French company Lablabo, a recognized leader in manufacturing high performance airless pouch dispensers, presents its Ellipse range.
High Efficiency Airless Dispensers (HEAD) are still rather exclusive, and this new range brings together all the elegance of a new design, hitherto inexistent for this type of product, with the best technical performances available on today's market.
The new dispenser combines a powerful and accurate pump, capable of metering a wide range of viscosities and equipped with a self-sealing actuator, an elliptical bottle containing an aluminum-plastic pouch that offers remarkably high performances.
"Today, it is no longer enough just to have a simple airless dispenser capable of avoiding any air return when the product is used. Now, we need a packaging capable of protecting the formulation efficiently throughout the product's full life inside the metering system and more especially during storage periods, which might well last for several years", declares Jean-Philippe Taberlet, Pharmacist and CEO of Lablabo.
Although they only act slowly, degradation processes do denature products as they remain inside the pack for a very long time.
"We have inventoried all the possible causes of degradation and found a solution for every one of them", states Jean-Philippe Taberlet. "Today, this enables us to offer a packaging capable of protecting products against evaporation, oxidation through contact with materials, desiccation in the top of the pump, bacterial contamination, UV radiation and interactions with materials. For this reason, our solution is particularly suitable for sensitive formulas."
The bottle contains a flexible pouch made from a multi-layer aluminum-plastic composite, which offers perfect protection, whilst providing a high restitution capacity at the same time. Even so, it is not a "pouch sachet", which is difficult to fill consistently. The pouch fits the shape of the bottle and can be filled using a standard machine as easily as a tube. For oxygen-sensitive products, filling can be done in a nitrogen environment.
Another innovation offered by the Ellipse range: the original shape of its bottle.
"Until now, airless dispensers have always been based on cylinders, which is a shame because the pouch system enables the use of a very wide range of shapes that would be impossible to achieve with a piston system. With the help of over fifteen years' experience in airless pouch dispensers, we have succeeded in adapting our EasyFoil technology, which has been well tried and tested on highly sensitive products, to fit a new shape, a very flat ellipse, which associates elegance with a large surface available for decoration."
The 50ml Ellipse bottle can contain a pouch from 10ml to 50ml, and a 75ml bottle will soon be added to the range. The pump can supply a dose of between 0.25ml and 1ml and it can also be proposed in a spray version.