Composite Cans

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A Composite Can is a cylindrical container that usually has a body made of several layers of paper and the bases or ends made of metal or plastic. A Composite Can is also sometimes called a Combi container, and can often serve a similar purpose as a poster tube. Composite cans are composed of a body, a bottom closure, and a top closure.

There are four main structures in the body of a Composite Can: the aluminum inner web, multipole intermediate webs, and the label web, and the membrane. The membrane and tear off tabs are made of metals (usually aluminum). The membrane is manufactured in a blanking and deep drawing device. This same device cuts circular slits to make the tear-off membrane. Another machine then manufactures and seals the tear-off membranes. The membrane band is taken from the material reel, blanked, deep drawn and formed. Read More…Request for Quote

Composite Cans A Composite Can is a cylindrical container that usually has a body made of several layers of paper and the bases or ends made of metal or plastic. A Composite Can is also sometimes called a Combi container, and can often serve a similar purpose as a poster tube.

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Cleveland, OH  |  800-882-9002

As a member of the Member of the Independent Converters Association, we know our business and the business of cardboard tubes.

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Ace Paper Tube Corporation $$$

Greenville, TN  |  423-638-1284

Valk Industries provides engineering and manufacturing services for cardboard tubes as well as custom thermoformed items like clamshells, blister packs, trays and filler material.

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Valk Industries, Inc. $$$

Canton, MA  |  781-963-5555

We want to help you put your product in a tube! We offer tubes and mailers, cores, convolute tubes, paper tubes and many more! Our research and development department works around the clock in order to ensure that the products we offer are among the most technologically innovative in the industry!

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Marshall Paper Tube Company, Inc. $$$

Beloit, WI  |  800-393-7917

Western Container partners with the world`s top spiral tube equipment designers & paperboard manufacturers, to bring our customers the very best paper tubing and precision cores.

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Western Container Corp. $$$

Chicago, IL  |  312-243-6050

Chicago Mailing Tube is a premier manufacturer of custom paper tubes, containers, and cores, providing products that are both high quality and economical.

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Chicago Mailing Tube Co. $$$

Dallas, TX  |  800-422-5108

Here at Paper Tubes and Sales we are a proven manufacturer of high quality cardboard tubes. These products are ideal for a multitude of industries and our teams are available to assist you with determining the best paper tube for your application.

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Paper Tubes & Sales $$$

Milwaukee, WI  |  414-988-7141

For quality, 100% recyclable cardboard tubes, look no further than Heartland Products. Based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, we serve customers throughout the United States with the highest quality products.

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Heartland Products Group LLC $$$
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Closures for Composite Cans come in different forms including aluminum-membranes with tear tab, paper membranes with or without aluminum coating, paper board ends, and paper board shakers among others. These closures can be made from aluminum foil, paper, paper with or without coating. Other closure options are available depending on the company and request of the customer. There are two main kinds of Composite Cans: Spiral Wound Cans & Linear Draw Cans. Spiral Wound Cans are made by diagonally winding and gluing four layers of material together. The bottom layer is usually tin or foil, the two middle layers are usually paper board, and they serve to give the can its structure.

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The outermost layer is sometimes optional depending on if the customer will like a label added to the can itself-this typically increases the cost of production. Linear Draw cans are made by drawing the materials through the gluing process and then through the tooling process. After the tube is made, it is the cut into separate cans. These kinds of cans are made in one single process.

Composite Cans can be used mainly for packaging everyday household items like coffee whiteners, diet drinks, bread crumbs, hot chocolate mixes, nuts, cakes, spices, tea, cleaning gels and baking sodas among others. Composite Cans offer several advantages such as cost-effectiveness, environmental safety (composite cans are mostly made from recycled products), durability, versatility and user friendliness in general.

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