Sonoco manufactures grades of corrugated medium and linerboard. These grades are designed to industry standard mullen and ring crush specifications. Learn more.
Sonoco's uncoated recycled board (URB) is made from 100% recycled material and is 100% recyclable. Our paper is manufactured for a variety of applications, including:
- Coreboard (tissue/towel; tube & core; giftwrap; film & foil; and more)
- Air filter frames
- Folding carton (EcoTect®)
- Tier sheets (FlatStack®)
- Other specialty grades, such as floor liner and ticket stock
Sonoco Paper serves markets including:
- Food & beverage (such as juice, frozen foods, coffee and dough)
- Hotel, restaurant & entertainment (such as food service products)
- Household (such as paper products, HVAC, tools and hardware)
- Personal care and cosmetics
- Office supplies
- Pet care
We manufacture highly engineered tubes and cores, specialized paper structures and high performance adhesives using the toughest quality and performance testing in the industry. Our product portfolio includes 100% recycled and 100% recyclable solutions: lightweight tissue and towel core-stock, core-board, separator sheets for pallet pack-out, folding cartons, can-board, floor liner, drum liner, engineered grades used for protective packaging and many other custom solutions.
If one of our standard products does not meet your unique needs, we have a seasoned team of paper scientists and product development engineers with a combined 300 years of industry experience, who can design and commercialize a customized solution just for you.
The fact that we are integrated and have produced paper for our internal converting operations for more than a century means we know both the paper manufacturing side and the converting side of the business. This extra knowledge translates into a greater understanding of the performance and operational challenges our customers face in real-world production environments.
Sonoco is committed to responsible use of natural resources through responsible sourcing, recycling and use of recycled fiber in our paper-based packaging. 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 composite can packaging, industrial tubes & cores, and primary packaging carton operations that are certified to these programs and can produce 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.