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Packaging Innovations & Empack 2024 will feature some of Sonoco’s recyclable solutions

by | Jan 25, 2024

Sonoco has announced that a variety of their award-winning, recyclable solution products will be on display at the Packaging Innovations & Empack show. This event will be held on the 21st and 22nd of February this year, in Birmingham. Sonoco has selected its rigid paperboard packaging solutions, EnviroCan® and GREENCAN®, along with a few more of their products to be displayed.

The EnviroCan® is part of the EnviroSense® range and it is a recyclable, rigid paperboard container, which is manufactured out of 85% recycled material. This design is possible through the choice to use recycled fibre to create the can’s body and along with this, the solution features an excellent layer which acts as a barrier against oxygen and moisture. This added layer is essential to the design, as it guarantees food safety, whilst also preserving shelf-life, moreover the use of the added layer in place of the use of plastic, means that the containers is still fully recyclable. Sonoco has decided, that during the event they will be exhibiting their 153mm diameter can, which is their largest size and most recent development. They will also be showing their other EnviroCan® products which include paper lids and sprinkler options, plus cans that have diameters of 73mm, 99mm and 140mm.

On the other hand, the GREENCAN® is a recyclable paperboard package manufactured from 92-98% paperboard, which includes a larger range of barrier properties. This package comes in a variety of shapes and sizes, including round, square, rectangular, oval and even triangular. The whole concept behind this can is that it is specially designed to be recyclable and provide a recyclable packaging solution, which also maintains the normal required standard of efficient barrier properties. These properties are shown in the features of the can, such as the integrated paper lid, which enables the whole package to go straight into the recycling bin, eliminating the need to disassemble it. This makes the design innovative and efficient for consumers and for the recycling process.

Both of these innovative, recyclable cans offer a lower weight, along with a reduced environmental footprint, in comparison to metal cans or other rigid packaging options, of a similar size. Due to their excellent, efficient and innovative design, these containers are suitable for food and drink, as well as beauty and pharma products and have been proven to work well, as they are already being used by some large and well-known brands.

Vice President – Sales and Marketing at Sonoco Europe, Kieren France, commented, “We always enjoy exhibiting at Packaging Innovations at the NEC and we’re delighted to return to the event in 2024. Visitors will be able to see our highly recyclable solutions in person, and will have the opportunity to speak with our team members about how they can convert their packaging to more sustainable options, such as Sonoco’s EnviroCan™ and GREENCAN®.”

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