Cosme Tech Tokyo 2020 focus: Advanced packaging tube, POLYLAMI and ABL tube

Application

The aluminum barrier laminate tube, or ABL tube, is being widely used for oral care, healthcare, personal care, and pharmaceuticals. Comprising of aluminum/PET foil and PE, the ABL tube is equally compatible with solvent-based acid or alkaline products. The impermeable and impenetrable properties of foil provide superior protection to contents, keeping them fresh and uncontaminated even through long periods of intermittent use.

In 2014, SR Packaging launched POLYLAMI, which is the ABL tube coated in the PE layer for extra protection. Comparing  to ABL tube, the key differences of POLYLAMI are: 

  • Scratchproof
  • Invisible side seam
  • Diversified surface treatment

The aluminum middle layer of ABL tube and POLYLAMI works to enhance compatibility with difficult ingredients such as products containing SPF formulas or active ingredients, here are a few examples: 

  • Beauty & Skincare: Long-lasting hair dye, SPF base foundation, Sunscreen moisturizer, Fragranced cream, Whitening serum, Skin-brighten exfoliator
  • Healthcare & Pharma: Pharmaceutical cream, Ophthalmic ointment, Liquid Bandage
  • Household & Industrial: Toothpaste, Adhesive, Paint

With different production processes, POLYLAMI combines protection and optimized decoration & shapeable possibilities for the product in an advanced way.

ABL Tube production: 

Laminate → Decorate → Side Seam → Cutting, Heading, and Capping

POLYLAMI production: 

Laminate → Decorate (Optional coloring) →  Side Seam → External PE coating  → Decorate (Optional) → Cutting, Heading, and Capping

Comparing POLYLAMI, ABL, and PE tube

Evaluate in different aspects...

POLYLAMI

ABL Tube

PE Tube

Thickness

0.37 mm ~ 0.43 mm

0.25  mm ~ 0.39 mm

0.30 mm ~ 0.39 mm

Seamless shoulder

No

Metallic Sheerness

No

Barrier for blocking UV light

No

Vapor and gas barrier

Round tube

✓ 

  (D19 ~ 50 mm)

✓ 

  (D19 ~ 50 mm)

✓ 

  (D13 ~ 60 mm)

Oval tube

✓ 

  (D19 ~ 50 mm)

No

✓ 

  (D13 ~ 60 mm)

Super Oval tube

✓ 

  (D19 ~ 50 mm)

No

✓ 

  (D13 ~ 60 mm)

Offset Printing

Labeling

No

Silk Screen Printing

Hot Stamping

                                                    

See also

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  • Created 05 Dec 2019
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