Cascades Sonoco to expand Alabama facility to support new product line

The new water-based coating line will be capable of producing 40,000-50,000 tons of sustainable coated materials annually.   File photo

Cascades Sonoco, a joint venture of Sonoco Products Co. and Cascades Inc., has invested approximately $16 million for the expansion of its existing facility in Birmingham, Alabama.

Installation of the new equipment and expansion of the existing Birmingham facility will begin early this year, with start-up expected in the second quarter of 2018.

This investment in water-based coating technology will provide coated paper and paperboard substrates using Cascades Sonoco's new FlexShield, FluteSHIELD and SurfSHIELD coating technology, officials said. Once at full capacity, the new water-based coating line will be capable of producing 40,000-50,000 tons of sustainable coated materials annually.

“This investment represents a significant geographic expansion for water-based products by Cascades Sonoco, especially in the fast-growing Southeastern United States,” Rodger Fuller, senior vice president of Sonoco’s Paper & Engineered Carriers, U.S. & Canada, and Display & Packaging, said. "With this exciting addition to its product portfolio, Cascades Sonoco remains dedicated to maintain its market leadership position in protective roll packaging for the paper industry."

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