• Dimensions

    Dimensions

    CPV's bespoke polymer cores are manufactured to suit each client's applications and accurately fit to the mother bar dimensions:

    • 76mm to 470mm MB diameters
    • 3mm to 25mm wall thickness
    • Custom dimensions
  • Colours

    Colours

    CPV's polymer cores are available in every conceivable colour to aid easy identification, including options for stripes and printed text:

    • Every solid colour
    • Stripes for easy ID
    • Printed text options
  • Savings

    Savings

    CPV polyer cores offer exceptional performance compared to cardboard alternatives and this typically results in six-figure financial savings for mills:

    • Easily exceeds 150 rotations
    • Typical saving of £££,£££
    • 12-month payback possible
  • Environment

    Environment

    Polymer cores have a lower carbon footprint due to their longevity when compared to multiple cardboard alternatives. Emissions from transport, raw materials and production all will be reduced

    • Cores are 100% recyclable
    • Lower carbon footprint
    • No waste

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Polymer Cores for the Paper Industry

Since its foundation in 1949, CPV has been a pioneer in the extrusion of polymer pipes and tubes that have been used for a wide range of industrial applications. We have applied this expertise to tackle a long-standing issue in the paper manufacturing and conversion industry, namely, the short lifespan and subsequent high cost of using cardboard cores.

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Having carried out trials with some of the UK’s leading mills in the early 1990s – it was quickly found that using a core extruded from CPV’s specially-formulated polymer material enabled substantially more rotations than traditional cardboard alternatives.

Now soon to be entering the fourth decade since the trials began, mills using CPV’s polymer cores, are typically enjoying six-figure financial savings every year, with polymer cores often achieving payback even within the same financial year.

Find out how much you could save ...

The CPV Difference

The graphic shows the significant difference between using CPV’s polymer cores and the traditional cardboard alternative. Our polymer cores should easily exceed 150 rotations and we even have examples of cores that have been in use for 17 years.

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Compelling Savings

Compare that to the number of rotations from cardboard and the savings really stack up. It’s not uncommon to see savings as high as 95% achieved.

Support

Whilst the transition from cardboard to polymer cores will require subtle changes to certain techniques, CPV’s team of highly experienced engineers will guide your production teams to ensure minimal disruption and maximum benefit.

  • Saving compared to cardboard cores
  • Rotations per CPV polymer core
  • Rotations per cardboard core
  • Saving compared to cardboard cores

  • Rotations per CPV polymer core

  • Rotations per cardboard core

CPV Polymer Cores for Paper

Dimensions

Dimensions

  • Our polymer cores are manufactured to suit mother bars with diameters ranging between 76mm and 470mm
  • Wall thicknesses range between 3mm and 25mm
  • Bespoke lengths to suit mother bars
Colours

Colours

  • Our polymer cores are available in standard beige grey with coloured stripes to aid identification
  • Additionally, we can produce cores in bespoke solid colours
Durability

Durability

  • Polymer cores can endure over 150 rotations, whereas cardboard cores typically last a maximum of 8 rotations
Savings

Savings

  • Mills switching to polymer cores typically benefit from six-figure financial savings and a payback within 12-months
Benefits

Benefits

  • Reduced disposal charges for cardboard
  • More reliable = lower downtime
  • Strength - reel sizes can be increased
  • Can be stored outside freeing up space
Environment

Environment

  • CPV’s polymer cores are 100% recyclable
  • Polymer cores have a lower carbon footprint due to their longevity when compared to multiple cardboard alternatives
  • Emissions from transport, raw materials and production all will be reduced

Why Use Plastic Cores?

  • The specially-formulated polymer is a durable material which results in many more rotations than cardboard alternatives
  • Significant financial saving when comparing life-cycle costs to cardboard alternatives
  • Can be stored outside in all weather, unlike cardboard, which delaminates
  • Will not delaminate if damaged by knives
  • Less susceptible to damage in transit
  • End damage not so critical as with cardboard cores
  • Polymer cores are fully recyclable
  • Significantly lower carbon footprint from polymer cores compared to cardboard alternatives
  • Polymer cores can incorporate RFID tags for traceability in the factory and monitoring of reel weights
  • Can be striped or solid coloured
  • External printing available to show data - such as year of manufacture

Find Out More

To discuss how CPV can help you save money by replacing your cardboard cores, please Contact Us