We know the products we use daily, like lotions, toothpaste, ointments, hair products, etc. But have you ever thought about why these products are packed in laminated and some in aluminium tubes? If not, then here you have the answer for it. The laminated and aluminium tubes are specially manufactured for storing the delicate and most aggressive solutions inside them. The tubes are also meant to protect from moisture and UR rays, and other chemical reactions.
The laminated tubes are also known as polyethylene but have an additional coating. This coating can serve two different functions; firstly, these tubes provide the benefit of extra protection for more volatile or irritant ingredient products. Secondly, the laminated layer allows for more complex art, and these tubes are used primarily for toothpaste, sun blocks, and hair products.
The laminated tubes are made with advanced technology to combine the physical integrity of aluminium with the appealing looks and feel of plastic tubes.
Features of laminated tubes:
Not only do the laminated tubes provide better packaging, but there are even aluminium tubes that offer better barrier protection and are collapsible too. These can be used for storing the most aggressive or delicate formulas and are known to be more effective than plastic tubes. Available in various colours for enhancing the aluminium cover. These complement cleansers, active ingredient lotions, and ointments.
Some other sensitive products, like condensed milk, can be protected against UV rays with the help of aluminium tubes. In addition, it also offers protective barriers for flavour and odour. These tubes are produced with 97% pure aluminium and are available in different sizes.
Benefits of Aluminium Tubes: -
Collapsible/Aluminium Tubes are Used in Various Industries: -
CAPS & CLOSURES
A range of caps and closures are available, as per applications and depending on the dimensions. These can be customized as per the client’s requirements. They work as a covering on the top of the tubes. The caps and closures are used for closing the tubes to avoid leakage and give more protection to the products. Various caps and closures are available, like the flip top, mushroom, fez, child-resistant, smooth stand-up, snip tip, etc. These are manufactured using raw materials like plastic and metal.
The caps and closures have become an important segment for the packing industries. They mainly aid in protecting and extending the shelf life of the end products. These can be used in various ways to enhance the durability of various pharma products.
Today every consumer wants that the caps and closures must not only protect or be easy to use but should also look elegant. It draws the consumer’s attention by displaying the brand image and appealing to a customer’s sense of style.
Different types of caps and closures:
The tubes, caps and closures are manufactured for the most curtail elements used for product packing in the cosmetic, food and pharmaceutical industries. Using in the right way generally means using for the correct applications. Not only for attractive looks and different shapes and sizes, but the tubes also act as an effective solution for protecting the content stored inside the tubes.
These tubes, cups and closures are easy to use, soft, squeezable and collapsible. The right way to use a tube and cap can never keep the caps open for a long time; the inside content can get damaged when it comes in contact with air or any other substance. In a few cases, the tubes might get cuts on them. Well, it is sporadic. In this case, air can come in contact and have saviour damage while using them.
Always keep in mind to choose the correct tubes and closures for your application. Choosing the right one for your application is the most important thing you must do while packing the end-use products.
Aluminium tubes are vastly used in the pharmaceutical industry. The aluminium tubes are reliable and protective. These are manufactured in a manner to protect the contents inside. The aluminium tube's content is protected from light, air and water. These tubes are used to pack creams, gels, ointments, personal lubricants, and other semi-solids. The Aluminum Tubes can hold volumes of 2ml up to 250ml. The nozzles are colour-matched and tamper-resistant.
There are no blockings between the tubes. The heat sealing prevents leakages. The tubes are cylindrical and are of custom-made designs. The Caps or Closure can be chosen from a variety of choices. The tubes are non-toxic and very safe. It has outstanding sealing property and is also unbreakable and lightweight. Another important aspect is that these tubes are recyclable, making them the best environmentally friendly packaging material.
The modern technology used to fill the contents makes it very easy to squeeze them out with only two fingers. Using aluminium tubes keeps the content and the surrounding atmosphere separate. These tubes are particularly appropriate for the packaging of highly perishable contents. Hence they are used in packing cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, food, and technical products. In the pharmaceutical industry, aluminium tubes pack materials like creams and ointments. These aluminium tubes match stringent pharmaceutical standards, including packing ophthalmic ointments. Another use of aluminium tubes is in the cosmetic industry, which fills corrosive hair dyes. If they are internally lined with the appropriate lacquer, aluminium tubes serve as stable corrosion-free packaging. Inflexible aluminium tubes can be used to pack tablets, caplets, aerosol sprays and marker pens. The pharmaceutical industry uses typically rigid aluminium tubes and cans to pack effervescent tablets that are very sensitive to moisture.
Toothpaste, creams, medicines, and many more now come within a squeeze packet known as Laminated Tubes. These tubes are manufactured with a step-by-step chemical procedure and are used as containers for oral care products, cosmetics, creams, and many more industrial applications. The majority of these laminated tubes are used for oral care tubes and constitute about 70 percent of manufacturing these laminated tubes.
Laminated tubes have certain advantages over boxes or other containers used for keeping these ointments. They are quite soft, portable, and easy-to-use tubes. Many products are sold in the market in laminated tubes and are very easily available. The major advantage of using these laminated tubes is that they make the best use of imported creams.
Laminated Tubes are made with the help of a special polymer and are manufactured with the help of a special laminated process. This process is completed in phases Blown film, Laminating, Slitting, and Printing. As soon as these steps are completed, it goes for further manufacturing of tubing and filling the products or creams into these laminated tubes. These laminated tubes are available in the market in different shapes and sizes. Its portable nature makes it a unique and easy-to-use product for production and supply.
Laminated tubes are also recycled. Once you have finished your cream and you think it is now a waste and throw it in the bin, these tubes are recycled. In some areas, they are also used for craft purposes to make decorative items. Many of these waste laminated tubes have been readily used to decorate and make creative things.
These laminated tubes were first invented in 1841 by the famous painter John Goffe Rand who discovered this through his art and creativity. This masterpiece went for further modifications and is presented nowadays in these squeezable packages, which are quite robust and easily portable for all of us.
The best thing about laminated tubes is that although it is made up of aluminum tubes, it gives the looks and feel of plastic. It is all due to rapid advancements in technology wherein the industry’s most aesthetic and minimal-cost product is provided for the best use. It gives maximum storage area and provides space for graphics and brand decoration. As the tube is laminated, it prevents direct contact of the product with sunlight and moisture. So, now with laminated tubes, the products are safer even when transported. It is available in various styles and sizes and can be made by placing an order. With the help of technology, the tube can be made as small as ½ inch in diameter and can be as long as you require.
It is used in various products for pharmaceuticals, food, beverages, toothpaste, and personal care. It has large and shaped openings. Some sensitive products, like condensed milk can be protected against UV rays. It is widely used because it is of low cost and provides high protection even to high volume contents. It is easy to use and can be covered easily. The best example we can give is toothpaste. These tubes also provide a protective barrier for odor and flavor. This is a decade of heavy competition; every product owner is striving hard to get a foothold in the market. With the help of these tubes, one can get protection against moisture and get a good surface area for advertisement.
Companies are doing their best to make their product look good and have unique appearances. Nowadays, in the market, different types of fully automatic and semi-automatic machines are available, which makes the packaging of these tubes easier. It is not only quick to pack, but it also packets the products with minimum defective products. These machines help to give the products a completely different look by using different graphics and multiple colors. These machines have widely taken over the packaging industry. It is used to package pharmaceutical goods, cosmetics, and sometimes even food products. Earlier, these laminated tubes were only famous in foreign lands, but gradually, they came to India and became the basic requirement for various industries. It is mostly available in silver and white, but it can also be customized if required.
Nowadays laminated tubes are the most popular solution for the packaging of any semi- liquid items. This technique is not only limited to a country in fact it is used across the globe in various sectors. The best example we can state is the products for oral care like tooth paste. Apart from this many other companies use this packaging solution like cosmetics, pharmaceutical companies and many other industries. But among all oral products occupy 70% of the market for laminated tubes packaging. The reason that it is so diversely used is because of its cost effectiveness. There are many companies who produce laminated tubes in bulk and supply it to the various industries. We can say it is good not only because the products can be safely packed in it but it also gives the product a competitive edge in the market. With the strong laminated cover, makes it highly durable and hence can be conveniently used for packaging of various products.
Before a laminated tube product comes to our hand it has to pass through various processes. It is done in four phases and to begin with, the brown film is shaped out of the sheet. The extracted sheet then goes for lamination slitting and printing. Once the previous steps are completed successfully the laminated tubes are ready for tubing. After the product is stuffed into the tube, the final stage is shouldering. Whenever you are placing order for these laminated tubes, always keep in mind the purpose. Never go for fragile and delicate tubes. Always choose thick wall tube. This makes it more durable, accurate and leak proof.
Some of the additional features of these tubes are that the tubes have the property of aluminum while it looks and feels like it is plastic. It is an all new generation of products storage where the best modern technology is used for its production making it the most aesthetic and very reasonable way to store semi liquid products. It also provides enough space where the graphics and brand details can be easily classified. There are many advantages of using these laminated tubes like its laminated material prevents any direct contact of light, air and moisture with the product. The best thing is that it is non-sticky and act as a protective barrier. It is resistant and can hence reduce the chance of atmospheric reaction of the product and hence the fragrance, color and flavor of the product can be retained.
Caps and Closures are an important segment of the packaging industry. They are known for their aid in protecting and extending the Shelf-life of end products. They can be used in many ways to enhance the durability of various components and products. The major raw materials used in the manufacturing of caps and closures are Plastic and metal.
A Cap or Closure is an essential element in the overall package functionality and aesthetics. Today Caps and Closures play a much vital role in Packaging than just mere looks. Closures take on many forms. Although the look of a closure varies from product to product, its purpose does not.
Today consumers expect that the caps and closures must not only be easy to use, provide proper protection but at the same time must look elegant. It draws a consumer in by adhering to brand image and appealing to a customer’s sense of style.
Caps and Closures can be used in a variety of applications like in a Beverage Industry, Pharmaceutical Industry, Cosmetic industry, household, construction, etc. as they are available in many designs and sizes and are capable of providing an airtight seal.
We take immense pleasure in offering caps and closures produced by Montebello Packaging who have experience in closure making from the past 30 years. They manufacture a variety of closures for both aluminum and laminate tubes. Closures are available in low and high-density polyethylene and polypropylene. They also use resin combinations to get higher quality and productivity.