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Tubes and Cores

Manufacturing tubes and cores for 115+ years

Building upon this expertise, we are now the world's leading provider of total converting solutions for customers around the globe.

Whether you're in North or South America, Europe, Africa or the Middle East, or Australia and New Zealand, our experts are available to assist with designing the best product for use in a wide variety of applications.


With our Intellicore roll tracking system, using the world's first radio frequency identification (RFID) enabled cores, customers can automatically identify, track and locate their products at any point in the supply chain.

Radial Crush Tester

Sonoco’s patented radial crush tester measures the radial strength of paper cores by simulating the pressures applied during the winding processes of rolled products such as plastic films and textiles. Adopted by the Composite Can and Tube Institute as approved test method T-158, Sonoco’s proven tester is now available to the industry. Learn more


Much of the paperboard used to make Sonoco's fiber cores is from used tubes and cores recovered from customers, and is 100% recyclable.

View our terms and conditions for the United States and Canada.

Trying to find our operations outside of the Americas?

Visit our European (EMEA) Tubes and Cores page.

Visit our Australian Tubes and Cores page.


Wood Core Plugs

Sonoco is committed to helping our tube and core customers meet their plug supply needs. If you need immediate assistance, please contact your Sonoco sales or customer service representative, or call 318-281-2345. Learn more


Now more than ever, professionals responsible for saving costs and improving outcomes in printing processes, cosmetics and paint colorants need brighter ideas for storing and dispensing ink and other flowable products. Flowable products from Sonoco offer you more convenience, cost savings and better performance, hands down. Learn more


Designed for manufacturers looking for cores to wind or unwind all grades of films and foils. Learn More

Tape & Label

Developed to perform under the toughest packaging demands. Learn More

Paper Mill

Setting the standard for paper mill packaging performance. Learn More


Delivering high-value packaging and services to the textile industry for over 100 years. Learn More


Providing a strong, economical way to create columns for commercial and residential structures. Learn More