Sonoco Introduces UltraPeel(TM) Retort Membrane End

Thursday 2 August 2007

Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, continues to make life easy for consumers and consumer product companies with the launch of its UltraPeel™ retort membrane end, a robust, peelable membrane closure designed specifically for heat-and-eat food applications. The UltraPeel retort membrane end is the first such closure manufactured in the Americas, delivering enhanced convenience to consumers while accommodating the rigors of thermal processing.

The UltraPeel retort membrane end is a membrane structure heat sealed to an aluminum ring. The closure has lower opening forces than conventional scored convenience ends, has no sharp edges and utilizes current double-seam technology requiring minimal seamer modifications.

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