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Sonoco works to be our customers' first choice in flexible packaging.

We're distinguished by our ability to find new ways to strengthen our customers' position in the marketplace.

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Known for innovative easy-open, re-closeable bags and specialty pouches, as well as promotional ink technologies, we also offer solutions that support smart, sustainable resource use.

Our packaging design engineers and materials experts collaborate with you to differentiate your products by offering more convenient and functional packaging in a wide variety of markets. We also  offer graphics management capabilities, ensuring brand consistency.

By partnering with Sonoco, some of the world’s top brands are capitalizing on opportunities to achieve competitive advantage.

Sonoco Flexible Packaging offers:
Allure — Driving sales at the shelf through differentiation to build
repeat purchase and brand loyalty
Integrity — Ensuring product protection and freshness
Convenience — Meeting changing consumer demand for ease-of-use and portability
Efficiency — Managing costs and improving operational performance on production lines
Sustainability — Demonstrating environmental stewardship to build brand trust
Innovation — Giving your products an edge in the marketplace

Benefit from our expertise and understanding of markets and retailers, including in-depth knowledge of consumer behaviors and close attention to key factors that impact brand performance, such as:
•  Consumer trends, for example, the ergonomic needs of an aging population
•  Retailer trends such as clean floor aisles and retail-ready packaging
•  Market trends in everything from coffee and beverages to snacks and pet foods
•  Demands for reduced lead times in getting products to market
•  Supply chain security and integrity
•  Sustainable resource use
•  Global graphics management with state-of-the-art, in-house rotogravure cylinder engraving and flexographic plate production technologies   

A total solutions specialist with expertise in a wide array of packaging technologies, Sonoco flexible packaging will strengthen your brand’s positioning and make packaging an integral part of new product development. From food safety expertise and FDA compliance assurance to Ei3 process quality monitoring and sustainability scorecards, you benefit when innovation, service and quality take the lead.

Retort packaging products include pouches, lidding and membrane closures. Capabilities for high-pressure pasteurization (HPP), high-barrier coex sealants and more are available, as well as these key features:

•  Tear notches and laser scoring for easy opening
•  Microwaveable materials
•  Metal detectable options
•  Foil and non-foil laminates

Ink Technologies


Sonoco offers a wide variety of promotional ink technologies that can be printed on film and paper laminates, maximizing promotional value. Ramp up your package’s allure with ink jet printing to add letters or numbers on each impression. SONOWIN® technology incorporates integrated game pieces; adding inside printing offers you additional promotional real estate.

Our customers can choose special material features including SONOCOAT® high gloss energy-curable coating, matte finish lacquers and films, holographic films and heat-seal or cold-seal coatings; or give a more sensory experience with specialty ink effects such as soft touch, texture, foam, flip (color-shifting) or MIRRORINK® process metallic effects.

Engage consumers’ senses with integrated stickers, fragrance encapsulation or specialty inks to make packaging glow in the dark and reflect light. We can create thermochromic/photochromic interest, incorporate coin reactive areas and even add tattoos.

Ask us about how the following ink applications can enhance your most critical promotional campaigns.

•    Tactile inks
•    Foaming inks
•    Metallic inks
•    Color Shift
•    Soft Touch
•    Holographics
•    Photochromatic
•    Thermochromatic
•    Glow-in-the-dark inks
•    Food grade inks
•    Tattoos
•    Inside print
•    Inkjet printing of game codes
•    Coin reactive

Easy Open
Packaging that instills freshness while preserving package integrity, stands out on store shelves and prompts repeat purchases.

Featuring unique open/re-close features, including notched tear strip, press-to-close zippers, slider zipper and laser scoring.