Grunsfeld, Germany, 07 October 2011 -- Sonoco-Alcore, one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today announced the opening of its new paper tube and core manufacturing facility in Grünsfeld, Germany. The new Grünsfeld plant will focus its production on wide-ply paper mill cores used in the high-end segment of the paper industry.
"Investment in this new facility is primarily about responding to the changing market needs in the European paper industry," said Adam Wood, vice president of Sonoco-Alcore. "European printing houses have evolved, using wider printing presses and increased running speeds, which means traditional paper mill cores must evolve also," he said.
Sonoco-Alcore developed wide-ply paper technology to produce a core with improved properties such as increased dynamic strength and e-modulus, meeting the requirements of new printing machines.
Europe's leading paper tube and core producer, Sonoco-Alcore places a strong emphasis on investing in the resources necessary to ensure the continued success of its customers and operates 29 tube and core plants and six paper mills in Europe.