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High-quality packaging really starts to shine when consumers use it in their everyday lives. At this year’s instalment of the leading packaging trade show Interpack (Düsseldorf, 4th – 10th May 2017), Sonoco Europe will present its packaging solutions in real-world consumption situations. This brand-new, interactive concept will turn the booth in hall 9, C34.D31 into an apartment-like living space.

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Hygiene is a top priority in the food industry. Accordingly, production plants operated by Sonoco Consumer Products Europe strictly follow the provisions of the British Retail Consortium, the BRC Global Standard. This is one of the world's leading programs for product safety and quality certifications. In the first half of the year, Sonoco plants in Germany were recertified in accordance with the BRC Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials.

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If you’re looking for environment-friendly, convenient and safe food packaging solutions, Sonoco’s rigid paperboard containers are the product of choice. The robust all-rounders are ideal not only for a broad variety of filling goods, but also offer numerous advantages with regard to recyclability, functionality and product protection. From 14 to 17 November, visitors to this year’s all4pack (formerly Emballage) exhibition in Paris can see for themselves.

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The Italian food market has an entirely new packaging solution: Amica, Italy’s second-largest snack producer with an annual revenue of approximately 85 million Euros, packages its traditionally manufactured “Eldorada” potato chips in rigid paper drums. The large rigid paper containers, produced by Sonoco Consumer Products Europe, are ideal to share the delicious snacks with a group of friends, for instance at a barbecue or during a sports event.

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It’s convenient, catches the eye and provides an even larger decoration area: At the FachPack trade show in Nuremberg Sonoco Consumer Products Europe will unveil its Square-Can, a rigid paper container in a nearly square format. Particularly in combination with another recent innovation from the packaging specialist – plastic lids decorated using in-mould labelling technology (IML) – the new package opens up a whole new range of design possibilities.

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Sonoco produces specialty paperboard containers for premium Beckscocoa.

Sonoco produces specialty paperboard containers for premium Beckscocoa.

To preserve and underline their drinking chocolates’ exclusive taste experience, beckscocoa relies on rigid paper containers from Sonoco. The new single origin cocoas no. 5 and no. 7 expand the Munich-based cocoa manufacturer’s Especial series and are introduced to the market in a rigid paper container with a snap lid. The package label with hot gold foil embossing attracts attention and perfectly reflects the high quality of its content.

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In the course of restructuring its production in Germany, Sonoco Consumer Products Europe has come to an agreement with the workforce representatives on a reconciliation of interests and a social plan for the employees concerned in Bunde and Hockenheim. Accordingly, the plant in Bunde will cease production on May 31, 2016. The Hockenheim III plant will be integrated into Hockenheim II by the end of the third quarter 2017.

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Sonoco Europe recently received ISO 50001 certification across Germany for its systematic and efficient energy management. The company's facility in Lübeck was certified in 2014, followed last year by facilities in Hockenheim, Bunde and Zwenkau. For Sonoco, the introduction of an energy management system represents a further milestone on the path to even greater sustainability. On a global scale, the company has significantly reduced its CO2 emissions and water usage in recent years.

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