Leading Shipping Tube Manufacturers

Shipping tubes are made from wood pulp fibers and are used to hold, store, transport, and ship various things that can be wrapped up or fit into a cylindrical container. In addition, paper tubes are created to offer structural support along the tube’s length and cross-section. Shipping tubes are designed and dried around a mandrel to provide a tube with the necessary diameter and length; cardboard ribbons are spiral-wound with adhesives within these containers for extra strength. Read More…

Shipping Tubes Shipping tubes are manufactured from wood pulp fibers and used, among many other applications, for shipping and mailing a variety of items that are able to be rolled or to fit into a cylindrical shaped container.

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.

Ace Paper Tube Corporation $$$

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

Valk Industries, Inc. $$$

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.

Western Container Corp. $$$

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.

Chicago Mailing Tube $$$

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.

Paper Tubes & Sales $$$

At Wes-Pac Converting, 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...

Wes-Pac Converting $$$
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Shipping Tubes

Shipping Tube Designs

Shipping tubes are produced in various diameters, lengths, and thickness ranges to accommodate various items. In order to determine the proper tube for a specific use, measurements should be performed by measuring the interior and length of the tube to guard against potential shifting and damage of the items housed within during transit. Multiple layers are used in some shipping tubes to increase strength and security. These robust tubes can be reused multiple times and recycled the same way as other cardboard goods when damaged or no longer needed.

Many manufacturers provide decorative coating, papering, and printing choices for the outside layer of the tube. Although most tubes are brown cardboard, kraft paper can be applied to cover them in any color, pattern, or print. Tubes with vibrant colors and patterns are common when mailing gifts for a birthday, anniversary, wedding, or Christmas. Depending on the goods being sent and design of the tube, tubes can be sealed with crimped paper edges, plastic caps, wooden plugs, glued or removable metal plugs, or removable plastic plugs.

Uses of Shipping Tubes

Paper mailing tubes are frequently used in industries for packaging, distribution, and receiving parts to and from manufacturers. This durable case is ideal for archiving, storing, and safeguarding maps, plans, posters, and calendars, as well as for delivering items and documents internally or externally. Due to the tube’s structural toughness, the goods held inside are shielded from damage, dust, and filth while being transported. These mail-approved cases save time and don't require additional shipping costs because all that needs to be done is to roll the intended content, place it inside, and seal these tubes.

The material used to create shipping tubes is typically denser, thicker, and stronger than the walls of cardboard boxes. As a result, shipping tubes are sturdier than cardboard boxes; they typically provide superior protection against the denting, bumping, and dropping that frequently happens during transportation. In addition, their cylindrical shape provides greater strength than a square box. Posters, blueprints, signs, banners, paintings, artwork, pencils, and small, fragile items are frequently sent in postal tubes.

In addition, there is also more-secure tubing specifically designed to hold sensitive objects like paintings or other works of art, medical supplies, or private information. Aluminum interiors are frequently coated on cardboard tubes intended to ship industry-specific items, such as medical specimens, risky chemicals, or other delicate materials, to protect the contents and to conform to postal or other delivery regulations.

Use of Shipping Tubes

Advantages of Shipping Tubes

Shipping Tubes Safeguard Documents

Sometimes, a box or envelope won't give the item one is mailing the amount of security it needs. Consider a diploma certificate as an example. If this document is in an envelope, it could be creased during transport. The impact that would otherwise damage the appearance of this important document can be prevented by shipping tubes. This document is further protected because it doesn't need to be folded to fit inside a shipping tube.

Shipping Tubes Improve Performance

Shipping tubes transport many items more efficiently than other options. There is typically less wasted, unfilled space when using a shipping tube. This is particularly crucial for items that are too wide to fit in an envelope but too narrow to warrant a box.

Shipping Tubes Enhance Company Image

In addition to the above-mentioned functional advantages, paper tubes can be made to showcase a company's brand. Paper tubes strike the eye since they are less common than boxes and envelopes. In addition, they have a unique shape, which enhances their visual appeal and, as will be discussed further, can be easily modified to help a business further separate themselves in a customer’s eyes from their so-called competitors.

Shipping Tube Modification

Custom Labeling

Some businesses attach labels bearing their logo on their packaging tubes as a means to make their brand name more visible during shipping. This packaging not only stands out for the intended recipient, but for everyone that may come into contact with this marketing magnet along the way, such as those processing and delivering it.

Color Identification

Other businesses try to draw attention to their products by using boxes that are a standard color or pattern, like a vivid red box, a deep black box, or a patterned box. Similar to the logo, a company's brand can be recognized, and more quickly, by the packages they send if they use the same color and design on every tube.

Distinctive Shapes

Although cardboard tubes are not very diverse, one can differentiate their parcels by always shipping goods in tubes, regardless of what is contained inside. A brand will grow if one makes their products stand out from their competitors. Shipping items via tubes is in itself a choice that will separate an organization from others. In addition, shipping goods in tubes is relatively easy and not significantly more expensive than square boxes.

Modified Shipping Tubes

Choosing the Right Shipping Tubes Supplier

To make sure you have the most positive outcome when purchasing Shipping Tubes from a Shipping Tubes Company, it is important to compare at least 5 or 6 Suppliers using our list of Shipping Tubes manufacturers. Each Shipping Tubes Company has a business profile page that highlights their areas of experience and capabilities and a contact form to directly communicate with the manufacturer for more information or request a quote. Review each Shipping Tubes business website using our patented website previewer to get an idea of what each company specializes in, and then use our simple RFQ form to contact multiple Shipping Tubes companies with the same quote.

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