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A tube is a soft container that can be squeezed and utilized for the packing of thick liquids such as glues, sealing, ointment, and toothpaste. A tube is a hollow structure, both ends of which are treated differently during the manufacturing process and filling. A tube has a round orifice at one end that is closed with the help of a cap. The orifice can be shaped in many different ways, for instance, plastic nozzles that of varied styles and lengths.
The other end of the tube is folded, to seal after the contents are added. Tube packaging containers are modified with production, labeling, punching, slicing, and crimping to create an attractive package. A thread is mostly tapped onto the opening structure in order to attach caps and closures. Tube packaging contains no germs due to the high temperatures during the production process. As it is possible to coat the inside of a tube with special coatings, the tube does not react with its contents.
Toothpaste, cosmetic creams, food items, gums and glues, ointments, and cleaners use tubes for their packaging. Increased cosmetic and toiletry production is one driver contributing to the growth of the tube packaging market. Excellent barrier protection, extremely elastic project and ease of packaging make tubes a highly sought after packaging option. The key factors driving the growth of the tube packaging are growth in flexible packaging and innovative packaging.
Squeeze tubes are the major growth drivers of the global tube packaging. Squeeze tubes have efficient properties such as resilience, non-poisonous, and convenient application. The cosmetics & oral care industries are the biggest contributors to the growth of the global tube packaging market. Laminated tubes are used the most as a result of its multi-layered barricade arrangement, which reduces the transfer of oxygen and light.
As compared to other methods, laminated printed tubes look clearer and brighter, in turn improving the visual value of the tube. The increased use of tubes in beauty products and toiletries, support the growth of the tube packaging as these end-users represent a major share in the same.
Recent developments in the tube packaging market include the deal between J&J and Dr. Ci Labo in 2016. This would improve J&Js influence in the global skincare market. This, in turn, is projected to drive the demand for the tube packaging market, in Asia. Some major tube packing players include Albea Group, Alcan Packaging, Amcor, Constantia Flexible, Custom Paper Tools, Essel ProPack, Sonoco Products Company, and Unette Corporation.
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