Hartsville, S.C., U.S. Partnering with Vegeplast, a French company specialising in bio-sourced and biodegradable products, Sonoco is to demonstrate the capabilities of its Vegetop® sprinkler at NatExpo 2021 (Paris, 24-26 October – stand M68). Sonoco will also be showcasing the practicality and environmental benefits of its new EnviroStick for the beauty market and its Greencan® solution at the event.

“We’re very much looking forward to exhibiting at NatExpo 2021,” says Philippe Creux, Sales Director South West Europe at Sonoco Consumer Products Europe. “It’s great that events are getting back to normal again, and we can think of no better place to present our sustainable consumer packaging products to the French market.”

“Sonoco understands how vitally important it is to continue to reduce the environmental impact packaging has on the planet,” continues Philippe. “The latest innovation in this continual process is Vegetop – suitable for dietary supplements and for food. It is a rigid paperboard container with a compostable shaker top sprinkler lid made from Vegemat, is 100% biobased, biodegradable and fully compostable material.

“We’re delighted to be partnering with Vegeplast to provide our customers with a highly functional, fully biodegradable alternative to conventional plastics.”

Sonoco will also be showcasing its brand-new beauty product solution, EnviroStick™. A 3-piece push-up bottom tube made from recycled fibre, EnviroStick has flexibility in label design for the outer and inner packaging. Philippe continues: “the European cosmetics and personal care market is the largest market for cosmetic products in the world and we understand the significant need for companies in this sector to provide consumers with the most sustainable solutions.”

Sonoco’s Greencan packaging solution makes up the final part of its NatExpo 2021 line-up. A key part of its EnviroSense® family, Sonoco’s Greencan utilises recycled fibre and can be tailored to product and supply chain needs across a broad variety of markets. This recyclable, high performance all-paper package can be made round, square, rectangular, oval, oblong, triangular or any other specific shapes, to accommodate a wide variety of products and brands.

“All our products are manufactured with both the customer and the planet in mind,” says Philippe. “We invite all consumer product manufacturers to visit our stand at NatExpo 2021 to discover the true future of sustainable packaging.”