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PLASTIC TUBES

Plastic tubes are the ideal packaging solution for goods, whose main focus is on product appearance and design. Plastic tubes nicely maintain their shape even as the filling good is emptied. For our extruded tubes there is a large palette of decoration options available, including our innovative LINHARDT HD-print. The use of coloured or highly transparent plastics, creates additional choices. If sustainable products are particularly important to you, you should definitely take a look at our PCR tubes made of recycled plastics or one of our many other sustainable plastic tube innovations.

DATA SHEET Plastic Tube

LINHARDT plastic tubes…

… are sustainable.

… are sustainable.

LINHARDT has one of the broadest portfolios of sustainable plastic tube solutions in the market. From material reduction, PP or PE mono material, and PCR recyclate, up to a combination of all these approaches, we’re able to offer a sustainable tube solution that suits your specific requirements.

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… are stylish.

… are stylish.

… are stylish.

Our own LINHARDT HD-print technique allows for photorealistic artworks that often even surpass digital printing in terms of quality. Unlike digital printing however, our HD-printing is not restricted to smaller lot sizes.

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… are convenient.

… are convenient.

… are convenient.

Applying a product with a plastic tube is easy, precise and clean. A variety of different applicators and closures perfectly adapt the tubes to their respective purpose.

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… keep their shape.

… keep their shape.

… keep their shape.

Unlike aluminium tubes and sometimes even laminate tubes, plastic tubes keep their nice shape even when the filling decreases. Furthermore, they are resistant to dents and pressure marks.

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… are high-quality.

… are high-quality.

… are high-quality.

Plastic tube bodies are cut from a tube hose that is extruded in one piece. As a result, they have no visible, unsightly welding seam - unlike laminate tubes – and look great from every angle.

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… are versatile.

… are versatile.

… are versatile.

Plastic tubes are suitable for many different industries – for instance, beauty, food or even pharmaceutical applications are possible. Depending on the filling contents, we’re able to create a tube that is aligned with your specific purpose. Among other things, various applicators, different approaches for increased sustainability, or increased barrier properties by including an EVOH-layer, are possible. Contact us and you will be surprised by the versatility of our plastic tubes.

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… are sustainable.

LINHARDT offers a large portfolio of sustainable plastic tube solutions.

Particularly plastic tubes often have a poor reputation in terms of sustainability. Wrongfully so, if sustainability aspects are already included in the development phase. Considering the main principles of sustainability, namely

REDUCE – REPLACE – RECYCLE,

LINHARDT has launched an entire series of innovative, environmentally-friendly plastic tubes.

More detailed information regarding our sustainable plastic tubes can be found in the special sustainability guide for plastic tubes.

DATA SHEET sustainability guide

Via the latest extrusion technology we are able to provide you with a customised, individual layer structure in your plastic tube.

LINHARDT continuously invests in cutting-edge manufacturing technology for plastic tubes in Germany. Within the next years about 4.5 million Euros will be invested in our Hambrücken plant. Our new extruder technology allows us to realize a customised layer structure configured according to your requirements. For instance, it is possible to integrate a high share of PCR material into the tube, but preventing the direct contact of the recyclate to the filling good. Thanks to our innovative HD-print, we’re producing not only particularly sustainable, but also outstandingly beautiful tubes.

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PCR TUBE

We are able to offer plastic tubes containing a variable portion of PCR material. Up to 100% PCR material is possible. The PCR tube can be combined with other approaches to sustainability, as for instance reduced wall thickness or mono material.

MONO-MATERIAL TUBE

Body, shoulder and cap of our mono-material tubes are made of the same material, either PE or PP, resulting in a highly recyclable packaging. In addition, reducing the material in the tube body leads to further improvements in terms of sustainability.

LIGHTWEIGHT TUBE

Our lightweight tubes are available with different wall thicknesses. Mono-PE or Mono-PP tubes are possible.

More detailed information regarding our sustainable plastic tubes can be found in the special sustainability guide for plastic tubes

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MATERIALS

For our plastic tubes two raw materials, namely the frequently used polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP), which is usually used for closures, are possible. Combined with either a PE or PP-closure, it is possible to realize tubes made from a single plastic material. Thereby, it is possible to achieve a very high recyclability. In addition, we offer tubes made of post-consumer recycled plastics (PCR). The production of packages from recycled packages contributes to a more sustainable circular economy.

DIAMETERS AND LENGTHS

Our plastic tubes are available in different diameters from 13.5 mm to 50 mm and the corresponding lengths from 50 mm to 200 mm. An overview about the possible combinations of diameters and lengths can be found in our data sheet.

THREADS AND CLOSURES

We are able to offer a broad variety of different threads and closures, e.g. screw threads, elongated nozzles, inclined nozzles, domed heads, shoulders for press-fit caps, sponge applicators and snap-on for dispensers and pumps. A more detailed overview about the possible threads and closures can be found in our data sheet.

DECORATION

For plastic tubes there are various printing- and decoration technologies. Our own LINHARDT HD-print technique, a high-resolution variant of offset printing, makes a real eye-catcher out of your tubes. Of course, we also offer conventional methods like offset and silk-screen printing. In addition to finishes with matte-/ silk-/ or gloss lacquer, other refinements are possible as well. Special spots can be highlighted with embossing or partially applied spot-lacquer or double lacquer. Our decoration capabilities are diverse. If you’re interested in more detailed information, feel free to contact us.

Aside from qualitatively outstanding plastic tubes we at LINHARDT are able to provide you with:

  • • Excellent services and quick reaction times by our competent customer service team
  • • In-house innovation and product development department
  • • In-house tool manufacturing department
  • • In-house pre-press and graphics department
  • • Highest quality standards as expected from „Made in Germany“
  • Other LINHARDT products:



    THREADED ALUMINIUM CANS


    ALUMINIUM BOTTLES


    RIGID TUBES


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