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Aluminum collapsible tube: An invincible item for various daily life needs

August 18, 2014


In present day, the application of aluminum tube instead of plastic tube is increasing very rapidly. These tubes are very closely associated with our daily lives and we find their use in various aspects of our lives. For instance, the first thing we do after waking up in the morning is to brush the tooth and the toothpaste is stored in an aluminum tube. Apart from that, so many things are now packaged with these tubes because they are easier to carry and safe to be used. So today, we will discuss about these tubes, quite briefly in order to have a better insight about how they are manufactured and what are the different usages of these tubes.

The Aluminum Collapsible Tube has different varieties like; closed nozzle, long Nozzle, internally lacquered and there are also tubes with latex lining. The tubes are generally extruded from the slugs of pure alumina but before that before this process, the slugs are rumbled with Zing stearate. After that, they are put for trimming before they are cut according to required length, threaded and annealing at the temperature of 4100C and this makes them softened and collapsible. When this process is done, they are lacquered according to the food grade epoxy lacquer which prevents these tubes from corrosion or causing any reaction with the content of the tube. After this process, the tubes are coated with coating materials and with desired colors and left for dried at 1500C.

aluminium collapsible tubes

The features of these tubes:

  • These are manufactured by using 99.7% pure Aluminum slugs.
  • These are internally plain or lacquered tubes.
  • These are internally latexed and externally coated.
  • It causes no chemical reaction with the content inside.
  • These tubes are non-toxic, hygienic, non-absorbent and pass on not taste.

There are few credible companies in India that produce and supply such tubes to meet the demand of the clients. Aluminum tubes can be used to store any kind of products. The protective coatings on these tubes provide different levels of chemical resistant power depending upon the product’s characteristics. If the product has a high pH level, the coating should be such so that it provides higher chemical resistance power. Besides, the tubes are cost-effective and has various product application such as; internal coating, liners and crimp sealants.

These tubes are largely used to store various medicinal elements, particularly aluminum tubes are used for ointments to be stored. Apart from this, you will find these tubes almost everywhere in your house from toiletry to cosmetics and other household items like; creams, shoe polish, mosquito repellent cream etc.