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Product Spotlight - Paperboard Tubes and Jars

Product Spotlight - Paperboard Tubes and Jars


For attractive and eco-friendly options, SKS has paperboard tubes and jars available.

What is Paperboard?

Paperboard is a packaging material that is renewable, biodegradable, recyclable and durable. During the production of paperboard products, there are fewer resources used making for a smaller environmental impact compared to standard packaging processes of plastic containers.

Paperboard is a paper based material, which means the production methods are similar to sheets of paper but altered in a way to make the final paperboard thicker and stronger.

Paperboard tubes and jars are created in a multi step process. The first step includes collecting the type of fiber that will be used to create the paperboard tubes. The fiber will vary due to many factors, but one main difference from the fibers of a single sheet of paper for example, are that paperboard pulp will have longer fibers. The longer fibers will allow for stronger and more durable, thicker sheets of paperboard. The next step will be creating paperboard pulp from the fibrous material chosen. The pulping machine will remove all the non-paper materials from the pulp and will complete rigorous cleaning and screening cycles.

The next step includes the pressing and drying of the paperboard. The paperboard is physically pressed to remove any water and moisture, which begins the formation of thick sheets. Once the paperboard is pressed to release any excess moisture, the sheets are then dried. The drying phase typically includes moving steam pressured cylinders or hoses that are controlled to optimize drying for the exact type of paperboard being processed. This step is similar to using a hair dryer. Turning the settings up and down depending on the amount of drying needed, and moving so one area does not receive too much direct heat.

The final steps include coating and shaping. Once the paperboard is dried, if desired, the paperboard will be coated before shaping. The paperboard tubes and jars SKS stock have an oil resistant paper barrier, which is applied during this step. Once all the coatings and layers are complete, the paperboard sheets will be shaped into the convenient sizes SKS is happy to offer.

Paperboard Tubes

The first style of paperboard tubes SKS carries are push up tubes with matching rolled edged caps. Available in 5 sizes, these brown paperboard tubes have a disk at the bottom of the tube for dispensing. The disk is free moving and can easily be pushed up to raise the product to the surface for application. These paperboard tubes feature an oil resistant paper liner, which allows for an array of products to be packaged. Depending on the size chosen, you could package lip balm, sunscreen, or solid foundation.

Be sure to watch our video on these outstanding paperboard tubes.
Paperboard Tubes

The second style of paperboard tubes include sifter caps. The matte white paperboard tubes feature a spiral design. Due to this unique design there is a subtle seam that wraps around the tube. The caps will set into place after filling and fit flush with the top of the white paperboard tube. The caps have 2 options for dispensing, the larger single opening is .44" in diameter ideal for pouring, while the other option has 6 small holes each 0.10" in diameter used for sifting. These caps have a smooth rotating top which allows the option of sliding to cover both openings, or one at a time. Test these white paperboard tubes with powders, glitters, sweeteners, and more to reach an eco-friendly level of packaging with an attractive look.

Paperboard Jars

Paperboard jars are a great eco friendly packaging option. The paperboard jars are available in 1/2oz, 4oz, and 8oz sizes with a rolled edged compatible cap. These paperboard jars also have an oil resistant paper liner. Paperboard jars could package lotion bars, lip balms, seeds, mints, or eye shadow.

Check out a blog post by Soap Deli News, that features these paperboard jars in a soothing chamomile balm DIY project!
Paperboard Jars

Hemp Zipper Bags

Sell multiple paperboard tubes or jars together in these PEVA/Hemp zipper bags. Hemp is an eco-friendly sustainable material that is durable and versatile. Hemp fields require fewer pesticides, water, and other resources compared to cotton, reducing the environmental impact from growth to production. Producing hemp products is efficient, and due to the versatility of the plant, can be produced into a broad range of products. The front and back panels of these hemp zipper bags are constructed out of PEVA plastic. PEVA is polyethylene vinyl acetate, which is lightweight, and an eco-friendly alternative to PVC.
Hemp Zipper Bags

If your product is earth friendly, organic, or high-end and you would like your packaging to match, paperboard tubes and jars are a fantastic choice. Be sure to contact a customer service representative for additional information.


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