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Squeeze Tubes

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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, PBL and aluminum squeeze tubes), ideal for small or new product trial runs.

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.

Squeeze tubes are an affordable and convenient packaging to protect, store, dispense and market many types of products in a wide variety of industries.
Cosmetics Containers & Packaging
• Lip balm containers
• Lip gloss tubes
• Hand lotion tubes
• Hair care product tubes
• Makeup squeeze tubes

Personal Care Tubes
• Toothpaste squeeze tubes
• Oral care tubes
• Sun tan squeeze lotions
• Skin lotion squeeze tubes
• Body lotion squeeze tubes
• Shampoo squeeze tubes

Industrial Squeeze Tubes
• Adhesives extruded tubes
• Paint squeeze tubes
• Silicon squeeze tubes

3 Different Categories of Squeeze Tubes

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.
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:

    • LLDPE
    • 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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