Re-usable Ring-and-Plug Container Keeps Coffee Fresh

January 21st, 2013

Oro LifeOro Life produces private label coffee projects and recently partnered with Custom Paper Tubes to create an eco-friendly, cardboard canister for Espressoita, a maker of single serving Espresso packets for espresso machines.  The finished canister features a vibrant color scheme and a Ring and Plug closure top which can be opened easily to remove individual espresso packets.  When finished, the plug is simply replaced to seal the canister, keeping the contents fresh.   This design also makes the canister ideal for the storage of household items after the last espresso packet is used.  Read the rest of this entry »

Rugged, Industrial Packaging Keeps Weld Rods Protected in Harsh Environments

December 6th, 2012

Weld rods (welding electrodes), used primarily in the petrochemical and power generation industries, come in a variety of metal alloys and sizes, most often with special flux coatings containing various minerals to impart specific welding characteristics. Weld rods need to be protected under the harsh environments the industries endure, such as high heat, pressure and moisture, because of their somewhat fragile nature.

Custom Paper Tubes manufactures industrial packaging to protect weld rods, not only in shipping and storage, but most importantly out in the field. The paper containers are usually made with poly laminated or Mylar paper without water-based adhesives. This special paper exterior provides a barrier that prevents moisture from getting into the container that can cause porosity in the flux, which can then become brittle and break off. The special deep draw, heavy duty metal ends allow for a high weight tolerance (up to 30Ibs) and are less prone to denting from an impact, reducing potential damage to the wire. The industrial strength walls of the containers are also resistant to permanent denting, protecting the wire inside.

Custom Paper Tubes produces special industrial packaging for primarily TIG and electrode wire. There are nine tube diameter sizes available so electrodes of different sizes and densities fit snugly into each specific diameter container. Full telescoping, ring-and-plug and poly rod packs are the most common types of industrial containers because of their durability. Besides the deep draw metal ends, other heavy duty end closures available are plastic caps and plugs. Custom Paper Tubes also offers one color online printing, directly onto the spiral wrap, to allow for quick and easy private labeling. Read the rest of this entry »

Cardboard Tubes for Mission Critical Ordnance Applications

November 27th, 2012

ALS AMTECH  is an Arkansas based company specializing in the manufacture of less lethal munitions including 12 gauge rounds, 37/40mm rounds and launchers, chemical and diversionary devices, and stun munitions which are used by the military and civilian law enforcement agencies worldwide.  With Custom Paper Tubes’ attention to detail and ability to hold critical specification tolerances, military and commercial ordnance manufacturers turn to us for their projects.  Failure to hold customer specifications during manufacturing could have dire consequences, both for the operator charged with delivering the round and individuals in close proximity when the device is delivered. Read the rest of this entry »

Custom Tube Packaging: A Lady Bug Shipping Challenge

September 18th, 2012

custom printed cardboard shipping tubeCustom Paper Tubes specializes in creating custom tube packaging solutions that are as diverse as the customers we serve.   With a 30 plus year track record of designing and manufacturing packaging for a wide array of products ranging from cosmetics and perfume to food and candles, we welcome usual and unusual shipping and packaging challenges.  One of our more recent and unusual projects involved solving a lady bug shipping challenge. Read the rest of this entry »

Insulating and Vibration Dampening Properties of Paper Tubes: MTS Sensors Case Study

August 10th, 2012
insulating paper tubes

1/8” diameter paper tube with coin for scale

MTS Sensors is a worldwide producer of position sensors for OEM’s servicing the agricultural, automotive, construction, and mining industries.  Their equipment uses long, delicate wire probes that require protection from vibration and exposure to chemical or corrosive environments.

The natural insulating and vibration dampening characteristics of our paper tubes provide an ideal solution to this customer’s problem.   Our specialized equipment allow us to produce long, custom paper tube with extremely small diameters. We can fabricate paper tubes with diameters as small as .100” (1/10”) I.D. in lengths to 26 feet. The tubes for this application are made at Custom Paper Tubes’ Cleveland, Ohio plant and shipped to MTS manufacturing plants in the US, Germany and Japan.  To learn more about MTS Sensors’ story, visit their website at Read the rest of this entry »

Custom Paper Tubes with One Color Online Printing

July 20th, 2012

For customers requiring simple, one-color art designs, Custom Paper Tubes offers in-house, one color, online printing capability.  Company Logos, part numbers, instructions, or ingredients are prime examples where inexpensive, one color printing may be an excellent option.  Best of all, one-color, online printing jobs are produced using reusable printing plates, offering significant savings saving on future orders.  Whether your application calls for a high-end point of purchase packaging solution or simple one-color printed tubes, we welcome the opportunity to discuss your project.  To learn more about value-oriented, one-color printed paper tubes, or to request a quote, contact Custom Paper Tubes for more information.  Custom Paper Tubes has a broad range of capabilities, offering packaging solutions that range from complex paper tube constructions with four-color printing to simple, kraft style tubes without closure caps.  Our design and manufacturing capabilities allow us to custom tailor paper tubes, containers, and canisters to meet our customers’ specific needs and budgets. Read the rest of this entry »

Cardboard Filter Cartridge For Respiratory Therapy

December 7th, 2011

Filter CartridgeA company selling Pink Himalayan Salt approached Custom Paper Tubes to design and manufacture a salt air inhaler.  The application required a non-metal container with holes in the ends to allow air flow through a filter cartridge.  Die charges for a paper mesh with small holes were prohibitive, leading our design team to suggest plastic netting material which was punched to match the container diameter.  The finished product is a telescoping tube with an elegant, non-printed outer wrap that is filled with Himalayan salt.  A mouthpiece is then added, allowing patients to inhale air channeled through salt for therapeutic benefits. Read the rest of this entry »

Cardboard Storage Tubes

November 16th, 2011

Cardboard Storage TubesCustom Paper Tubes has over 30 years of experience designing and manufacturing paper tube based specialty packaging solutions for a wide range of industries from cosmetics and personal care to food and POP displays.   Although many of our customers associate Custom Paper Tubes with packaging, the uses for our cardboard tubes are as diverse as our customer base itself.  This case study highlights just one of the non-packaging applications for cardboard tubes:  storage.

The customer profiled in this case study is a wine connoisseur with a vast collection of wines from many of the world’s finest vineyards.  This customer struggled to find standard wine racks to store unusual size wine bottles in his wine cellar because most racks are made to accommodate standard size 750 ml bottles.  With minimal space required, paper tube based wine racks can accommodate virtually any size bottle from minis to magnums.  Read the rest of this entry »

Three Piece Telescoping Cardboard Tubes for Point of Purchase Packaging

September 8th, 2011
Three Piece Telescoping Tube

Three Piece Telescoping Tube

Custom Paper Tubes designs and manufactures specialty packaging for a wide range of retail applications. Multiple closures and construction options, combined with a wide range of available sizes, allows Custom Paper Tubes to meet all of your custom retail packaging needs. Point of purchase packaging serves two distinct purposes in retail environments: creating an image that reinforces the notion of brand, quality, and value while preventing product damage. Read the rest of this entry »

Custom Paper Tubes Acquires Robinson Paperboard Packaging, March 2011

June 18th, 2011

Paperboard Tube PackagingRobinson PLC, based in Chesterfield, UK has exited the North American paper tube market. Robinson Paperboard Packaging has been closed and the assets sold. Seeing a unique opportunity, Ohio based Custom Paper Tubes has acquired Robinson’s manufacturing equipment, inventory and customer records. Read the rest of this entry »