This includes facilities across Europe, currently branded as Plastique. The legal name will become SONOCO TEQ, with the appropriate company type dependent on the region of the facility.
Sonoco completed the acquisition of Thermoform Engineered Quality, LLC, and Plastique Holdings, LTD, (together TEQ) in January 2020.
The comprehensive rebrand will unite manufacturing locations globally and focus on creating a more seamless customer experience.
TEQ operates three thermoforming facilities as well as one extrusion operation in the US, a thermoforming operation in the UK, and thermoforming and molded-fiber manufacturing in Poland.
Each facility has state-of-the-art cleanroom capabilities enabling the production of sterile, barrier packaging systems for pharmaceuticals and medical devices.
Also, TEQ produces recyclable, molded-pulp-fiber packaging and thermoformed plastic packaging for multiple consumer products.
“The rebranding of TEQ Thermoform Engineered Quality and Plastique to the TEQ name displays the evolution of how our brands have grown more cohesive to address the needs of our mutual customers,” said Todd McDonald, director of sales and marketing for TEQ.
Fibrepak, the fiber molding division of TEQ, will retain its own separate brand identity.
Fibrepak uses the latest "Cure-In-The-Mold" technology to produce the highest quality, most well-defined fiber packaging available.
Products differ from traditional molded pulp packaging in several ways. For example, the packaging boasts a high tolerance that enables accurate registration to ensure a consistent fit. The process also allows for thin walls, defined hinges and a smooth premium finish.