Flexible Tubes from BODYPAK
BodyPak tubes are available with standard caps such as screw on and flip-top cap. However, alternative options can be sourced.
A variety of diameters are available as standard and range from 15-60mm, however any length can be cut which will determine a custom capacity. Proportionally, a diameter of 15mm would be used with small tubes (i.e. 10ml) whereas a diameter of 60mm is commonly used with larger tubes (i.e. 300ml). Please call us with your requirements. A full list of standard diameters are as follows: 15, 16, 18, 19, 22, 25, 30, 35, 38, 40, 45, 50.
Material & Thickness
Our flexible tubes are produced in either monolayer or 5-layer construction, the standard being a monolayer in Polyethylene (PE) material.
The monolayer PE material can be offered in various blend ratios of HDPE and LDPE to provide different properties in certain applications. For example a greater proportion of HDPE provides a tube with greater stiffness, and conversely a greater proportion of LDPE provides a tube with greater flexibility. HDPE also has a higher barrier to gases and a higher chemical resistance than LDPE.
The 5-layer tubes provide even greater barrier resistance than monolayer tubes.
The inside and outside layers are LDPE with the centre layer made in EVOH (Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol), separated by two adhesive layers. An extra cost is incurred when upgrading from monolayer to 5-layer tubes.
Printing & Decoration
Our flexible tubes can be decorated by a number of processes, providing traditional effects to photorealistic imaging:
- Silk screen printing up to 7 colours
- Dry offset printing up to 9 colours with either matt or gloss varnish
- Flexo printing up to 11 colours
- Hot foil stamping using either silver or gold foil (other colours available upon request)
- Foil membrane option over the orifice
- Shrink sleeve over the flip top cap
- Metallised caps
- Foil banding on the cap