Uses and Applications of Caps and Closures

September 29, 2015

Caps and Closures are an important segment of packaging industry. They are known for their aid in protecting and extending the Shelf-life of end products. They can be used in many ways to enhance the durability of various components and products. The major raw materials used in manufacturing of caps and closures are Plastic and metal.

 producer of caps and closures

A Cap or Closure is an essential element in the overall package functionality and aesthetics. Today Caps and Closures play a much vital role in Packaging than just mere looks. Closures take on many forms. Although the look of a closure varies from product to product, its purpose does not.


Today consumers expect that the caps and closures must not only be easy to use, provide proper protection but at the same time must look elegant. It draws a consumer in by adhering to brand image and appealing to a customer’s sense of style.


Caps and Closures can be used in a variety of application like in a Beverage Industry, Pharmaceutical Industry, Cosmetic industry, household, construction etc. as they are available in many designs and sizes and are capable of providing an air tight seal.


We takes immense pleasure in offering caps and closures produced by Montebello Packaging who have an experience in closure making from past 30 years. They manufacture a variety of closures for both aluminum and laminate tubes. Closures are available in low and high density polyethylene and polypropylene. They also use resin combinations to get higher quality and productivity.


Laminated Tubes in Packaging

Importance of Laminated Tubes in Packaging

August 28, 2015

Laminated Tubes are used across the globe for packaging in food, cosmetics, personal care, pharma and industrial applications as they offer a competitive edge in the market. Almost 65-70% of total production of laminated tubes are contributed by oral care industry, while equal amount are being used by cosmetic industry.

Laminated tubes offer excellent barrier properties and are a cost effective solution to increase products Shelf-life. The flexible, smooth and soft exteriors deliver excellent sealability. Laminate combines the unique benefit of Aluminum tube properties with feel and look of Plastic.

Laminated tubes are very attractive and maintain the attractiveness throughout the life of their content. The tubes are leak-proof, durable, light weight and unbreakable. The tubes have a suck back tendency and can take back the excess unwanted withdrawn quantity. They can also gain back the original shape after squeezing.

Laminated tubes are also used for packaging of Creams and ointments and other Semi-solid dosages. They act as a good barrier against moisture, light ,air and ensures efficacy throughout the Shelf-life.

Laminated tubes are a combination of Polyethylene (White/Clear) – Co-polymer (White/Clear) – Alu – Co-Polymer – Polyethylene total 275 microns also rightly called as a 20micron tubes.

Laminated Tubes

Tubes being an absolute customized product any dia ranging from ½” to 2” can be manufactured as per your needs. A variety of neck options to choose from and also caps just to meet your requirement.

Protective Barriers:-

•Resistant barrier to attain maximum compatibility.
•High glossy outer layer.
•Fragrance protection with reduced absorption.

Advantages of Aluminum Tubes in Packaging

July 13, 2015

Aluminium offers optimal protection by offering an impermeable metal barrier to light, UV rays, water vapour, oxygen and micro-organisms.

When used in packaging sensitive products such as pharmaceuticals Aluminium is hygienic, non-toxic and non-tainting.

The aluminium barrier also plays a vital role of keeping the contents fresh and protecting them from external influences, thereby guaranteeing a long shelf-life.

The popularity regarding this metal inside the packaging market is principally as a result of metal’s natural resistance to corrosion.

Aluminum tubes for ointments packaging are manufactured using high quality aluminum metal. The internal coat of collapsible aluminum tubes is non-reactive as it is coated with a DMF Grade Lacquer which is why they are used across the world for a number of purposes.


Aluminum Tubes in Packaging


Key Features:-

• Due to lacquer coating in the inner walls the drug interaction with bear metal is NIL.
• In finite Closure options.
• 100% Customized product.
• No suck back tendency, so risk of contamination is minimal.
• 100% recyclable.
• Tamper proof.
• Collapsible.

Aluminum is one of the purest metal, which is abundantly found across the globe. Moreover, it is cost effective and offers several benefits to the users. It is made from 99.7% pure Aluminum slugs.

Our Company is a stock point for Montebello packaging and is the only authorized Supplier for DMF grade Pharmaceuticals Tubes in whole of Asia. The tubes being US FDA approved are widely accepted for Regulated markets.

Technical assistance with regards to Tubes is always provided to the Clients which helps them in Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) filling.


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Major Uses of Collapsible Tubes in Pharmaceuticals Industry

June 10, 2015

The use of Aluminum tubes keeps the content and atmosphere totally separated. The tubes being appropriate in packaging of extremely perishable contents they are used in packing pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, food and other technical products.


In pharmaceutical industry, Aluminum tubes are used to pack Creams and Ointments. These tubes match to the stringent Pharmaceutical Standards. If the Aluminum tubes are internally lined with appropriate lacquer, they serve as a stable corrosion – free packaging.


Collapsible Tubes in Pharmaceuticals Industry


We are an authorized supplier of Collapsible Aluminum Tubes for Montebello Packaging in whole of Asia. The tubes are of Pharma Grade i.e US FDA approved, holding a DMF number and are available in many different sizes ranging from min ½” to max. 2”dia. The tubes meet all necessary Standards required as per regulatory norms.


Another important component of the tube is its closure to ensure safety of the drug. As the tubes are available in varied size it can meet the exact requirement for various industries.


Benefits of Aluminum Tubes:-

• Light Weight – Reduces transportation handling cost.
• Customized – Can be manufactured as per Client’s requirement.
• 0% Suck Back – Unwanted dispensed amount cannot be sucked back, so no contamination.
• Recyclable – 100% recyclable.
• Hygienic – Odorless & non-absorbent.
• Dispensing Options – Varied neck options available.
• Leak Proof – Proper closure ensures no leakage.
• Closure Options – Numerous caps.


Collapsible Tubes are Used in Various Industries:-

• Adhesives
• Pharmaceutical Creams
• Ointments
• Food Product Packaging
• Lubricants
• Cosmetics
• Toiletry
• Veterinary Creams

Caps and Closures Suppliers

Plastic Caps and Closures Wholesalers

May 27, 2015

The increasing demand from the downstream industries like food & beverage, personal & home care, pharmaceutical and industrial chemicals has translated into high demand for caps & closures. Sorbead India takes extreme pleasure to cater to the ever increasing demand of the industries with respect to caps & closure. Sorbead India is an authorized distributor for Montebello packaging in whole of Asia, offering US FDA approved supplier of caps and closures complying with 21 CFR, EU and US FDA.

Plastic Caps and Closures wholesalers


Caps & closures is an imperative segment of the packaging industry. It aids in protecting and extending the shelf-life of the end product. Light-weight and functional closures like child-resistant, tamper evident and dispensing caps which offer precise dosing, spurs the market growth.

The caps and closures are available in various forms depending on the product application e.g. Nasal, ophthalmic, Fez, Flip top, Stand Up, Mushroom, Reverse Taper with Puncture Tip (RTPT) etc.

In order to keep medicines secured, you need to opt for proper pharma tube packaging that can help in offering safety against all these factors.


•Light Weight
•Tamper proof
•Child resistant

One of the most significant things about these caps is that, it can be easily recycled. Therefore, wastage can be reduced significantly and at the same time the problems related to pharmaceutical and food packaging industries can be solved easily.


Pharma Packaging Tubes

Aluminum Tubes for Gel Packaging

April 22, 2015

Packaging of the finished products in an industrial sector plays a very crucial role. If the packaging process is not ensured properly, the manufactures will have a very tough time.

Sorbead India is a very renowned name in offering the Aluminum tubes for Pharmaceutical packaging. Sorbead India is an authorized distributor for Montebello Packaging in whole of Asia. Montebello Packaging is over 50 year old company in Canada and the tubes are US FDA approved and holds a DMF number.

The Aluminum tubes are vastly used in pharmaceutical industry for packaging of GELS, ointments, creams and other semi-solids. The tubes are reliable and protective. They offer absolute protection from light, air and water. The tubes can hold volumes of 2ml Upto 250ml.

The tubes are cylindrical and are of custom made design. They are non-toxic and safe. It has superb sealing property and is also unbreakable and light weight. The remarkable feature about these tubes is that it is recyclable making it the best environment friendly packaging material available.

Aluminum Tubes for Gel PackagingThe Pharmaceutical tubes are made from 99.7 % pure Aluminum Slugs. The tubes allow controlled amount to be dispensed without Suck back tendency so the risk of contamination is minimal.

Pharmaceutical Products Used With These Tube Applications are:

• Gels for Eyes and Skin
• Lotions
• Cosmetic Products

Products Used for Toiletries are:

• Shaving Cream
• Cold Cream
• Hair Dyes / Hair Color

The Aluminum Collapsible tubes are also used in many other products like paint inks, color paints etc. The main advantage of using Aluminum tubes for packaging purpose is that the product will be protected in every aspect.

One of the most interesting key factor about these tubes is that it is a 100% Customized product and any dia and length can be manufactured as per your requirement varying from min. 12.7mm dia Upto 2” dia and height from min 51mm to 230mm along with varied Cap options.


Collapsible Tubes

Suppliers of Collapsible Tubes

March 21, 2015

We at Sorbead India strive hard to meet the ever increasing demand of the market never compromising on the quality standards yet make it more attractive and eye pleasing. We are the stock point of Montebello Packaging in whole Asia and offers US FDA approved Collapsible Tubes.

Now a day’s collapsible tube have gained huge demand in Cosmetic as well as Pharmaceutical Industry. The tubes are DMF registered.

Our product Aluminum and Laminate tubes are consumed by many well know Pharma companies and till date have never come across any issues. The tubes are made from High quality raw materials.

Sorbead India is the name that you can rely upon as far as acquiring high end FDA approved products. The high quality collapsible tubes offered by the company are always in demand and several suppliers consistently purchase them to make their work simpler.

Various companies opt for customized tubes that are specifically created as per their needs. Such tubes are highly durable in nature as they can easily withstand a lot of pressure and also keep the drug safe even when the weather conditions are unfavorable.

Dia Available:-

½” – 12.7 mm
¾” – 19mm
7/8” – 22mm
1” – 25mm
1 7/64” – 28mm
1 3/16” – 30mm
1 11/32” – 34mm
1 ½” – 38mm
2” – 49.5 mm

The length available is from minimum 51 mm to max 178mm .

Neck available are also – Nasal, Extended Nozzle Tip.

Uses of Collapsible Tubes:

• Pharmaceutical Industries
• Toiletry
• Cosmetics
• Food Product Packaging


• 100% Product Protection.
• User Friendly
• Hygienic
• Elegant & Attractive
• Leak Proof
• Wide Range of Closures
• Neck and Tip Dispensing options

Aluminum Tubes for Cosmetic Packaging

March 19, 2015

Collapsible Aluminum Tubes have excellent barrier properties against light and air and are appropriate for sensitive products including Pharmaceutical products. Appropriate packaging plays a vital role in enhancing the product quality and efficacy.

With the use of high-speed dry offset printing methods with up to 5 colour capability to decorate tubes with vivid dense color makes the tube more attractive. The tubes being absolute tailor made product, any dia and length can be manufactured as per the Client’s requirement. Product application plays a vital role in Packaging, as it is the prime factor to determine the type of Packaging.

Our commitment as an Aluminum tube supplier to preserve the environment is fulfilled as our tubes are made from highest purity Aluminum which is the world’s #1 recycled material. The Aluminum tube continues this commitment until the user is finished with their product and the aluminum tubes are recycled.

Salient features of Tubes are as:-

• Internal coating and liners
• Crimp Sealants
• Product delivery options
• Cap resins
• Tamper resistant features

Advantages of Aluminum Tubes:-

1. Light in weight
2. Coating
3. Unlimited Graphics
4. 100 % Customized product
5. No suck back so risk of contamination is less
6. 100 % recyclable


• Toiletry & Cosmetics – Hair Color, Shaving Creams etc.
• Adhesive industry
• Pharmaceutical Industry – Creams and Ointment

Popular Products Packed in Aluminum tubes:-
• Creams
• Hair Color
• Face wash
• Scrubs etc.

aluminium collapsible tubes

Semi-Solid Packaging for Pharma Tube

February 11, 2015

Sorbead India is a stock point of Montebello Packaging in whole Asia and we offer US FDA approved Aluminum and Laminated Tubes. Collapsible Aluminum tubes are very demanding for their application in Pharmaceutical Packaging.

It is a type III packaging material. Collapsible tubes are manufactured from 99.7% pure Alumina. Aluminum being worlds #1 recyclable material, they have a positive impact on the environment. The Aluminum tubes can be easily recycled once the customer is done by the usage.

Aluminium Tubes

To fulfill customers need for effective packaging, Aluminum tubes are available in Varied sizes, vibrant colors and number of Closures. Aluminum Tubes are often lacquered. This helps in 100% protection of the product. The Lacquer used is also USFDA approved and is safe enough to have a direct contact with the drug composition.

Pharmaceutical Packaging Tubes
Advantages of Aluminum Collapsible Tubes:-

→ Varied dia tubes – Starting from Minimum 12.7mm

→ No suck back tendency.

→ 100% Customized Product

→ Being USFDA approved safe for the product.

The Laminated Tubes available is a unique combination of polyethylene & aluminum foil. It is designed in such a manner that it gives feel like a plastic. Yes, these are also US FDA approved. They are commonly used for packing Ointments / Cosmetics, etc.  The tubes being a customized product any day, Length and cap style can be made as per Client’s requirement.

This tube acts as a strong barrier and protects the product against adverse environmental effects.

Laminated Tubes

Advantages of Laminated Tubes:-

→ Elegant in look and very flexible for printing.

→ Due to suck back tendency the excess drug withdrawn can be sucked back in the tube.

→ Very attractive and give feel like plastic.

→ Barrier properties similar like Metal.

→ Light Weight.

→ Varied Cap Styles.

Aluminium and Laminated Tubes

January 20, 2015

Aluminium and laminated tubes can be used for a large number of packaging solutions for lotions and creams.The important criteria are that aluminium as a metal is neutral in nature and does not react with the lotions packed within.

It has excellent protective properties and being versatile inherently, it can be shaped and formed to almost any kind of tube shape that is desired. It also, possesses the potential to resist the absorption of oxygen from its surface, thereby avoiding any kind of contamination possible to the packed contents over long periods of time.

The multiple uses of aluminium and laminated tubes

Aluminium Tubes: These can come in a variety of different kinds of tubes that can produce a pearlescent effect with an open or a sealed or closed hole depending on the contents packed inside. They can come with specially designed seals and nozzles and with enamelled shoulders and a glossy surface finish that reflects light away from it. Besides, these tubes can also come in capsule shaped forms.

Laminated Tubes: These tubes are more useful for the protection of sensitive products that can include food items, ophthalmic solutions, dental and metric threads, including velvet. They can be fitted with special nozzles and also be presented in capsule forms.

One of the most distinctive characteristics of these tubes is that apart from the protective or barrier qualities of aluminium, they give a soft plastic like feel. Lamination offers immense possibilities for state of the art printing. This not only makes the tubes eye catching, but, they also contribute to their marketability. It is important to note that these tubes can be decorated by hot printing on glazed lacquers.

Aluminum Tube
Aluminium Lotion Tubes offer high safety and preservation qualities. After all, many of the lotions are used for ophthalmic purposes, mouth ulcer gels and several other similar applications that are needed to be induced in the human body.

Laminated tubes for lotionThe other important benefit that these Aluminium and Laminated Tubes offer is that they can come in a variety of tube diameters and length, depending on the amount of lotion that is required to be packed in them. Also, they are produced from multi layer foils with an aluminium or plastic (EVOH) barrier and are light and hygienic and offer a safe mode of packaging, including the protection against any leakages and wastage.