Comparison between ABL and aluminum tube
One client from Australia asked me that what packaging tubes Auber can supply to prevent the fragrance leaking from the soft tube packaging? My first suggestion is ABL tube ( Aluminum Barrier Laminated tube).
Then the client asked the second question because they want their nature skincare products labeled with eco-friendly for better brand building, will it be recycled? It can be if there is the related and professional recycle company in their area.
Since more and more consumers, including myself, prefer the more eco-friendly products, the cosmetic or household companies (like P&G) use more recycled packaging. Some people think that the aluminum tube packaging should well promote because consumer can easier classify its material put into the correct trash can.
Ok, let’s compare the ABL tube and aluminum tube in a rational way.
ABL tube = aluminum barrier + plastic, below layers profile photo for reference.
Aluminum tube = only aluminum
2. Printing & decoration
ABL tube can be made with CMYK, offset, silkscreen, labeling, hot stamping, glossy varnish, matte varnish, reverse UV spot, thick matte.
Aluminum can be made with offset, silkscreen, labeling, hot stamping, glossy varnish, matte varnish, digital printing, laser printing.
3. Barrier ability
Both of them have good barrier ability for food, oil, ointment and toothpaste, hair coloring cream etc. The aluminum tube may better since the food can be preservative-free when packing with it.
ABL tube will back the origin shape in several minutes when we gently pressing. And the aluminum tube won’t even we just slightly press it. Therefore, the aluminum tube will need to pack more carefully during transportation and they may need secondary packaging when on sale.
Even we choose the aluminum tube but there is a professional & mature recycle system in our city, the aluminum couldn’t be reused also. We will still need to work hard in different aspects. Work harder, no matter I am consumer caring about the environment or a vendor of ABL tube.
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