Yarn spinning refers to the process of converting various fibrous materials into uniform, easy-to-use strands that can support the textile industry. For centuries, people have figured out how to complete this process by hand—usually through time-intensive practices including twisting and carding. Now, yarn spinning is completed by sophisticated, powerful machines.
In order to spin high-quality yarn effectively, the fibers of the source material need to align, the spinning machine needs to produce a consistent yarn texture, and the end product of the yarn-spinning process must be output in a usable form. Throughout the process, the machines used exert considerable force on the materials and end product. The yarn and any organizational or storage materials need to be able to withstand the dynamic spinning, winding and packaging processes, which will include crushing, stacking, and using high loads of radial force.
The yarn and textile industries rely on precisely engineered paper cones or tubes to wind yarn, store it, and ship it without damaging the product. Without the right type of paper cone, your storing, shipping, and logistics processes are going to be less efficient than optimal.
Here’s the good news: Catering and customizing your cone and tube designs for your business doesn’t have to be expensive but it could save you a lot of time, frustration, and even money.
These Paper Cone and Tube Designs and Features Will Help Your Business
There are countless types of yarns out there, all of varying thicknesses, weights, and delicacy. If you pair the wrong cone or tube with a fiber or yarn product, you risk straining the yarn, breaking it, or otherwise reducing its value.
It’s also important to consider the end user experience. For example, when a client in the textile industry needs to locate the end of a package of yarn, it’s important that they can do so quickly. This might seem like a small thing, but, en masse, this is the type of detail that can save or waste a lot of time and energy. Today’s cleverly built cones and tubes have features that solve these daily problems, such as reserve grooves for yarn tail placement or ones that reduce yarn tail loss during the high-speed winding process.
Interested in other ways that your cone or tube design can make your yarn or textile business run like clockwork? Here are some features and builds to keep in mind:
Your paper cones and tubes need to be customizable.
Whether it’s an important part of the manufacturing process or you want to ease the user experience, customizing your yarn packaging materials and paper cones can make a big difference. For example, you may wish to use a paper cone to identify the yarn, which requires thoughtful, accessible printing solutions.
Your yarn paper cones need to be specific to your product.
Fluffy, durable, feathered, thick, curly, or delicate: There are countless yarns feeding the modern textile industry, and they all require different paper cones. Different notch sizes—V, Y, U, I, double—specifically support different yarn types and manufacturing processes.
In addition, you’ll need to consider protection and damage prevention for your yarns. We’re proud to offer a PLUSH surface on our paper yarn carriers that protects the quality of even the finest yarns and also provides good holding properties for proper machine startup.
The paper cones you use need to support your winding machine’s best performance.
In years gone by, when spinning and winding was done by hand, the precise specification of a paper cone might not have mattered. Today, when spinning and winding are scaled industrial processes, it’s crucial that one paper cone is identical to the next and that each paper cone is designed specifically to make the yarn-winding performance of your machines as efficient as possible.
That’s where our Pro-Fit and S.G.O.B. designs come in. Each is engineered precisely to increase winding performance and ease the use of specific rotor spinning applications, making your daily processes more effective and easier on your machines as well as protecting their long-term health.
Nested cones can produce friction. Well-designed cones can reduce that.
After they are properly wound, paper cones and tubes of yarn need to be stored, separated, and shipped properly to make it to their final destination. An additional force you’ll need to consider here is friction. Fortunately, with our Anti-Nesting Rib design, you’ll experience reduced wall-to-wall friction, which will make separating and working with paper cones much easier. This design also reduces any repetitive motion injury, and can even minimize machine downtime.
You may not have thought about the way a paper cone can promote safety in your industry. However, with a little clever design, you’ll enjoy higher efficiency and fewer frustrations in your yarn or textile business.
Conitex Sonoco Is Here to Help You Find a Well-Made Cone or Tube
At Conitex Sonoco, we realize that it’s the little things—the expertly designed cores, the tubes with built-in, thoughtful details—that can make or break a day in the life of a business owner. That’s why we’ve put so much expertise and care into the production, design, and customization features available in our time-tested lines of paper cones and tubes for the yarn and textile industry.
Interested in learning more about the ways we can make your life easier? The experts at Conitex Sonoco are available to provide the experience you need. Call our friendly team today to learn more about the best paper cone and tube designs for your business’s yarn-spinning needs.