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Cardboard Cores

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Paper product manufacturers can fabricate cardboard cores in many different sizes and thicknesses. Cardboard cores are manufactured from wood pulp fiber, and these fibers are wrapped around a rod in a spiral to create a tube shape. When discussing the size of the core, one must consider both the core’s diameter and length. Read More…

Cardboard Cores Cardboard cores are cylindrical paper products used in a broad range of industrial and commercial applications. These tubular paper products are most often used as a sturdy central base around which different materials can be wound, but due to the diversity of cardboard cores, they can be used for anything from shipping to construction.
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Cleveland, OH  |  800-882-9002

As a member of the Member of the Independent Converters Association, we know the business of cardboard tubes. Our tubes are some of the strongest in the industry and we can meet a huge variety of needs from many different industries.

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Ace Paper Tube Corporation $$$

Greeneville, TN  |  423-638-1284

Valk Industries provides engineering and manufacturing services for cardboard tubes as well as custom thermoformed items like clamshells, blister packs, trays and filler material.

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Valk Industries, Inc. $$$

Beloit, WI  |  800-393-7917

Western Container partners with the world`s top spiral tube equipment designers & paperboard manufacturers, to bring our customers the very best paper tubing and precision cores.

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Western Container Corp. $$$

Chicago, IL  |  312-243-6050

Chicago Mailing Tube is a premier manufacturer of custom paper tubes, containers, and cores, providing products that are both high quality and economical. CMT has been meeting custom size and design requirements for its customers since 1902.

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Chicago Mailing Tube $$$

Dallas, TX  |  800-422-5108

Here at Paper Tubes and Sales we are a proven manufacturer of high quality cardboard tubes. These products are ideal for a multitude of industries and our teams are available to assist you with determining the best paper tube for your application.

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Paper Tubes & Sales $$$

Milwaukee, WI  |  414-988-7141

For quality, 100% recyclable cardboard tubes, look no further than Heartland Products. We serve customers throughout the United States with the highest quality products, all made to specific requirements both on budget and on time.

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Heartland Products Group LLC $$$

Belvidere, IL  |  815-547-1700

At Wes-Pac, we have made it our mission to ensure that our customers are having their needs and expectations met, and to turn first time customers into lifelong connections. We offer white tubes, kraft tubes, Snap-Loc tubes, telescopic tubes, and more. All of our tubes are 100% recyclable. For more information on how we may be of service, get in touch with our customer service representatives today!

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Wes-Pac Inc. $$$
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The core’s diameter is determined based on the diameter of the rod around which the cardboard fiber is being wrapped. As more of the fibers are being wrapped, the tube slowly moves along the rod, continuously increasing the length of the rod. Once the desired length is achieved, the tube is cut, and the next tube continues where the severed tube left off. The thickness of the core is determined by the number of layers added to the tube.

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Cardboard fibers are typically stored in large rolls, and multiple rolls can be used simultaneously to wrap additional layers as the core is created. The larger the thickness of the core the stronger and more durable it will be. When purchasing cardboard cores, these three features should always be considered in order to find the right core for your applications.

Cardboard cores are particularly useful for storage and retrieval applications. Products that come in sheets are commonly wrapped around cardboard cores. This makes it incredibly simple and efficient to access specific amounts of the product. Many household products utilize paper cores for this purpose. Familiar items include toilet paper, aluminum foil, paper towels, wax paper, and wrapping paper.

Industrial companies use cardboard cores for the same purpose, but they also use them to store and ship finished products. Wrapping products in this way allows the product to make it to the customer in much better condition as it keeps the product from tearing, crinkling, or knotting. While similar cores are made from plastics, cardboard cores are much more affordable and provide a more sustainable option.

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