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Uses and characteristics of cosmetic packaging materials


Many wholesale cosmetic packaging purchasers do not understand cosmetic OEM packaging materials. The purpose and characteristics of cosmetic glass bottles, cosmetic tubes and plastic bottles in cosmetic packaging are not clear. Today, cosmetic tube packaging factory will explain to you in detail!


1. Cosmetic glass bottles

Glass bottles are mainly used for cosmetics: skin care products (creams, lotions), perfumes, essential oils, nail polishes have a small capacity, and the capacity of more than 200ml is rarely used in cosmetics. Glass bottles are divided into wide-mouth bottles and narrow-mouth bottles. The solid paste is usually a wide-mouth bottle. It should be equipped with an aluminum cover or a plastic cover. Bottle caps can be used for color sprays and other effects; body lotions or water-based pastes usually use narrow-mouth bottles, which should be equipped with pump heads. If the cap is equipped with an inner plug, the liquid is equipped with a small hole and an inner plug, and the thicker lotion is equipped with a large hole inner plug.

Cosmetic glass bottle combination:

1. Cream bottle series: glass bottle body + double-layer plastic cover (generally 10g-50g)

2. Essence series: glass bottle + plastic pump head or anodized aluminum pump head (relatively high, 20 to 100ml)

3. Toner series: glass bottle + plastic inner plug + shell (above 100ml, pump head can also be equipped)

4. Essential oil bottle series: glass bottle body + inner plug + large cap or glue dripping tip + dropper + anodized aluminum cap

Two, cosmetic tube

The cosmetic tube is divided into a single-layer, double-layer, five-layer cosmetic tube, which is different in resistance to pressure, penetration and hand feeling, such as a five-layer tube with two adhesive layers and a barrier layer from the outer layer to the inner layer. Features: With excellent gas barrier properties, it can effectively prevent the infiltration of oxygen and odorous gases, and prevent the odor of the contents and the leakage of effective ingredients.


The cosmetic tube + cover/cosmetic tube is usually made of PE plastic. According to the thickness of the product, it is divided into single-layer pipes (multi-purpose, low-cost) and double-layer pipes (good sealing performance). According to the shape of the product, it is divided into round cosmetic tube (multi-purpose, low cost), flat cosmetic tube, also known as special-shaped tube (for secondary joint, higher cost). The outer shell of the cosmetic tube has a screw cap (single layer and double layer, the double caps are mostly electroplated caps to increase the product grade and look more beautiful, most of the professional lines are screw caps) and flip caps. Besides, there are some plastic-looking aluminum cosmetic tubes, sugarcane cosmetic tube, kraft cosmetic tube and more from innovative cosmetic tube manufacturers.

Three, cosmetic plastic bottles

The material of cosmetic plastic bottles is usually PP, PE, K material, AS, ABS, acrylic, PET, etc. Commonly used in cosmetic container wall thickness, cream bottle bottle cap, bottle stopper gasket, pump head dust cap for injection molding; cosmetic PET bottle blowing two-step forming tube blank for injection molding, blown bottle packaging. Other lotion bottles, such as thinner container wall wash bottles, are blown bottles.

The above content, you only need to have a preliminary understanding, cosmetic packaging manufacturers have professional staff to explain to you. It is important to remember the differences between the following common materials.

Cosmetic PET-PET has high transparency, the bottle is soft, can be squeezed but is harder than PP.

Cosmetic PP-PP bottles are softer than PET, easier to squeeze, and have lower transparency than PET, so some opaque shampoo bottles are more common (easy to squeeze).

Cosmetic PE-bottles are basically opaque, not as smooth as PET. Detailed instructions for OEM packaging materials, a compulsory course for the cosmetics industry!

Acrylic-thick and hard, most like glass is acrylic.

Methods to improve the grade of cosmetic plastic bottles

Cosmetic plastic bottles can be seen everywhere. The requirements are actually very simple. It requires high-end atmosphere. Therefore, many suppliers will choose glass plastic bottles. However, there are disadvantages that cannot be avoided. Many cosmetic suppliers want to change their sales model. The problem is when the packaging is replaced by plastic. How to improve the grade of cosmetic plastic bottles? Because plastic is a very outdated material!

Now there is no shortage of brand cosmetics using plastic packaging. The design is so good that it takes up more of the market than others. It is lightweight, transportable, and high-grade. It can be used anywhere, unlike glass, which is destined to be Plastic replacement

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