Ecover and Sonoco Partner on Plant-Based Plastic Bottles
December 30, 2014

Ecover's new look hit store shelves across the U.S. in August in Sonoco's extrusion blow-molded bottles made from Plantplastic, Ecover's proprietary blend of bio-sourced high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and post-consumer recycled (PCR) resin. The bio-resin, which is produced using plant-based feedstock and recycled resin collected from municipal curbside programs across the U.S., uses up to 90% less energy and emits 75% less greenhouse gases than petroleum-based virgin resin, and is recyclable in most curbside recycling programs.

Join the Club
November 1, 2014

A shopping trip to a club store is a much different experience than popping into a typical supermarket or big-box retailer. The carts are bigger, the aisles wider, and you have to flash a membership card at the door to prove you belong.

Industry News - October 2014
October 1, 2014

Industry news on the package printing industry including Mark Andy, NewPage, Heidelberg, Sonoco, Mimaki, Epson, Douglas Machine, Quad/Graphics, MBO, and MPS.

Sonoco To Acquire Weidenhammer Packaging Group
September 9, 2014

A definitive agreement has been signed by Sonoco to acquire Weidenhammer Packaging Group, Europe's leading provider of composite cans along with composite drums and rigid plastic containers, for €286 million, or approximately $383 million, in cash.

Amcor, Ball, Coke and Sonoco Join in Packaging Recycling Group
August 5, 2014

Amcor Rigid Plastics is the latest packaging player to sign onto The Recycling Partnership.

The collaborative group—composed of brands like Coca-Cola, packaging producers such as Ball, and other large firms—is  on a mission to increase residential recycling in the US.

The Recycling Partnership is getting the ball rolling by connecting with partner cities for the first round of the project. The group will work with those municipalities to provide technical and financial assistance to build up recycling access for households, gaining support from local and state officials, coordinate with regional recycling forces, and developing education and outreach efforts.

Sonoco Reveals Consumer Packaging Segment Margin Impacts
July 29, 2014

The firm said weak volume, consumer demand, damage from a fire and an ‘extremely negative productivity situation’ at a flexibles plant impact its Q2 financial results.

However, solid volume growth in flexibles was achieved and rigid plastic was on target.

Top-Level Changes at Mark Andy, Comexi Group and Sonoco
January 17, 2014

Along with the changing of our calendars, January brings top-level changes at three industry leaders. Mark Andy has named a new president and CEO, Comexi Group will be led by a new president, and three new appointments have been made at Sonoco.