Markets We Serve

  • Closeup on steaming coffee beans


    Offer customers an eye-catching, convenient package that protects products and extends shelf life.

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  • Person holding up toddler in a field

    Infant & Toddler Needs

    A global supplier of infant formula and baby/toddler food packaging to many major CPG's, Sonoco helps brands communicate reliability and quality.

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  • kids in hammock drinking

    Powdered Beverages

    Sonoco's packaging excels at marketing your brand, while providing physical protection – maintaining freshness before and after opening.

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  • Dried bananas, raisins, nuts, and other snacks mixed together

    Snacks & Confections

    Packaging that's portable and protective, from easy-open to clear and flexible solutions.

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  • Dozens of different spices in small bowls

    Seasonings & Spices

    Sonoco packaging helps your products stand out on the shelf in a timeless and competitive market.

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  • Woman playing with her cat

    Pet Care

    Sonoco offers a wide variety of packaging specifically for the pet care market.

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  • Closeup of running shoes

    Sports & Nutrition

    Sonoco offers sports and nutrition packaging options that excel at protecting liquid and powdered products, all while marketing your brand.

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  • hands caulking window

    Adhesives & Sealants

    Count on Sonoco for packaging expertise and innovation in the adhesives and sealants market.

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  • Thick red material drips from a container


    Our packaging fits your needs for improved storage and dispensing of ink, cosmetics, paint colorants and other high-value, high-viscosity liquids.

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Sonoco's Paperboard Can: The Total Package

When it comes to choosing the right package, certain elements must come together: functionality, shelf appeal, and product protection. The paperboard can has all of those, delivering an easy-to-stack, easy-to-store rigid format that protects the products inside--from oats to frozen juice to baby formula--while giving a natural kraft, premium metallic, or colorful and interactive display on shelf. And at Sonoco, we can deliver the whole solution, from the metal ends and membranes, to the can body, to the graphic development for the label.

Numerous Applications. Multiple Names.

• Composite Can

• Paperboard Container

• Paper Canister

Connecting Insights to Innovation

Composite cans are proven attention-getters on the shelf, and the safe-to-open, easy-to-close lid inspires subsequent purchases in a majority of consumers.

  • Premium Packaging

    Premium Packaging

    With increasing attention to the quality of ingredients, the origins of our food, and the availability of specialty products from around the world, premium packaging has grown in relevance on shelf. From packaging confectionary gift boxes, to protecting the highest quality wine and spirits, the rigid paperboard can uses foil and matte finishes as well as gold-coated, embossed and engraved ends to deliver a premium presentation.

  • Convenient Volume Changes

    Convenient Volume Changes

    From small 'on-the-go' cans that fit in a cupholder or handbag, to seasonal increased volume promotions, it's easy to change heights and diameters with the round rigid paperboard can--and virtually free.

  • Environmentally Responsible

    Environmentally Responsible

    We're proud of how environmentally responsible our paperboard can is.

    • Its body is made of 100% recyclable paperboard.
    • It helps reduce food waste by protecting its content efficiently.
    • It weighs less than a comparable metal can.

    We can help you communicate your story, too, with a kraft paper label, our EcoSeal end for a cohesive look made predominantly from a renewable resource.

  • Ultimate Product Protection

    Ultimate Product Protection

    With the rise of e-commerce and the increasing distances packaging must travel to land on consumers' doorsteps, our job is to ensure that the product you place in our cans makes it safely to its destination, whether that be a store shelf or a doormat.

    We've used Amazon's recognized e-commerce testing and ship test data to prove that our paperboard body withstands denting better than the metal can and shows equal resistance to damage in your online box order.

    And we'll customize your can construction to make sure the barrier is exactly what you need--no less, no more--to keep the quality of your product intact without incurring any unnecessary expenses.

Consumer Insights


“It is easy to open, stacks well in cupboards, and keeps food fresh. Also, if I drop the package, it stays closed.”


“When transporting food items from the market, I can trust that the food won't be damaged. It is resealable so I don't have to worry about repackaging after opening. I believe it stays fresh longer.”


“For snack items, I think it's convenient and a reliable form of packaging.”


“I would choose this type of packaging, because I love that it is in a container that reseals the food for me, so I don't have to find another container or bag for the food inside. Really convenient.”

    Success Stories

    • Gialousis Gourmet Hot Chocolate Mix

      Rebranding a Gourmet B2C.
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    • Tribe Hummus

      Designing an on-the-go solution for Tribe Hummus.
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    • Pooch & Mutt

      Meeting the supply chain and manufacturing needs of a premium British dog health brand.
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    • Schmoo Beverages

      Presenting a more vibrant, eyecatching product for a confectionary brand.
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    • Flexible Shaker Tops

      Elevating branding opportunities for companies while adding convenience and innovation for low-barrier products.
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    • Printed / Registered Membrane

      Capture consumers’ attention and boost sales with a promotional tool that is sure to get people excited.
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    Now more than ever, professionals responsible for saving costs and improving outcomes in printing processes, cosmetics and paint colorants need brighter ideas for storing and dispensing ink and other flowable products. Flowable products from Sonoco offer you more convenience, cost savings and better performance, hands down.

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    Reach out to learn more about how we can help drive sales and protect your product - or ask us how we can connect you to a co-packer in your market.

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