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Mailing Tube Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory provides an extensive list of mailing tube manufacturers and suppliers. Utilize our website to review and source mailing tube manufactures with our easy-to-use features which allow you to locate mailing tube companies that will design, engineer, and manufacturer mailing tubes for your exact specifications. Our request for quote forms make it easy to connect with leading mailing tube manufacturers. View company profiles, website links, locations, phone number, product videos, customer reviews, product specific news articles and other production information. We are a leading manufacturer directory who will connect you with the right manufacturers whether you are looking for clear plastic mailing tubes, 24 inch mailing tubes or mailing tubes with end caps.

  • Cleveland, OH 800-882-9002

    We offer every tube you can possibly imagine! We have shipping tubes, composite cans and containers, specialty tubing paper tubes, and much more for your convenience! Our engineers are dedicated to providing the fastest lead times in the industry in order to better serve you! We will work side by side with you in order to come up with a custom tube that is sure to fit your needs. Visit our website today to learn more!

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  • Greeneville, TN 423-638-1284

    We are a second-generation family-owned company, and we offer many services that some companies overlook. We want you to be happy as a customer, which is why we offer fast shipping, a large stock of inventory, and will even create a custom design just for you. Our experiment engineering team can help you design the best tubes for your needs. If you would like to learn more, give us a call today!

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  • Beloit, WI 800-393-7917

    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. We can custom design your cores and specialty tubes with one color in-line printing, two color off-line printing & four color process labeling. Our large inventory allows for fast shipping. We’re “wound-up” to serve you!

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  • Chicago, IL 312-243-6050

    Our high tolerance mailing tubes are extensively tested and made for precision. These versatile products come with value-added features and come in lengths up to 350". We keep your production goals in mind which is why we are known as an industry leader for mailing tubes. Do not hesitate to give any of our representatives a call today!

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  • Dallas, TX 800-422-5108

    We manufacture caulking tubes in a wide range of configurations. Our teams can create tubes in lengths from 1/4" to 53" and we take all of your special requests very seriously. Here at Paper Tubes and Sales we provide our customers with environmentally friendly products that are very affordable. If you would like more information then please visit our website or give us a call!

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  • Milwaukee, WI 414-988-7141

    For quality, 100% recyclable cardboard tubes, look no further than Heartland Products. Based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, we serve customers throughout the United States with the highest quality products, all made to specific requirements both on budget and on time. We have a variety of specialty tubes, cores, and reels. Contact us today for more detailed information.

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  • Belvidere, IL 815-547-1700

    At Wes-Pac, 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 representatives today!

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Mailing Tubes Industry Information

Mailing Tubes

Mailing tubes are cylindrical cardboard containers manufactured primarily from wood pulp fibers which are used, among many other applications, for shipping and mailing. The cardboard is cut into ribbons which are combined with adhesives to increase the durability of the material. The ribbons are then wound around mandrels into a hollow tube or cylinder according to the desired diameter and length.

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Purpose of Mailing Tubes

Mailing tubes can be used for letters, documents, paintings, magazines and any type of article that can fit into a cylindrical shape. The spiral binding of the cardboard gives added structural strength and prevents the paper tube from collapsing during transit. This is a weak point of cylinders, especially those with longer lengths. Most tubes offer superior protection from the denting, bumping and dropping that often occurs during shipping, since shipping tubes are more difficult to dent than cardboard boxes. Mailing tubes are usually denser, thicker and stronger than cardboard walls, and the cylindrical shape offers more strength than a square box. Items which are commonly shipped in mailing tubes are posters, blueprints, signs, banners, paintings, artwork, pencils and small fragile items.

Design of Mailing Tubes

Typically, tubes are manufactured to wide ranges of diameter, length and thickness according to the item being mailed but are defined by their interior measurements. It is important to consider this when determining which size of tube to obtain as some tubes can have thicker walls than others. Often mailing tubes have multiple layers for added strength and protection, especially for valuable or secure items, and many manufacturers offer decorative coating, papering and printing options for the tube's outer layer.

Typical tubes are cardboard brown, but their exteriors can be papered in almost any color, pattern, or print. Bright colors and prints on tubes are popular for mailing birthday, anniversary, wedding or Christmas presents although they will typically be slightly more expensive than the regular brown tubes. Cardboard tubes intended to ship industry-specific items, such as medical specimens, hazardous chemicals or other sensitive materials, are often coated with aluminum interiors both for the protection of the contents and in order to comply with US Postal regulations. These specialty tubes will not be widely available however and may need to be custom ordered.

Depending on the item being mailed, mailing tubes may be closed at both ends with glued or removable metal plugs, plastic caps, wooden plugs or by simply crimping the ends of the paper tube. Industries often use paper mailing tubes for sending and receiving parts to and from manufacturers as well as for packaging and distribution.



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