Sonoco to Offer Corrugating Medium in the Marketplace
Nov. 30, 2009 - Sonoco said that it will begin offering semi-chemical corrugating medium to the marketplace from its Hartsville, S.C., mill beginning January 1, 2010.
Sonoco has been manufacturing high-quality, low-cost medium paperboard through its #10 machine in Hartsville since 1957, according to Jim Bowen, senior vice president, Primary Materials Group.
"The Hartsville #10 machine has 170,000 tons of annual capacity and, for the past 52 years, we have offered that capacity exclusively through contract relationships. We believe the market is now ready for a proven, independent and financially sound producer in the Southeast, and we’re excited about our opportunity to take on that role," Bowen said.