Re-Purposing the Mailing Tube…

 

Find new ways to use that tube!

Find new ways to use that tube!

 

Everyone wants to get the biggest “bang for their buck.” So, sometimes in order to make the most out of everyday products, it is helpful to understand how to repurpose them for other uses. Mailing tubes are the best way to  send posters, blueprints, documents, paintings, works of art, and even fabrics. If one wanted to get really creative, a mailing tube could be used as a care package that is filled with candies and goodies to a loved one.

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Ever Notice Concrete Form Tubes?

Paper Tubes create Light DeAnna Kane

 

I was shopping with a friend of mine one day and in the parking lot and I noticed that every 15 to 20 feet there were big light posts to illuminate the area. At the base of these light posts were huge, round, concrete formations that the lights were set into. Not many people would stop to think about the concrete formations, and simply walk by. Yet, something intriguing about the style caught my attention as I realized the concrete had a spiral swirl moving up from the bottom to the top and realized the concrete was laid into formation with a spiral paper tube. The pattern was repeated on all the light posts throughout the parking lot. Read more…

Why use corner protectors and edge protectors?

 

Protect Packages During Shipping DeAnna Kane

 

Shipping is a multi-billion dollar industry.  Yet many businesses do not stop to consider the repercussions of poorly-packaged shipments, or may cut corners to reduce costs.  Spiral Paper Tube & Core has eliminated the fear in transporting your valuable loads.  Edge Protectors (also referred to a corner protectors, corner guards, v-board, v-guard, etc.) are innovative “V” shaped paper products. Edge Protectors gained popularity when companies discovered they could reduce costs, without compromising the security of the load, when used with lower quality corrugated boxes.  This innovative paper product protects corners and edges and has proven to be a cost effective way to protect products during shipping and storage.

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Online Ordering – 3″ ID x .125″ Tape Cores & Label Cores

Online Shopping DeAnna Kane

The turn of the century brought about an explosion in technological advances and practices within the shipping industry. Industry research shows that over 65% of United States shoppers will browse online for needed products and services. The U.S Census Bureau reported that the estimated retail e-commerce sales for the year 2013 was roughly $263.3 billion. In the fourth quarter of 2013 alone, e-commerce sales rose over 3% from previous quarters tapping out at $83.6 billion. It is only natural to guess that the highest volume of online shopping occurs between Thanksgiving and Christmas. However, online shopping is usually available 24/7 giving consumers maximum accessibility when searching for products and services.

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Community Overstock Program

Community Overstock Program

Local community support is  vital to the success of any business.  Fast food restaurants, boutiques, and stores that offer consumer products, all build around a community and thrive on participation from community members.  Many people may not realize that those local community retail shops also support and require a partnership with larger manufacturing companies that produce products that consumers ultimately purchase for their daily needs, as well as reduce long term costs of the business.

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The History of Paper Packaging

Before the invention of paper products, nature supplied packaging needs with the use of elements such as gourds, shells, and leaves to wrap food and supplies.

Later, containers were fashioned from other natural elements such as hollowed out logs and woven grass.  China is credited with creating the first paper products over 2000 years ago in the first or second century B.C.  Subsequently, over the next 1500 years, paper and packaging products evolved significantly to move from using flax fibers and old linen rags to the wood pulp material fashioned around the late 1860s that is used in most products today.

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Inventing the Paper Tube

Inventing the paper tube

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Like many people, you may not have thought about the genius invention behind the toilet paper roll, paper towel roll, tape core, Pringles canister, hot cocoa container, Quaker Oats container, round paper lipstick packaging, Comet cleanser paper tube, and many other household products.  As consumers we very rarely stop to think about the thought and design of each product that we use in our daily routines.  The genius invention found in these products have one common core: The paper tube.

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Agricultural Bee Nesting Tubes

“Mommy, why are bees yellow and black?”

“I think that is a question you will have to ask God.”

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“Okay, can we go call him now?”

 

I love that the hardworking honeybees are females and that they are usually the

only bees people see. The females gather food, create and protect the hive, clean, and

circulate the air by flapping their wings inside the hive. The Queen’s job is to simply lay

the eggs for the next generation of workers.

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Fulfillment Services for Cardboard Tubes and Poster Tubes

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Shoppers and consumers alike, when asked what is the primary goal of your purchase, will undoubtedly answer the same thing: They want to get the most return on their investment. The difference in the investment is what separates the packs. Some people just want to get the most products they can for the cheapest price, others may want better quality products regardless of the cost. Manufacturers want to get the most money for their products, and expedite the return on their investment by getting their products to market as fast as possible.

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