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Paperboard Containers

Shelf presence, product protection, branding and repeat purchase behaviour all in one package

Our re-sealable, highly customizable container meets a diverse range of needs, especially in the dry, non-processed market segments.  With a wide array of sizes, materials, opening features and labeling options, we ensure a package tailored to your expectations and your customers' preferences.

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Many well-recognised brands from around the world take advantage of our vast paperboard packaging portfolio. We are proactive suppliers that strive to continuously improve the structure, design and features that make up your container. Our team of packaging experts has a deep understanding of paperboard barrier requirements and has developed material properties sufficient to keep products fresh for a variety of markets. 

The possibilities available to you are limitless with our completely customisable packaging. Our container heights and diameters are easily adaptable to fit special usage occasions or retail space considerations, costing little change-over time. To further differentiate your product, we offer an abundance of label and closure innovations, including varying recloseable features, to help your product attract attention in a retail setting.


We are proud to offer logistical services and benefits, including:

  • Accessibility – With more than 50 locations worldwide, our global footprint ensures that no customer is beyond reach. 
  • Affordability – Sonoco customers enjoy transportation savings because paperboard cans weigh less to transport than tin cans. 
  • Quality – the flexible nature of the can body results in less denting and reduces costly trade returns.


At Sonoco, we responsibly source the raw materials that go into our paperboard containers. Developed by employees with a rich understanding of material science and of the paperboard manufacturing process, our recycled container reduces the ever-present sustainability concerns for companies and consumers alike.

Customised Features

Sonoco is your one-stop shop for a total packaging solution. We can design and create all your package components, including the container, ends, labels and graphics.

Composite Drums

The composite drum’s recessed lower rim, firmly glued bottom and options to integrate barrier layers in wax, polyethylene or aluminum ensure maximum protection for your products.


Compliment your paperboard container with an extensive portfolio of membranes and closures for adequate freshness, quality and functionality.


Sonoco’s composite paperboard cans are tailored to your individual needs. You can choose from a wide variety of sizes, shapes, ends and closures and labeling options.

Markets Served

In markets ranging from confections to snack foods, from pet foods to personal care products, Sonoco provides customers with packaging that is cost efficient and innovative.

Case Studies

Read some of our customised paperboard container solution success stories.