May 28, 2018

Squeeze Tubes

Plastic Squeeze Tubes and Caps
PreferPack delivers the finest, highest quality squeeze tubes to customers across a wide range of markets and industries. We offer a low minimum quantity with plastic squeeze tube orders starting at 5,000 (10,000 min. for ABL and PBL squeeze tubes), ideal for small or new product trial runs.

Squeeze tubes are an affordable and convenient packaging to protect, store, dispense and market many types of products in a wide variety of industries. PreferPack can design your squeeze tubes, offer a variety of different finishes and provide high definition color printing of any design you need. Call us to find out how we can create the ideal squeeze tube for your products.
While squeeze tubes are available in many different sizes, capacities, shapes and colors with a variety of neck and cap choices, the first decision you need to make for your squeeze tubes is the type of material and manufacturing method of the tubes themselves. The choice of squeeze tube material and method of construction depends on your product needs and marketing requirements.

PreferPack delivers quality Extruded Plastic Tubes, ABL Laminated Tubes & PBL Laminated Tubes.

Extruded Plastic Squeeze tubes

While squeeze tubes are available in many different sizes, capacities, shapes and colors with a variety of neck and cap choices, the first decision you need to make for your squeeze tubes is the type of material and manufacturing method of the tubes themselves.

The choice of squeeze tube material and method of construction depends on your product needs and marketing requirements.
AVAILABLE IN MANY DIFFERENT MATERIALS
CHOOSE FROM MANY DIFFERENT DECORATIONS & FINISHES
  • LLDPE
  • LDPE
  • MDPE
  • HDPE
  • Co-Extruded LDPE
  • Multi-Layer EVOH/Co-Extruded
  • 6 Color Offset Printing
  • 6 Color Screen Printing
  • Hot Stamping
  • Labeled
  • Custom Heads & Caps
  • Large Diameter & Length
  • Blind End
  • Gloss Finish
  • Matt Finish
  • Pearl Finish
  • PMS Color Matching of Caps
  • PMS Color Matching of Tube Body
  • Safety & Tamper Evident Seals
  • Shrink Wrapping of Flip Top Caps

Laminated Squeeze tubes

Laminated squeeze tubes start as a 5-layer, flat sheet of laminated plastic and / or aluminum. The laminate is printed then rolled and sealed on the side to form a tube. The cylinder is then joined to the tube neck.
Laminated squeeze tubes can be printed up to 6 colors + aqueous. They can also be finished with hot foil stamping and silk screening.

Laminated tubes have excellent barrier properties and are available in two general types:

ABL (Aluminum Barrier Laminate)

aluminum barrier laminated squeeze tubes at preferpack.com
ABL squeeze tubes are available in base finishes of white, silver and pearl.

PBL (Plastic Barrier Laminate)

PBL squeeze tubes are available in base finishes of white, transparent, PMS colors and pearl.

Extensive Collapsible Tube Capacities & Sizes Are Available

PreferPack can deliver collapsible squeeze tubes in a variety of capacities and tube diameters, both for round squeeze tubes and oval squeeze tubes.
The final capacity of collapsible tubes will depend on what type of product contained inside the tube. The viscosity of a product means more of the product can be filled into the squeeze tube. A thinner viscosity of a product means the same size squeeze tube has more capacity.
For ABL collapsible squeeze tubes specifically, the thickness if the aluminum barrier will limit the overall capacity of this type of tube. However, a thicker aluminum barrier of an ABL squeeze tube will extend the the shelf life of the product inside the package.
Because of the many variables of the wide range of products that are packaged in squeeze tubes, the tube size and capacity chart is for is for guideline purposes. We can help you find the best type, size and capacity squeeze tubes you need to make your packaging as efficient as possible. If you already use collapsible squeeze tubes for packaging products, let us know the size or sizes of the tubes you need, and we provide a high quality product with a shorter lead time than almost any other tube provider.
If necessary, we can provide a small run of true-to-life samples that include all articles and artwork. You have to pay for the small run, but you could save your business thousands of dollars and a lot of time later on by making sure your squeeze tubes are exactly what your product needs.
If you have any questions about what are the best squeeze tube options for you or want to inquire about a small-run test, feel free to call us at (877) 284-7752.