Co-extrusion: Method to increase the barrier properties of extruded plastic tubes.
Extrusion: Extrusion is one of our methods of plastic tube manufacture. The plastic is melted and forced through a nozzle that shapes the tube.
Injection moulding: Injection moulding is a common manufacturing method chiefly for details in different thermoplastics. The plastic is melted and injected into a mould,where it is formed into a tube.
IML: In Mould Labelling. A printed plastic label is placed in the tool before the tube material is injection moulded and is bonded together with the label.
LLDPE: Linear Low Density Polyethylene, plastic material
Masterbatch: Masterbatch are the dyestuffs that we use when we pigment our plastic tubes.
PE: Polyethylene, plastic material
PP: Polypropylene, plastic material
Stamping / hot foil: A film that is applied to the tube, usually in gold or silver.
Push on: The cap is fixed to the tube during the production process and can then not be removed from the tube.
Rondell: The starting material for an aluminium tube.
Screen printing: A printing method that allows thick layers of colour on plastic tubes, suitable for highly coloured and transparent tubes.
Screw on: the cap is screwed on to the tube and can be screwed off and on again.
Tamper evidence: Extra hygiene guarantee by using a membrane (aluminium tubes) or a plastic part that breaks away from a cap.
Top Seal: Extra seal over the mouth of the plastic tubes, made of aluminium