Paper Core Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory provides a detailed list of paper core manufacturers and suppliers. Find paper core companies that can design, engineer, and manufacture paper cores to your specifications. Peruse our website to review and discover top paper core manufacturers with roll over ads and complete product descriptions. Connect with the paper core companies through our hassle-free and efficient request for quote form. You are provided company profiles, website links, locations, phone numbers, product videos, and product information. Read reviews and stay informed with product new articles. Whether you are looking for manufacturers of cardboard cores, grease cartridges, and fiber tubes of every type, IQS is the premier source for you.

  • Cleveland, OH

    With over 40 years of industry experience, you know we know our jobs. We are committed to providing the best cardboard products to each and every custom as if they are our only one. That is why we add additional features like thick paper cores and custom designed tubes to our products. Contact us by phone or online to learn more!

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  • Greeneville, TN

    When you get to the heart of the matter, oftentimes it’s paper! We are committed to providing our customers with the highest quality products for individual needs. Our paper cores are strong and long-lasting, so you don’t have to worry about them breaking soon after purchase. Visit us online to learn more about the cardboard industry.

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  • Beloit, WI

    If you are looking for paper cores then you have come to the right company. Our paper cores can be made a variety of lengths from .192" to 636" and we will work with you to ensure you are receiving exactly what you requested. These paper cores are second to none! Give one of our representatives a call today to learn more information!

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  • Chicago, IL

    Our teams utilize the most cutting edge technology to create our paper cores. These outstanding products can be customized for a number of different industries including textile, film, flexible packaging, roofing felt, nonwovens, gift wrap, display cores, table cover rolls and much more. We quality control all of our products which results in high levels of custom satisfaction.

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  • Dallas, TX

    Turn to Paper Tubes and Sales for high quality paper cores. You can trust our teams to provide you with only the very best solutions. All of our paper is made from 100% recycled paperboard and we strive to be as green as possible. We will always keep your production goals in mind and we will deliver your products in a timely manner.

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  • Milwaukee, WI

    We are leading the Midwest as a manufacturer of custom and stock paper cores, tubes, composite cans, reels, and spools. A few of our capabilities include convolute and spiral label application, food grade foil liners, seamed metal ends, and wax impregnation process. We are based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and proudly serve customers across the country with high quality recyclable products. Call or visit us online today for more information, we would love to take on your next project.

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Paper Tubes & Sales: A Success Story

Paper Cores Paper Tubes & Sales has been a family owned and operated business for over 27 years and is one of the largest independent manufacturers of paper tubes, composite cans, and paper cores in the United States. Read More...... Read More

The Basic Construction of Paper Core

Paper Cores Image courtesy of Marshall Paper Tube Company, Inc Paper core is the inside material made from wood pulp and other materials that go inside wrapped tubes to provide support and stability to wrapped materials like fabric, paper, or plastic. You can find paper cores on nearly every wrapped object, including toilet paper, paper towels, household tape, paint rollers, and many other common household tools and supplies. Even factories and commercial companies use paper cores in their businesses for a variety of storage and industrial uses. The process of... Read More

Where are Paper Cores Used?

Paper Cores Image courtesy of American Paper Products A paper core uses a different manufacturing process than traditional paper. Although paper core is manufactured from wood just like regular paper, the manufacturing process is different. Industrial paper cores are made from wood pulp and provide additional stabilization from the inside. These cores are ideal for holding the weight of the object wrapped around the core, such as large amounts of plastic sheeting, tape, or fabric. You can find paper cores used in the following areas: Tape: When tape is manufactured,... Read More

American Paper Products: Dedication to Outstanding Service

Paper Cores American Paper Products is an industry leading manufacturer of paper cores and tubes. As one of the oldest paper tube companies in the United States, our company has been family owned since its inception in 1929, and we have earned our position as a leader in the industry through our extensive experience and dedication to customer satisfaction. Read More...... Read More

The Heart of the Matter: Paper Cores

Paper cores are simply the inside tube material used for a variety of products to stabilize and wind the product. Most people do not pay attention to the paper cores in their lives, but some of the most common paper core products are the inside of toilet paper rolls, plastic wrap rolls, aluminum foil rolls, and paper towel rolls. Typically, the bulkier and heavier the material around the core, the higher the overall stability of the core will be. Paper core manufacturers create a large variety of tube types for... Read More

businessIndustry Information

Paper Cores

Paper cores are strong cardboard tubes or cylinders which are used in fabric, adhesive, electrical, paper product and converting industries as a sturdy base around which to wind materials for storage or distribution. Depending on the intended use of the tubes, paper cores can be made from heavy-duty thick cardboard for industries such as fabric and electrical, whereas for toilet paper or paper towels, the cores can be made from thinner, less durable cardboard or paper.

Made from wood pulp fiber, paper cores can be combined with a variety of adhesives and laminates which give the core properties such as strength, water resistance or heat resistance. Made for a wide range of applications, paper cores come in virtually limitless combinations of diameter, thickness and length. Cores are manufactured to provide stable structure from the inside of a product roll. As opposed to many other paper tubes such as shipping tubes or postal tubes, which are fabricated to be an outer protective layer to objects, paper cores provide support from their exterior. As such, a core has to be able to withstand the pressure of the material which is to be wound around it. Products such as tape, paper, plastic or metal foil are wound tightly around the core. Paper cores are essential in the process of space saving as they are able to be used for electrical wires and similar materials which would take up more space in other methods of storage. Furthermore, they are necessary for keeping materials in good condition, preventing knotting, crinkling and tearing.

For distribution purposes, paper cores are hollow tubes which are able to be fed onto a horizontal pole and then able to be rotated around releasing a desired amount of the rolled material at a time. This is a time-efficient method of retrieving products from a paper core, although it is possible to use paper cores without attaching them to a holder. Many consumer product manufacturers use paper cores to store and hold materials. A few consumer applications include fabric, cellophane wrap, aluminum foil, film, electrical and packing tape, disposable paper products, foam, ribbon, labels and stickers. Industrial manufacturers use cores in specialized converting, slitting and die-cutting applications, often rolling materials around longer lengths of cores and slitting the rolled product into distributable portions. Although plastic cores are available for many such applications, paper proves consistently to be the more cost-effective, practical and environmentally sustainable solution. Paper is by far easier for manufacturers to cut, purchase and recycle than most other materials and is extremely versatile in terms of range of uses and fabrications.

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