Innovation

Innovation

A Spirit of Innovation

Over 3,800 Global Patents

Generations of big dreams and dedication have spread Sonoco's iconic spirit and products to every corner. We've come a long way, and with our growing achievements and international ventures, it's clear: we've still got it.

IPS Studio

Connecting Insights to Opportunity

At our Global Headquarters in Hartsville, SC we created a state-of-the-art Innovative Packaging Solutions (iPS) Studio dedicated to connecting insights to opportunity for our customers, and bringing inspired ideas to life.

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Key Sonoco Innovations

  • Snap-together and twist-lock spools

  • Linearpak™ rigid paper containers

  • High-performance injection molded cores

  • High-strength hermetic composite cans

  • Durox-135 stronger paperboard development

  • Ultraseal™ ends for easy opening of cans

  • Cores for high-speed textile winding

  • Optimizing flat crush for paper cores

  • Composite can toner cartridges for industrial printers

  • Precision scoring – Smartseal™ and Sealtab™ closures

  • Functional overcaps to enhanced out composite cans

  • HQ cores for improved performance in paper mills

  • Ultra-smooth cores for high-performance film