October 2016 - Why Sustainability Is Important to Us

Did you know that in the U.S. alone, the waste management industry brings in revenues of $75 billion per year ( That number wouldn’t be so high if it weren’t for the huge volume of waste that companies across the country are generating every single day. It would be impossible to eliminate the create of waste entirely and therefore there will always be a need for disposal, but can’t we reduce our impact on the environment? Can’t we try our best to reuse and recycle materials so that less of what we’re consuming ends up in a landfill? At Paper Tubes & Sales, we believe we can.

Keep in mind, if we aren’t reusing old materials, we’re burning even more energy to create new ones, so the impact of recycling might be much greater than we imagine. At PTS, we’ve made the very conscious decision to be a green company that put sustainability into practice every day. All of our paper is made from 100% recycled paperboard, and even our metal closures are made with partially recycled material. During our manufacturing process, scrap is collected and sent back to a paper mill to be turned into useable paperboard. We’ve decided that instead of being part of the problem, we are going to be a part of the solution. By using less energy, working with recycled materials, and recycling scrap from our facility, we are actively promoting a green approach to manufacturing.

Thankfully, it seems that many other businesses across the country are catching on the importance of sustainable practices. Organizations that once perceived recycling programs as too costly or complex are beginning to understand that adverse effect that their waste can have on their community and the world. According to a survey conducted by Ernst & Young, 65% of all survey respondents said that their company’s CFO was actively involved in a sustainability project (

Here at PTS, we’re happy to do our part and contribute to a more sustainable approach to manufacturing. We’re committed to implementing and maintaining green initiatives that reduce our waste and lower our energy consumption.

September 2016 - New Product News: Doner Kebab Tubes

Have you tasted a delicious doner kebab from a local deli, or do you enjoy sinking your teeth into a tasty shawarma? If your mouth is watering at the mention of these savory dishes, the answer is probably yes. Part of what makes the meat so delicious in these popular menu items is the method that is used to cook them. The pre-seasoned meat is cut in the shape of an inverted cone and cooked very slowly on a vertical rotisserie. This slow cooking process with very gradual rotation brings out complex flavors in the meat and accounts for the juicy tenderness you taste when you bite into a shawarma or doner kebab.

The vertical rotisserie that the meat is cooked on is fitted with a tube that can be skewered through the center of the meat to hold it in place during cooking. The catch is that this tube can’t just be made of any ordinary material. The tube must be food-safe both inside and outside to keep out juices from the meat that could lead to contamination. The tube also needs to be able to withstand the extreme temperatures that the meat will be exposed to. These are difficult characteristics to find in a tube, but they’re mandatory due to food safety standards and practical industry needs. But guess what? Here at Paper Tubes & Sales Manufacturing, we’ve developed an innovative new product that does all of these things! We initially created this product because a customer brought this particular application to our attention and then asked us to engineer a solution. We then took the opportunity to partner with them and successfully created something that met their needs, reduced their costs, and - incidentally - the needs of an entire industry.

So how do we do it? Well, we manufacture the tube using food safe foil. Unlike the metal tubes that most rotisserie operators and manufacturers use, our foil tubes are less costly than the typical metal rods used by most in the industry. In the short time since we’ve developed this product, we’ve had several inquires about it from manufacturers here in the US who can’t find anything like it anywhere else! This is yet another example of our ability to work with customers and entire industries to find affordable solutions. We do all of this because we want to put our customers’ needs first and save them money! Call us today if you would like to learn more about this new product!

September 2016 - Cardboard Mailing & Shipping Tubes from PTS

We live in a busy world where legal files, documents and other special items are continually being sent from one place to the next. Most businesses rely on the mail or a private courier so help them send and receive things that are critical to their operation. Even though email makes it much faster to send documents than ever before, there are still many things that need to be physically sent to their recipient. More often than not, the things that a business puts in the mail are very important, so they need to be protected during shipping. Here at Paper Tubes & Sales Manufacturing, we manufacture cardboard mailing tubes and shipping tubes with all of this in mind. With our products, you can be confident that your file or item will arrive at its destination without any damage.

Our cardboard mailing tubes come in two different types: snap seal or plastic end plugs. The snap seal tubes are great for posters or calendars. The ends of the tube have perforated edges that can be snapped shut and easily pulled open once they arrive. Our mailing tubes with plastic end plugs are a little more sturdy, which is great for items that need extra protection. Mailing tubes from PTS are available with customized print and colors for a more professional look. We can even make tubes in custom sizes to meet your needs.

Cardboard shipping tubes are a little more heavy than the mailing tubes. The have thicker, stronger walls and are meant to hold heavier items. These can be fitted with either plastic or metal end plugs to secure the item inside. We can even do full color printing on the outside of the tube to add some custom flair the shows of your business logo!

Paper Tubes & Sales Manufacturing is an innovative company that is driven by our commitment to sustainability. We use 100% recycled paper in all of our products because we believe in using resources responsibly. Just call us today if you would like to learn more, or to place an order. We would be glad to answer your questions and explain more to you about the quality products that we manufacture.

September 2016 - Tape and Label Cores from PTS Manufacturing

Have you ever wondered where the cores of your rolls of packing tape or labels come from? After all, they have to be made somewhere. Well, they’re made by manufacturers like PTS. We make these cores from paper products and then supply them to companies who make tape or labels in rolls. The sturdy core gives them something strong yet disposable to wrap their product around to that it can be conveniently packaged and stored. Just think how many hundreds of feet of tape can be wound around a single core. With the right cores for their products, other manufacturers can easily prepare their products for packaging and shipment and send them out to stores or distributors.

We have a stock inventory of 17 different core sizes ready for immediate shipment to meet the needs of our customers. We can print and cut custom cores to match your specifications. The diameter and wall thickness can be adjusted to be strong enough or large enough to hold your tape or labels.

At PTS, we pride ourselves on the quality of all of our products. Not only that, but we are proud to use green materials and sustainable manufacturing methods in our business. All of our products are made with 100% recycled paper, so when you purchase for us you can feel good knowing that we are reusing and repurposing materials. We also create aluminum ends that are made using 75% recycled aluminum. We truly believe in the necessity of recycling, and we’re committed enough to make sustainable manufacturing a reality.

PTS Manufacturing has been in business for over 30 years, and in that time our expertise has the respect of customers and competitors across the country. We are not one of the largest independent manufacturers of paper tubes and cores in the country and we offer nationwide distribution. Whatever your core and tube needs may be, we can find a way to meet them. You’ll be impressed by our excellent customer service and quick turnaround times. Call PTS today at 1-800-422-5108.

August 2016 - Understanding Success & Soap Stick Tubes

The thing we do best outside of providing high quality paper tubes and core products, is understanding our strengths and catering our business around those strengths. This is the secret to not just our success, but success in general. Here at Paper Tubes & Sales, we constantly evaluate our equipment and other assets in order to determine if they are running to the best of their abilities or if there is some way to position them to be more efficient. We understand our assets and strive to use them to the best of our ability. This results in our ability to fill the needs of our customers as quickly as possible with a high quality product that will meet their needs.

Our business was built on identifying needs and filling them. Our soap stick tubes do just that. Over the years we have gained a lot of experience working with a number of different industries. We have been able to adjust our assets in order to deliver a top of the line product that fills the needs of our customers. These soap stick tubes are made for the natural gas industry as they are lined with a silicone material that allows for easy release of your soap. This silicone serves two main purposes, the first is that easy release, and the second is keeping the outside of your packaging clean and looking great. Here at Paper Tubes & Sales we offer custom options for your soap stick tube such as printing logos and instructions on the outside of your paper tube.

We offer a number of different lengths and diameters of soap stick tubes in order to better fit your application. Reach out to us today for more information by phone (800) 422-5108 or send us an email at and we would be happy to answer any and all questions about our soap stick tube products or any of the other products and services here at Paper Tubes and Sales. Let us know how we can utilize our assets to fit your need!

July 2016 - High Quality Paper Cores and Rigid Packaging

Paper Tubes & Sales manufacturing is proud to be leaders in providing high quality paper rigid packaging and paper cores among a wide variety of other services. We have work experiences with a number of different industries such as tape and label manufacturers, advertising agencies, paper manufacturers & converters, metal convertors, the textiles industry, food manufacturers and many, many more. Our secret to success is simply that we are able to utilize our assets to the best of our abilities. We understand our customers’ needs and are able to take advantage of our experience and tools in order to fill that need.

This is exactly what we do with our line of high quality paper cores and rigid packaging. For over 42 years Paper Tubes & Sales has been leaders in our industry with the products and services that we offer. What we offer in terms of packaging solutions is no different. These products are made to each individual customer’s needs and specifications, here at Paper Tubes & Sales we are able to offer our customers a number of different options from upgrading the paper in order to provide a higher crush value to certain requirements in terms of length and width of the packaging material.

Contact us today and let us know your unique requirements! We’ll work with you to get the right paper grade, tolerances, wall thickness and the right cuts for your quality core. Visit our Contact Us page for our location and phone numbers or send us an email at and one of our highly qualify staff will be in contact with you as soon as possible. We are a customer oriented business that offers quick turnaround times and strive to provide unmatched service. Experience Paper Tubes & Sales for yourself today!

March 2016 - Industrial Packaging Division

For over 27 years, Paper Tubes & Sales has been at the forefront of the paper tube and packaging industry through utilizing our experiences and knowledge to provide top of the line products to our customers. We are proud to say that we are one of the largest independent manufacturers of paper cores, tubes and composite cans in the United States of America. On top of that, we own our own fleet of trucks which allows us to better ensure that orders arrive on time. We are built big enough to be reliable and strong yet because we are still independent we are able to provide a small company feel in terms of personal attention to each and every one of our customers.

Because of that size we are able to provide companies with high quality industrial products in virtually any size that you may need. We use our extensive years of core and tube manufacturing along with our 60,000 square foot facility to make up one of the best paper core and paper tube suppliers in the southwest. All of our stock products are available for immediate shipments, and custom creations are typically made within two weeks, this is where our own trucks really comes in handy as you do not have to wait for the right product to meet your needs.

Within our industrial division we are also able to provide you with printing both inside and out as well as colors. If your application requires a coat of wax or plastic plugs or even some metal, we can handle it. For more information please visit our Industrial Division page on our website or reach out to us in order to learn more about what we offer and to see if Paper Tubes & Sales can provide the right solution for your need.

July 2008 - Can division plant upgrade completed.

Dallas, TX, July 2008 - Paper Tubes and Sales announces the completion of the upgrade to their Can Division Plant. All lines have state-of-the-art equipment which reduces costs through efficient manufacturing. "These upgrades allow us to compete with anyone in the country, with consistent quality and low costs," General Manager Scott Stewart said. Paper Tubes and Sales can now manufacture over 300,000 cans a day through numerous can lines. This capacity solidifies Paper Tubes and Sales as one of the largest composite can manufacturers in the country.

February 2008 - Core and tube plant upgrades continue.

Dallas, TX, February 2008 - Paper Tubes and Sales continues to acquire state of the art machinery to improve quality and effeciencies in its Core and Tube divisions. "We continue to purchase and make equipment to increase the sizes of tubes and cores we manufacture. Tooling increases gives us the ability to manufacture over 120 different inside diameters from 1/2" to 30". This ensures that we have the right size for all our customers." Scott Stewart, General Manager said. "Our expansion has not stopped there, new machines have been added to increase capacity, reduce costs and maintain quality throughout the manufacturing process," he added.

June 2001 - Paper Tubes and Sales doubles manufacturing with acquisition of new building.

Dallas, TX, June 2001 - General Manager Scott Stewart announced the purchase of the building accross the street from the existing plant. The building will house the general offices as well as the Core and Tube divisions. The acquisition will more than double the manufacturing size of Paper Tubes and Sales to 125,000 square feet. The Can division will expand to the entire current facility and upgrades to the machines and lines will commence as Paper Tubes and Sales looks to the future of growth and expansion.

If you’re looking for “GREEN,” look no further than PTS! After all, green is the color of PTS.