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Tissue & Towel

With decades of experience manufacturing tissue and towel corestock, Sonoco understands the unique needs of the market and has developed high-performance, value-driven solutions.

Customized, Engineered Corestock Grades

We take a holistic look at spiral tube construction and core making processes, working with our customers to develop customized solutions and recommend improvements and modifications to ensure maximum performance in the production of towel and tissue tube.

What We Offer

  • Optimized spiral winding tube performance.
  • Large product portfolio tailored to 1-, 2- and multi-ply applications.
  • Customized paper grades continually developed and improved.
  • Sonoco’s Spiral Simulation Line allows us to simulate your machines, so you don’t have to take downtime to trial new corestock.

Equipment Selection, Installation & Optimization

  • Decades of testing and innovation
  • Holistic and strategic approach to machinery decisions
  • Evaluation of current processes to recommend improvements for maximum performance
  • Expert installation support

Training & Troubleshooting

  • Core machine operator training in-facility
  • Core-making troubleshooting guide assists with challenges ranging from sheet breaks on the core winder to core crush at the log saw
  • Troubleshooting assistance is always available

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Customer Service

Our customer service team, based in Hartsville, S.C., will help you place your order and will work with our manufacturing and logistics teams to ensure delivery when and where you need it.

We have 4 manufacturing mills distributed throughout North America to supply high-quality products in a timely manner.

  • We are available to evaluate our customers’ existing processes and recommend improvements.
  • We provide expert support for new core machine installations, assisting with setup and core paper selection.
  • We offer core machine operator training at your facility using your equipment.
  • We provide a troubleshooting guide including 1-ply core winding techniques and assistance with challenges like sheet breaks and core crush.

1-Ply Cores: Cut costs without sacrificing performance.

Sonoco’s 1-ply corestock for tissue and towel cores was created to save our customers money while maintaining a high performance level – which is why half our customers have made the switch.

Cores made with Sonoco 1-ply corestock contain less fiber than 2-ply cores, but deliver on performance. Customers have found it strong enough to work on all types of tissue and towel converting equipment, including surface-winding converters and high-speed winding converters.

We estimate that our customers transitioning to 1-ply corestock save 10-20% on paper usage and approximately 80% on adhesive usage. It also reduces splice waste and start-up scrap. And, of course, less raw material usage means reduced shipping costs.

Meeting Global Demand for Corestock

Our geographic footprint and commitment to superior customer service ensure that you’ll get the product you need when you need it. Sonoco operates paper mills in 13 different countries, providing recycled paperboard for tubes and cores to customers around the globe.

  • US and Canada
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • Asia
  • Brantford

    33 Park Avenue East  
    Brantford, ON,  

    Tel: 519-752-6591  
    Fax: 519-756-2811  
    Map Directions

  • City of Industry

    166 N. Baldwin Park Blvd. 
    Industrial Carriers Division 
    City of Industry, CA, 91746 
    United States

    Tel: 626-369-6927 
    Fax: 626-369-1688 
    Map Directions

  • Holyoke

    200 South Water Street 
    Holyoke, MA, 01040 
    United States

    Tel: 413-536-4546 
    Fax: 413-536-0903 
    Map Directions

  • Newport

    766 Industrial Road 
    Newport, TN, 37821 
    United States

    Tel: 423-623-8611 
    Fax: 423-613-1291 
    Map Directions

  • Hartsville (Warehouse)

    420 Damascus Rd. 
    Hartsville, SC, 29550 
    United States

    Map Directions

  • Hartsville (Global Headquarters)

    1 North Second Street 
    Hartsville, SC, 29550 
    United States

    Tel: 843-383-7000 
    Map Directions

  • Richmond

    1850 Commerce Road 
    Richmond, VA, 
    United States

    Tel: 804-233-5411 
    Fax: 804-232-7061 
    Map Directions

  • Menasha

    69 Washington Street 
    Menasha, WI, 54952 
    United States

    Tel: 920-725-7115 
    Fax: 920-725-4869 
    Map Directions

  • DePere

    824 Fort Howard Avenue 
    DePere, WI, 54115 
    United States

    Tel: 920-336-4229 
    Fax: 920-336-6104 
    Map Directions

  • Wisconsin Rapids

    310 3rd Avenue North 
    Wisconsin Rapids, WI, 54495-2792 
    United States

    Tel: 715-422-7800 
    Map Directions

  • Sumner

    1802 Steele Avenue 
    Sumner, WA, 98390 
    United States

    Tel: 253-863-6366 
    Fax: 253-863-0223 
    Map Directions

US and Canada

In the US and Canada, Sonoco has 10 mills that offer a wide range of URB products, including edge protection, tube and core, tissue towel corestock, EcoTect® and FlatStack®.

Latin America

In Latin America, Sonoco operates four mills in three countries, supplying the region with recycled paperboard for tubes and cores, edge protection and other protective packaging.


Sonoco operates six paper mills in Europe, including locations under sub-brands Conitex Sonoco, PaperTech and Skjern. These mills supply the region with paperboard for tubes and cores (including tissue towel corestock), composite board, edge protection, paperboard sheets, greyboard, greyliner and blueliner. 

  • Conitex Sonoco China

    Papertech Dezhou 
    Ltd.Wangfenglou Town 
    Dezhou Shi, Shandong Sheng, 253109 

    Tel: +86-534-7881888 
    Fax: +86-534-7881889 
    Map Directions

  • Conitex Sonoco Indonesia - Kec. Cipeundeuy Subang

    PT Papertech Indonesia JL. Raya 
    Cipeundeuy Km. 1 Desa Cipeundeuy, Kec. Cipeundeuy Subang 

    Tel: +62-260-710-645 
    Fax: +62-260-710-644 
    Map Directions

  • Conitex Sonoco Indonesia - Jawa Tengah

    PT Papertech Indonesia Jl. 
    Sanggrahan Gatak no. 23 Desa Mungkid 
    Blabak Magelang, Jawa Tengah, 56551 

    Tel: +62-293-782-702 
    Fax: +62-293-782-701 
    Map Directions


Sonoco operates three paper mills in Asia. Conitex Sonoco and PaperTech provide paperboard for tubes and cores (including tissue towel corestock), composite can board, edge protection and other protective packaging.

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Tissue & Towel Corestock

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Learn more about our tissue and towel corestock options. We’re eager to discuss how we can help you meet your customers’ needs and your business goals.