Packing is a huge part of every business. It ensures that our products reach our clients safe and sound. This aspect is more than essential because you have worked hard to build your brand. One small mistake will ruin it all. It is because we all have to remember that we are living in a time when the internet plays a major role in everything that happens around us. With so many social media platforms and its easy availability and accessibility, and the unimaginable measure of connectivity it offers, people tend to post everything online. Once they receive a product, they get so excited that they want to showcase their newly brought item to the world. And so, they post everything about it from the unboxing and review after hitting the bottom. Though it can serve as a good means to advertise your product and brand, it is also something to be cautious about. Because, if your packaging is not done right, and therefore the product inside gets damaged, even that will be posted online and shared. Which will in turn cause a drastic downfall for your brand. Apart from causing a negative impact on your reputation, it will affect your sales. After all, no one will want to pay their hard-earned money and get a damaged product. Even we ourselves wouldn’t want.
The packaging is important and storage is also equally important. So it is also critical for us to store our items safely and protect them from normal wear and tear if we do not want to face the consequences and loses.
Considering all these can be a nightmare, but rest assured- there is hope. Thanks to the packaging materials. They aid us in unimaginable ways. It helps us store, pack and ship our items safely. One such heroic product is the mailing tubes.
As much as we are concerned about our trade, it is equally important for us to have concern for or planet earth, that is a beautiful blessing from God. To save the earth, it would be good for us to use environmentally friendly and recyclable products. So through this article, you will get to know how to prosper in your trade while also showing concern for our environment.
What Are Cylinder Postal Tubes?
Cylinder postal tubes are cardboard tubes or cylinders that are made from wood pulp fibre. Although they serve numerous purposes, primarily they are made with shipping and mailing in mind, therefore they are commonly known mailing tubes, postal tubes and shipping tubes. They are available in varying lengths, wall thickness and diameter (inner and outer), each serving different purposes. While standard measures are used in the packaging, storing and shipping sectors, heavy-duty cardboard tube cores are used in constructions to serve as structural supports for concrete pillars and other structures. Cardboard tubes are great for holding items inside it, to protect it from damage that would be caused by rough handling and external factors like moisture and heat.
How Are Cardboard Postal Tubes Made?
Firstly, large cardboard sheets are trimmed into narrow ribbons. And then a coating of adhesive is applied over the ribbons which is the diagonally wrapped around a mandrel which is custom shaped and sized according to the needs of the client. This can stop with a single layer or go up to multiple layers, based on the strength requirements of the completed tube. A note to remember is that cardboard tubes are measured and classified by the interior and not by the exterior. This process makes the postal tube more durable and robust. And therefore it will not collapse or shrink when used. To protect the product inside and keep it intact, without falling, plastic end caps are also provided for both sides.
For heavy-duty applications, the cardboard tubes can be custom made to be water-resistant, of high strength and made with special adhesives during the manufacturing process.
Are Cylinder Postal Tubes Recyclable?
Cardboard postal tubes are sturdy objects that aid in the packaging of things, that are made from paper pulp fibres. But at times, mailing tubes are also made from plastic and metal. Out of all these, why can we say that cardboard postal tubes are the best? It is because cylinder postal tubes made of kraft paper or cardboard that are environment friendly and recyclable.
Recycling cardboard tubes is crucial because they are used in huge amounts everywhere from food packaging to newsprint and many other industries. Instead of pilling the single time used cardboard tubes in landfills, it would be best to recycle them. It will reduce the amount of energy, power, and resources that will be used in remaking these mailing tubes. And thus will aid us in maintaining a healthy environment.
What Are The Other Benefits Of Using Cylinder Postal Tubes?
- Cost-Effective: As the cardboard postal tubes are primarily made from paper, it costs less and therefore reduces your investment. Moreover, because it is light in weight it would reduce your freight and shipping charges. Therefore, using cardboard mailing tubes are a cost-effective way of transporting your items.
- Because they are cylindrical in shape it does not need a lot of space like the traditional cardboard boxes.
- It can be customized and printed based on your marketing needs, which will serve as an effective way of branding.
- It will be useful for a number of items like fragile objects, maps, artwork, documents and many more.
- Apart from using it as a shipping and packing aid, you can also use the tubes for decorative purposes. Considering its versatility it can be used in various DIY projects. You can make paper cans out of it, to store salt, pepper, juices, chips and other such items. Cylindrical lights, toys and cat houses can also be made.
- Cardboard postal tubes can also be customized to be made in vibrant colours. And so it can also be used as gift boxes.