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Tubes & Cores

Enduring strength.

Sonoco makes extruded plastic cores and tubes for customers who need the strength, durability and dimensional consistency only 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. Turn to Sonoco for film and tape tubes and cores, plastic plugs and endwalls.

Film Tubes and Cores

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, including:

  • Dust-free, moisture-free performance in clean environments
  • Customer-specified lengths and winding speeds
  • Superior crush resistance
  • Excellent TIR control
  • Minimum quality variation
  • Exceptional surface smoothness
  • Reuse and reclamation

For more information, call 864-968-3168 or email Sonoco Plastics.

Learn more about Sonoco's other film cores

Tape Cores and Tubes

No matter what type of tape you produce, our extruded plastic tape cores provide superior dimensional tolerance and stability, as well as the release characteristics you need. Choose from polyethylene or polystyrene in lengths cut to your specifications.

Learn more about Sonoco's other tape cores. 

Textiles: Yarn Carriers

Sonoco Plastics is a worldwide known manufacturer of textile plastic carriers. With more than 45 years of experience, we are a reliable supplier and partner for the textile world. We offer a broad range of textile plastic carriers according to DIN ISO 368, and follow machine manufacturer specifications. All carriers are produced of high-quality plastics with tight tolerance and are engineered to meet requirements for high-speed winding.

Learn more about Sonoco's other textile cores

Plastic Plugs

The dimensional stability and superior strength of our plastic core plugs protect rolls and prevent fallout that damages both product and productivity. Available in many standard sizes, plugs can also be custom-made specifically for your requirements. We also offer suspension pad plugs in the most-needed sizes, as well as in-place plugs to hold product securely in corrugated boxes.

Read about Sonoco's plastic plug specifications


Sonoco plastic endwalls offer an alternative to plywood and corrugated endwall structures used to suspend very large rolls of product on pallets. Our plastic endwalls are ideal for foil, paper and sensitive film applications that are particularly susceptible to damage, including flexible electronics or solar film, as well as film for products such as TVs and battery separators. Among other benefits, they:

  • Improve roll and coil stackability
  • Offer unparalleled hub and stacking strength
  • Are ideal for clean room and food-service environments
  • Increase handling ease
  • Are reusable and returnable

Read our endwall flyer

RollSafe™ Film Protector Plug

The RollSafe film protector plug is a highly engineered, purpose driven plug that delivers unparalleled stabilization and protection for your film rolls, while also delivering cost savings. Our patented design incorporates a specialized ribbing that increases plug strength and protective performance, while helping reduce the overall shipping weight that impacts transportation costs. In addition, the new design includes an option for a unique spring-loaded feature that prevents film roll telescoping in transit, ensuring product integrity and performance upon arrival at your customer’s location.

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