Common packaging materials for cosmetic containers

Update:31-05-2019
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Cosmetic packaging is made of a wide range of materials […]

Cosmetic packaging is made of a wide range of materials, the most common of which include: glass bottles, plastic bottles, composite plastic bags, plastic hoses, etc., as well as metal materials. Plastics and glass are the main choices for cosmetic packaging, and cartons are often used as outer packaging for medium and high-end cosmetics. Plastics are widely used because of their durability and durability, and glass gives a noble appearance. The eye-catching glass is very suitable for the packaging of perfume bottles, while plastics are the leader in the competition of cosmetic packaging materials with reasonable price and lighter quality. Glass and plastic play a very important role in the packaging industry such as perfume, skin care and cosmetics.
The plastic container is a plastic packaging hollow container made by various processing methods. It has the characteristics of light weight and is easy to form scale production. It can be made into bottles of various sizes, transparent, opaque and various colors. The printing performance of the plastic container is very good, and the specification, the label and the barcode can be directly formed on the surface of the plastic bottle by thermal transfer, inkjet, printing and the like. Due to the various excellent properties of plastic containers, it has become the most important packaging container for pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.
Replacing glass with plastic has become a cosmetic packaging container, making cosmetics more portable and safe. Through hard work, plastic products have acquired the transparent properties that were previously only available in glass, and can pack various chemicals. Therefore, its overall improvement in the field is in the production of large capacity. Such as shampoo, conditioner and so on. The materials used are mainly PE, PP, PVC, PET, PETG and the like. In addition to the bottle itself, the role of the dispensing pump and the compression cap is also very important, directly related to the product's tightness.
In recent years, PET resins have been rapidly developed for use in cosmetic containers. The main applications of PET bottles and cans are concentrated in skin care products, shower gels and cosmetics. For some products, PET bottles are the ideal packaging material. Plastics are easy to handle and can be designed into many stylish, transparent classics. In addition, PET bottles are soft to the touch, and the surface can be decorated in a variety of ways, which is unique in packaging materials. Nowadays, PET plastics are becoming more and more widely used, and their prospects in the field of cosmetic packaging will be broader in the future. There are more and more thick shells currently produced using PETG (ethylene glycol modified-polyethylene terephthalate) materials. The reason is that PETG is easy to dye different colors, and even after anti-UV treatment, the transparency remains the same, and the appearance of the product is exactly the same as the glass. The newly developed polyethylene stretch blow molding technology can overcome the shortcomings of low transparency of polyolefin blow molded bottles and is used in many cosmetics producing countries. The hybrid injection molding machine can simultaneously inject two different color materials into the mold to obtain a two-color mixed pattern. There are big differences in the packaging materials used for different types of cosmetics. Plastic containers are mainly used in oil-based products such as hair oil, wax, sunscreen, bath oil, massage oil, etc. Emulsion products, such as cleaning cream, cleansing milk, moisturizer, nutrient cream, cream, cold cream, hair cream, etc., surfactant solution products, such as shampoo, bath, etc., the consumption of cosmetics packaging 40% of total consumption.