Aluminum squeeze tubes are commonly used as an alternative to plastic squeeze tubes because aluminum has a much higher likelihood of being recycled. In the beauty industry, they’re often used to package creams, gels, hair dyes or toothpaste. Outside the beauty industry, they can be used to package various squeezable products, from paint to tomato paste.
Aluminum squeeze tubes are sealed with a metal seal, then topped with a plastic screw cap. The cap typically has a point in the center that customers can use to open the product by poking a hole in the metal seal. The base color of the tube is silver or white, and all-over printing is possible.