Sonoco continues its investment plan to strengthen uncoated recycled paperboard mill system in U.S. and Canada.
February 11, 2022
Sonoco, one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, recently announced a significant investment to strengthen its Uncoated Recycled Paperboard (URB) mill system in the U.S., transforming its Hartsville, S.C., corrugated medium machine into a state-of-the-art URB machine.
As part of their investment, Sonoco chose A.Celli Paper for the supply of two new E-WIND® P100 paper rewinders and an R-WAY® automated material handling and packaging system.
E-WIND® P100/P100H paper rewinders can be supplied at widths up to 8.4 m (330”), design speeds up to 2600 MPM (8500 FPM) and for basis weights up to 700 GSM (150 lbs/sq ft).
The comprehensive A.Celli R-WAY® integrated solution will provide extreme flexibility and productivity both in the handling and packaging of multiple products and in the style of packaging.
A.Celli’s fully automated AGV (automatic guided vehicle) system will allow for significantly reduced labor, increased workplace safety and reduced damage to both products and mill site structures. In particular, a fleet of four vehicles will automatically manage the transport of the parent rolls from the paper machine to the rewinders, as well as the handling of finished reels to the warehouse.
“We are eager to see the results of this partnership. We are confident in the superior quality of the technological solutions offered by A.Celli in the field of winding, reel handling and packaging,” said Tim Davis, Vice President and General Manager of Sonoco.