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We’re helping our customers with on-site core operations.


Who? Mondi Group, one of the world’s largest paper producers

Where? Syktyvkar, Russia

What? On-site core production and management at Mondi’s Syktyvkar paper mill. Mondi was self-producing paper mill cores on site for internal use at the paper mill. In December 2012 we took over management and production of cores, purchasing Mondi’s existing core equipment and replacing it with state-of-the-art equipment. The new equipment includes one winder, one in-line cutting machine and two off-line core cutters, as well as core drying chambers. In addition, we manage 28 employees responsible for core production on site.

Why? “With this agreement Mondi receives more stabilised and reliable core quality and gains access to Sonoco Alcore’s operational and technological leadership.” - Mario Freissl, head of Supply Chain and Procurement and Boardmember, Mondi Group

Benefits

  • Stabilised and reliable core production
  • Cost savings
  • Access to Sonoco Alcore’s operational and technical leadership
  • Strong supplier relationship with Sonoco Alcore

Trust our experience and technical expertise to deliver customised tube and core solutions on site at your location. Contact us today.


We’re helping our customers with core innovation.

Here are some recent problems solved. 

Lightweight coated paper producer

Problem - On average this customer was experiencing 50 claims per year as a result of centre bursts.

Solution- M-Core HT

Result - They no longer experience centre burst or elongation issues, which provided €150,000 in cost savings in the first year.

Trust our experience and technical expertise to deliver customised tube and core solutions on site at your location. Contact us today.

Tissue paper producer

Problem - Our customer wanted to understand the re-use ratio of the tissue cores within their production process and reduce their inventory levels.

Solution - We implemented our SR-350 Intellicore tissue core, which utilises RFID technology to track core usage throughout the mill. We installed four RFID reading points within the mill, which included first stock point, after converting, return-to-stock point and the end of the production process to allow us to replenish the stock levels as required. Sonoco Alcore assumes all core inventory responsibilities, making it easier for our customers.

Result - We reduced the stock levels, freeing up working capital for the customer, and generated cost savings, as less space for inventory and labor are required. The SR-350 improved re-use ratio and runability, decreased vibrations and reduced machine stops.

Trust our experience and technical expertise to deliver customised tube and core solutions on site at your location. Contact us today.

Case Studies

Our Products at Work

Hi-Radius Core

Our Hi-Radius core has a smooth, rounded edge on the unwinding end, which allows the producer to avoid using plastic caps. This solution is especially effective if our customer is spinning and texturizing the yarn in-house.

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Mondi

Sonoco Alcore will purchase Mondi's existing core equipment and then replace it with newer state of the art technology equipment. In addition, Sonoco Alcore will manage 28 employees responsible for core production on site.

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