The history of aluminium packaging
When launched at the end of the 19th century, aluminium tubes revolutionised the toothpaste market. Convenient, hygienic and reliable, aluminium tubes gradually became chemists’ best partner. Later, chemists were followed by food manufacturers seeking easy-to-use packaging while preserving aromas and flavours.
Adapted to modern life
While mankind faces new challenging issues, especially linked to the environment, aluminium 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.
Aluminium 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 aluminium is infinitely recyclable. It is the second most commonly used metal, which obviously gives aluminium tubes a further boost in the packaging market.
Always looking new
Easily reusable, aluminium tubes can be endlessly reprocessed into recycled aluminium. Because the material is pure and recyclable, 95% of an aluminium tube is recoverable. Recycled aluminium has the same qualities as “primary” aluminium and can be reused in aluminium foils, frames, cars and even aeroplanes.
Low energy consumption
Aluminium recycling is easy and efficient: The lightweight nature of aluminium limits greenhouse gas emissions during transport. Energy consumption during recycling requires only 5% of the energy necessary to produce primary aluminium.
Today almost 60% of aluminium products are recycled and this figure keeps growing within today’s global circular economy . All these elements make aluminium packaging the packaging of reference among eco-friendly products.