Custom Cardboard Cores

November 1st, 2011

Custom Cradboard CoresAlthough many of our customers associate Custom Paper Tubes with POP packaging applications, we also manufacture cardboard cores for industrial and commercial purposes.  Many of these projects involve creating tubes with specific characteristics such as notches, holes, or special materials.  Our manufacturing capabilities allow us produce durable custom cores in a wide variety of sizes, colors and configurations.

This case study features an international geological survey company that needed a strong cardboard core for their sensitive recording paper rolls.  The core needed to be durable, color coded red, and have precisely placed slots on either end of the tube to match their machine.  One of our in-house design specialists incorporated all required features to meet our customer’s needs.  The finished product features a spiral wound tube, with a red outer wrap, and two slots to hold the tube securely in place. Read the rest of this entry »


Phenolic Paper Tubes

October 28th, 2011
Phenolic Paper Tubes

Phenolic Paper Tubes

The aerospace industry is known for critical specifications requiring a high degree of customization. As a result, these companies often struggle to find suitable vendors. These factors led Air Components, a West Coast aircraft parts supplier, to contact Custom Paper Tubes. Custom Paper Tubes specializes in providing tubes that meet critical material and dimensional requirements

Air Components struggled to find a source of custom phenolic paper tubes for an electrical application. Their application called for strong and waterproof paper tubes manufactured to tight tolerances. Cutouts were required for the parts to fit properly and each tube needed a printed part number for proper identification. Our team worked with the customer to design a finished paper tube that was phenolic impregnated for strength and moisture resistance, then notched per their drawing. Our manufacturing processes allow complex parts, such as these, to be produced with precision tolerances in low volumes economically. Read the rest of this entry »


Military Applications for Cardboard Tubes

August 17th, 2011

Since 1979, Custom Paper Tubes has earned a reputation as an industry leader manufacturing custom cardboard tube packaging and related products for a diverse range of markets ranging from gourmet food and cosmetics to disposable cardboard mouthpieces and bee nesting tubes.  The versatility and custom manufacturing capabilities that have won over many of our “traditional, retail oriented” packaging customers are the same qualities that initially attracted the attention of design engineers at the U.S. Army.  This post describes cardboard tubes developed in conjunction with the military to prepare U.S. troops for deployment and to protect soldiers while in harm’s way. Read the rest of this entry »