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Utility and Non-wire Spools

Sonoco's molded plastic utility spools are designed to provide a durable, attractive, inexpensive, one-way shipping package for a wide range of products, including insulated wire, cordage and other filaments.

Below are significant features and benefits that relate the manufacturing and handling procedures:

Non-wire applications
  • Rope
  • Hose
  • Fabrics
  • Chain
  • Packing material
  • Tubing
Molded in high-impact materials
  • Rust-free
  • Absorb minor impact shocks without losing structural integrity
  • Appearance
  • Recyclable
  • Quiet during winding
  • No bent flanges
  • Splinter-free, smooth surface
Injection molded parts

  • Tight dimensional accuracy eliminates inconsistencies that jam winding equipment

Welded assembly
  • Flange separation is eliminated, reducing wire loss and customer complaints
  • Provides one integral part
Balanced weight and design
  • Allows for high-speed winding
  • Heavy-duty construction
  • Strength
  • Low flange deflection

Smooth edges and corners
  • Safety during handling
  • Wire insulation is not damaged by sharp starting hole, eliminating possible spark test problems
Colored or pad-printed flanges
  • One- or two-color printing

Technical drawings (PDF)