What is a cardboard tube?

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Custom cardboard tube packaging is made by rolling and gluing 100% recycled raw kraft paper onto tubes with metal molds of different diameters, and after the glue in the tubes has dried, they are cut to the specific lengths required by the customer. Thus, both tube diameter and tube length can be customized to fit any product you want to package according to your specifications. The tube can be laminated with a layer of aluminum foil inside as a food-safe packaging tube box. Many other customization options are available, such as inserts, lids, etc.

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What are paper tubes used for?

The rounded state of the cavity tubes is their point of interest and makes them easier to fit round cans, jars and container compartments than other rectangular paper container boxes.

1. Cardboard tubes can be used to package food, solid or liquid, and food paper can be packaged for most food.

At present, the market uses paper cans packaging more food, typical candy, dried fruit, crisps, seaweed, biscuits, coffee, chicken, salt, sugar, rice, milk, drinks, liquor, etc. For food packaging, paper cans with paper as the raw material are green and have good sealing to meet the food industry on the sealing needs of the packaging and thus ensure the safety of food.

2. Cardboard tubes can also be used to package cosmetics, such as daily skincare products, lipstick, perfume, make-up, etc., can use paper cans packaging.

In the cosmetics industry, the application of cylindrical paper can packaging, breaking the square, rectangular carton of the traditional form of packaging, cosmetics to enhance the grade, look more elegant, attract the eyes of consumers, to achieve better marketing results.

3. Cardboard tubes can also be used for various gifts, candles electronic products, and children’s toy packaging.

Paper cans’ packaging structure is complex, and then with hot stamping, UV, spot color, drums, and other unique technology, it can achieve a variety of packaging effects, many innovative packaging on the market, more use of paper cans packaging, enhance the product image, thereby enhancing product competitiveness.

There are many benefits to using cardboard packaging.

You could be mistaken for cardboard packaging that tends to shake or burn when wet; however, cardboard is a resilient material that remains a strong contender in the competition. There’s a reason you see so much cardboard packaging, so we’ll tell you why.

Why choose cardboard tube packaging?

The round shape of cylinder tubes is their advantage to better fit round bottle, can, and jar containers than other rectangular paper carton boxes. Custom cardboard tube packaging with lids suits many applications. They are ideal for packing small glass bottles, such as hemp oil bottles, CBD oil bottles, vape bottles, and cosmetic essential oil packagings like beard oil bottles or jars. Big cardboard tubes are also a suitable packaging for wine glass bottles. Kraft cardboard cylinder tubes are also popularly used as t-shirt packaging, coffee, and tea storage containers. They are also a good option for candle packaging.

These cardboard cylinder tubes are made with durable cardboard from sturdy kraft paper, with 2mm thickness indestructible wall can resistant to crushing and won’t out of shape to keep your product safe packed inside and can be used as shipping or mailing tube boxes, they are capable of protecting the goods inside during shipment.

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Environmentally friendly

Over 80% of cardboard tubes are recycled compared to plastic. This is the highest rate compared to any other packaging material. Within a period of 14 days, cardboard can be manufactured, used, collected and recycled to produce a new cardboard tube again. As it comes from trees, it is a sustainable natural product that can be recycled time and time again.


Cardboard tubes are much cheaper than plastic tubes. These are easily available and you don’t have to spend a fortune on them. You can buy them in bulk online from leading stores, depending on size, weight, and packaging needs, and save money. However, when it comes to plastic tubes, are much more expensive than cardboard packaging.

A simple storage solution

Whether you work in healthcare, retail or trade, cardboard tubes offer a portable and practical storage solution for a variety of applications. These are a great way to store posters or paper rolls free from damage and dirt. They keep products safe and also make it easy to carry a variety of heavyweight products.

Easy to customize

Depending on the required security, these tubes can be customized to the preferred thickness and required size. It retains moisture, which is essential for any food product to withstand longer transport times.

Ease of use

Cardboard tubes are easy to use for customers and industries. These are often used to hold toilet paper, aluminum foil and many other items. The items inside will be safe and secure. These tubes provide a stable cushion to keep the contents safe over long distances, during loading, unloading or transport.

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There is no doubt that cardboard tubes are one of the great alternatives to more traditional options (especially plastic). It offers a very convenient packaging option for transporting long paper items such as blueprints, posters, artwork or maps. As well as being an excellent choice for sending and protecting items, they are also environmentally friendly and can be recycled and stored for later use.

What are the different types of cardboard cylinder tubes?

1. According to the shape, the shape of the market is now more round barrels, square barrels, flat barrels, and prismatic barrels. Among them and the most common round barrels, now many supermarkets those wine are using round barrels, both beautiful and generous.

2. According to the lid points can be divided into two kinds, one is rolled edge, that is the upper and lower bottom cover are cardboard, there is a do not roll the edge, the upper and lower mounted on the iron cover (or easy to pull the cover).

3. According to the distinct styles: 1-piece cardboard tube; 2-piece cardboard tube, and 3-piece cardboard tube.

One-piece paper tubes, also known as single paper tubes, are widely used as plain kraft shipping tubes or mailing tubes without color printing.

Sourced from kraft paper tubes, custom printing is suitable for creating tailor-made tube packaging for retail packaging.

The choice of finishes and coatings can enhance the appearance of the packaging, increase the selling price of the product and boost marketing efforts.

Available in a variety of materials with end caps, a cardboard tube is perfect for shipping, mailing, and packaging wines, spirits and bottles, diplomas and certificates, and gift packaging.

Two-Piece Paper Tube, or telescopic (retractable) tube, consists of a cardboard base (tube body) and a cap (slide) to create a cap box-style paper cylindrical carton.

Creative packaging styles add novelty to the packaging and help the brand stand out from the crowd.

Bespoke printing with additional coatings such as foil stamping and lamination creates a branded, attractive, and luxurious retail package that enhances product value and strengthens marketing efforts.

Custom sizes allow the tubes to fit just right for a variety of retail products, providing premium production protection during handling and transportation.

Two-piece cardboard tubes are ideal for primary and secondary packaging of a wide range of consumer products

Three-piece tubes, also known as docking tubes, fully retractable (telescopic) tubes, or flush cardboard tubes, are the most common tube type used in a variety of retail applications and industries such as beauty and cosmetics, health and personal care, home fragrance, cannabis, CBD, wine and spirits packaging, consumer electronics, household, and food packaging.

Different Lids and Bottoms For Your Cardboard Tubes

Ture beauty lies in the details. This also counts for our cardboard tube packaging. This is why, besides offering a range of printing techniques, we also offer numerous different top and bottom closures that will offer a perfect finishing touch to your custom-made tube packaging.

In addition to the standard cardboard sleeve; we also offer a range of different closures for you to choose from. These include ear caps, aluminum coffee seals, airtight metal stopper caps, metal pull caps, and even caps made from wood, bamboo, and cork! In addition, we offer the possibility of designing customized lids in different shapes and made from various materials. Just let us know what you are looking for, and we will be happy to help you find the proper closure for your customized cardboard tube packaging.

For the bottom of the tube, we also offer a standard cardboard bottom and a range of different customized options. Examples include colored aluminum bottoms, paper bottoms, wooden bottoms, or cork bottoms. We will ensure that the bottom of your tube matches the cap and the overall design perfectly, providing a unique and outstanding finish for the entire box, taking your product branding to a whole new level!

Different surface paper-wrapped custom cardboard tubes packaging

Cardboard tubes are made of recycled kraft paper, so the natural color of the tubes is brown kraft paper, but we can wrap different colors of paper on the surface of the tubes to make colorful tube packaging, both inside and outside. Brown kraft top paper can be simply printed in color and looks natural.

White-coated paper is most commonly used for printing full-color artwork, just as they are for wrapping other gift box packaging, because the coated paper is the best paper to print on for high-quality printing results. This allows for full CMYK printing and provides a premium look that is not dull or glossy like some matte and glossy finishes.

Kraft paper: Brown kraft surface papers are commonly found on the inside and outside of cardboard tubes. Most of them are printed in one or two colors on natural packaging. These are perfect for an eco-friendly appearance.

Black surface paper: Both internal and external tubes can be wrapped in black surface paper. Usually, they are custom printed in white ink. White ink doesn’t work well. It needs print times to make it clear published.

Different trays to hold the products

You can pick plastic or froth addition to put inside the cardboard cylinders to best accommodate your item, for example, whole oil bottles, so they won’t move around in the cylinders if the cylinder has some additional room inside.

The froth shading can be white EVA froth, dark froth, and dim shading; they are the most widely recognized utilized. Once in a while, the paperboard embed is additionally applied.

Various Printing and finish on custom paper tube cylinder packaging

White-coated paper’s commonly used surface finishing is gold/silver stamping, silkscreen printing, embossing, debossing, lamination, and spot UV. Only the lamination can not be used on kraft paper tubes due to the surface of kraft paper no coated layer for lamination. Others are ok.

Choose Cardboard Tubes to Protect Your Product

Eastpkg company is specialized in cutting-edge technology to ensure that we can manage any size work, from a few hundred to a few hundred thousand! From the first item to the last, we maintain a high level of quality all through the production. Our goal is to build a solution that works effectively, fits your requirements, and is delivered as soon as possible.

We provide custom packaging for shipping and retail in various sizes, configurations, and weights, as well as point-of-purchase displays that showcase your items to their full potential. We may print basic details, barcoding, and identification on your packages at your request to make warehousing and shipment easier. Alternatively, we can enhance their brand image with bright colors to set your brand out from the competition!

We design, engineer, and manufacture custom paper tubes including Perfume Paper tubes | Lip Balm Tubes | Tea Paper tubes | Wine Tube boxes | Container Packaging Boxes that stand out, get noticed, and sell more products.

For more information on the costs and steps involved in having your custom cardboard tube packaging designed and manufactured by Eastpkg, please contact us at sale@paper-tubes.com. We will get back to your inquiry within one business day. We are looking forward to hearing from you and assisting you in designing a custom cardboard tube packaging that will perfectly represent your product and brand.

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