Low-profile Polyethylene Tube

Silgan Plastics has developed a lightweight, polyethylene tube with a snap-on head that accommodates a 2-inch (50 mm) low-profile Giflor flip-top tube closure sourced by TricorBraun.

The low-profile polypropylene closure uses as much as 54% less resin than its traditional counterpart, potentially delivering an overall material savings of 30%.

Resin usage can drop by 10,000 lb for every 1 million tubes, according to the supplier, and can accommodate the shipping of up to 25% more tubes in a carton and more tubes/closures per truckload, reducing freight costs.

In addition, the tube/closure combination reduces the volume of fuel required and the amount of truck-generated CO2 going into the atmosphere.

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