Mailing tubes are cylindrical cardboard containers manufactured primarily from wood pulp fibers which are used, among many other applications, for shipping and mailing. The cardboard is cut into ribbons which are combined with adhesives to increase the durability of the material. The ribbons are then wound around mandrels into a hollow tube or cylinder according to the desired diameter and length.
Mailing tubes can be used for letters, documents, paintings, magazines and any type of article that can fit into a cylindrical shape. The spiral binding of the cardboard gives added structural strength and prevents the paper tube from collapsing during transit. This is a weak point of cylinders, especially those with longer lengths. Most tubes offer superior protection from the denting, bumping and dropping that often occurs during shipping, since shipping tubes are more difficult to dent than cardboard boxes. Mailing tubes are usually denser, thicker and stronger than cardboard walls, and the cylindrical shape offers more strength than a square box. Items which are commonly shipped in mailing tubes are posters, blueprints, signs, banners, paintings, artwork, pencils and small fragile items. Read More…
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