Caulking tubes made of cardboard are used to dispense caulking material, which seals joints and seams in construction applications. The caulking tubes are often lined with aluminum foil or kraft paper and spiral wound to increase the holding strength of the tube. The tube is typically inserted into a caulking gun and equipped with a plastic nozzle or spout and a plastic cap at the end.
Ace Paper Tube Corporation
Cardboard tubes come in all shapes and sizes, and at Ace Paper Tube, we've got you covered! Our goal is to make our customers happy so they return to our business again and again. Our caulking tubes have a unique design that makes them stronger and tougher no matter how big the job. Look at out website online to find out more!
Armbrust Paper Tubes, Inc.
With us, you'll never have to worry about receiving a sub-standard product. All of our cardboard tubes, from caulking tubes down to mailing tubes are made from the highest quality materials. We don't sacrifice quality in your order. Our custom designs meet each customer's unique individual needs. Give us a call today so we can get started working for your!
Valk Industries, Inc.
Our success and reputation at Valk Industries is due to our dedicated employees, with our primary goal of providing quality workmanship, materials and services at a competitive cost. You won't find a better price for our caulking tubes anywhere else. Let us know if there is a specific product you don't see, we will help meet your exact needs. Get in touch with our team.
Marshall Paper Tube Company, Inc.
At Marshall Paper Tube, our caulking tubes are designed to meet requirements of strength, weight and appropriate design. Different styles are available as well. With our years of experience, this helps us advise our customers which way to go when choosing the right tube for your project requirements. Let us know if you have any special requirements, we'll help make sure we fulfill your needs.
We have over 35,000 square feet of manufacturing space, and we dedicate all that space to the creation and production of cardboard tubing products, such as calking tubes. We offer millions of choices so you never have to worry about whether we can make what you need. Visit us online or give us a call so we can get working on your order today!
American Paper Products
Since 1929, American Paper Products has been a leading manufacturer of high quality caulking tubes and is the country's second largest same family-owned company in this industry. No order is ever the wrong size, and our three plants make both spiral and convolute tubes. We take special orders or sell film cores and display poles from stock, offering a variety of closure options.
Calking tubes are used in caulking guns for the administration of industrial adhesives and sealants. When pressure is applied to a caulking gun's trigger-like handle, a plunger forces the caulking out of the end of the tube in a controlled fashion. Some caulking tubes are already pressurized, and therefore do not require the assistance of a gun in order to apply caulk. Caulking tubes are mainly used in the construction industry to aid in sealing appliances in kitchens and bathrooms, tiling and cracks in window and door frames and along the joining of walls. Sealing any openings in walls, floors and ceilings increases the energy efficiency of a room or house and creates a watertight seal. Kraft tubes are also used to apply caulk to cracks and seams in boilers, piping and water vessels. As an alternative to plastic, paper tubes are not recyclable because their interior is hard to clean when it has been contaminated with the caulking epoxy material.
During fabrication, cardboard ribbons are coated with adhesives and wrapped at an angle around a mandrel. Many are also fiber wound. Most caulking tubes made of cardboard are spiral-wound with a thick core, to ensure they safely handle the pressure applied by caulking guns. These tubes have an interior lining of a non-permeable material and are filled with caulk, an epoxy paste material made of acrylic latex, butyl rubber, silicon, polyurethane or polysulfide. Caulk is usually white, but may come in different colors like black or beige for aesthetic purposes. After it has left the inside of the tube and is exposed to air, the caulk quickly cures and hardens. Caulking tubes are sometimes refillable as long as they are being continuously used and the caulk has not dried out. They must be disposed of after the caulk has cured. If used with a plunger, it should be large enough to scrape the tube interior walls; creating better friction fit so all the caulk comes out. Self-burping caulking tubes, however, are able to keep all air from coming out of the spout by creating a very small gap between the side wall of the tube and plunger, forcing any air to the side. Caulking tubes come in standard sizes to fit securely into a caulking gun's holster and to ensure proper operation of the equipment.