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CCTI Technical information regarding the Technical Committee

info@cantube.orgTechnical NotebookAuto Core Guidelines and TD Tool information. (Click here for TD Tool information en Español.)

The Technical Committee

The Technical Committee is comprised of Industry and Associate members who are responsible for the Technical Notebook and address questions and issues dealing with the technical aspects of the industry.

The committee meets at least once a year (usually in conjunction with the Operations Meeting) to review and revise documents found in the Technical Notebook and to update procedures as needed.

For more information, or if you are interested in participating in the technical committee, please contact CCTI at 703.740.8737 or

Click HERE for an English to Metric Paper Conversion Table. OneSource Paperboard has been kind enough to give this table to CCTI for member use. If you have questions about the chart, please contact CCTI for more information.

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Technical Notebook

This notebook is a compilation of uniform industry specifications relating to the manufacture, testing, and use of composite cans, tubes, and cores. It is conveniently organized in a notebook format and includes Recommended Industry Standards, Standard Testing Procedures, Guidelines (including Papermill core guidelines), Technical Committee Reports, Conversion Tables, Silicate Information, and a Glossary of Technical Terms for Composite Can, Tubes, and Cores as well as Adhesives.

The complete Technical Notebook along with individual documents are available as an entire electronic format or individual electronic documents in a PDF format.

An important aid in meeting customers’ performance requirements, it is updated continuously by CCTI’s Technical Committee.

Index of Recommended Industry Standards
Index of Standard Testing Procedures
Index of CCTI Guidelines
Index of Technical Committee Reports

To order, please email:

Technical Notebook pricing:

As long as a company maintains its CCTI membership AND purchases one Technical Notebook, all individual and updated documents are FREE.

Technical Notebook (Digital):
CCTI Members: $100
Non-Members: $375
Individual Technical Documents (Digital):
CCTI Members: FREE
Non-Members: $30 each

Contact: with questions. To submit your order, please fill out the order form below or click here for the order form.

Automated Core Guidelines

The Automated Paper Mill Core Guidelines are provided to assist press rooms and mills in identifying the appropriate paper mill core of the intended application. These values are guidelines only – specific press conditions may affect actual requirements. Further testing and feedback from actual manufacturing conditions may result in adjustments to the matrix on the Automated Core Guidelines.

Click on the link below to access the Automated Core Guidelines. The guidelines are in MS Excel format.

English Version

Metric Version (Unavailable at this time)

Tube Design Tool

The Tube Design Tool is the most comprehensive software that is currently available in the industry for producing fiber cores and tubes. It takes the guesswork out of choosing the correct ply width combination for constructing the strongest tube for any diameter and wall thickness. In addition, it will calculate the amount of paper rolls that are required for any given production run and accruing cost for the manufacturing process.

In the Tube Design Section you enter mandrel diameter, width and caliper for the first ply (bottom ply) and the caliper for any subsequent ply if it differs from the previous one, the precise build-up of the tube will be computed.

Based on the entered value for the width increase from one to the next of available paper rolls (ribbons, e.g. in steps of 1/32”, 1/16”, etc.) the program will calculate each ply width. Hence, the smallest winding gap without overlap will be achieved.

In the Tube Production Section you can enter the quantity and other relevant information for a desired production run. The program will compute material and glue consumption and the total amount of required paper rolls for each ply.

In the Tube Pricing Section you can enter paper pricing (e.g. using MSF or price/ton) and other associated costs for operating a winding line. The program will calculate the total cost for a production run based on the information that was provided in the Tube Production Section. If winder belt speed was entered, the time it will take to run this production will be shown and labor and machine cost will be calculated.

In the Convolute Tube Production Section you enter the data for the desired convolute tube, e.g. diameter, wall and caliper. The program will compute the required paper roll width and total number of layers.

It will also calculate glue consumption and the amount of required paper rolls and total cost for a production run.

In addition to the main sections of the TDTool, there are other components of the software program, which assist in the daily operation of a fiber core production facility. They will allow you to determine tube winding parameters and perform paper tube/core weight calculations, paper roll calculations and paper properties calculation/conversion.

More Information:

Tube Design Tool Pricing

  • CCTI Industry Member : $400 for first copy | $150 for additional copies

  • Non-Members : $600 for first copy | $250 for additional copies
    Note: Each plant must buy one copy at the full price. Additional copies for that same plant are discounted as noted above.

Download Demo and Version 3.1.3

  • To try a demo version of this software, download the executable file onto your computer to access the files and save the file to your computer. Begin installation. During installation, you will be asked for an username and password. If you have an old version of the software, please enter your username and password from that version. If you do not have an older version and would like to view the software demo version, click cancel and the demo version will automatically begin installation.

Click here for Technical Support or Feedback

  • CCTI would appreciate any suggestion or comments about the TDTool in order to improve the software. Got questions? We’d be happy to help! Please be as detailed as possible when requesting technical support.

Download the Spanish version TDTool 3.1.3

The Tube Design Tool

To try a demo version of this software, download the executable file below to your computer to access the files and save the file to your computer. Start the installation.

During installation, you will be prompted for a username and password. If you have an older version of the software, please enter your username and password for that version. If you do not have an older version and want to see the demo version of the software, click cancel, and the demo version cse will automatically start installation.

Click here to download the order form for the Design Tool

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