Tag Archives: Sonoco

Sonoco completes acquisition of RTS Packaging

Sonoco Products Company announced the completion of its acquisition of the remaining equity interest in RTS Packaging, LLC from joint venture partner WestRock and one WestRock paper mill in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The acquisition will further strengthen and expand Sonoco’s 100% recycled fiber-based packaging solutions to serve growing consumer wine, spirits, food, beauty and healthcare markets. Prior to closing the transaction, Sonoco was a […]

Sonoco adds 2 new EnviroFlex Paper pre-qualifications for How2Recycle labelling

Sonoco has added two new cold seal structures to the growing family of EnviroFlex® Paper products receiving How2Recycle® Widely recyclable pre-qualification. EnviroFlex Paper Ultimate (ULT) 1.0 CS and Advanced (ADV) 4.0 CS are the first of their kind to bring cold seal properties to curbside recyclable paper packaging. This results from Sonoco’s ongoing efforts to […]

Sonoco closes indefinitely its Kansas Hutchinson paper mill

According to Kansas local reports, Sonoco Products Co. is permanently closing its Hutchinson Paper Mill, affecting 116 employees. The Hutchinson facility has been in operation for more than a century. It opened in 1909 and had been through several owners. The mill consumed about 320 tons of mixed paper and old corrugated containers per day […]

USDA Appoints 2023 Paper and Packaging Board Members

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the appointment of three members to serve on the Paper and Packaging Board. The appointees from the South Region will serve three-year terms beginning immediately to December 31, 2025, and one appointee from the Rest of the U.S. Region will serve a one-year term beginning immediately to December 31, […]

Sonoco puts into operation new paperboard machine at Hartsville mill in South Carolina

Sonoco announced that the new uncoated recycled paperboard (URB) #10 machine is operational as part of its previously announced Project Horizon – the $125 million investment to transform its former corrugated medium machine in Hartsville, South Carolina, to a state-of-the-art URB operation. Project Horizon was initiated, in part, to ensure the long-term viability and sustainability of Sonoco’s 100-year-old Hartsville Mill […]

Sonoco-Alcore to Increase Paperboard Prices in the EMEA Region

Sonoco-Alcore S.a.r.l. announced that due to the continued escalation in the cost of European energy it will raise prices by EUR 70 per tonne on all recycled paperboard grades sold in the Company’s EMEA regions effective for shipments made on or after the 1st September 2022. “In light of the significant increases seen across the […]

Kellogg’s, Sustana, Sonoco partner to prove recyclability of paper containers

Sonoco, one of the leading global sustainable packaging companies, today announced favorable results from a recent study by trial with Sustana in collaboration with Kellogg’s, providing new opportunities to recycle paper containers. “Part of creating packaging that’s a sustainability success involves making sure its materials are made and sourced responsibly. Sonoco’s paper containers are made […]

Sonoco Implementing Price Increase for Uncoated Recycled Paperboard

Sonoco announced it is implementing a $50 per ton price increase for all grades of uncoated recycled paperboard (URB) in the United States and Canada, effective with shipments beginning May 30, 2022. Sonoco said the price change reflects continued tight market conditions and inflationary pressures on manufacturing costs, including energy, freight, chemicals, packaging materials and […]

Sonoco announces changes to board of directors

Sonoco, one of the largest global sustainable packaging companies, today announced that two members of the Company’s Board of Directors will be leaving. Marc D. Oken, 75, chairman and founder of Falfurrias Capital Partners, a Charlotte, N.C., private equity firm, has reached the Board’s mandatory retirement age and will not stand for reelection at the […]

Sonoco announces price increase for paperboard tubes and cores

Sonoco recently announced it will raise the price for all paperboard tubes and cores by a minimum of 6 percent, effective with shipments in the United States and Canada, on or after March 1, 2022. “Ongoing market tightness, limited paperboard supply and additional inflationary cost pressures to our primary raw materials (uncoated recycled paperboard and […]