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DuraCores: Custom Plastic Cores

Custom Plastic CoresNot all precision plastic cores for industrial and consumer use are created equal. DuraCores, from Available Plastics, are known as the workhorse of custom plastic cores in the winding industry. Replacing both paper cores and other manufacturers’ plastic cores for years, DuraCores are manufactured exclusively by Available Plastics using specialized production technologies and custom formulas.

Whether you’re looking to dramatically increase your bottom line, or paper and plastic core failure is hurting production, DuraCores are the right solution to your core replacement needs—they even offer an environmentally-friendly alternative to other plastic and paper cores.

Available Plastics supplies DuraCores to some of the largest film, paper, and mat (woven and non-woven) manufacturing companies in North America, including companies that manufacture very specialized, high-value, critical films and foils. If your business has specific core needs—such as medical cores, food cores, tissue mill cores, paper mill cores, clean room cores, specialty film cores, and cores for specialty paper or converting cores—Available Plastics can assist you.

DuraCores function as drop-in core replacements for your current plastic or paper cores. Compatible with most of the common shafts and end chucks used in the industry, they are also available in customized core sizes to meet your particular manufacturing requirements.

How long do DuraCore custom plastic cores last?

While the life of any core is dependent on process variables, such as winding tension, Available Plastics’ customers enjoy over hundreds of uses per core.
After turning to Available Plastics, one industrial customer now tightly winds bi-axially stretched film onto our DuraCores. This type of core application, which is one of the toughest in the industry, wore out our client’s previous thick-walled paper cores after one to two usages. In a recent visit, Available Plastics found DuraCores that were still performing well, after more than five years.

Another customer previously received weekly paper core shipments at their plant. After one order of DuraCores, they were set for the year. Switching from paper plastic cores to Available Plastics’ DuraCores can offer long-term savings on your previous core expenses.

How much can I save by using DuraCore Precision Plastic Cores?

The potential operational savings of using our DuraCore precision plastic cores are significant. Available Plastics has customers that have put over $300,000 in annual savings right to their bottom line by switching from paper cores to DuraCores. Clients save on freight, receiving, handling, and dumpster and landfill costs that are normally incurred when using paper and plastic cores. As a result, DuraCores enable greener manufacturing. Paper cores and lower-quality plastic cores may cost less per core, but often only last for a few uses. Because each Dura Core is constantly re-used, the cost per use is reduced to mere pennies.

How can I try a DuraCore to see if it’s the right plastic core for me?

If you require one of the many standard core sizes that we stock, Available Plastics will provide you samples at no cost (we may just ask you pay the shipping). If DuraCores work for you and you want to try a small production quantity before committing to a full production order, Available Plastics will work with you to accommodate your needs.

Whether you are launching a critical new film, trying to make a serious problem go away, or are looking for large, operational cost savings, DuraCores are the best cores for you. With a high success-rate and minimal financial risk, DuraCores are an easy, cost-effective solution. Just contact us today to get started.

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