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Cosmetics drive the development of Tube packaging


With the rapid development of the composite technology of plastics and different materials, the composite tube has gradually entered a variety of different packaging fields such as high-end cosmetics due to its excellent performance of water and oxygen resistance and good convenience. This is changing the traditional concept of plastic composite tube packaging as simple packaging for low-end products. Advantages of composite tube Compared with other product packaging, cosmetic packaging has higher requirements on water and oxygen resistance. For example, fats that contain water may contain enzymes and yeast. Due to the presence of enzymes, if the moisture in the oil is increased, the hydrolysis of the oil will be caused and the automatic oxidation reaction will be accelerated, so as to provide a living environment for microorganisms and reduce the activity of some components. Therefore, it is necessary to prevent the invasion of external water.

Additional, a few powdery products should prevent to absorb moisture and cause caking, sclerosing metamorphism to wait. And some of the products that contain water are used at clean skin, must make its maintain certain moisture content inside certain period, because this also wants to prevent the moisture of cosmetic interior to escape. Oxygen is the main factor that causes rancidity of cosmetics. Most cosmetics contain oil components, oil in the unsaturated bond is easy to oxidize and cause deterioration, namely rancidity. The oxidation of this unsaturated oil is a chain reaction. As long as a small part of the oil begins to oxidize, it will quickly lead to complete rancidity of the oil, thus reducing the quality or failure of the product. Therefore, in the production, storage and use of cosmetics, we should try our best to avoid the occurrence of oil rancidity and prevent the entry of oxygen. In summary, plastic composite tube has many advantages that are incomparable to other materials. The aluminum-plastic composite tube has excellent barrier performance, and the multi-layer composite tube can also achieve the effect of preventing water, oxygen, odor entry or fragrance escape through the reasonable design of material structure. Therefore, various plastic composite tubes have become an indispensable packaging form for cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.


In recent years, LISSON composite tube has been widely used by many famous brands. For example, LISSON composite tube packaging is used in SK-Ⅱ skincare products which are expensive in China. In the market for sunscreens, brands such as Ranko are heavily tube packaged. Tube, arguably one of the most popular packaging options in the cosmetics market in the last two years. Plastic composite tube is mainly used in the cosmetics industry for cleaning cream, facial cleanser (milk), shower gel, shampoo, shampoo, conditioner, hair dye, local ointment, hair removal cream, toothpaste and other products packaging; In the pharmaceutical industry, it is mainly used in the packaging of cream and ointment for external use. Cosmetics often represent fashion, avant-garde or trend. Therefore, the protective, functional and decorative aspects of cosmetics packaging are almost equally important.

Cosmetics packaging has also been the most active market, not only the product update fast, design avant-garde, and the level of processing production requirements are very high. The first requirement of cosmetic packaging is that it cannot have any chemical or biological reaction with the contents; Secondly, the use should be convenient, the packaging usually requires a secondary sealing function, to have a certain durability; Another is to have a very good marketing effect. The decoration of the package is very high, and the production should be very exquisite. For many high-end cosmetics, packaging costs more than the product itself. The most common packaging for cosmetics include glass bottles, plastic bottles, composite plastic bags, plastic tubes, etc. Cartons are often used as the outer packing of middle and high-grade cosmetics.

Traditionally, composite plastic bags, cosmetic tubes and makeup bottles have been used for low - and medium-price skincare products, while glass bottles are preferred for high-end products. In recent years, with the continuous emergence of all kinds of new plastic materials and the development and maturity of plastic composite technology, a variety of plastic packaging is playing a more and more important role in the field of high-end cosmetics packaging. Various composite tubes are one of the most important packaging forms. The packaging of functional toothpaste Toothpaste is an essential dental care products. With the continuous enhancement of the function of toothpaste and the increasing types of toothpaste, the packaging of toothpaste has also undergone great changes. Toothpaste packaging was originally made of lead tin material tube packaging toothpaste, until the last century in the 1960s began to use aluminum tube packaging. Due to the limitation of printing mode, the toothpaste tube only uses letterpress printing to print some words and color blocks, but fails to print images. Even the printed text was not of high quality, with the large print being rough and the small print completely unprintable. Due to the limited technical level, aluminum tubes have long been the only choice of toothpaste tubes.


Until the late 1980s, the domestic output of toothpaste has nearly 1 billion, not only to meet the demand of the domestic market, but also part of the export. During this period, the development of functional toothpastes was also accelerated. Under the circumstance that people paid equal attention to tooth cleaning and dental disease prevention, various pharmaceutical toothpastes emerged at the right moment. At that time, there were about 300 million pieces of drug toothpaste, accounting for 30% of the total output, and became the development trend of toothpaste in the future. The appearance of pharmaceutical toothpaste immediately exposed the drawbacks of aluminum tubes. Because some of the ingredients in the pharmaceutical toothpaste will react with the aluminum tube, the use of aluminum tube packaging pharmaceutical toothpaste will appear spots and other quality problems.

In the early 1990s, Shanghai Toothpaste Factory chose composite tube as the packaging of toothpaste, and introduced composite tube making equipment from Switzerland's AISA Company, becoming the first person to eat crab in China. At the end of 1993, when the total thickness of the composite sheet and the thickness of the aluminum foil layer continued to decrease, the sheet price of the aluminum plastic composite tube decreased significantly. Composite sheets have been flexographic printing, printing quality has been further improved; The domestic supply of composite tube sheet is more and more manufacturers. Under such a background, Shanghai Toothpaste Factory took the opportunity to launch brands such as "spearmint", "white jade" and "acid proof", and began to enter the composite tube market on a large scale. Other toothpaste manufacturers in China have also started to adopt composite tube packaging. The market share of composite tube toothpaste continues to grow, reaching 60% to 70%. The rapid development of Tube in the packaging market is also due to the continuous development of new technology by Tube manufacturers.

One of the things Tube manufacturers need to change in order to improve the packaging quality of their cosmetics is the barrier nature of the packaging. Tube manufacturers are increasingly using multi-layer co-extruded tubes instead of direct single-layer tubes so that they can be used to package content that would not normally be usable or would affect shelf life. Due to its decorative and protective capabilities, the multilayer composite tube has taken more share from other tubes, as well as from plastic bottles. Experts predict a bright future for multilayer composite tubes, with double-digit growth in the coming years. Pitman, of Norden AndBro in New York, USA, is exploring the possibility of placing various attachments at the end of the tube. Lisson has been offering its patented hands-free tube with a sponge attachment for years. It is now used in many products. "Tube and its applicator are perfect for packaging any product you don't want on your hands." For hair removal products, the tube comes packaged with a scraper. The company also offers a feature tube with a pumice stone on the end that is designed to be used on feet and elbows, and launched a squeegee tube with a rubber squeegee late last year. In addition, Lisson will introduce a tube package with a brush on the end this year. The Sugarcane Tube was recently launched, a tube made from low-density bagasse. "The cover (either a flip cover or a push cover) is actually made directly into the head of the tube and faces exactly in the direction the customer expects. It cannot be moved, so there is no cover retraction or contamination between the cover and the tube." The new product from Lisson Plastic is the new Nova integral packaging system on the 2-inch tube.

It is described as an integral tube system with the tube lid facing the front copy of the tube. "This kind of seal turns in the opposite direction to the other covers that are fastened on. The whole design makes it more attractive for cosmetic purposes." This removable distribution cover is self-cleaning and eliminates product clogging. Consider both safety and environmental protection. For cosmetic packaging, safety and environmental protection are the same problems tube packaging must face. In the United States, cosmetics and food, drugs are under the administration of the FDA, the requirements are quite strict. Many cosmetics are produced under similar conditions to pharmaceuticals, much the same in Europe. In the application, all countries have strict regulations on cosmetics labels, requiring that all kinds of information about the production and use of products must be marked on the packaging of cosmetics. Compared with other commodities, cosmetic packaging pays more attention to the beauty and fashion of packaging. From the point of view of product recyclability and easy recyclability, it forms a pair of sharp contradictions with functionality. "We are the only company currently producing post-consumer recycling tubes and are partnering with Aveda and Burt's Bees and Origins," said Lisson Plastic. He added that the company has had great success in this area, "and we are continuing to see more interest in this eco-friendly concept." "These companies are making green efforts right now, and other companies committed to the environment will surely follow." It is conceivable that composite tubes that meet functional requirements, cost acceptable, and are easy to recycle will be popular in the market.

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