Cascades Sonoco inaugurates new line of eco-friendly food packaging

KINGSEY FALLS, QC-BASED CASCADES Sonoco, a joint venture of Cascades Inc. and Sonoco Products Co. has inaugurated the expansion of its facility in Birmingham, AL, and its new line of innovative, eco-friendly packaging. The $US17-million project enables the facility to produce a water-based functional coating solution to create recyclable, repulpable and compostable containers.

The line allows for the production of 50 kt/y of coated paper and paperboard using the company’s Flex - SHIELD™, FluteSHIELD® and Surf SHIELD™ water-based coating technology. The coatings are designed to replace the non-compostable applications traditionally used for folding carton take-out containers. The coatings can also replace the wax used in the corrugated industry.

Cascades-Sonoco, www.cascades-sonoco.com

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