Sonoco’s Paper Container: The Total Package

When it comes to choosing the right package, certain elements must come together: functionality, shelf appeal, and product protection. The paper container has all of those, delivering an easy-to-stack, easy-to-store rigid format that protects the products inside—from oats to frozen juice to baby formula—while giving a natural kraft, premium metallic, or colorful and interactive display on shelf. And at Sonoco, we can deliver the whole solution, from the metal ends and membranes, to the can body, to the graphic development for the label.

Numerous Applications. Multiple Names.

  • Paper Container
  • Paper Canister
  • Paper Can Packaging

Diameters & Heights

Sonoco Asia offers paper containers / paper cans with four main diameters, 211 (65mm), 300 (73mm), 401 (99mm), 502 (127mm) with a variety of heights depending on your preference.

Sonoco paper canisters in various heights and dimensions

Premium Packaging Cans

Premium Packaging

With increasing attention to the quality of ingredients, the origins of our food, and the availability of specialty products from around the world, premium packaging has grown in relevance on shelf. From packaging confectionary gift boxes, to protecting the highest quality wine and spirits, the rigid paper container uses foil and matte finishes as well as gold-coated, embossed and engraved ends to deliver a premium presentation.

Paper Canister Packaging with sealed safe peelable membrane creates air tight seal that protects food from moisture, light and contaminants.

Convenient Volume Changes

From small 'on-the-go' cans that fit in a cupholder or handbag, to seasonal increased volume promotions, it's easy to change heights and diameters with the round rigid paper canisters--and virtually free.

Customisable paper packaging cans to cater to various industry needs in Malaysia

Environmentally Responsible

We're proud of how environmentally responsible our paper canister is.

  • Its body is made of 100% recycled fiber.
  • It helps reduce food waste by protecting its content efficiently.
  • It weighs less than a comparable metal can.

We can help you meet your sustainability goals, too! Our EnviroCan™ container body is made of 100% recycled fiber, of which 90% comes from post-consumer resources.


Kraft paper packaging design for Environmentally Responsible Products

Ultimate Product Protection

With the rise of e-commerce and the increasing distances packaging must travel to land on consumers' doorsteps, our job is to ensure that the product you place in our cans makes it safely to its destination, whether that be a store shelf or a doormat.

And we'll customize your can construction to make sure the barrier is exactly what you need--no less, no more--to keep the quality of your product intact without incurring any unnecessary expenses.

Paper Packaging Canisters for infant formula industry

Consumer Insights


“It is easy to open, stacks well in cupboards, and keeps food fresh. Also, If I drop the package, it stays closed.”


“When transporting food items from the market, I can trust that the food won’t be damaged. It is resealable so I don’t have to worry about repackaging after opening. I believe it stays fresh longer.”


“For snack items, I think it’s convenient and a reliable form of packaging.”


“I would choose this type of packaging, because I love that it is in a container that reseals the food for me, so I don’t have to find another container or bag for the food inside. Really convenient.”

Customized Packaging Features

Why settle for less than perfect? In addition to the sizing variations that come standard when choosing a can, Sonoco Products (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd offers multiple material options to tailor the can to your specific marketing goals.

Plain Clear Cap
Plain Clear Cap
Color Overcap
Color Overcap
Embossed Overcap
Embossed Overcap