Tubes & Cores Solutions
Waste not, want not.
Cores designed for winding or unwinding films, foils or other expensive products.
Many of our customers rely on us for the plastic cores that protect their investments in delicate, sensitive films. Manufactured from durable, stable plastics, including polypropylene, styrene, ethylene and ABS, our QS® 2000 high-end film cores are designed to deliver a greater array of product protection and packaging benefits
Interested in minimizing waste?
Sonoco's fiber and plastic high-performance film cores feature a range of surface qualities and characteristics designed to minimize surface markings and improve winding and unwinding characteristics, optimizing performance. As winding speeds increase, our expertly designed cores dissipate radial pressures, protect internal diameter integrity and reduce core length growth, helping manufacturers improve manufacturing processes and reduce costs from waste.
Intentional solutions, centuries in the making.
If you’re producing large volumes of tapes or labels or converting large coils of aluminum or steel – the type of packaging matters, down to the core. Our specialized team can help you select the right core for your cause.
Large-scale manufacturers for things like tape and other high value products have relied on Sonoco Specialty Cores to safely transport goods from point A to point B for over a century.
Quality & performance are a part of our fabric.
Delivering high-value packaging and services to the textile industry for over 115 years.
As the leading supplier to the textile industry since our beginning in 1899, Sonoco continues our commitment to making tubes and cores for carpet, carpet yarn, cloth, draw-textured yarn and fiber production.
With innovative new products and process innovations, we have earned a reputation as the leading high-value packaging and services provider to the textile industry.
We engineer and produce the highest quality tubes for the production, storage, distribution and end-use of textiles. Our textile tubes are engineered to meet customer demands for consistency, performance, value and today’s faster winding speeds. We can also improve the efficiency of customer systems with features such as special surface treatments, grooves and notches.
The Standard for Paper Mill Packaging Performance
Sonoco provides a complete line of quality products and services tailored specifically to the exacting needs of printing and writing, newsprint, tissue, paperboard (bleached and unbleached), pulp, non-woven and specialty grades of paper.
- Pulp Non-Woven Cores
- Paperboard Cores
- Towel and Tissue Cores
- Newsprint Cores
- Metal Core Ends
- Pre-Cut Cores
Sonotube concrete forms stand strong as the most economical way to create round columns for buildings, entryways, structural columns, light posts, and other commercial and residential structures.
Our Sonotube suite of tubes and cores are rounded out with Sonotube Finish Free® concrete tubes, which produce exceptionally smooth columns that require no manual finishing, and Builder’s Tubes®, versatile and easy-to-use tubes perfect for the do-it-yourselfer working on projects like decks and fences.
T2 Technology Enhanced Cores
Why live with the downtime and scrap of core chewout if you don’t have to? Our new T2 technology enhanced cores protect against:
• Loss of Productivity
• High scrap
• Safety issues
• Machine downtime
• Profit loss
Recycled materials are just the start of how we’re changing the world. Every brand new Sonoco tube or core begins with recycled paper. But that’s not where our sustainability efforts stop.
From investing in machines and mills that use less water and energy to reducing our carbon footprint and helping customers recycle what they don’t use, Sonoco is holistically committed to building a better tomorrow.
We locate our facilities strategically to not only to reduce our shipping impact, but to ensure our customers can easily return trim scrap and used cores back into the recycling stream, as well.
Our Technology Is Your Advantage
Every tube and core solution starts with raw material. Paper. And Sonoco has been leading innovations in paper production for 120+ years.
But it’s also our people that provide a unique advantage. We have global technology teams that are 100% focused on engineering solutions unique to your market, product, and processes.
From pilot capabilities in our R&D facilities and advances in RFID integration for the 21st century supply chain to industry-first tests for torque, crush ratings and more, our commitment to technology is central to how we create new raw materials, design more innovative products, and partner with you for a better tomorrow.
Plastic Tubes & Cores
Sonoco makes extruded plastic cores and tubes for customers who need the strength, durability and dimensional consistency that plastic can provide.
You'll find that our high-value cores and tubes, manufactured for applications in more than 30 markets, offer excellent options for packaging, protection and reuse.