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Sonotube®

Sonotube® is a registered trademark product of Sonoco, and is an alternative method option for concrete column forming. Columns are fabricated using a reinforced shaping structure, and traditionally steel or fiberglass was used in the process. However, those materials are both heavy and inflexible and require careful treatment.

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At Ace Paper Tube, we offer custom printing and labeling, package design, research, in-house tooling and competitive pricing for all of our products including sonotubes. Our priority at Ace Paper Tube is to create the finest products and have excellent customer service. There is no other place where you find more quality products. Contact Ace Paper Tube today!
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On Armburst Paper Tubes' website, we allow our customers to place your order and search our online catalog for all of your sonotube needs. Our sonotubes are offered in a wide assortment of styles and dimensions, leaving you with many options. Send us your specifications and quantities for a free estimation; we will be more than happy to work with you to develop your next project.
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In the world of Sonotube products, you might not think there is much difference between companies, but that is not the case. Many companies skimp on quality or use out-of-date manufacturing processes. We provide the latest in manufacturing technology as well as the highest quality Sonotubes around. Our tubes are spiral wound for additional strength. Visit us online or give us a call to learn more!
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Cardboard is a useful product in the industrial world, which is why we are committed to providing the best quality cardboard products for our customers. We want you to be able to complete your projects with ease, whether it is mailing products or using a Sonotube for constructing concrete columns. Find out how we can help you by visiting our website!
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At Nagel Paper, we offer millions of tube designs and closure choices for our customers. We believe the key to making customers happy is to offer endless options for every conceivable need. We offer unsurpassed quality with fast turnaround times on all orders, no matter how large or how small. See why we stand out on our website!
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If concrete forming tubes is what you are after look no further than Newark Recycled Paperboard Solutions. We also carry a variety of other construction paperboard products for your immediate needs. Our paperboard is sustainable, innovative and high quality. Visit our website to see the variety of construction tubes, lengths and sizes. Do not wait, call us today to get started.
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Let American Paper Products be your go-to company for your sonotube project requirements. We manufacture sonotubes for various industries across the nation and have the expertise to help you with any special requests you may need. We value our customers and quality products that you won't find any company better than American Products. Get in touch with us; we look forward to hearing from you.
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Our satisfactory sonotube devices are ideal for a full range of applications. We believe that your satisfaction is vital to the growth of our company. This is why we take extra steps to ensure that your experience with us is a positive one. If you ever run into any questions then please give one of our customer service representatives a call today! We are eager to work with you!
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As a manufacturer of sonotube, our focus is on quality, customer service and sustainability. Our process includes 100% recycled material and the majority of our tubes and cores are 100% recyclable as well. We can meet your needs with fast turn around and excellent pricing. For more detailed information about our products, services, and capabilities, visit our website or call to speak with a representative today.
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Save the Earth with Sonotubes

Sonotubes have been used for many decades as simple forms for creating concrete products right on site. Without the use of Sonotubes, many of the concrete columns and other supports used in construction today would be much harder to construct and much more expensive. Most manufacturing and construction companies use Sonotubes without a thought, but did you realize how beneficial a Sonotube is to the earth?

Sonotubes provide value to the construction company. It is inexpensive to purchase concrete mixture and the cardboard tubes and mix them together on site. If a company had to purchase the concrete columns pre-made, the expense would go up astronomically. Not only would the expense of travel increase, the environment would also suffer. It would require more energy to manufacture the forms at another location. Next, the transportation of the concrete would place a drain on the environment by eating fuel and emitting toxins into the air.

Even if a company could use another kind of form on-site, a plastic form, for example, cardboard is one of the most easily recycled materials in the world. When a company is done using the cardboard, it can easily be recycled into a new set of paper products, or even additional tubes. Even when sitting in a landfill, cardboard breaks down quickly and can even benefit the ground. Other products can't do that! In fact, many Sonotubes are already made from partially or completely recycled products. Before they were concrete supports, the tubes were used for some other paper product.

The use of cardboard forms in construction is beneficial in a multitude of ways. When you use Sonotubes, you are benefiting the earth and your pocketbook at the same time.

Sonotube®

Sonotubes® are high quality heavy-duty cardboard structures into which concrete is poured to create a smooth-sided column. The tubes have to be able to withstand the pressure of concrete and have a smooth interior to ensure a flawless column wall finish. They are made with spiral wound fiber layers and adhesive bonding, and are extremely strong in cylinder form. Concrete columns are used in a wide variety of applications, and Sonotube® provides a cost-effective and efficient method of producing a variety of sizes of columns in terms of diameter and length. Short, wide columns are often used as bases for parking lot lamps, streetlights, street signals and deck posts. Tall columns are used for external decoration or roof support around buildings, foundational support in basements and warehouses, and many others. Other uses have been found for Sonotubes® because of their incredible strength-to-weight ratio and cost-efficiency. Sound technicians and sound hobbyists are using Sonotubes® cut vertically in half to improve the acoustics in auditoriums and sanctuaries. They have also been used to construct sound cabinets as the cardboard walls don't absorb the sound waves and so are an ideal material choice.

The versatility of Sonotube® is one of its many advantages. When fiberglass or steel column supports are used, the number of columns poured is limited to the equipment on hand. Sonotubes® however are disposable and do not need to be reused, they also do not need added exterior support as fiberglass and steel tubes do. Therefore, the overall construction time is drastically reduced as multiple tubes are able to be poured simultaneously. They are also recyclable. Once the concrete column has set in the paper tube cavity, the outer cardboard layer can be removed and disposed of. They are typically made from biodegradable paper and so depending on the intended use of the column, can be left on or removed whole or in pieces. The tubes are manufactured between 8 to 56 inches in diameter and up to 18 feet long, Sonotubes® offer versatile solutions for almost any concrete project. The pouring of the concrete is fairly straightforward, although for the longer columns, extra machinery may be required to ensure proper placement of the concrete.

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