The Sonoco Institute

The Sonoco Institute was created to exploit the synergies that exist between the graphic communications and packaging science departments. It is the only university program in the country with this one-of-a-kind multidisciplinary approach to packaging as a core competency.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be received by The Sonoco Institute in writing and are subject to a $50.00 processing fee. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received 5 working days prior to the start of the training or for no-shows. Replacements are welcome and must be received by email ( The Sonoco Institute reserves the right to publish photographs of participants for promotional use. The Sonoco Institute reserves the right to cancel or modify conferences, classes, rates, content or speakers without prior notice, as conditions warrant. Please contact Kimberly Trask Smith at 864-656-4690,, if you require special accommodations.