ALLTUB’s laminate tubes are produced on various production lines in Langenfeld, Germany under the Karl Höll brand, owned by ALLTUB Group since September 2016. The Langenfeld plant is specialised in the production of laminate tubes for the demanding and highly complex pharmaceutical and cosmetic markets.

Laminate tubes are a hybrid of aluminium tubes and plastic tubes. They efficiently protect contents thanks to many overlaid layers, one of which is the barrier layer. Both longitudinal edges of the laminate tube are welded together and constitute the body which is then sealed to the tube shoulder. Depending on the product and its content, barrier layers are made of aluminium or EVOH plastic.

In 2018 Alltub invested into a new Class 8 cleanroom for its laminate tube production. This investment forms a key part of the Alltub Group’s strategy of strengthening the position and focus on the high-end and high complexity pharmaceutical market.

This cleanroom investment, together with our recent investment in a small diameter laminate tube production line, creates Europe’s only specialised laminate tube pharma production facility. Indeed, production is ISO 15378 GMP certified on all laminate tube lines at our Langenfeld plant.

Alltub is working intensely to optimize its products with regard to sustainability. Following to that, we can offer a mono-material tube, which is for substantially increased recyclability made out of polypropylene. Additionally we have available caps from renewable resources as part of our tubes, which reduces the environmental footprint of the packaging solution.

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There are two variants:

ABL tubes (Aluminum Barrier Laminate)

Laminate tubes have a thin aluminum layer inserted in-between the plastic layers to protect contents. The result is a plastic metallic tube that meets the requirements of high-quality pharmaceutical and cosmetic products.

PBL tubes (Plastic Barrier Laminate)

These are all-plastic laminate tubes without aluminum. PBL laminate tubes have several layers, one of which is the EVOH (Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol) barrier layer to protect the tube’s contents for maximum shelf life.

 

Laminate tubes have undisputed aesthetic qualities: they benefit from first-class digital printing. The latest « invisible » side-seam sealing technology combined with the right printing techniques allows for 360° printing cross the tube’s surface.

ALLTUB’s laminate tubes are mainly used in the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries, in which their quality has been highly appreciated for many years. The range of ALLTUB laminate tubes is wide and offers various diameters: from 13.5 mm to 50 mm as well as many caps to meet all our customers’ needs in terms of products and applications.

Types

  • ABL Tubes,
  • PBL Tubes.

Printing

  • 360° digital printing.

Finishes

  • High definition,
  • High quality.

Example of products