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PreferPack delivers the finest, highest quality squeeze tubes to our customers across a wide range of markets. Our 40 years of experience and knowledge in the packaging industry, along with exceptional client service and no-nonsense approach to information and price-quotes, has earned PreferPack the trust of countless businesses in a wide range of industries who rely on having the best squeeze tubes for their products.

Whether you need squeeze tubes for products like toothpaste, hand lotions, body lotions, sun-tan lotions, paints or cosmetic packaging, our squeeze tubes are easily customizable for your brand if needed. PreferPack not only supplies top-quality squeeze tubes, but we can design and print almost anything you want on your squeeze tubes using new, innovative technologies. We also offer a low minimum quantity with plastic squeeze tube orders starting at 5,000 (10,000 min. for ABL, PBL and aluminum squeeze tubes), and guarantee everything we sell.

3 Different Categories of Squeeze Tubes

Squeeze tubes provide an affordable and convenient way to protect, store, dispense, and market your product. The basics of squeeze tubes can be broken into 3 categories, as well as numerous materials and finishing options which are available to squeeze tube purchasers. A variety of hand creams, shampoos, oral care products, adhesives, cosmetic products and many more are perfect for packaging in squeeze tubes.
Squeeze tubes for packaging can be categorized into 3 basic types:

  • Extruded Plastic Squeeze Tubes
  • Laminated Squeeze Tubes (ABL & PBL)
  • Collapsible Aluminum Squeeze Tubes

The choice of squeeze tube material and method of construction depends on your product needs and marketing requirements.

Squeeze Tube Category 1 – Extruded Plastic Squeeze Tubes

Extruded plastic squeeze tubes are formed as one piece cylinders during the manufacturing process. The cylinders are cut to length and the head / neck attached. This results in a beautiful, seamless product that is ideal for hand creams, shampoos, cosmetic and oral care products.

Extruded plastic squeeze tubes are available in several different materials:

  • LDPE
  • MDPE
  • HDPE
  • Multi-Layer EVOH / CO-Ex (Co-Extruded)
  • Co-Extruded Soft Touch LDPE

Extruded plastic squeeze tubes can be finished and decorated in numerous ways:

  • 6-Color Offset Printing
  • 6-Color Screen Printing
  • Hot stamping
  • Labeled
  • Gloss finish
  • Matte finish
  • Pearl finish
  • Large diameter and length
  • Blind end
  • Custom head and caps
  • PMS color matching of caps
  • PMS color matching of tube body
  • Safety / Tamper Evident Seals
  • Shrink Wrapping of Flip Top Caps

Squeeze Tube Category 2 – 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 tubes have excellent barrier properties and are available in two general types:

    • ABL (Aluminum Barrier Laminate) – available in base finishes of white, silver and pearl.
  • PBL (Plastic Barrier Laminate) – available in base finishes of white, transparent, pms colors, and pearl

Laminated squeeze tubes can be printed up to 6 colors + aqueous. They can also be finished with hot foil stamping and silk screening.

Applications for laminated squeeze tubes include, but are not limited to – cosmetic and pharmaceutical products, body care products, oral care products and food applications.

Squeeze Tube Category 3 – Collapsible Aluminum Squeeze Tubes

Aluminum squeeze tubes are formed by an impact hammer extrusion process using 99.9% pure aluminum. Adhesives, pharmaceuticals, hair products, cosmetics, paints, metal polish, and others are perfect for use in aluminum squeeze tubes.

Here are some of our aluminum squeeze tube options:

  • Base coat plus 4 color printing
  • Open nozzle, closed nozzle (piercing) and long nozzle (applicator)
  • Inside lacquering to prevent your product from reacting with the aluminum
  • Shoulder coated tubes
  • Latex lined at the sealing end of the squeeze tubes to avoid leakage of material
  • Custom caps of any shape, size and color can be manufactured
  • Squeeze tubes of 10mm and 13.5mm diameter for cyanoacrylate adhesives with a storage capacity of 0.5 gms to 20 gms.

Your customers will love the convenience, efficiency and beauty of squeeze tubes. Let us help you design the best squeeze tube for your needs. Call us at 877-284-7752.

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