HQ® Paper Mill Cores

Sonoco is the leading provider of cores for all printing- and writing-grade core applications. Our HQ series of cores is designed for high-speed rotogravure and offset printing presses, as well as all other high-performance applications. We offer a full line of additional printing- and writing-grade cores customized to meet your specific applications, including sheeter cores for internal and external cut-size operations.

Our Solutions

  • Pulp/Non-Woven Cores

    Sonoco is the leading provider of quality cores for rolled pulp and nonwoven materials. Our vast range of core sizes and features are designed to meet your specific application and assist you in lowering total costs.
  • Pre-Cut Cores

    Sonoco's unique pre-cut core service for paper mills has delivered lower costs and improved operations for years, and now uses a just-in-time delivery system.
  • Newsprint Cores

    By combining experience and technology, Sonoco provides the industry's best cores for newsprint and directory grade applications. We offer special end finishing options, including metal ends, metal inserts, notching and beveled cores.
  • Metal Core Ends

    Sonoco offers a complete line of metal caps and inserts for virtually all paper mill core needs—newsprint, super-calendered, coated and lightweight coated paper applications. Standard configurations include full metal caps and sleeves (inserts), both with formed keyway. All provide maximum protection and torque capacity.
  • Plastic Sheeter Core

    Sonoco’s plastic sheeter core satisfies the increasing demand for environmentally responsible cores within the paper sheet stock industry. This patented, tight-tolerance, high-strength core enables internal capture and reuse between paper manufacturing and downstream sheet cutting equipment. It can handle a significant number of reuse cycles and is recyclable through commercial/industrial plastic recycling programs.
  • Paperboard Cores

    More than 114 years of experience enables Sonoco to provide the highest quality cores for linerboard and bleached board applications, while keeping costs down. We offer a full range of cores with customization available for unique applications.
  • Towel and Tissue Cores

    From high-performance, large-diameter parent cores for master rolls to small, cost-efficient, lightweight consumer rolls, Sonoco has the towel and tissue industry covered. Consistent quality, unique features and technological advances enable us to provide a full range of cores that meet your specific needs for all core applications in towel, tissue and hygiene paper industries around the world.
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Sonoco customers understand the value a full-service provider can deliver. That's why Sonoco offers a wide range of paper mill core equipment and related services.

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