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Convolute vs Spiral Paper Tubes: Which is the Superior Choice for Your Business?

For over 35 years, the team at Just Paper Tubes (JPT) has been helping businesses across the UK and Europe unlock the power of high-quality paper tube solutions. One of the most common questions we receive from customers is: what sets convolute and spiral paper tubes apart, and which option is better suited for my application?


In this detailed blog post, we'll delve into the unique properties and use cases of these two paper tube constructions to help you make an informed decision for your industrial, packaging, or film core requirements.





Understanding Convolute Paper Tubes

Convolute paper tubes are manufactured by winding a single continuous sheet of paper in a longitudinal direction around a central core. This process results in a seamless, cylindrical tube with impressive axial strength and rigidity. Convolute tubes are typically made using kraft or recycled paper, and are often utilised in heavier industrial applications like textile manufacturing.


The Advantages of Spiral Paper Tubes

In contrast, spiral paper tubes are crafted by winding multiple sheets of paper in a continuous spiral pattern around a mandrel. The layers are firmly bonded together using a high-strength adhesive, creating a smooth, consistent surface. This construction method endows spiral paper tubes with several key benefits:


Unparalleled Crush Resistance: The layered spiral design of our tubes makes them exceptionally resistant to crushing and deformation, even when subjected to heavy loads. This makes them an ideal choice for industrial core applications.


Boundless Customisation: Spiral paper tubes can be manufactured in a wide range of diameters, wall thicknesses, and custom lengths to meet your exact specifications. This flexibility is crucial for packaging, mailing, and film core needs.


Flawless Surface Finish: The spiral winding process results in a very uniform, consistent surface on the exterior of the tube, making it well-suited for applications like mailing tubes, tape cores, and retail packaging.


Diverse Material Options: At JPT, we can construct spiral paper tubes using kraft paper, recycled paper, and even speciality coated papers to suit your unique requirements.


Exceptional Applications for Spiral Paper Tubes Given their superior performance characteristics and customisation options, spiral paper tubes are a premier choice for a wide array of industrial, packaging, and consumer applications, including:

  • Industrial cores for textiles, tapes, and other materials

  • Film cores for the cinema and photography industries

  • Mailing and shipping tubes

  • Tape and label cores

  • Retail packaging

Why Choose Just Paper Tubes? As one of the most experienced spiral paper tube manufacturers in the UK, the team at JPT is committed to providing our customers with unparalleled quality, service, and expertise. Our state-of-the-art production facility allows us to quickly deliver custom spiral paper tubes in a wide range of sizes, materials, and configurations.


Ready to learn more about how spiral paper tubes from JPT can benefit your business? Call (+441757630226) our team today to discuss your specific requirements.

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