con·​vert – to alter the physical or chemical nature or properties of, especially in manufacturing.

In a world where we can have basically (almost) anything we want at our fingertips, we soon forget the process it takes to make a product. A product cannot amount to anything great until it has its starting point.  In the converting industry, that starting point is a core.

Converting is the essential part of the process of taking raw materials and creating a finished product. This kind of process is crucial for industries specializing in adhesives, tapes, labels, film, fabric, flexible packaging, etc.  Converting cores are manufactured with each application in mind.  The cores must maintain their durability during and after the process of adding a product on to them.  Yazoo’s paper cores are manufactured from plies of paper of various thicknesses to attain the customer’s strength and performance specifications.

Slitting and rewinding is a common process that Converters use in their operations. A machine takes a product, unwinds the material through a series of blades that slits the material into smaller widths then rewinds it onto a new roll.  Our 100% recycled paper cores have the strength and consistency converting companies require to optimize their operations.  As speed increases on rewinding machines, Yazoo’s cores are designed to protect their inside diameter and core length, greatly reducing cost from waste. Custom capabilities such as covers, liners, embossing, etc. add unique value to a customer’s manufacturing process, without damaging the product.

The next time you purchase something, take a few minutes to reflect on the processes it took to manufacture the product.  You might just appreciate it even more!

          

In one week, we will be heading south to Orlando, Florida to exhibit at one of the biggest converting trade shows of the year.  ICE USA 2017 marks its fourth edition in the
Americas and is bigger than ever before.  This three-day show is bringing together over 250+ exhibitors with thousands of packaging, paper, and self-adhesive industry professionals.

Yazoo Mills is the leading manufacturer of paper cores for the converting industry.  Our products are the key solution for converters of paper, film, foil, nonwovens, and other flexible web-based materials.  Converting professionals will gather to see first-hand the solutions our stock and custom paper cores have to offer.

If you go:

April 25-27, 2017
Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL

Booth #118

Exhibit Hall Hours:
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday, April 27, 2017 – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

For more information on ICE USA 2017, please click here

      

It’s been almost two years and we are getting close to heading back to the great city of Chicago for one of the biggest tradeshows of the year.  Labelexpo Americas is the continent’s largest
event held for the label, product decoration, web printing, and converting industry.  Offering visitors a range of valuable new feature areas, Labelexpo Americas was first held in 1989 and continues to remain an important industry resource for print professionals, brand owners, label and packing designers, and associated graphic industry supplies.  Covering nearly 200,000 square feet, the entire show floor is heavily traveled with traffic by thousands of attendees and over 400 exhibitors.

Labelexpo Americas is held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL from September 13-15, 2016.  Yazoo Mills will have on display their in-line printing capabilities and custom paper cores for attendees to view at Hall F, booth #6010.  Stop by our booth and see how Yazoo Mills can satisfy all of your paper core needs.

For more information on Labelexpo Americas, please click here

The 9th annual Converters Expo will take place once again at Lambeau Field Atrium in Green Bay, WI on Thursday, April 2016 from 9:30am-3:30pm.  The expo will bring together over 600 converters and packagers of paper, film, plastics and nonwovens with industry buyers, specialists and suppliers.

With over 100 exhibitors, Converters Expo is a great place  to find contract manufacturers to help in all aspects of production, partners that can add value to the manufacturing processes, supplies of printing, packaging, and testing services, and converters and manufacturers to create products.  Randy Green, group publisher, Packaging Strategies for BNP Media said “This exciting event provides attendees and exhibitors opportunities to learn about new products, network with leading industry professionals, discuss advances in efficiency, techniques, trends and more.”

Visit Yazoo Mills at booth #C323 to learn more about our high-quality paper cores.

We are just a few days away from exhibiting at the package printing and converting industry’s premier networking event, INFO*FLEX 2016.  This year’s show will feature a show floor five percent larger than the 2015 event and is now completely sold out with over 300 booth spaces being occupied.  This two-day event will host 235 exhibitors and more than 2,000 attendees will roam the show floor for deals, information, innovative strategies, and much more!

“For the last five years running, INFO*FLEX has seen tremendous growth, not only in attendee and exhibitor presence, but in the depth and breadth of the market segments represented on the show floor,” said Jay Kaible, FTA’s director of membership and business development. He added, “It’s the only US event where the worlds of tag & label, flexible packaging, folding carton, corrugated and everything in between meet. INFO*FLEX’s aisles offer the most comprehensive array of solutions and technologies catering to the needs of package printers and converters. The leading press/converting manufacturers are there. Premedia is there. Digital solutions providers, inks and instruments, rolls, blades, cleaners and a host of process control experts will be on hand as well. Of the more than 200 exhibiting companies, 80 percent cater to the wide web market and 75 percent cater to the tag & label market.”

Yazoo Mills will have their high quality in-line printing capabilities and custom paper cores on display for attendees to view.  Stop by booth #734 to see how Yazoo can satisfy all of your paper tube and core needs.

       

Anywhere we go, we see hundreds of companies’ names and logos being advertised on billboards, television commercials, race cars, and everywhere else in between.  We have become accustomed with recognizing logos without a company’s name being attached to it but very few people are able to explain the meaning and history behind a logo.

Even though our company has evolved through many changes since the early beginnings, it has always retained the name Yazoo Mills, derived from its original location in Yazoo City, Mississippi.  Our Lion and Lioness logo was trademarked in 1936 and 79 years later, the logo is still in use today, symbolizing Yazoo’s strength and reliability.

Yazoo has remained true to the meaning of our logo, even when the country hit hard times during the recession.  Our company’s strength and commitment to our customers shined through as we manufactured countless custom orders fit to each customer’s specifications, while other companies suffered many losses.

We put our consumers first.  We are dedicated to continue to fulfill our long-term commitment to deliver customer satisfaction and quality, American made products.  Over 15,000 customers in a variety of supply industries nationwide, depend on Yazoo’s stock and custom paper tubes and cores.  Businesses can always count on our strength, reliability, and commitment to get the job done on time, every time, guaranteed.

      

      

Yazoo Mills offers a wide variety of high value added options to enhance our customers’ products and help them stay ahead of their competition.  Our additional processes produce high visibility branding options as well as finishes to meet our customer’s specific requirements.  Yazoo has manufactured over 28,000 product specifications, has 350+ individual sizes of tooling, and a wide range of finishes to produce our custom paper tubes and cores.

Our custom capabilities are the best in the industry, very cost effective, and all of our custom paper tubes and cores are made with 100% recycled paperboard.  One of our many popular options is in-line printing.  Customers looking for a unique way to market their company, turn to Yazoo’s in-line printing capabilities.  With 14 printers in-house capable of one-color and two-color in-line printing processes, companies are able to grab their customer’s attention with color branding of their logo or custom identification.  In-line printing helps eliminate costly pre-printed film inventories, provide exceptional quality, and is an inexpensive option that is printed directly on the paperboard.

The wide variety of custom capabilities doesn’t end there.  We also offer custom printed covers and liners, covers available in colored parchment, asphalt, silicone, etc., embossing, notching and punching, customer supplied double-sided tape, high gloss colored outer wraps, and much more!  With our custom capabilities, your company and products will be sure to stand out from the competition.

Whatever your custom desires may be, Yazoo has the capabilities to meet all of our customer’s needs.  Challenge us and see why over 15,000 customers depend on Yazoo for cost effective custom made paper tubes and cores.

       

There are plenty of manufacturers in this industry that claim to have products in-stock and ready to ship at all times.  It seems that in most circumstances, the manufacturer can’t stay consistent with the quality and quantity of the products that they are offering.  That’s where our company comes into play.

At Yazoo Mills, we take paper tubes and cores seriously.  It’s our passion, our expertise.  We’re committed to helping our customers make the best selections for their specific paper tube and core needs, especially when they need our products fast in order to stay ahead of their competition.  This is why we have created one of the largest stock programs in the industry, our Tubes in Time® and Cores in Time® programs.

Our Tubes in Time® program has 95 sizes of tubes ranging from Heavy-Duty Kraft Mailing Tubes, Heavy-Duty White Mailing Tubes, Light-Duty Handout Mailing Tubes, Multi-Pak Mailing Tubes, Adjustable Shipping Tubes, and Snap-Seal Mailing Tubes.  Our Cores in Time® program has 103 sizes of 3” I.D. and 6” I.D. cores for a variety of industries including tape, label, paper, textiles, film, flexible packaging, and many others.

Both programs combined have over 1.5 million products in-stock and ready to ship at all times, guaranteed.  Same-day shipment is available for customers who place their orders by 4pm EST.  Companies that require quality, consistency, and ongoing reliability contact Yazoo Mills for all of their needs.

 

      

“INFO*FLEX hit an all-time high this year with a record setting 220 sold out exhibitor booth spaces and over 2,000 Flexographers in attendance.  With nonstop networking over the course of two days at four and a half hours each day and over nine aisles to roam through, it was clear the event widely exceeded even the loftiest expectations.” says Flexography Technical Association.

We would like to thank all of our customers and attendees for stopping by our booth at INFO*FLEX 2015 to learn more about how Yazoo Mills can satisfy your paper core needs. Yazoo’s booth traffic was consistently high with a tremendous amount of interest in our in-line printing capabilities, Stock Core program, and our 48-Hour Turnaround Time.  We look forward to building on the opportunities discussed with attendees as well as attending the show again in the future.

With only one week away, Yazoo Mills is gearing up to exhibit at one of the biggest trade shows of the year.  ICE USA 2015 is North America’s largest dedicated converting event.  Join several thousand converting professionals from nearly 50 countries who will come together in Orlando, Florida to see all of the latest converting machinery and technologies on display from over 350 leading U.S. and International exhibitors.

The key decision makers from a wide range of companies that convert and process flexible, web-based materials will come together, seeking innovative solutions to their specific challenges.  The show runs from Tuesday, February 10th to Thursday, February 12th.  The exhibit hours are 9:00am to 5:00pm on Tuesday and Wednesday and 9:00am to 4:00pm on Thursday.

Make sure to visit us at booth #118 to learn more about how Yazoo Mills can satisfy your paper core needs.

For more information on ICE USA 2015, please click here.