Hoffmann Neopac has launched its first fully recyclable polyethylene-based tubes with high-density polyethylene (HDPE) flip-top caps that are said to overcome a longstanding functionality hurdle for hinged caps, which were previously made predominantly from less recyclable polypropylene (PP) materials.
The new tubes are ideal for health, beauty, food and pharma packaging applications. They will be available as stock solutions with the new printing service DigitAll360 in November, 2020.
Neopac is also launching a portfolio of PE screw caps that are available in diameters of 10-40 mm.
Simon Böhlen, development engineer for Neopac, said: “Achieved in collaboration with a long-time supplier, the new HDPE flip-top caps overcome the last hurdle to fully recyclable tube packaging–namely, the ability to form functional closures from the same material as the tube body and shoulder. Health & beauty, food and pharmaceuticals brands can now assure their increasingly sustainability-conscious customers that the packaging in which their products are housed has the lowest-possible environmental impact, as we move toward a fully circular packaging economy.”