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Laminated Tubes Market

Laminated Tubes Market By Product Type (Plastic Barrier Laminates (PBL), Aluminum Barrier Laminates (ABL)), Cap Type (Stand-up Cap, Nozzle Cap, Fez Cap, Flip Top Cap), End Use (Cosmetics, Oral Care, Commercial, Pharmaceuticals, Home & Other Personal Care) & Region - Forecast 2021 - 2031

Laminated Tubes Market By Product Type (Plastic Barrier Laminates (PBL), Aluminum Barrier Laminates (ABL)), Cap Type (Stand-up Cap, Nozzle Cap, Fez Cap, Flip Top Cap), End Use (Cosmetics, Oral Care, Commercial, Pharmaceuticals, Home & Other Personal Care) & Region - Forecast 2021 - 2031

Laminated Tubes Market - Analysis, Outlook, Growth, Trends, Forecasts

Laminated Tubes Market Snapshot

The laminated tubes market revenue totaled US$ 940 Mn in 2020, according to Future Market Insights (FMI). The overall laminated tubes market is expected to reach US$ 1.8 Bn by 2031, growing at a CAGR of 6.3% for 2020- 31.

FMI has projected competition in the market to continue soaring through the assessment period. The top 5 market players are expected to hold 20%-25% of the global laminated tubes market in 2021.

Key Points Covered in Laminated Tubes Market

  • Market Estimates and Forecast 2012-2031
  • Key Drivers and Restraints Impacting Market Growth
  • Segment-wise, Country-wise, and Region-wise Analysis
  • Competition Mapping and Benchmarking
  • Market Share Analysis
  • Key Product Innovations and Regulatory Climate
  • COVID-19 Impact on Laminated Tubes Market and How to Navigate
  • Recommendation on Key Winning Strategies

2012-2020 Laminated Tubes Market Outlook Compared to 2021-2031 Forecast

As per FMI analysis, the global laminated tubes market revenue is likely to double over the next decade. This growth is attributed to the expansion of the oral care industry.

Laminated tubes are gaining traction since the past three years as these tubes offer combined positive aspects of plastic and metals. Laminated tubes were primarily used for the packaging of high-volume products such as toothpaste. However, now these tubes have applications across varying sectors, from adhesives and acrylic oil paints to cosmetic and pharmaceutical products.

The surging scope of application of laminated tubes can be attributed to their tough barrier resistance. The plastic material used in the laminated tubes has barrier strength close to those of alumina. Because of the same, laminated tubes limit the contact of air with the stored product with air, moisture, and strong light, which might deteriorate the quality of the product and make it useless. On the back of this, the consumption of laminated tubes at the global level is expected to double in comparison to in the past decade.

Sales of laminated tubes are anticipated to increase to further extend, as “Feel Good” sentiment of consumers has a significant positive impact on the market boost. Laminated tubes also provide an eye-catchy, attractive, and glossy finish to the product, which help them to stand out in the competition.

Besides an aesthetic look, laminated tubes also provide better convenience, ease of use, and softness. The increasing consumer’s preferences for premium quality and brand value products bolster the demand for laminated tubes in the cosmetics market.

As per volume analysis, oral care industry is estimated to hold major pie in the global laminated tubes market due to the increasing shelf-life of gel and ointment stored inside it. Laminated tubes create a shield against dirt, dust and wind. Therefore, most of the pharmaceutical industry players are considering laminated tubes as an ideal solution for packaging of dental care products.

How is Innovation Driving Laminated Tubes Market?

Innovations are key factors boosting laminated tubes sales. Laminated tube manufacturers are investing millions of dollars in product development and material level innovations to maintain their lead in the global market and to have edge on market competition.

For instance,

  • In October 2019, Albea S.A., has introduced Greenleaf tube, an eco-designed plastic barrier laminated tube specially created to lower environmental impact. The Greenleaf Laminated tube has successfully passed two tests set by the US-based (APR) Association of Plastic Recyclers to assess recycling readiness. This Greenleaf eco-design tube reduced environmental impact by 34% less carbon footprint and 17% less sleeve weight reduction.
  • In December 2020, EPL Limited, has received the global recognition for its Platina Tube with an HDPE closure. The Platina is the first completely recyclable and fully sustainable tube including cap and shoulder.

Factors such as innovations, focus on continuous research work, and improved interaction with customers by providing appropriate packaging solutions are influencing growth of the market.

What Is the Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on the Global Laminated Tubes Market?

It has been witnessed that consumers are more conscious about safety and maintaining good hygiene habits.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the preference for safe, secure, reliable and hygienic pharmaceutical packaging has increased. As the demand for hand sanitizers and sprays increased during the pandemic, the laminated tube manufacturers invented new laminated tube hand sanitizers. 

For Instance,

  • In April 2020, Albea S.A., the laminated tube manufacturer has introduced cleansing hand gel as laminated tubes for hand sanitizer, lotions, and hand soap.

In the wake of the pandemic, people have become more conscious about health, hygiene, and cleanliness. Therefore, the demand for laminated tubes of antiseptic creams, gels, and ointments has increased, in turn creating opportunities for the expansion of the market.

Additionally, oral care laminated tubes are expected to register steady and continuous growth due to oral hygiene awareness.

Country-wise Insights

Why is the Demand for Cosmetic and Personal Care Laminated Tubes elevating in Germany?

The laminated tube market in Germany is expected to hold a market share of 14.7% within Europe by the year 2031. According to the European Tube Manufacturing Association, slightly lower than 50 percent of laminated tubes produced in Europe is used in the cosmetics sector.

As per Cosmetics Europe, Germany is home to a thriving cosmetics and personal care market. German consumers use cosmetics products every day to enhance their personal look, well-being and boost their self-esteem.

Nature-inspired and organic cosmetics are gaining traction in Germany. For beauty and personal care, laminated tubes manufacturers are using natural products including ingredients of plants and herbs without using harmful chemicals.

This could create impressive opportunities for the expansion of the market.

How Big Is the Opportunity for Laminated Tubes Market in the U.S.?

According to the study, the U.S. is estimated to account for 88.7% value share of the North America through 2031. As per Trade Map, in 2020, the U.S. exported 1,008,905 Tons of laminated tubes.

The U.S. is a mature market and the trend towards sustainable, bio-degradable, and recyclable packaging solutions is flourishing. Therefore, laminated tubes with eco-friendly, recyclable properties are highly sought-after.

The demand for organic personal care products increasing among consumers. Growing concerns towards healthcare, hygiene, and personal care will increase the demand for laminated tubes such as ointments, gels, creams in the pharmaceutical segment.

The growing consciousness about personal appearance, preference for branded and premium quality products, the penetration of online shopping, and rapidly growing hypermarkets could propel the growth of laminated tubes in the U.S.

Why is Demand for Laminated Tubes Increasing in China?

Demand in the China market is expected to increase at 7.2% CAGR due to the low cost of production and high demand for oral care and pharmaceutical products in the Chinese market.

China is a developing country with a massive population of 1.39 Billion, having an enormous demand for oral care, personal care, and pharmaceutical products.

Due to busy lifestyles and the rising trend towards ready-to-eat food, the inability to maintain proper oral care has resulted in high incidence of dental and oral diseases. Hence, the demand for laminated toothpaste tubes is accelerating in the country.

The increasing popularity of online shopping and e-commerce platform, a growing trend to use luxurious cosmetics products among younger generations, rising concern towards personal care, beauty care also will present conducive environment for laminated tubes sales.

How is India’s Evolving Healthcare Affecting Laminated Tubes Sales?

 In 2021, India will account for 40.5% of sales in South Asia. The expansion of the FMCG industry and the increasing demand for food and personal care products will create attractive opportunities for growth in India.

Increasing focus on dental and oral care and the growing importance of health will result in oral laminated toothpaste tubes market growth. The pharmaceutical industry post-COVID-19 is also experiencing decent growth and the increasing demand for personal, skincare-related ointments, gels, and creams will create excellent opportunities for expansion of the market in India.

Category-wise Insights

Why is the Demand for Aluminum Barrier Laminate (ABL) Continuously Rising?

The aluminum barrier laminate (ABL) segment is forecast to account for a share of 82.2% of the global market by 2031. They are widely used in pharmaceutical applications like medical ointments, liniments, oral gels, antiseptic creams, muscle relaxants.

Aluminum foil possesses excellent barrier strength and protects the product from oxygen, moisture, and U.V. rays. Therefore, the aluminum barrier laminate tubes are widely used in toothpaste packaging. They also are increasingly used in food, household, cosmetics, and industrial applications.

Why is 50 to 100 ml Laminated Tube Capacity More Preferred? 

By capacity, 50 ml-100 ml laminated tubes segment is estimated to account for a market share of 62.4% and an incremental opportunity of US$ 536 Mn in the next ten years.  The 50ml to 100ml tube capacity is the most preferred standard size considered in various cosmetics and oral care applications. It is widely used in the oral care, pharmaceutical, and cosmetics segment because customers prefer convenience, ease of usability, and economical packaging solutions.

Why is Demand for Oral Care Laminated Tube Increasing?

The oral care segment is expected to account for 45.3% of the market by 2031. Laminated tubes are leak-proof, they are visually appealing and have glossy finish, squeezability, and flexible printing features, which is improving their application in the oral care segment.

The oral care laminated tubes also suit advertisers, marketing specialists, and designers that offer a considerably more surface in presenting brand messages, logos, eye-catching decorative elements, and essential product information.

The ever-increasing consumption of toothpaste tubes in hotels as welcome-kit for the guests and the increasing trend of carrying toothpaste during traveling will create growth opportunities in this segment.

Why is the Demand for Nozzle Caps Continuously Rising? 

The nozzle caps segment will register highest basis points 230 during the forecast period. The demand for nozzle caps for tubes has been increasing due to the rising consumption of gels, ointments pharmaceutical care products.

Nozzle caps do not have detachable parts and are easy to use and convenient for packaging. Ointment, gel, or cream flows in a specific direction with the precise required quantity using the nozzle caps.

They also are tamper-proof and leakage-proof, which increases the longevity of the product. The flip-top caps are used for shampoo and cosmetics applications. Stand-up caps are used for the laminated tubes in creams, gels, and lotions, whereas the nozzle caps are applicable widely in pharmaceuticals chemical, cosmetic industry. Therefore, demand for nozzle caps is witnessing the highest growth.

Competitive Landscape

Companies operating in the laminated tubes market are aiming at strategic partnerships with other manufacturers to expand their product manufacturing capabilities and product portfolio, besides focusing on sustainability and innovation. For instance:

  • In March 2021, Independent authority, RecyClass certified Huhtamaki blueloop laminate tubes to be fully recyclable.
  • In December 2020, , Hoffman Neopac AG introduced Europe’s first mono-layer barrier tubes to receive product approval and full RecyClass Technology
  • In June 2021, Erpro 3D and Albea S.A. factory joined a partnership to drive innovation in cosmetics with industry leader HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing technology.
  • In June 2021, EPL Limited is partnered with Uniliver to achieve sustainability in the oral care segment. The EPL Ltd. will supply Unilever APR approved fully sustainable and 100% recyclable toothpaste category Platina Tubes. The EPL Ltd. companies Platina Tube are entirely recyclable and fully sustainable tubes accredited by APR (The Association of Plastic Recyclers)

Scope of Report



Forecast Period


Historical Data Available for


Market Analysis

US$ Million for Value and Million Units for Volume

Key Regions Covered

North America, Latin America, Europe, East Asia, South Asia, Oceania, and the Middle East & Africa

Key Countries Covered

US, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Germany, Italy, France, U.K., Spain, Russia, Turkey, South Africa, GCC Countries, Japan, South Korea, India, China, and Australia

Key Segments Covered

Product Type, Capacity, Cap Type, End Use, and Region

Key Companies Profiled

   Global Players

  • Berry Global Group Inc.
  • CCL Industries Inc.
  • Huhtamäki Oyj
  • Albea S.A.
  • Tubopress Italia S.R.L
  • Perfektup Ambalaj Sanayi Ve Ticaret AS
  • Hoffmann Neopac AG
  • Intrapac International Corporation
  • Alltub SAS
  • CTL-TH Packaging SL
  • Montebello Packaging Inc.
  • Lajovic Tuba D.O.O.
  • Tubapack A.S.
  • Pirlo GmbH & Co KG
  • Norway Pack AS

Asia Pacific Players

  • EPL Limited
  • Burhani Group of Industries
  • Antilla Propack Inc.
  • Auber Packaging Co., Ltd
  • Rego Packing (GZ) Industry Co., Ltd.
  • Premier Plus Co., Ltd.
  • NEUUV Pack (M) Sdn Bhd
  • ABDOS Lamitubes Private Limited
  • Kim Pai Lamitube Co., Ltd
  • Tubecon India LLP

Report Coverage

Market Forecast, Company Share Analysis, Competition Intelligence, DROT Analysis, Market Dynamics and Challenges, and Strategic Growth Initiatives

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Laminated Tubes Market by Category

By Product Type:

  • Plastic Barrier Laminates (PBL)
    • Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol (EVOH)
    • Polyamide (PA)
    • Polyester (PET)
  • Aluminum Barrier Laminates (ABL)

By Capacity:

  • Less than 50 ml
  • 51 to 100 ml
  • 101 to 150 ml
  • Above 150 ml

By Cap Type:

  • Stand-up Cap
  • Nozzle Cap
  • Fez Cap
  • Flip Top Cap
  • Other Caps

By End Use:

  • Cosmetics
    • Hair Care
    • Skin Care
    • Others (Nail Care, Nail Polish, etc.)
  • Oral Care
  • Commercial
    • Sealants & Adhesives
    • Lubricants
    • Others (Specialty grease and pesticides)
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Home & Other Personal Care
    • Laundry Gel
    • Toiletries & Hand wash Gels
    • Others (Sealants, adhesives, etc.)
  • Food
  • Others (Paints, Crayons and Shoe Polish)

By Region:

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • Middle East and Africa
  • East Asia
  • South Asia
  • Oceania

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