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Hot Times for Tubes

By: Jeff Falk
Posted: March 5, 2007, from the March 2007 issue of GCI Magazine.

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“I would say the newest trend in plastic tubes,” continues Wallack, “is what’s called ‘tube-in-tube.’ It’s where a whole tube is built inside another tube. The benefit is separating two products in one tube so they won’t interact until they are squeezed out of the tube. It took awhile to figure out how to fill and seal this application, (but) it’s now offered for new and existing machines.”

Hayet emphasizes antiaging as a segment that depends on the technical strides made in tubes manufacture. “We’re doing a huge amount of business in the facial market place. We’re doing a global launch for a U.S.-based company, for face, that has a fitment in the tube head made of silicone and a valve built into the head so when you squeeze the tube, the valve opens up to let the product flow and when you stop squeezing, it shuts down. We’re introducing a huge amount of technology in the dispensing of products for facial applications.”

“There are always going to be advancements and changes in our industry,” notes Wallack. “Our company takes a lot of pride in finding solutions to new challenges.”

“In the tube world, there is a lot of competition,” adds Hayet, who goes on to champion World Wide Packaging’s willingness to fund programs that advance tube packaging and its ability to expedite speed to market, putting the company in a very strong position. “In our case, (growth is due to) the overwhelming response to the uniqueness of the package based on capacity and volume. It’s multiplied and multiplied and multiplied.” 

See the online exclusive Tubos ex Machina for more insight on tube-filling machinery from Tristan Wallack, after sales and marketing manager, Norden Machinery AB, a division of the Sirius Machinery Group.