PaperAge Magazine

Sonoco to Hike Price for Paperboard Tubes and Cores in North America

Sept. 27, 2016 - Sonoco yesterday announced it will raise the price for all paperboard tubes and cores by 6 percent to 10 percent, effective with shipments in the United States and Canada, beginning October 24, 2016.

“This price increase, our first in more than a year, is necessary due to the recent increase in costs for uncoated recycled paperboard, our primary raw material, combined with price escalations in energy, labor and other input costs,” said James Harrell, vice president for Sonoco's North America Tubes and Cores Division.

Sonoco is the largest producer of paper-based tubes and cores in North America, which are used to serve the paper, textile, plastic film, and tape and specialty industries. To learn more, please visit: www.sonoco.com.

SOURCE: Sonoco