Currently, most PE tubes are paired with caps made from polypropylene (PP). However, the use of two different materials inhibits recyclability as the tube and cap must be separated either by the consumer or at the recycling station. Separation at the recycling station is extremely costly and difficult.
What’s more, available separation technologies are not very accurate, so the resulting separated PE and PP materials may not be pure enough for use in many products. The inconvenience and costs of separation result in many tubes being sent to landfills rather than being recycled.
With LAGEEN TUBES PE Mono-Materials Tubes, the tube body, head, and cap are all made entirely of recyclable polyethylene (PE), so the whole tube can be recycled as a single unit, with no need to separate the parts. Therefore, our Mono-Material PE tubes are a great solution for environmentally responsible packaging.
Our Mono-Material PE tubes provide brands with the best of two worlds – improved recyclability to help them meet their sustainability commitments and regulatory requirements, as well as full design flexibility to support their brand and positioning goals.
The tubes are made of food-grade PE according to strict US and EU regulations and meet ISO 9001:2015 standards, suitable for cosmetics, toiletries, food, and pharmaceuticals. They are available in a range of lengths and diameters and with a choice of screw and flip-top caps.