Plastic Cores | Converting Cores

For over 60 years Teel Plastics has been manufacturing plastic cores for use in film winding applications across a variety of markets. Our plastic cores are required when core cleanliness and surface quality are of utmost importance.

Teel Plastics manufactures cleanroom plastic cores specifically for film manufacturing. We perform 100% inspection on our cores for dust and debris. Then individually package each core in a plastic sleeve which is heat sealed at the ends. The cores are also packaged in a bag lined box to further protect our cores from harmful particulate.

Teel Plastics offers plastic cores for solar control and security film and specialty pressure sensitive tapes. Our cores are made from High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS) and include half inch wide adhesive tape for ease of roll start up. We understand that surface imperfections on the core can greatly impact yield loss. Therefore we go to great lengths to minimize imperfections on the surface of the core.

If you’re interested in getting multiple uses from a single core, Teel Plastics manufactures a WIP (Work In Process) core. Our WIP cores are made from Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS). We consider ABS to be the most durable of the resins we use in core applications. It is not uncommon for our customers to re-use a single core 50 or more times. The cost savings associated with core re-use can be substantial.

Teel Plastics' core manufacturing capabilities include ID dimensions from .300” ID to 8” ID, wall thickness from.010” to .600”, and lengths from .5” to 160”. We typically extrude our plastic cores from Polyethylene (PE), Polypropylene (PP), HIPS and ABS. In addition we can offer custom colors as well as finishing capabilities which include notching, punching, printing and assembly.

Teel’s plastic core markets include:

  • Plastic cores
  • Extruded cores
  • Tape cores
  • Converting cores
  • Cleanroom cores
  • Solar film cores
  • Security film cores
  • Brightness enhancement film (BEF) cores
  • Pharmaceutical label cores
  • Thermo transfer ribbon cores
  • Polyvinyl butyral (PVB) film cores
  • Safety glass film cores