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cosmetic tube packaging is growing strongly

2021-06-03

Plastic tube is an internationally advanced packaging container, the product is non-toxic and odorless, hygienic and convenient to use, the surface color is bright, beautiful, low price. Widely used in cosmetics, medicine, food, detergent and other daily necessities packaging, can highlight the value of products. Tube packaging is economical, easy to carry and suitable for holding lotions and colloid. In recent years, with the rapid development of modern packaging industry and continuous optimization of plastic tube packaging, tube packaging has developed strongly. Plastic composite tube has become one of the main packaging types for cosmetics, medicine and food because of its convenience, economy and good hygiene. Since the 1990s, China has introduced a large number of advanced composite tube production equipment from Europe, America, Japan and Taiwan Province, and the development momentum is very strong.


According to the report, strong growth in skincare and bath products will drive above-average growth in tube packaging, especially for upright tubes. Tube has many advantages that no other material can match, so it has made its mark on the packaging of cosmetics and pharmaceuticals since its inception. At present, it has become an indispensable packaging form for cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. Plastic composite tube is mainly used in the cosmetics industry for cleaning cream, facial cleanser (milk), shower gel, shampoo, shampoo, hair conditioner, hair dye, hair removal cream, toothpaste and other products packaging. Cosmetics are currently Tube's largest customer base, accounting for about 60-70% of all Tube business. Tube is used in the pharmaceutical industry mainly for the packaging of external medicines such as creams and ointments. 15 to 20 percent of tube packaging is made up of drugs. Classification of plastic composite tube Plastic tube can be divided into single-layer tube and multi-layer tube according to material classification. Single layer tube including metal tube and plastic extrusion tube; Multilayer tubes include aluminum-plastic composite tubes, plastic composite tubes and plastic co-extrusion tubes. According to the processing technology, tubes can be divided into seamless tubes and seamed tubes. Seamless tube includes cold stamping forming, rolling forming and extrusion forming; Sutted tubes include high frequency welding, ultrasonic welding, thermal welding and other molding methods. The extrusion molding can process multi-layer or single-layer plastic tube.

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The composite tube sheet is usually composed of white polyethylene, acid copolymer, aluminum foil, transparent polyethylene and so on. The traditional sheet is very thick, in which the aluminum foil is usually 40 μs or 30 μs. With the continuous improvement of technology, aluminum foil is getting thinner and thinner, and its content proportion in the sheet is also getting smaller and smaller, from 29.44% in 1980 to 12.21% at present. Now the thinnest aluminum foil is only 12 μs, which makes the barrier layer closer to the content. More and more color paste and gel ointment are being favored by consumers. When these products are packaged in the transparent composite tube, the attractive color and good texture are irresistible, and the transparent tube packaging is undoubtedly the icing on the cake. However, when using transparent tube, the contents of the tube are easy to be degraded by ultraviolet radiation. At present, the company has developed a "UV block" product formula, which can effectively protect the filled products from UV damage. Environmental considerations Maximize the use of economical, easily recyclable sheets and reduce raw material is the most practical and rational way to produce environmentally friendly tubes. When the thickness of the foil barrier in the tube is reduced from the traditional 40μs to 12μs, much resources can be saved. When the aluminum foil barrier is completely eliminated and replaced with EVOH (ethylene vinyl alcohol copolymer), the composite tube can be completely recycled. Whether it is cosmetics, medicine or food, the first thing to consider in packaging is hygiene performance, followed by barrier performance, printing adaptability and chemical resistance. Of course, economy and ease of use must also be considered. Basic, streamlined, simple - the words that used to describe cosmetics packages, and tubes in particular, were only a few years ago. The tide is already turning in the other direction.


"You're seeing a big shift away from basic packaging itself," says Tube packaging experts. The shift is definitely from plain white packaging to more colorful tubes. Some stores and stores, such as Wal-Mart, have had a big influence on this trend because their shelves also feature numerous color tubes; Experts stressed that this is the shelf effect of the need. Today's consumers care a lot about the packaging of products, and many prefer to buy things with unique packaging. Indeed, if you want to jump out of the hundreds of products in the supermarket and catch the attention of customers, you can't do it without some effort on the packaging. Packaging that is novel in appearance, easy to use, safe and high-tech in appearance is bound to attract more attention. Stores and stores are well aware of this trend and their shelves feature numerous colored Tubes for a number of reasons: Strong decorative effect Many large cosmetic companies are known to have used tubes with elaborate designs. But the market is demanding more and more of Tube packaging, which has a more delicate pattern, a softer touch, and the ability to place pictures on composite Tube. Recently, the metal look trend is still very popular for tube packaging. Interest in pearl and iridescence effects continues, both of which are achieved by adding pigments to the tube material. Users also commented on the decorative techniques used in the Tube packaging, ranging from four and six colour screen printing to eight or ten colour printing to enhance the decorative effect of the Tube packaging. In an interview, the cosmetics companies involved agreed with the trend: "Consumers are pushing tube packaging to a higher level of graphic imagery. Therefore, we need to complete the pattern design that they need." Avon's latest innovation is the relief composite wide label, which creates a touchable pattern on the tube surface; It's actually imprinted on the wide label itself. These give the traditional composite tube a more upscale look. With the increasing use of fully extruded plastic tubes in personal care products, many packaging users see tube packaging as a way to reinforce the brand identity. Because Tube is often an extension of a brand's product line, product manufacturers may be prepared to seek different types of packaging from different suppliers. One way to ensure that a line of products looks the same is to use the same pressure-sensitive label on all packages.

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Shape and Function Advantages One of the most popular Tube styles or shapes is known as the oval. Until recently, the only shape available on the tube was the circle, but with the advent of the oval shape, cosmetic tube manufacturers have created a new vitality in the market. In order to provide better products in tube form packaging, the packaging users interviewed suggested that tube manufacturers should switch to multi-layer co-extruded tubes instead of direct single-layer tubes, so that the contents that could be used in packaging would not normally fit, or would be difficult to fit, or would affect shelf life. Multilayer composite tubes are gaining market share due to their superior decorative capacity and capacity. In general, the plastic composite tube has incomparable advantages over other materials, so it has emerged in the packaging of cosmetics and pharmaceuticals since its introduction. At present, it has become an indispensable packaging form for cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. Currently, with the introduction of new materials and processes, the following trends have emerged for composite tubes. Environmental protection is not only the processing of packaging waste, but also should include the pollution to the environment and the consumption of resources in the production process. Aluminum-plastic composite tube and all-plastic composite tube are designed to maximize the use of economical and easily recyclable sheets. In particular, all-plastic composite tube completely replaces aluminum foil when EVOH (vinyl alcohol copolymer) and other high barrier materials are used. The composite tube is fully recyclable and biodegradable. Sankying has successfully developed the all-plastic composite tube based on the aluminum-plastic composite tube, which is widely used in the packaging of toothpaste. However, compared with aluminum-plastic composite tubes, there is a certain gap in the extrusion resilience and barrier property of the all-plastic composite tube, which will still limit the process of the all-plastic composite tube replacing the aluminum-plastic composite tube in a long time.


Sanitary composite tube is mainly used for packaging oral care products and cosmetics, etc. Therefore, in order to ensure the safety of its products, hygienic properties are always the first consideration, and there is an increasing trend. Reflected in the raw materials, first of all on the film, particles, adhesives, ink and other physical and chemical indicators and abnormal toxicity has a certain limit; In the selection of process, different composite process on the sheet and tube solvent residue will have different effects; In addition, the environment of the production workshop, the cleanliness of the air, such as the number of microorganisms, suspended matter, dust and the number of production workers' hygiene, all have an impact on the hygiene performance of the final product. In addition, for different target markets, the requirements for the sanitary performance of the composite pipe are not the same, such as exports to Japan, the United States and other countries, the residual solvent in the ink, heavy metal content has very high requirements.


The lower cost of the composite tube is objectively caused by the lower cost of the raw material of the composite tube manufacturers, which is reflected in: 1. The use of thinner aluminum foil and tighter interlaminar structure. The use of aluminum foil in aluminum plastic composite tube has been reduced from the initial 40μs to the current prevailing 20μs to 30μs, and the thinest has been achieved to 12μs. At present, Sankura has used 12μ aluminum foil thickness sheet on many aluminum plastic composite tubes, and has received good results. Of course, the reduction of the thickness of aluminum foil is by no means a simple subtraction. It is necessary to reduce the thickness of aluminum foil while ensuring its good product performance. In fact, every thinning is benefited from the innovation of process and the improvement of equipment and even the improvement of other materials. 2, reduce the loss in the production process. For the production of aluminum-plastic composite tube, the intaglio printing process with a larger width and the double-head or multi-head co-extrusion technology should be adopted as far as possible, and the process should be improved and the production speed increased to maximize the production efficiency and reduce the loss. Personalization Currently, there will be an increasing emphasis on personalization in the material use and appearance design of composite tubes. For example, non-standard pipe diameter and personalized aspect ratio, characteristic pipe shoulder and cap, ellipse and other kinds of pipe body selection, unique end sealing cut shape, wide application of sealing film, bronzing, screen printing, sleeve marking and other modification process, as well as the use of light ink, laser cursor and other anti-counterfeit process. In short, with the further development of the composite tube, its application in the field of daily chemicals will be more and more widely. Despite the variety and variety of new Tube products, keeping the balance with demand remains a challenge for the Tube format.


Because for Tube, almost every order is custom-made, including size, degree and pattern; As a result, Tube has a fairly long lead time. Increased demand for Tubers has led to longer lead times, which is undesirable for both manufacturers and customers, especially as the timing of new product launches for packager users is becoming tighter. As a result, many care companies are looking for suppliers with shorter lead times. In addition, the application of Tube packaging is not broad enough. The cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries are still the largest users of the composite tube. In food, it is currently mainly used for packaging some condiments, and its application in other fields is yet to be expanded. Plastic tube is an internationally advanced packaging container, the product is non-toxic and odorless, hygienic and convenient to use, the surface color is bright, beautiful, low price. Widely used in cosmetics, medicine, food, detergent and other daily necessities packaging, can highlight the value of products. Tube packaging is economical, easy to carry and suitable for holding lotions and colloid. In recent years, with the rapid development of modern packaging industry and continuous optimization of plastic tube packaging, tube packaging has developed strongly. Plastic composite tube has become one of the main packaging types for cosmetics, medicine and food because of its convenience, economy and good hygiene.


Since the 1990s, China has introduced a large number of advanced composite tube production equipment from Europe, America, Japan and Taiwan Province, and the development momentum is very strong. According to the report, strong growth in skincare and bath products will drive above-average growth in tube packaging, especially for upright tubes.


Tube has many advantages that no other material can match, so it has made its mark on the packaging of cosmetics and pharmaceuticals since its inception. At present, it has become an indispensable packaging form for cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. Plastic composite tube is mainly used in the cosmetics industry for cleaning cream, facial cleanser (milk), shower gel, shampoo, shampoo, hair conditioner, hair dye, hair removal cream, toothpaste and other products packaging. Cosmetics are currently Tube's largest customer base, accounting for about 60-70% of all Tube business. Tube is used in the pharmaceutical industry mainly for the packaging of external medicines such as creams and ointments. 15 to 20 percent of tube packaging is made up of drugs. Classification of plastic composite tube Plastic tube can be divided into single-layer tube and multi-layer tube according to material classification. Single layer tube including metal tube and plastic extrusion tube; Multilayer tubes include aluminum-plastic composite tubes, plastic composite tubes and plastic co-extrusion tubes. According to the processing technology, tubes can be divided into seamless tubes and seamed tubes. Seamless tube includes cold stamping forming, rolling forming and extrusion forming; Sutted tubes include high frequency welding, ultrasonic welding, thermal welding and other molding methods. The extrusion molding can process multi-layer or single-layer plastic tube. The composite tube sheet is usually composed of white polyethylene, acid copolymer, aluminum foil, transparent polyethylene and so on. The traditional sheet is very thick, in which the aluminum foil is usually 40 μs or 30 μs. With the continuous improvement of technology, aluminum foil is getting thinner and thinner, and its content proportion in the sheet is also getting smaller and smaller, from 29.44% in 1980 to 12.21% at present. Now the thinnest aluminum foil is only 12 μs, which makes the barrier layer closer to the content.



More and more color paste and gel ointment are being favored by consumers. When these products are packaged in the transparent composite tube, the attractive color and good texture are irresistible, and the transparent tube packaging is undoubtedly the icing on the cake. However, when using transparent tube, the contents of the tube are easy to be degraded by ultraviolet radiation. At present, the company has developed a "UV block" product formula, which can effectively protect the filled products from UV damage. Environmental considerations Maximize the use of economical, easily recyclable sheets and reduce raw material is the most practical and rational way to produce environmentally friendly tubes. When the thickness of the foil barrier in the tube is reduced from the traditional 40μs to 12μs, much resources can be saved. When the aluminum foil barrier is completely eliminated and replaced with EVOH (ethylene vinyl alcohol copolymer), the composite tube can be completely recycled. Whether it is cosmetics, medicine or food, the first thing to consider in packaging is hygiene performance, followed by barrier performance, printing adaptability and chemical resistance. Of course, economy and ease of use must also be considered. Basic, streamlined, simple - the words that used to describe cosmetics packages, and tubes in particular, were only a few years ago. The tide is already turning in the other direction. "You're seeing a big shift away from basic packaging itself," says Tube packaging experts. The shift is definitely from plain white packaging to more colorful tubes. Some stores and stores, such as Wal-Mart, have had a big influence on this trend because their shelves also feature numerous color tubes; Experts stressed that this is the shelf effect of the need. Today's consumers care a lot about the packaging of products, and many prefer to buy things with unique packaging. Indeed, if you want to jump out of the hundreds of products in the supermarket and catch the attention of customers, you can't do it without some effort on the packaging. Packaging that is novel in appearance, easy to use, safe and high-tech in appearance is bound to attract more attention. Stores and stores are well aware of this trend and their shelves feature numerous colored Tubes for a number of reasons: Strong decorative effect Many large cosmetic companies are known to have used tubes with elaborate designs. But the market is demanding more and more of Tube packaging, which has a more delicate pattern, a softer touch, and the ability to place pictures on composite Tube. Recently, the metal look trend is still very popular for tube packaging. Interest in pearl and iridescence effects continues, both of which are achieved by adding pigments to the tube material. Users also commented on the decorative techniques used in the Tube packaging, ranging from four and six colour screen printing to eight or ten colour printing to enhance the decorative effect of the Tube packaging. In an interview, the cosmetics companies involved agreed with the trend: "Consumers are pushing tube packaging to a higher level of graphic imagery. Therefore, we need to complete the pattern design that they need." Avon's latest innovation is the relief composite wide label, which creates a touchable pattern on the tube surface; It's actually imprinted on the wide label itself. These give the traditional composite tube a more upscale look. With the increasing use of fully extruded plastic tubes in personal care products, many packaging users see tube packaging as a way to reinforce the brand identity. Because Tube is often an extension of a brand's product line, product manufacturers may be prepared to seek different types of packaging from different suppliers. One way to ensure that a line of products looks the same is to use the same pressure-sensitive label on all packages. Shape and Function Advantages One of the most popular Tube styles or shapes is known as the oval. Until recently, the only shape available on the tube was the circle, but with the advent of the oval shape, cosmetic tube manufacturers have created a new vitality in the market. In order to provide better products in tube form packaging, the packaging users interviewed suggested that tube manufacturers should switch to multi-layer co-extruded tubes instead of direct single-layer tubes, so that the contents that could be used in packaging would not normally fit, or would be difficult to fit, or would affect shelf life. Multilayer composite tubes are gaining market share due to their superior decorative capacity and capacity. In general, the plastic composite tube has incomparable advantages over other materials, so it has emerged in the packaging of cosmetics and pharmaceuticals since its introduction. At present, it has become an indispensable packaging form for cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.

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Currently, with the introduction of new materials and processes, the following trends have emerged for composite tubes. Environmental protection is not only the processing of packaging waste, but also should include the pollution to the environment and the consumption of resources in the production process. Aluminum-plastic composite tube and all-plastic composite tube are designed to maximize the use of economical and easily recyclable sheets. In particular, all-plastic composite tube completely replaces aluminum foil when EVOH (vinyl alcohol copolymer) and other high barrier materials are used. The composite tube is fully recyclable and biodegradable. Sankying has successfully developed the all-plastic composite tube based on the aluminum-plastic composite tube, which is widely used in the packaging of toothpaste. However, compared with aluminum-plastic composite tubes, there is a certain gap in the extrusion resilience and barrier property of the all-plastic composite tube, which will still limit the process of the all-plastic composite tube replacing the aluminum-plastic composite tube in a long time. Sanitary composite tube is mainly used for packaging oral care products and cosmetics, etc. Therefore, in order to ensure the safety of its products, hygienic properties are always the first consideration, and there is an increasing trend. Reflected in the raw materials, first of all on the film, particles, adhesives, ink and other physical and chemical indicators and abnormal toxicity has a certain limit; In the selection of process, different composite process on the sheet and tube solvent residue will have different effects; In addition, the environment of the production workshop, the cleanliness of the air, such as the number of microorganisms, suspended matter, dust and the number of production workers' hygiene, all have an impact on the hygiene performance of the final product. In addition, for different target markets, the requirements for the sanitary performance of the composite pipe are not the same, such as exports to Japan, the United States and other countries, the residual solvent in the ink, heavy metal content has very high requirements.


The lower cost of the composite tube is objectively caused by the lower cost of the raw material of the composite tube manufacturers, which is reflected in: 1. The use of thinner aluminum foil and tighter interlaminar structure. The use of aluminum foil in aluminum plastic composite tube has been reduced from the initial 40μs to the current prevailing 20μs to 30μs, and the thinest has been achieved to 12μs. At present, Sankura has used 12μ aluminum foil thickness sheet on many aluminum plastic composite tubes, and has received good results. Of course, the reduction of the thickness of aluminum foil is by no means a simple subtraction. It is necessary to reduce the thickness of aluminum foil while ensuring its good product performance. In fact, every thinning is benefited from the innovation of process and the improvement of equipment and even the improvement of other materials. 2, reduce the loss in the production process. For the production of aluminum-plastic composite tube, the intaglio printing process with a larger width and the double-head or multi-head co-extrusion technology should be adopted as far as possible, and the process should be improved and the production speed increased to maximize the production efficiency and reduce the loss. Personalization Currently, there will be an increasing emphasis on personalization in the material use and appearance design of composite tubes. For example, non-standard pipe diameter and personalized aspect ratio, characteristic pipe shoulder and cap, ellipse and other kinds of pipe body selection, unique end sealing cut shape, wide application of sealing film, bronzing, screen printing, sleeve marking and other modification process, as well as the use of light ink, laser cursor and other anti-counterfeit process. In short, with the further development of the composite tube, its application in the field of daily chemicals will be more and more widely. New Tube products are plentiful and plentiful, but keeping the balance with demand remains a challenge for the Tube format. Because for Tube, almost every order is custom-made, including size, degree and pattern; As a result, Tube has a fairly long lead time. Increased demand for Tubers has led to longer lead times, which is undesirable for both manufacturers and customers, especially as the timing of new product launches for packager users is becoming tighter. As a result, many care companies are looking for suppliers with shorter lead times. In addition, the application of Tube packaging is not broad enough. The cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries are still the largest users of the composite tube. In food, it is currently mainly used for packaging some condiments, and its application in other fields is yet to be expanded.


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