Meet the Supporters of the 2013 IWFC: Sonoco

May 8th, 2013 by Editor

Editor’s Note: Window Film magazine is marking the days until the 2013 International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ by introducing this year’s exhibitors with company profiles. Over the next few weeks, we will continue profiling companies you will see on the show floor—be sure to stay tuned.

We are excited to welcome Sonoco, a new Supporter of the 2013 International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ (IWFC). The event is set to be held this September 18-20 in Tampa, Fla., at the Tampa Convention Center and Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina. The Exhibition/Extravaganza will be held September 18-20.

During the conference, attendees will be able to take part in educational seminars by industry leaders and expert speakers, network on the Exhibition/Extravaganza show floor with window film manufacturers and suppliers and view the Tint-Off™ competitions.

We spoke with Pete Papajohn, plastic core sales manager for Sonoco.

Window Film magazine: Pete, why did Sonoco choose to support and exhibit at the 2013 International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ (IWFC)?

Papajohn: Sonoco produces high quality cores, core plugs and endwalls, all of which are perfectly suited for the performance film industry.  We felt the IWFC was an ideal event to showcase our products and capabilities that are designed to excel in the film market.

Window Film magazine: Why is an event like the IWFC important to the film industry?

Papajohn: When suppliers and end-users can get together to discuss market challenges and opportunities, you have the chance to kick start innovation which could benefit the entire market.

Window Film magazine: What can attendees expect to see from Sonoco at the 2013 show?

Papajohn: A complete line of packaging products that can add value to customer’s products by reducing contaminants, improving productivity and safely transporting film rolls to the end user.

The International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ is co-sponsored by Window Film magazine and the International Window Film Association. Auto Glass Week™ also will be held concurrently. The event is managed by Window Film magazine.

Founded in 1899, Sonoco is a global provider of a variety of consumer packaging, industrial products, protective packaging and packaging supply chain services. The plastic core division manufactures the cores used in window film spools.

To register or for more information, visit the official event website,

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