Folding Carton

On digital press and Highcon Beam Cutting System

Sonoco announced further digital capabilities for EcoTect packaging board, a 100% recycled paperboard, utilized in folding carton applications. Virtual Packaging of Grapevine, Texas, converted EcoTect into a custom gift box using its digital press and Highcon Beam cutting system. The all-digital workflow showcased EcoTect’s versatility as a folding carton substrate that converters can rely on for multiple print technologies. 

“We’re thrilled to bring a natural-looking, 100% recycled paperboard option to our customers,” said Jordan Patterson, director of administration at Virtual Packaging. “Sonoco’s EcoTect folding carton offering performed extremely well during testing and will become part of our future options provided to customers.” 

Made from 100% recycled fibers, and completely recyclable, Sonoco reports that EcoTect is the sustainable choice for presenting premium product. It conveys a distinctive natural look and feel that will allow organic and natural brands to resonate with consumers.   

Virtual Packaging works with multiple formats such as bags, pouches, shrink sleeves, labels, folding cartons, corrugated boxes, and display pieces. Now offering small to mid-sized production runs of folding carton, label, POS/POP display, and flat sheet print materials, the company uses digital print in all segments of the company allowing fast turnaround times.