Our proprietary SurfShield coatings and laminations better protect your products from environmental damage. The SurfShield line includes all resin-based and water-based coatings as well as our specialty films and foil laminations.

Cascades Sonoco offers both extrusion and water-based coating and lamination. Our unique blends increase the added value, are cost-effective, and provide properties not offered by other industry-standard solutions.

Extrusion and Water-Based Coatings

  • Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE)
  • High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)
  • Nucrel™ (EMA)
  • Ethylene-Vinyl Alcohol Copolymer (EVOH)
  • Oxo-Degradable
  • Polypropylene
  • Polylactic Acid (PLA)
  • Polyethene Terephthalate (PET)
  • Nylon
  • Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA)
  • Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate (EVA)
  • Polyvinylidene Dichloride (PVDC)
  • Natural Rubber
  • Synthetic Latex
  • Styrene-Acrylic
  • Styrene-Acrylonitrile
  • Styrene-Butadiene
  • PET Emulsions


  • Clay Coated Newsback (CCNB)
  • Corrugating Medium
  • EcoTect®
  • Kraft Paper
  • KraftPak®
  • Coated Unbleached Kraft (CUK)
  • Linerboard
  • Recycled Linerboard
  • Solid Bleached Sulfate (SBS)
  • Tan Bending Chip

Success Stories

"I had to get out of wax boxes."

Fewer retailers would accept my product in wax-coated boxes.

The market is changing, and my customers just can't accept wax anymore. So, I asked my carton supplier to make the switch to SurfSHIELD and FluteSHIELD coatings from Cascades Sonoco. Not only am I evolving with my customers' needs, but I've significantly reduced my own product losses during shipping. My product has never arrived in better condition!

Success Stories

"I'm so glad I made the switch."

I've been shipping wine to my customers for over 15 years in boxes with standard partitions.

When I found out about the water-based, anti-abrasive coatings available through Cascades Sonoco, I asked my packaging facility to implement their solution. Today, I've reclaimed almost 70% of my previous product losses. And my customers love that they are able to recycle the boxes my bottles are shipped in.

Advanced Properties

  • Anti-Abrasive

    SurfSHIELD-treated pads and partitions help protect glassware, auto parts, beverages, cosmetics, appliance, furniture, and more.

  • Anti-Static

    SurfSHIELD conductive and dissipative coatings are ideal for partitions and corrugated and folding cartons designed for electronics shipments.

  • Rust Inhibiting

    Volatile Corrosion Inhibitors (VCIs) are designed to create an invisible barrier against moisture, providing excellent corrosion protection for metal surfaces.

  • Color Preservation

    SurfSHIELD offers PMS and GCMI color coatings with or without varnish, while Permawhite maintains an optimal white finish even after waxing.

  • Grease Barrier

    SurfSHIELD provides grease-resistant coatings for corrugated and folding carton structures with three levels of 3M Kit protection available.

  • Anti-Slipping

    SurfSHIELD coatings provide increased friction for slip sheets, chipboard, and corrugated boxes.

  • Release Platform

    SurfSHIELD provides bakery-release coating, linerboard and chipboard for bake-in packaging.

Did you know? In addition to our aqueous-based wax replacements, Cascades Sonoco offers a full line of resin-based wax alternatives, too.

How Can We Help Your Business?

Our coatings, laminations, films, and roll packaging are available as complete solutions—we do not sell them individually for customers to apply themselves.

We work directly with our customers to find customized solutions that best fit their products’ needs. Call or complete the form to find out what we can do for you.