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.

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  • Marshall Paper Tube Company: Custom Tubes, Cores and Mailing Solutions

    Mailing Tubes Marshall Paper Tube Company has been meeting your needs for custom cores and tubes since 1948. If you need cores for your next production project or have to get a mailing out, Marshall Paper Tube Company is here for you. We have a variety of products including mailing tubes, fund raising banks, shipping containers, cores, custom printing, paint rollers, direct mail and woof plugs. We can also insert items, seal, label and ship. Read more......

  • Chicago Mailing Tube Co.: Premiere Custom and Standard Mailing Tubes and Cores

    Mailing Tubes Chicago Mailing Tube (CMT) is an independent, family-owned company that started in 1902. We go above and beyond to provide the highest quality, efficient, effective and economical custom and standard mailing tubes and cores. CMT operates with all of our state-of-the-art machinery under one roof so we are able to provide exceptional, cost- efficient production capabilities to our customers and meet their 24-hour shipping deadlines. We even offer no minimum order to better accommodate our customer's needs! Read more......

  • The Artistic Side of Cardboard

    Mailing Tubes Cardboard products are all over our world. Nearly every form of product packaging uses some kind of cardboard, whether it is cardboard boxes, wrapping, or simple cardboard tubing. All of this cardboard packaging is manufactured by cardboard manufacturing companies around the world. Many cardboard manufacturing companies use recycled materials to create the paper products in the world. Cardboard products used in restaurants, egg cartons, and many other food packages are often created with partial to fully recycled content. Reusing paper in this way is one of the biggest...

  • Endless Tubes: A Variety of Mailing Tube Types

    A mailing tube manufacturer creates many different styles and sizes of tubes for a variety of shipping needs. Not all tubes are created alike, simply because not all mailed objects require the same level of protection. Some objects are highly delicate and require a large amount of padding and stability. Other objects are less sensitive, and can get away with a reduced amount of packaging. In a typical mailing tube manufacturer factory, you will find the following mailing tube types and more: Protection tubes: Protection tubes are specifically designed to...

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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.

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.

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 tube 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 are not 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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