The use of squeeze tubes has become rampant in the majority of industries today. They are easy to manufacture and are convenient when it comes to holding and dispensing products. The cosmetics and personal care industry is one area that continues to embrace the use of these tubes for various reasons.
The squeeze top tubes are packaging for a couple of products such as toothpaste, facial creams, and shampoos, among others. The most common are the plastic squeeze top tubes. However, there are couple different options for plastic squeeze top tubes. The following is a description of each one of these types to give a better understanding:
Plastic Squeeze Top Tubes
They are the most common types because they are durable, lightweight, and unbreakable. The materials used to make these tubes help in protecting and increasing the shelf life of the product in the container. One of the reasons that make these containers unique is their ability to return to their original shape after being squeezed and released. They do this without destroying any printing or labeling done on the tube. Most of the cosmetics and toiletries come in these tubes, including lotions, facial masks, and creams.
Laminated Squeeze Tubes
These tubes were first used for packaging toothpaste. Nevertheless, the containers have gained popularity due to their durability, flexibility, and low cost. Today, industries use them to package other products such as medical salves, hair, and oral care products, plus the paint used by artists. They are not very different from plastic tubes, although they have a layer of aluminum. This layer protects the contents from oxygen and increases the durability and flexibility of the container. It also helps in maintaining the external shape of the container since the product gets used up.
Metal Squeeze Tubes
These types are made using a couple of pure aluminum layers that increase the impermeability of the tube. They also provide more protection to the contents placed in them. The latex at the sealed end of the container prevents leakage of the packaged products. Their interiors have lacquer to avoid reaction between the substances and the aluminum. They are mostly used for packaging paints, adhesives, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals. It is mainly because they keep the contents fresh for extended periods.