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Plastics

Packed to protect. 
Styled to sell.

In the food industry, injection-moulded plastic packaging continues to gain market share -- as does in-mould labeling, which integrates the plastic container and labeling into a single step in the manufacturing process.  We develop our packaging solutions in close cooperation with the customer, resulting in unique convenience packaging shapes that stand out on the supermarket shelf and give products a fresh image that appeals to new and/or targeted consumer groups.

Sonoco Plastics offers customised packaging design and solutions for frozen, chilled and ambient products.

Barrier In-Mould Labeling (IML)

Sonoco now offers a new barrier injection moulded packaging solution for extended shelf life, available in a wide variety of shapes, including nestable options for efficient transport. Learn more about IML and our other advanced technologies. 

PermaSafe® Barrier Packaging

Brought by our Weidenhammer acquisition, our PermaSafe® barrier packaging is acclaimed as the next-generation tin can. This revolutionary combination of in-mould labeling, sealing properties and injection moulding opens a new dimension in product concepts and applications. Learn more about PermaSafe and our other advanced technologies.

Quality Management

Our quality and hygiene management system continuously monitors and optimizes our business processes. Integrated management systems meet DIN EN ISO 9001:2008 standards and follow HACCP principles as well as environmental protection and occupational safety guidelines.

Zwenkau: 

Certified according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2008 (matrix certification).

Certified according to BRC/IoP (technical standards recommended by the British Retail Consortium).

Learn more about our quality management certifications.

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    Markets Served

    • Frozen Foods - This technology makes it possible to use coulor-coded lids to indicate the type of product and offers a look at what's inside the package.
    • Processed Foods - For superior shelf presence, use in-mould labeling to convey your brand message and show the product inside.
    • Perishable Foods - We supply packaging solutions that make it possible to cure perishable products in the sealed package with in-mould labeling to extend shelf life.

    Learn more about our extensive experience with consumer markets.

    Case Study

    And the Emmi goes to… Sonoco
    Swiss dairy chooses IML packaging for about 50 yoghurt varieties
    The Emmi Group, headquartered in Lucerne, Switzerland, relies on Sonoco’s in-mould labelling (IML) solutions to pack its 50 yoghurt varieties and flavours. These high-quality packages are produced using thin-walled injection techniques and replace the previous deep-drawn cups with self-adhesive labels. Learn more about this collaboration.

    Plant Expansion

    Our plant expansion in Zwenkau was funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Free State of Saxony.