Albéa expands its range of recyclable single-material PE tubes thanks to a new range of flip-top caps.

A fully recyclable tube

The PE Basic Cap is a clickable flip-top cap. It is compatible with Albéa’s entire range of laminate and plastic tubes with a diameter of 30, 35, 40 and 50mm.

Indeed, combining the PE Basic Cap with a PE sleeve and head in PE too, allows to create a single-material tube that can be processed in existing rigid HDPE recycling streams. The entire packaging is processed into PE recycled plastic granules ready to be reused for other applications. Single-material packaging thus contributes to maintaining the good quality of the material from its recycling stream.

Albéa thus takes another step towards its objective of 100% recycled packaging by 2025,” highlights the group in a statement.

Lightweight cap

After the Slim Cap PE version launched this summer, Albéa’s new Basic Cap range of 100% PE flip-top caps comes as an addition to the range of single-material tube solutions provided by the beauty packaging manufacturer.

Note that the Slim Cap PE is one of the lightest capsules on the market. This eco-designed model therefore combines recyclability and weight reduction.

With these two models of PE caps, we can offer our customers a choice of single- material recyclable tube solutions, helping them to differentiate themselves and achieve their packaging recyclability objectives,” says Caroline Hughes, Marketing Tubes Manager at Albéa.