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Winding & Cutting of Protective Packaging for the Automotive Industry

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Protective Packaging

In the automotive industry, It's important for manufacturers and suppliers to have secured protective packaging to prevent parts from being damaged during shipping or handling. Automotive parts are often heavy or come in unusual shapes, so custom sized cores and other materials are important to manufacturers and suppliers alike.

It's not unusual for our clients in the automotive industry to come to us with a packaging problem that they haven't been able to find a solution for. We take these opportunities to design new packaging materials and meet their needs with something that matches their exact part specifications. Industrial packaging paper tubes are just one of our many areas of expertise.

In addition to standard products such as mailing tubes and tape cores, at Western Container Corporation, our engineers can develop custom designs for a range of specialty applications. The part shown here is used by a customer in the automotive industry as a spacer for wheel hubs. This customer orders three different sizes of spacers, which range in inner diameter from 4.75" to 5.312". Specialized tooling was designed and fabricated to produce the custom sized cores for this project. All spacers are created by winding recycled brown Kraft paper to the desired 0.500" wall thickness, which provides the necessary strength to withstand the weight of the hubs during shipping. The lengths are cut using an in-line knife cutting and re-cutting process to produce spacers in 0.75", 1.00", and 1.52" lengths, holding tolerances as tight as ±0.005" during the re-cutting process.

Initial testing was completed on all products using time stamped data collection on all machines to verify conformance to customer specifications. This is a high volume part that is produced for a local vendor, and included a custom stocking program. We can customize stocking programs according to customers' needs to ensure customers always have the product they need without requiring them to carry an excess of inventory. We manufacture approximately 250,000 of these spacers per year in various sizes, with an average lead time of 3 to 5 days. For additional information about this custom paper tube manufacturing project, see the table below, or contact us directly.

If your automotive business is looking for paper tubes or paper cores for your parts or products, Western Container has everything that you need!

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Here at Western Container, we are firmly committed to providing you with quality custom paper cores and paper tubes for use with your specific application. We even offer packaging supplies & boxes because we know that many of our customers need easy access to materials that they can use for shipping and packaging in their facility.

With advanced equipment and unparalleled quality control, you can trust Western Container to create durable products for your business. Each one of our employees is trained on the latest technology and expected to meet the highest safety standards in the industry.

For paper cores and paper tubes at an affordable price, contact Western Container today! we'll answer your questions and give you quote.

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Protective Packaging Project Highlights

Project Name
Western Protective Packaging
Project Description
Spacer for packaging wheel hubs.
Capabilities Applied/Processes
Equipment Used to Manufacture Part
Horizontal Winder
Knife Cutter
Overall Part Dimensions
5.312 I.D. x .500 wall x 1.52 length
4.75 I.D. x .500 wall x 1.00 length
4.85 I.D. x .500 wall x 0.75 length
Tightest Tolerances
Tightest tolerances of .005 re-cut lengths
Material Used
Paper buildups to meet customer desired wall thicknesses
Material Finish
Brown recycled Kraft outer,
In process testing/inspection performed
Testing completed on all products though time stamp data collection on all machines. Full testing lab available to match products
Industry for Use
250,000 parts per year (various sizes)
Delivery/Turnaround Time
3 – 5 days
Delivery Location
Throughout the United States
Standards Met
Standards of +/- .010 across dimensions of ID and Wall thickness. Re-cut off line of .010 length tolerance.

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