The history of aluminum packaging
When launched at the end of the 19th century, aluminum tubes revolutionized the toothpaste market. Convenient, hygienic and reliable, aluminum tubes gradually became chemists’ best partner. Later, pharmacists were followed by food manufacturers seeking easy-to-use packaging while preserving aromas and flavors.
Adapted to modern life
While mankind faces new challenging issues, especially linked to the environment, aluminum tubes boast new outstanding features: perfectly adapted to modern life, they combine style and flexibility with lightness. Their “raw” aspect appeals to the cosmetic industry and inspires confidence.
Aluminum is a noble, single metal that meets all the requirements in terms of sustainability. Protecting the environment is the very first objective of recycling and aluminum is infinitely recyclable. It is the second most commonly used metal, which obviously gives aluminum squeeze tubes a further boost in the packaging market.
Always looking new
Easily reusable, aluminum tubes can be endlessly reprocessed into recycled aluminum. Because the material is pure and recyclable, 95% of an aluminum tube is recoverable. Recycled aluminum has the same qualities as “primary” aluminum and can be reused in aluminum foils, frames, cars and even aeroplanes.
Low energy consumption
Aluminum recycling is easy and efficient: The lightweight nature of aluminum limits greenhouse gas emissions during transport. Energy consumption during recycling requires only 5% of the energy necessary to produce primary aluminum.
Today almost 60% of aluminum products are recycled and this figure keeps growing within today’s global circular economy . All these elements make aluminum packaging the packaging of reference among eco-friendly products.