 500-, 550-, 750- and 1,000-pound taper reels combined with excellent winding and de-reeling properties offer the wire industry a superior approach to modern packaging.

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