Sonoco to showcase the latest award-winning innovations in its EnviroCan™ and GREENCAN® ranges at Packaging Innovations & Empack

Sonoco’s rigid paper containers are used to package some of the world’s most iconic brands. Many of its most recent innovations (including a 2022 award winner) will be on display in Birmingham at the NEC in February.

Chesterfield, UK – At Packaging Innovations & Empack, Birmingham, 15 & 16 February 2023 (Stand F72), Sonoco will present the latest developments for its popular rigid paper board packaging solutions: EnviroCan™ and GREENCAN®. Products on display will include Sonoco’s Gravy paperboard drum solution, which picked up the Supply Chain Solution of the Year Award at the 2022 UK Packaging Awards.

Sonoco’s EnviroCan™ (part of the EnviroSense™ range) with a paperboard end is made with recycled and recyclable paper fibres. The paperboard can body is made of at least 95% fibres with a minimum of 60% recycled content and features a highly effective oxygen and moisture barrier layer, which assures food safety and preserves shelf-life.

The design of Sonoco’s EnviroCan™ allows brands to address the ongoing challenge of balancing responsible materials sourcing and recyclability with product and food safety.

The wide variety of closures available for this range – including the latest paper lids for diameter 73mm paper cans and sprinkler options – will also be showcased on the Sonoco stand.

Sonoco’s GREENCAN® solution, a recyclable package made of 92-98% paperboard, with a wide range of barrier properties, will also feature on Sonoco’s stand. Available in multiple shapes and sizes – from round, square or rectangular; to oval, oblong or triangular, it is the ultimate paper can, providing a highly recyclable, mono-material packaging solution, with robust barrier properties.

Both ranges are popular choices for a range of iconic food and drink, beauty, and pharma products.

Philip Brown, Interim North Europe Sales Director at Sonoco Consumer Products Europe, comments: “After the success of previous years, we’re delighted to return to Packing Innovations again in 2023. We never stop innovating to improve both the performance and the sustainability of our solutions, so we were delighted to see one of our latest innovations recognised with a UK Packaging Award last year. We look forward to sharing details on this, and many other new developments to our EnviroCan™ and GREENCAN® ranges at the NEC in February.”