The average American uses 8 paper tubes a day…all without knowing.

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Admit it.

You’ve hit at least one unsuspecting person with a wrapping paper tube at least once in your life.

Probably more.

Did you know the average American uses 8 paper tubes a day…all without knowing? It’s true. All of us here at Spiral Paper Tube dedicate our lives to making products most will never think twice about. Let alone think once about.

Our most popular tubes and cores are hidden in plain sight.

They’re inside holiday wrapping paper, rolls of toilet paper, kitchen paper towels and Scotch tape. Most consumers don’t set out to buy our paper tubes and paper cores directly, so their interaction with our product goes something like this:

  • use all of the wrapping paper, toilet paper, paper towels, or Scotch tape
  • throw paper tube in recycle bin
  • the end

If you’re a parent of small children, or a teacher, it might go something more like this:

  • ask others to intentionally use up all of their wrapping paper, toilet paper, paper towels, or Scotch tape
  • collect their paper tubes and cores
  • use scissors, glue, glitter, construction paper, yarn, paint, and popsicle sticks to make crafts
  • the end

As you can see, parents, kids, teachers and students are having a bit more fun with our products than the average consumer. For this reason, we want to have a little fun this next month.

This summer, we want to see your crafts and inventions!

When you, your kids, or your students create something with a paper tube, post it on our Facebook Page or use #ilovetubes when you post it on Twitter or Instagram!

And for those that may not be too crafty, if you spot a paper tube or paper core in a retail shop, on the street, at a post office, etc. you can join in also!

With your help, we can bring those 8 paper tubes a day into the spotlight and remind America just how fun paper tubes can be!

Merry Christmas from all of us at Spiral Paper Tube & Core!

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Another wonderful year is coming to a close at Spiral Paper Tube & Core.

As a local manufacturer of paper tubes and edge protectors, our paper products have continued to give us the opportunity to meet great people who either use or distribute our products.

Since 1949, our family owned and operated shop has valued the personal relationship we have with our customers. Read more…

Expand Your Packaging Knowledge!

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Introducing the first Knowledge Base dedicated entirely to paper tubes and edge protectors!

We’ve been serving the packaging community since 1949 and have learned a few things along the way. Now, we want to share everything we’ve learned with you!

Whether you’re just starting out or are an industry pro, you’ll find these articles helpful and informative!

Our Knowledge Base is an online library of articles, addressing just about everything having to do with cardboard tubes and edge protectors. Articles discuss topics such as raw materials, the manufacturing process, printing options, packaging, and shipping. Read more…

4 Steps to Make a Paper Tube

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Have you ever seen the television show How It’s Made? If you find yourself wondering how things are put together, assembled, or used, you may find it interesting. The format is simple – take a few cameras into a manufacturing facility and capture each step of the process. By showing viewers the manufacturing process, questions are answered before they need to be asked.

The same is true with spiral paper tubes. The more our customers understand about how spiral paper tubes are made, the better service we can provide. Read more…

Are small paper tubes really that small?

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Over the last few months, we’ve been having more and more conversations with customers about our small paper tubes.

Cardboard tube manufacturers usually like to make a lot of tubes in the shortest amount of time. We do too. But small paper tubes aren’t like all the rest. For example, the most common paper tube diameter is 3 inches. We can make truckloads of paper tubes with a 3 inch diameter in a relatively short period of time. Small paper tubes, on the other hand, much require more attention.

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Fulfillment Services for Shipping Tubes and Paper Canisters

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Over the last few decades, there has been an overwhelming decline in customer service from restaurants and malls, to car dealers, to banks and investment companies, and most every other business in between. Many people will have their own opinion on why customer service has declined, but the constant in any conversation is the fact that the decline exists.

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Los Angeles Packaging Supplies and Shipping Supplies

 

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Virtual shopping has exploded the retail marketing business over the last two decades. In 1994 very few people had internet access compared to roughly 84% of households with internet access today. Smartphones have increased online sales between 2010 and 2014 from 24% to 58%. Today, over three-quarters of adults have made some sort of online purchase whereas only half had done so in 2008. Consumers have discovered that with online convenience they can pay bills, research places to eat or visit, and shop.

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Los Angeles Cardboard Tubes and Edge Protectors

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Los Angeles may be known as a tropical vacation spot where many visitors from all over the world come to experience fabulous weather, exquisite food, and a variety of entertainment options…and who can forget Disneyland? Tourists are not often acutely aware of the booming industry that equates to roughly 500,000 employees in the manufacturing industry. Los Angeles has grown to be a leading entrepreneurial entity that supports creativity, new ideas, new products, and boasts the largest manufacturing and retail markets in the West.

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Southern California’s Leading Paper Tube Manufacturer

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Los Angeles is home to many amazing destinations that attract tourists from all over the world. Because of the historical value found in Southern California museum exhibits, along with Santa Monica Pier, the La Brea Tar pits, famous chefs, unbeatable weather, and the Los Angeles Dodgers, visitors travel around the world to experience such attractions. Los Angeles is also known as the entertainment industry capitol of the world as it supports over 586,000 combined jobs and accounts for roughly $47 billion in economic output for Los Angeles County.

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Heavy Duty Shipping Tubes, Shipping Tubes, Cardboard Tubes

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I am always in awe when I go to the movies and sit in front of that huge screen where a story comes to life.  I am able to cast aside my worries and life hardships to enjoy time just watching the action in front of me without caring what is going on in the outside world.  The flawless continuity of the screen helps us forget that what we see before us is not reality, but a visual phenomenon.

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