JFB Cores and Tubes - Quality

Environmental consideration is prominent in all of our processes and JFB take every precaution to minimise their impact on the environment.

All JFB paperboard products are made from predominantly recycled materials and are, fully recyclable.

JFB Cores operate a quality assurance system that ensures you receive consistent products every time, on time.
Our processes are defined and documented and our team members are dedicated to ensuring that our systems are effective and relevant.

Our commitment to invest in our people and our processes ensures that we can offer you unrivalled levels of service and quality at competitive prices.

JFB keeps a close watch to ensure that maximum customer satisfaction is obtained from our products, logistics, customer support, and administration.

New Investment

We have upgraded an existing core winding machine by investing in a new cut-off knife unit.

This new knife unit enables full core production in one process rather than transferring part processed material from the primary manufacturing to a secondary cutting operation. The servo driven knives in the new unit are computer controlled to ensure a consistent and accurate high quality product and will provide the end-user customer with benefits within their own operation.

The new knife unit is able to produce cores as short as 100mm, with an internal diameter ranging from 38mm-250mm.


The following quality checks are carried out during production:

  • Straightness of the tube
  • Smoothness/roughness of the outer surface
  • Dimensions (Internal and external diameter and length)
  • Gluing
  • Dimensional stability of the tube (shrinkage)
  • Crush resistance of the tube
  • Moisture content of the tube
  • Dynamic load (pressure on the tube through the combination of weight and winding speed)
  • Radial crush (compression over the entire surface of the tube)

JFB Cores - Investors in People

As part of our continual "Investors in People" programme we have implemented a "Cycle to Work Scheme"

JFB Cores cycle to work scheme.