Sonoco, one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, expanded its ClearGuard™ portfolio of flexible packaging to include pouches for liquid or more viscous products.
According to the announcement, the expanded product line, able to withstand the rigors of the hot fill and retort cooking processes, will be on display at the Global Pouch Forum in Miami starting June 14, 2017.
Pete Gioldasis, director of marketing at Sonoco, commented:
“With growing demand from consumers for transparency, not just with ingredients and labeling, but also with a desire to actually see what they are buying, ClearGuard offers brands a way to satisfy their customers, without sacrificing quality. We’re able to deliver both presentation and protection. Our ClearGuard portfolio of structures has already helped multiple customers achieve success with applications like trail mix, jerky and snack bars. And with this latest technical development, we’re now able to expand the portfolio to include highly engineered structures capable of withstanding more demanding applications, like fitmented pouches that perform in hot fill or retort processing conditions.”
The company is a global provider of a variety of consumer packaging, industrial products, protective packaging and packaging supply chain services. With annualized net sales of approximately USD 5.0 billion, it has 20,800 employees working in more than 300 facilities in 35 countries. Sonoco is one of the largest producers of uncoated recycled paperboard in the United States and Canada, producing more than 1 million tons annually from 11 mills.