Pirlo metal and plastic packaging

Laminate tubes: a one-of-a-kind brand ambassador

Excellent value for the money: Outstanding results with the latest printing technology and surface finishing

PIRLO Tubes – with its photorealistic digital printing, functional film lamination and seamless 360° printing – is a pioneer in successfully introducing laminate tubes in the demanding cosmetics sector.

Cost-effective, versatile and flexible – modern digital printing technology makes it possible

Because film composites are printed and finished in a web shape, a number of processes associated with label printing can be used. This includes embossing and spot coating. With digital printing, it is possible to offer an affordable, high-quality packaging option for small batch sizes. This is of particular interest for promotions, special series, and start-ups.

Even large print runs are no problem with digital printing due to consistent process optimisation. Particularly for large print runs with different printed images, the economic benefit is fully realised: Both in terms of pre-printing costs and in terms of type and ink changes, digital printing has a clear economic advantage compared to conventional printing processes.

Special inks can be mixed as needed directly at Pirlo – an extended Pantone colour space is available. With digital printing, we have the flexibility and speed to respond perfectly to your wishes.


Digital printing at Pirlo under stringent quality conditions and cleanroom class 7

Noble feel for fine tube contents

Another feature of our production is the option of bottom-welding tubes, thus making possible 360° printing of the laminate. With this type of welding, the seam of the tube can hardly be distinguished. Together with a wide range of surface finishing options, such as hot-melt lamination and diverse coating options or hot embossing, we give your tubes an incomparable feel, excellent stability and perfect surface protection.

Innovations in finishing

By continually developing our tubes we are able to utilise a special PBL laminate for our customers. Using this laminate we create a level of gloss that is more brilliant than previously possible with the use of aluminium. This makes it possible to achieve outstanding metallic effects without the use of metallic paints, embossing or silver printing.

For an eye-catching appearance at the point-of-sale!

Here you can find our standard layout sheets for tube printing:


pdf Decoseam ABL and PBL Tubes Diameter 35 mm

pdf Decoseam ABL and PBL Tubes Diameter 40 mm

pdf Decoseam ABL and PBL Tubes Diameter 50 mm

pdf Overlapping Seam ABL and PBL Tubes Diameter 35 mm

pdf Overlapping Seam ABL and PBL Tubes Diameter 40 mm

pdf Overlapping Seam ABL and PBL Tubes Diameter 50 mm

ABL tubes – aluminium barrier laminate tubes

Delicate items packed safely

ABL laminate is perfect for protecting sensitive products. Our ABL (Aluminium Barrier Laminate) tubes consist of several PE layers, in which an aluminium barrier is embedded. This makes the tubes practically impenetrable to oxygen and water vapour.

Our sales team is happy to help you find the perfect plastic packaging for your product. Get in touch with us – and benefit from our extensive experience!

layer material
contact with product/ inside polyethylene
barrier aluminium
outside polyethylene


An overview of all plastic tubes can be downloaded here:
pdf Tubes Overview

Laminate tubes of the highest quality

Sustainability and innovation as components of modern plastic packaging

Since 2010 Pirlo tubes has been producing digitally printed tubes made of multilayer plastic composites (laminates). These tubes use up to 50% less raw materials than conventional plastic tubes. We are continually developing and improving use and technology, always keeping optimal sustainability in mind. This is one of the reasons why we are always testing and qualifying new laminates and caps.

Laminate tubes – the modern and reliable packaging solution

Tube laminates typically consist of multiple layers of foils/films that are united by extrusion or adhesive lamination. The middle film is usually the barrier layer. It prevents components of the medium from escaping from the tube. It also prevents critical substances that could influence or change the products (such as oxygen) from the environment from entering into the tube. Interior and exterior films of the laminate tubes ensure sealability, printability and the necessary properties with respect to the product. Pirlo Tubes currently processes laminates in thicknesses between 250 and 400 microns.

Decorated Pirlo innovations

By using new materials, we consequently pursue the central concept of conservation of resources. At the same time, the consumer receives a tube whose contents can be removed optimally, easily and down to the last portion.

For our innovation, an extremely thin ABL (aluminium barrier laminate) tube, in 2011 we were awarded the Green Packaging Award in Austria.

The content determines the tube

Designed to the requirements of your product, you can order tubes in ABL or PBL design – depending on the product, the desired size, design specifications and required industry standards:

  • White PBL tubes: the classic white tube, a standard for cosmetics.
  • Transparent PBL tubes: When visibility of the product is required.
  • Silver ABL/PBL tubes: For all products that draw attention to themselves with metallic effects.

Notes on processing

Our experts would be happy to provide you with technical support with capping Pirlo tubes in your filling line. A call or a short email is enough!

Here is an overview of all laminates:

Laminat Material thickness Colour

250 / 12 µm silver or white
275 / 20 µm silver or white
275 / 30 µm silver or white
350 / 12 µm silver or white
390 / 9 µm silver
PBL 300 / 15 µm white
300 / 25 µm transparent or white
350 / 25 µm transparent or white
323 / 23 µm silver
263 / 23 µm silver
250 / 15 µm white

bold = Standard

An overview of all plastic tubes can be downloaded here:
pdf Tubes Overview

PBL tubes: PBL – Plastic Barrier Laminate tub

Well protected contents with a long life

PBL (Plastic Barrier Laminate) tubes from Pirlo are the perfect packaging For products that have a long shelf life when well protected, They typically consist of several layers of plastic, in which an EVOH barrier is embedded to protect the contents. EVOH is a safe barrier for many common products in the fields of cosmetics, food, and chemical and engineering industries. An important advantage of this aroma barrier is that it prolongs the shelf life of the filled products.

Our sales team is happy to help you find the perfect plastic packaging for your product. Get in touch with us – and benefit from our extensive experience!


layer material
contact with product/ inside polyethylene
barrier Ethylen-Vinylalkohol-Copolymer EVOH or other plastic-barrier
outside polyethylene


An overview of all plastic tubes can be downloaded here:
pdf Tubes Overview

Always at your side – the shoulders of laminate tubes

Putting tube components together yourself

Different products for the cosmetics, food, pet food, hair care or chemistry/engineering industries require different types of laminate tubes. The tube shoulders are an essential component in this case. From our broad standard product range, you can put together tube components on your own terms. Completely according to your design and product specifications.

Tuben Schultern

Assembling a custom laminate tube for your needs using Pirlo components.

With your company's look

Above minimum order quantities, tube shoulders for our laminate tubes can be coloured to your liking. Just contact our sales team, we are here to help.

Order online

Here you can find cans, metal buckets, hobbocks, canisters and much more.


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