Sonoco Introduces New, 100% U.S. Sourced Sugarcane Fiber Bowl
March 23, 2020 - Sonoco, in partnership with Tellus, a packaging company based in Belle Glade, Florida, announced the introduction of its first, 100% U.S. sourced, sugarcane-based fiber bowl for refrigerated, frozen and prepared foods.
Branded as Natrellis™, the fiber bowl is dual-ovenable, PFAS-free, and provides an alternative to more traditional rigid plastic packages used by the majority of refrigerated and frozen food products on the market.
"High quality refrigerated, and chilled foods continue to grow as a category. Using this novel technology allows us to produce a natural package made from an annually renewable resource, something that more and more shoppers and brands are looking for today," said Ernest Haynes, Sonoco division vice president and general manager, Rigid Paper and Closures, North America.
Natrellis will debut as the primary package used by PRIMAL KITCHEN® for its new line of frozen bowls and skillet meals, which are currently available at select retailers and coming soon this spring and summer to HyVee, Publix, Natural Grocers, Whole Foods Market and more.
Tellus® is a packaging company based in Belle Glade, Florida that recycles leftover sugarcane fiber from the sugar milling process and converts it to packaging and foodservice products such as plates, bowls and take-out containers. Tellus is jointly owned by Florida Crystals Corporation and Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida and is made up of more than 45 mostly family farms.
Founded in 1899, Sonoco (NYSE: SON) is a global provider of a variety of consumer packaging, industrial products, protective packaging, and displays and packaging supply chain services. To learn more, please visit: www.sonoco.com.