Sonoco invests heavily in new film core production equipment

Investment will improve quality for consumers

Consumer packaging giant Sonoco (Hartsville, SC) is investing significantly in its high performance film core production equipment at its plant in South Carolina. The investment will enable Sonoco to offer enhanced quality cores for film markets where constantly increasing quality standards are extremely vital to the integrity of the film.

The high performance film markets serviced by these cores include medical films, optical films, window films, photovoltaic applications, battery separator films, packaging films, industrial films and more.

"Many customers rely on Sonoco for highly-engineered cores that protect their investments in delicate, sensitive films. Our proprietary manufacturing processes for producing high performance film cores reduce film scrap and minimize start-up impressions while providing best in class performance on a consistent basis," said James Harrell, Vice President of Tubes & Cores, U.S. and Canada. "This investment in our Hartsville, SC, facility shows our dedication to this industry and will greatly improve our ability to produce the highest quality products for the most demanding applications."

Sonoco's QS Series of film cores are designed to provide a wide range of functional benefits that allow them to perform at the highest level of the high performance film market.

Sonoco is a global provider of a variety of consumer packaging, industrial products, protective packaging and display and packaging supply chain services. With annualized net sales of approximately $5.0 billion, the Company has 21,000 employees working in more than 300 facilities in 34 countries.


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