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Tubes and Cores

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Caraustar is one of the world’s largest fully integrated producers of tubes and cores, designed to meet the full range of industrial and commercial performance applications. Our versatile and innovative production facilities are positioned across the United States and Canada to serve a wide range of customers in the paper, film, flexible packaging, construction, textile, metal, flooring, carpet, automotive and industrial markets.

Film, Foil & Flexible Packaging Cores

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Film & Flexible Packaging Cores

Caraustar’s film, foil and flexible packaging cores provide the full range of core sizes and features for manufacturers and converters of plastic film rolls.

Our experience and technological advances work together to meet the diverse core needs for all film and flexible packaging applications.

High strength core designs, specific to each film application, with the tightest dimensional tolerances are the keys for top performing extruders and processors of packaging films.

Caraustar provides cores to manufacturers of:

  • stretch
  • shrink
  • polypropylene
  • metalized
  • PVC
  • polyester
  • specialty films
  • converters of flexible packaging and foils

Caraustar Film Cores

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Caraustar Film Cores

Benefits Include:

  • wide variety of crush strengths
  • pre-applied startup adhesive or tape available
  • blade end-cut or saw-cut
  • parent or pre-cut lengths
  • packaged to customer specifications
  • inside and outside printing
  • seamless cores (skived method)
  • paper and plastic core plugs available

Caraustar GP Series Film Cores

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Caraustar GP Series Film Cores

Caraustar GP Series film cores are designed for customers who require a seamless/coated/polished surface that provides exceptional smoothness characteristics for minimizing surface marking. In addition, GP cores provide improved winding and unwinding performance.

The GP Series

GP300    Ground and polished seamless surface for a variety of film and foil applications.

GP400    Enhanced smoothness, concentricity and run out. Excellent for thinner gauge films.

GP500    Coated high density surface where surface waviness of 2 microns or less is required.

All cores are custom manufactured to customer specifications to assure conformance to requirements.

Paper Mill Cores

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Paper Mill Cores

Caraustar’s experience and technological advances work together to meet the diverse core needs for all pulp and paper applications.

Our full range of core sizes and features make us an industry leader. We deliver:

  • consistent quality
  • manufacturing excellence
  • superior customer service
  • ability to meet unique needs
  • total customer satisfaction

Caraustar’s core design innovations set new Industry standards for shear and torque performance.

We provide pre-cut cores for paper mills and a just-in-time delivery system that together provide lower overall costs and improve mill operations through reductions in mill labor, working capital, equipment maintenance, as well as repair and elimination of core trim waste.

Caraustar provides a complete line of paper cores specifically designed for the exacting requirements of the pulp and paper industry, which include:

  • kraft containerboard
  • tissue and toweling
  • bleached paperboard
  • printing and writing papers
  • recycled paperboard and pulp
  • newsprint
  • other specialty and industrial grades of paper and paperboard

Textile Tubes

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Caraustar provides a complete line of paper tubes and cores for all aspects of the textile industry, including:

  • manufacture of synthetic yarn
  • tufted carpets
  • woven or knitted textiles
  • non-woven goods
  • dyeing and finishing of textile fabrics

We offer 4 color printing for infinite product identification options.

Caraustar Yarn Carriers

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Caraustar Yarn Carriers

Years of textile experience make Caraustar Yarn Carriers the superior choice for virtually all yarn and fiber processing systems. End-use applications include:

  • high-speed spinning of synthetic filament yarn
  • BCF carpet yarn
  • textured yarn
  • extruded fiberglass filament
  • various industrial yarns
  • other synthetic fiber production

Caraustar Color Thread Rolls

Caraustar Yarn Carriers are custom designed for each customer. Available in:

  • a multitude of colored outer ply options
  • embossed surfaces
  • tailing grooves
  • transfer rings
  • notches
  • scores
  • burnished ends
  • variety of customer-specific requirements

Caraustar Cloth Tubes

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Textile Tubes

Caraustar Cloth Tubes are available as either convolute or spiral-wound construction.

The convolute-wound cloth tube provides the most cost-effective alternative, providing exceptional beam strength at minimal tube weight.

Spiral-wound constructions provide exceptional crush strength when required due to packaging and/or handling considerations.

Caraustar Konva-Kore®

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Caraustar Konva-Kore®

Caraustar Konva-Kore® carpet cores offer consistently outstanding performance including:

  • superior beam strength with proprietary strength-enhancing adhesives
  • NMFC certification at minimum core weight resulting in a reduced incidence of carpet roll damage
  • grip-flap for securing carpet to core

Caraustar Star-Swage inserts

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Carpet Swags

Caraustar also supplies Star-Swage inserts for securing the carpet overwrap inside the core.

Tape & Label Cores

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Tape & Label Cores

Caraustar offers a wide variety of paper tubes and cores for the tape and label industries.

All orders of tape and label cores are custom made to the customer's exact specifications.

Attributes of tape and label cores include:

  • custom logo-printed inside liners – up to 4 colors
  • variety of specialty outer plies
  • blade cut to exacting lengths
  • tight dimensional tolerances
  • elimination of trim waste
  • variety of packaging options, from cartons to automatic core feeders

Composite Can and Closures

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Composite Can and Closures

Caraustar now has the capability to offer composite cans and closures. We have a large variety of production options in sizing, labeling and end closures and our products are available in a range of diameters, lengths and wall thicknesses.

Product packaging has become increasingly important in gaining consumer’s attention while protecting your valuable product. Our team is here to help you design and manufacture the right product to meet your needs and specifications.

Rich graphic labels or various wraps can be applied to the exterior of your product. A wide variety of closures are available to help create that unique package for your product to include:

Composite Can and Closures

  • plastic shaker tops
  • seamed metal bottoms
  • plastic ends
  • food grade coated metal ends

Our composite cans are made of recycled materials and can be recyclable after use.

Specialty Tubes & Cores

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Specialty Tubes & Cores

Caraustar provides products for a variety of specialty end uses, including canisters for the explosives industry, casings for the mining industry, cores for use in aluminum coils, cores for metal and plastic strapping, cores for use in the packaging of retail rolled goods and other unique end-use applications.

Best of all – we can design a product for your unique application.

Automotive Dampers

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Automotive Dampers

Designed and engineered specifically for providing sound attenuation in drive shafts for the automotive industry.

Blasting Tubes

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Blasting Tubes

Developed specifically for the lime rock aggregate industry and other mining applications. They are made with proprietary raw materials that allow the casings to maintain their physical integrity while being exposed to ground water for extended periods of time.

Construction Tubes

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Construction Tubes

Caraustar offers a wide selection of concrete forming tubes under the Caraustar Easy Pour brand. Please click here to go to the Construction Tubes page.

Furniture Forms

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Furniture Forms

Furniture Forms

Convolute-wound tubes that are available in a variety of non-round shapes and dimensions, typically used as components in the manufacture of tables and stools.

Forms can be designed for other unique and specific end-use applications that require a non-round shape.

Gift Wrap Tubes

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Gift Wrap Tubes

Used by manufacturers of gift wrap and other similar retail rolled goods.

Mailing and Shipping Tubes

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Specialty Paperboard Containers, Closures

Used for packaging and providing shipping protection for a host of products such as steel rods, plastic extrusions, wood moldings, overhead doors, etc.

Custom logo available!

Roofing Cores

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Specialty Paperboard Containers, Closures

100% recycled paperboard cores manufactured for use in the roofing industry. Designed for stacking strength.

Turf Tubes

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Designed for the packing of rolled grass sod products.

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