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The History of Paper Tubes

From:Honge Package Co.,Limited     Release time:2018-09-20

Overview:Paper tube history is related to the histories of both paper and cardboard. As far as we know, paper was born in China. Records tell us that, in 105 AD, Ts’ai Lun, servant to the Chinese emperor Ho Ti, invented it by making pulp from rags and fishing nets. He later improved his paper from pulped plant fibers. Its use gradually spread throughout the world, and by 1495, workers in England were maintaining the first paper mill in England. As for cardboard, that too originated with the Chinese. In the 1600s, they made a thick proto-cardboard paper that they used for packaging.


The History of Paper Tubes

Paper tube history is related to the histories of both paper and cardboard. As far as we know, paper was born in China. Records tell us that, in 105 AD, Ts’ai Lun, servant to the Chinese emperor Ho Ti, invented it by making pulp from rags and fishing nets. He later improved his paper from pulped plant fibers. Its use gradually spread throughout the world, and by 1495, workers in England were maintaining the first paper mill in England. As for cardboard, that too originated with the Chinese. In the 1600s, they made a thick proto-cardboard paper that they used for packaging.

Paper tubes as we know them today were born after the mid-1800s, after the invention of the wood grinding machine. Invented in 1843 in Germany, this machine allowed manufacturers to grind wood into a pulp they could use to make paper. From them, manufacturers eventually began fabricating the older sibling of paper tubes, cardboard boxes. Though there is some debate on when people first began making cardboard boxes, we generally believe that the first person to make a cardboard box was Scottish-American, Robert Blair. In 1890, he invented the pre-cut paper box, which made for better shipping of flat manufactured items. After this, paper boxes became very popular. By 1906, they were a staple in the Kellogg factory, where the Kellogg brothers used them to mass-package Cornflakes.

Around 1903, manufacturers in London began fabricating paper tube packaging. They used them as storage systems, as protective shells and as cores around which they wrapped fabric, papers and the like. Over the course of the 1900s, engineers and scientists came up with new materials and better technology, and paper tube manufacturers took full advantage. For example, for many applications, they began adding inner linings to their tubes. They also learned how to efficiently make more durable paper tubes.


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