Plastic (P.V.C.) Laminated Collapsible Tubes
The plastic collapsible tube is a product of daily use because every paste, like thing is packed in this tube. According to an estimate, the population of India is more than 100 crores and there are number of persons who might be using collapsible tubes in one way or the other. Once the tube has been used, it is discarded and cannot be used again; hence it is a consumable item. Plastic collapsible tubes can be beautifully printed in multi-colors which have better eye appeal. These plastic collapsible tubes are being widely used for packaging of adhesives, art colors, creams, lubricants etc. They are suitable for packaging of lotion cosmetics, tooth-pastes, shaving creams, hair cream; face cream, auto cleaners, polishes etc. There are various methods by which polythene collapsible tubes can be manufactured. One is by extruding in the form of a continuous hose like tubing which is then cut to the desired length. In another process injection mouled heads are then jointed to the tubes. Another conventional method practiced for production of collapsible tubes in Blow Molding Technique. The packaging industry is estimated at Rs 150 bn and is growing at 14-15% annually. This growth, according to industry watchers, is expected to double in the next two years. It is estimated that more than 80% of packaging in India constitutes rigid packaging, the rest being flexible. Flexible packaging includes paper, plastics (PVC, LDPE, HDPE, BOPP, polyester and poly-propylene), cloth and metal foils, especially of aluminium, besides jute and HDPE bags for bulk handling. The potential for packaging industry can be seen in the present low per capita consumption of two base materials, packaging paper and plastics. The overall growth rate of the industry has tapered off from 40% in early 1990s to around 9%. The flexible packaging industry is expected to grow at about 10-15% per annum in the coming years. Thus, it is a good project for entrepreneurs to invest. Few Indian Major Players are as under:- A P T Packaging Ltd. Aravali (India) Ltd. Arcee Industries Ltd. Ashish Chemo-Plast Equipments Ltd. Ayepee Lamitubes Ltd. Bajaj Chemo-Plast (India) Ltd. Bharat Pipes & Fittings Ltd. E P C Industrie Ltd. Finolex Plasson Inds. Ltd. Greenfield Corp Ltd. Kaissan Plasto Ltd. Kisan Mouldings Ltd. Kriti Industries (India) Ltd. Movilex Irrigation Ltd. Ori-Plast Ltd. Raj Irrigation Pipes & Fittings Ltd. Rajasthan Polyvin Tubes Ltd.