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Plastic to replace glass to become the future development trend of cosmetic packaging market


In the past, cosmetics are generally packaged in glass bottles, but because of the single variety of glass containers, even if there is a better design idea, often due to the limitations of technology and materials can not be realized. Plastic Cosmetic Bottle and Cosmetic Tubes have been the future trend of the cosmetic packaging market. There are more and more plastic cosmetic tube manufacturers and suppliers.

Advantages and disadvantages of cosmetic plastics as cosmetic packaging materials

1. 1 Advantages of plastic packaging containers for cosmetics

① cosmetic plastic bottles and plastic cosmetic tubes have good mechanical properties, light weight, convenient storage and transportation, easy to carry and use;

② cosmetic plastic bottles and plastic cosmetic tubes are permeable, good sealing, high transparency;

③ Plastic bottles and plastic cosmetic tubes have good processing performance and can be made into various sizes of bottles, LIDS, films, bags and composite packaging materials;

④ Plastic bottles and plastic cosmetic tubes have good decorative coloring and printing performance. Drug labels, instructions, labels, and bar codes can be ink-jet or printed directly on plastic material and will not come off;

⑤ Plastic bottles and plastic cosmetic tubes have good chemical stability, weak toxicity, sanitary and safe.


1.2 Disadvantages and use restrictions of plastic packaging containers for wholesale cosmetics

(1) cosmetic plastic packaging containers are easy to carry static electricity;

(2) cosmetic plastic packaging container surface easy to pollution;

(3) cosmetic plastic packaging container discarded material will cause environmental pollution;

(4) cosmetic plastic packaging container recycling treatment is difficult.

For general cosmetics if plastic materials or composite materials can replace the glass container for packaging, often use common grade plastic containers and composite containers for packaging; However, high-grade cosmetics or volatile, easy to lose fragrance cosmetics such as perfume, will be packaged in high-performance plastic containers.

The development trend of plastic packaging containers for cosmetics

The cosmetic packaging market has always been dominated by glass, but the diversity and plasticity of plastic make plastic become increasingly popular packaging materials, the market demand will increase. "World Cosmetic Packaging 2000-2005" points out that for multinational cosmetic companies, packaging is an integral part of product design, and cosmetic plastic packaging container packaging is gaining popularity. In addition, in recent years, China's cosmetics market has been growing at an average annual rate of 15%, with annual sales reaching nearly 50 billion yuan. By 2005, the number of packaged products will increase to 73 billion, among which plastic products will account for 61%. Annual sales are forecast to reach $80 billion by 2010. Relevant data also shows that in recent years, plastic packaging has occupied more than eighty percent of the packaging market share of cosmetics, become the most important packaging containers for cosmetics. The packaging of low - and medium-grade common cosmetics is mostly replaced by plastic bottles, plastic bags or cosmetic tubes. The proportion of glass bottles in cosmetic packaging containers is not more than 8 %. According to Cosmetic Packaging, an international market research firm, plastic bottle and cosmetic tubes are widely used because plastic has an advantage over glass for a range of bath products. The versatility of plastics can support an increasing diversity of end-user products.


2. There are many kinds of plastic plastic tubes, which have different functions. Plastic cosmetic tubes have small proportion, easy to color and strong plasticity, and can be made into a variety of cosmetic bottle shapes and the price is low, suitable for mass production, in order to increase plastic bottles +cosmetic Tube decoration effect, in addition to the bottle body printing, can also be added in the production of coloring materials for coloring processing, into a variety of colors of the bottle, can also use metal steam dyeing method of gold plating method and hot stamp method for surface decoration, to meet the needs of different levels of packaging. When packaging all kinds of make up water with plastic bottle, the bottle type, color, transparency and all kinds of decoration and decoration change a lot. In order to highlight the characteristics of the product, promote sales. The application of plastic materials and their composite materials in cosmetic packaging is becoming more and more extensive, and the design of packaging containers, especially plastic bottles, tends to be diversified. Cosmetics plastic packaging container is often made by membrane plastic method, its form is mainly determined by the molding method and the use of the mold, easy to manufacture a variety of special shaped bottles. There are many kinds of plastic packaging containers and their functions are different. The material of plastic containers determines their basic characteristics. Plastic bottles commonly used to package cosmetics are mainly polyethylene bottles (blow molding), polyvinyl chloride bottles (injection molding, stretch blow molding), polyester bottles (stretch blow molding), polystyrene bottles (injection molding blow molding), polypropylene bottles (extrusion blow molding), etc. With the continuous introduction of new technologies and new products, plastic cosmetic tube and plastic cosmetic bottle has achieved the transparent characteristics that only glass had before, making plastic products unique in the cosmetic packaging market.

2. 1. 1 transparent polypropylene (CPP) plastic bottle

The development of transparent polypropylene (CPP) cosmetic packaging bottle is the hot spot of cosmetic plastic packaging in recent years. Compared with other clear plastic resins, CPP has a good gloss and transparency, strong appreciation, quite popular.

2. 1. 2 transparent cosmetics PET plastic bottles:

Transparent PET plastic bottles have become a popular packaging container for cosmetic and cosmetic manufacturers. For example, some enterprises and brands such as Naez, Blue Moon, Kemi and Watsons have taken the lead in using PET packaging containers for their shower lotions, skin care products and washing products. PET after tensile blow molding process production of high strength, high transparent plastic bottles, commonly used capacity range can be from dozens of mL to several L bottles; Good transparency and gloss, good plasticity, impact resistance and dimensional stability, good chemical properties, good gas resistance; Soft touch and other advantages.

2. 1. 3 cosmetic PETG plastic bottles

PETG plastic bottles have good application prospects in the packaging of cosmetics and personal care products. Its outstanding advantages are: surface luster, feel comfortable, with gorgeous color and transparent tone, chemical resistance, impact resistance and good toughness, after anti-UV treatment, transparency is still the same. And it is easy to process, recycling and environmental performance, more in line with the requirements of modern manufacturers. At present, consumers have higher and higher requirements on the appearance of the packaging of goods, which makes the packaging design of cosmetics become more and more important. To achieve aesthetics, good texture, and durability, there are high requirements for designers and Cosmetic tube & bottle manufacturers, and PETG's good machinability makes the design concept possible.

2. 1. 4 cosmetic PMMA plastic bottles

PMMA plastic not only has good transparency, and its weatherability, chemical stability and UV resistance is also very strong, at the same time, excellent impact resistance makes it not easy to break, part of the brand in line with the FDA certification, but also can produce sand effect. Can be resistant to dilute inorganic acids, bases, salts, oils and aliphatic hydrocarbons, insoluble in water, methanol, glycerol, etc., but can absorb alcohol swelling, and produce stress cracking, not resistant to ketones, chlorinated hydrocarbons and aromatic hydrocarbons. It has a solubility parameter of about 1818 (J/CM3) 1/2 and can be dissolved in many chlorinated and aromatic hydrocarbons, such as dichloroethane, trichloroethylene, chloroform, toluene, etc. It can also be dissolved by ethylene acetate and acetone, and has good resistance to ozone and sulfur dioxide. For example, V040 and V150 acrylic moulded plastics produced by Cosmetic Tube &bottles company have been used in many domestic factories producing cosmetics packaging.

2. 1. 5 SURLYN Cosmetic Plastic Bottle has excellent chemical resistance, which makes it used for cosmetic packaging and perfume bottle caps, and excellent impact resistance makes it not easy to break and avoid injury. With warm texture and delicate feel, with excellent coloring, can even show the effect of crystal, natural stone or marble, simple color matching and processing technology, with glass, crystal, metal and other materials perfect collocation, can make complex and delicate color modeling products. Can be secondary processing, convenient to obtain the effect of sand.


3 conclusion

From the development trend of cosmetic packaging materials and considering the advantages and disadvantages of cosmetic glass bottles, cosmetic plastic bottles and plastic Cosmetic Tube, It can be concluded from the comparison that, although cosmetic plastic containers are prone to static electricity, surface contamination, environmental pollution caused by discarded items, and difficult to recycle and dispose of, etc., the cosmetic container manufacturer is concerned. But along with the development of science and technology and the continuous innovation of technology, these shortcomings have been gradually overcome, the transparency and gloss of plastic products and glass products can be comparable. In addition, there are many kinds of plastic products, with different shapes and functions, which can meet the consumption needs of people of different grades and greatly enrich people's lives. The selection, performance and advantages of various materials are incomparable to glass products. On the whole, in the packaging design, the application of materials, foreign cosmetics enterprises are more skilled than domestic enterprises, in the choice of materials is also more extensive, more creative. However, Cosmetic Container Manufacturer believes that as the market matures, domestic cosmetic companies grow, and relevant materials and information resources become increasingly abundant, plastic will replace glass products as the future cosmetic packaging market will develop.

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