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How To Choose Quality Paper Cores

Individuals and businesses utilize paper cores for all kinds of different projects and products. If you will be using paper cores in the near future, however, it's very important that you choose a quality manufacturer who knows how to make high-quality products.

While it might be tempting to just go with the first manufacturer you find or to even go with pre-made paper cores, the best solution is always to be very selective about the paper cores you purchase and, ideally, to have them custom-made.

Surface Texture

One thing to think about when selecting paper cores is the texture of the surface of the core. This often gets overlooked, but it can be vitally important. If the core is cheap and has a rough texture, for example, it can damage thinner or more fragile materials, such as tissue paper. If it's too tough and solid, however, it can cause some materials to become overly stiff or rigid.

The type of surface texture you require depends heavily on the product that you intend to use with the core. If you can keep this in mind and select your core or core design with care, however, this shouldn't be an issue.


Something else you have to think about is the flexibility or lack thereof of your paper core. Do you need a core that is perfectly straight and doesn't bend so as to protect the shape and structure of your item? Or, perhaps, on the opposite end of the spectrum, you need a core that can flex and bend without damaging your product. In either case or even if your needs lie somewhere in between, it's important to think about flexibility as you choose or design a proper paper core.

Moisture Reaction

How should your core react to moisture? If moisture is not a very real risk for your product, this factor may not concern you. If you're worried about it, you may need a core that either absorbs moisture away from your product or that repels it away entirely. It really depends on what you're using the paper core for, but it's still something that you must think about.

As you can see, a lot of thought must go into choosing a paper core. However, if you can think about these and other factors carefully as you select or, ideally, design your paper core, you should end up much more satisfied with the end result. 

For more information about paper cores, speak to a manufacturer at a company like Crescent Paper Tube Company.