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.

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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 ensure quick and efficient delivery.


Sonoco’s U.S., Canadian, U.K., Brazilian and one of our Mexican mills are certified to one or more fiber certification programs. These are: the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®), Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) and the Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification® (PEFC®) Chain of Custody and Due Diligence System Standards. Additionally, we have plants in our paper container packaging, tubes & cores, and packaging carton operations certified to these programs and producing certified packaging. Overall sales (certified and not) by these mills and fiber certified plants is equal to 15% of Sonoco’s revenue.

All but three of our 19 global paperboard mills use 100% recycled fiber in their production. Some amount of responsibly-sourced virgin fiber is needed for select grades of paperboard. The amount of recycled fiber in our composite cans range from 60 to 80+ percent, depending on the product specifications for the package. On average, the amount of recycled fiber used in our industrial tubes and cores exceeds 95 percent.


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