A new integrated packaging system from IWKA PacSystems (Fairfield, NJ) for cosmetic and personal-care applications combines multiple product components in a single SKU by combining tube filling and cartoning in a small footprint.
Home repair is made easy with caulk and sealants in squeeze tubes. A patented device fitted on the tube’s end allows consumers to roll up the empty end of the tube, thereby ensuring that virtually all of the product can be used. Red Devil uses the tubes for eight SKUs, including kitchen and bath caulk, wallpaper seam repair, tile adhesive and tile grout.
Norden’s (North Branch, NJ) Nordenmatic 850 fills 1 to 350 mL (0.03381 to 11.83 oz) of product into collapsible tubes at speeds to 85 tubes/min. The machine uses hot air to seal tubes, which can be 50 to 250 mm (1.97” to 9.85”) L and 10 to 50 mm (0.394” to 1.97”) in dia.