Paper Cores

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Depending on the intended use of the tubes, paper cores can be made from heavy-duty thick cardboard for industries such as fabric and electrical, whereas for toilet paper or paper towels, the cores can be made from thinner, less durable cardboard or paper. Read More…

Paper Cores Paper cores are strong cardboard tubes or cylinders which are used in fabric, adhesive, electrical, paper product and converting industries as a sturdy base around which to wind materials for storage or distribution.

Leading Manufacturers

Cleveland, OH  |  800-882-9002

As a member of the Member of the Independent Converters Association, we know our business and 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. We specialize in shipping tubes and we always place customer needs as our number one priority. Contact us today to find out how we can serve you!

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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. Operations began in 1975, and Valk has expanded from providing custom machining and fabrication processes to over wrapping, component assembly and packaging products. Call us today!

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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. We can custom design your cores and specialty tubes with one color in-line printing, two color off-line printing & four color process labeling. Our large inventory allows for fast shipping. We’re “wound-up” to serve you!

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Western Container Corp. $$$

Canton, MA  |  781-963-5555

We want to help you put your product in a tube! We offer tubes and mailers, cores, convolute tubes, paper tubes and many more! Our research and development department works around the clock in order to ensure that the products we offer are among the most technologically innovative in the industry! All of our products are made in the United States of America and out of 100% recycled paperboard in an effort to stay “green.” Visit us on the web today!

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Marshall Paper Tube Company, Inc. $$$

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. We make our products from quality recycled materials that are fully recyclable. We assure you that your order will be shipped on time and delivered right.

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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. These items can be tailored to meet your requirements and we put an emphasis on creating green solutions. Give us a call today to learn more!

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Paper Tubes & Sales $$$

Milwaukee, WI  |  414-988-7141

For quality, 100% recyclable cardboard tubes, look no further than Heartland Products. Based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, we serve customers throughout the United States with the highest quality products, all made to specific requirements both on budget and on time. We have a variety of specialty tubes, cores, and reels. Contact us today for more detailed information.

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Heartland Products Group LLC $$$
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Made from wood pulp fiber, paper cores can be combined with a variety of adhesives and laminates which give the core properties such as strength, water resistance or heat resistance. Made for a wide range of applications, paper cores come in virtually limitless combinations of diameter, thickness and length.

Cores are manufactured to provide stable structure from the inside of a product roll. As opposed to many other paper tubes such as shipping tubes or postal tubes, which are fabricated to be an outer protective layer to objects, paper cores provide support from their exterior. As such, a core has to be able to withstand the pressure of the material which is to be wound around it.

Products such as tape, paper, plastic or metal foil are wound tightly around the core. Paper cores are essential in the process of space saving as they are able to be used for electrical wires and similar materials which would take up more space in other methods of storage. Furthermore, they are necessary for keeping materials in good condition, preventing knotting, crinkling and tearing.

For distribution purposes, paper cores are hollow tubes which are able to be fed onto a horizontal pole and then able to be rotated around releasing a desired amount of the rolled material at a time. This is a time-efficient method of retrieving products from a paper core, although it is possible to use paper cores without attaching them to a holder. Many consumer product manufacturers use paper cores to store and hold materials.

A few consumer applications include fabric, cellophane wrap, aluminum foil, film, electrical and packing tape, disposable paper products, foam, ribbon, labels and stickers. Industrial manufacturers use cores in specialized converting, slitting and die-cutting applications, often rolling materials around longer lengths of cores and slitting the rolled product into distributable portions.

Although plastic cores are available for many such applications, paper proves consistently to be the more cost-effective, practical and environmentally sustainable solution. Paper is by far easier for manufacturers to cut, purchase and recycle than most other materials and is extremely versatile in terms of range of uses and fabrications.

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