Aluminum Packaging is Widely used in the Personal Care Industry

Aluminum packaging is widely used in the personal care and beauty industry because of its environmental sustainability and convenience.  From daily toiletries to household cleaning products, from skin care products to cosmetics, not only major brands have welcomed it with open arms, but consumers are also happy to see it. Lightweight and strong, aluminum ensures durability and protection of products. But it is not just practical, aluminum packaging also has a stylish and modern aesthetic. In addition, its environmentally friendly attributes (recyclable) are perfectly aligned with the growing demand for sustainability. These advantages make it an ideal choice for packaging.

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Why is market demand increasing?

Consumers are increasingly concerned about the impact of packaging on the environment: more consumers prefer environmentally friendly and recyclable products.
Creative and functional packaging design: Aluminum packaging is easy to design and can enhance the appeal of personal care products
Personalized and customizable products: The appearance, style, shape and size of product packaging can be customized.

Aluminum Packaging Classification By Shape

Aluminum packaging in the personal care industry is mainly divided into aluminum bottles、aluminum collapsible tube and aluminum jar.

Aluminum bottle

  • Aluminum bottles protect the integrity of personal care formulas with excellent protection from light, moisture, and oxygen.
  • Be eco-conscious with aluminum bottles, which are made from infinitely recyclable materials and help promote sustainable development.
  • Aluminum bottles are lightweight and come in a portable, small size, making them ideal for travel-friendly personal care products.
  • Aluminum bottles can be custom designed with everything from embossed logos to color options to help brands enhance their appeal.
  • Suitable for a wide range of personal care products, including lotions, serums, oils, and more, aluminum bottles are versatile and compatible with a wide range of formulas.
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Aluminum Bottle For Personal Care

Personal Care

Material selection: There is no obvious requirement for thickness selection, but the inner coating material cannot react with the contents.
Sealing requirements: Focus on waterproofness and spill resistance.
Capacity and design: Usually the appearance packaging design will be very good-looking, with various sizes and types, and both below 50ml and above 200ml are widely selected.
Nozzle type: Use a nozzle design that is more suitable for pouring or extrusion

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Hand Wash/ Body Cream
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Spray Bottle/ Air Freshener

Household Cleaning

Material selection: Since cleaning products usually contain strong chemical ingredients, in order to ensure the stability and safety of the products, aluminum packaging for cleaning products usually uses thicker aluminum materials.
Sealing requirements: Higher sealing performance is usually required to avoid leakage or volatilization of products during long-term storage or transportation.
Capacity and design: Aluminum packaging has a larger capacity range and a simpler design to accommodate more products and provide a convenient use experience.

Nozzle type: It is usually necessary to use a spray or spray method, so its aluminum packaging may be equipped with a nozzle design that is more suitable for spraying to provide a more precise and convenient use experience.

Aluminum collapsible tube

It can be used in various aspects, such as hand cream, face cream, sunscreen, glue, etc.

Good barrier properties: With excellent barrier properties, it can effectively block the intrusion of oxygen, moisture, light and other external factors, thereby maintaining the efficacy and effect of the product.
Convenient to use: With soft and easy-to-squeeze characteristics, the product can be squeezed out easily and smoothly, which is convenient for users to use and control the dosage. In addition, the hose is usually equipped with a sealing cap or a rotary switch to effectively prevent leakage and contamination.

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Hands & Face Cream

Lightweight and portable: Compared with other packaging materials such as glass bottles or plastic bottles, aluminum hoses are lighter and easier to carry, especially suitable for travel or outings. They are not easy to break and can be squeezed and compressed as needed to reduce packaging space.

Aluminum jar

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Aluminum box containing cream

Good protection performance: It can effectively block the intrusion of light, oxygen, moisture and pollutants, and protect the product from the influence of the external environment.
Lightweight and strong: Compared with packaging boxes such as glass bottles or plastic bottles, aluminum boxes are not easy to break and are easy to carry, especially suitable for use when traveling or going out.
Recyclability: It is a recyclable packaging material, which helps to reduce the environmental burden and promote sustainable development.
Customized appearance: Aluminum boxes have a beautiful appearance, smooth surface and modern feel, which can enhance the quality and visual appeal of the product.

Personal Care Packaging by Application

Skin Care: Customized packaging for creams, lotions, and serums, typically prioritizing hygiene and preservation of active ingredients.
Hair Care: Packaging designed for shampoos, conditioners, and styling products, emphasizing ease of use and spill resistance.
Bath & Shower: Packaging solutions for soaps, shower gels, and bath salts, focusing on water resistance and aesthetics.
Oral Care: Packaging for toothpaste, mouthwash, and dental floss, prioritizing hygiene and easy dispensing.
Others: Miscellaneous applications such as perfume packaging, nail care, and intimate hygiene products, requiring diverse packaging solutions.

Take the degreaser spray bottle as an example

The degreaser spray bottle contains degreasers, which are mainly used to remove oil stains from the surface of objects. Degreasers are very dangerous and can cause harm to the body if used improperly. That is why they should be stored in a very appropriate way and away from food and the human body.
It is very appropriate to store degreasers in aluminum bottles. The packaging bottle of the degreaser cannot be a wide-mouth bottle, but must be a spray bottle, which not only makes the spraying effect better, but also ensures the safety of the user.

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Degreasers are widely used in kitchens, bathroom windows and cars. Not only can they remove oil, but also any other dirt. The fumes generated in the kitchen, the dirt on the glass panels and cabinets in the bathroom, the dust on the windows caused by car driving, decoration and engineering construction, and the stains of life such as the car clutch and engine. The spray bottle degreaser can perfectly remove them. Just spray it lightly, wipe the surface with a clean rag, and finally rinse it with clean water. You will find that they become clean as new.
The size of the aluminum spray bottle can be freely selected. The large-capacity products will be more durable, and the small size will be more convenient to use. If you want it to be both economical and convenient to use, you can buy two sizes at the same time. The small-capacity product can be refilled after use.

Advantages of aluminum packaging

Environmental sustainability: infinitely recyclable and reusable

Lightweight and durable: lightweight and corrosion-resistant

Consumer safety: aluminum will not react with the product contents

Product protection and shelf life: can effectively isolate the impact of external factors, including light, bacteria, etc.

Versatility and customization: suitable for a variety of product packaging, can be customized in a variety of shapes and sizes

Brand recognition and prestige: aluminum packaging exudes a sense of luxury and quality, increasing consumer awareness of the brand

How Aluminum Spray Bottles Work

The manufacturing principle of the spray bottle is to form a high-pressure system in the bottle, and the liquid in the bottle is sprayed out in the form of extremely fine water particles in the form of high pressure drop. We only need to gently press the trigger or spray pump, and the object inside will be sprayed in the form of mist to where we need it.

The bottle will be used with different pump heads. Depending on the needs of the product, there can be lotion pumps, spray pumps, foam pumps, etc. The pump head used for mousse is a foam pump, the spray pump is often used in products such as sunscreen, moisturizing and floral water, and the lotion pump is used in products such as shampoo and shower gel.

Challenges of Aluminum Personal Care Packaging

Environmentally friendly materials will cost more, which will reduce product profits.

More and more companies are turning to aluminum packaging materials, leading to fierce market competition.

The requirements for printing technology are higher, and companies need to continuously improve their capabilities to meet the needs of the market and consumers.

Some consumers prefer the original plastic packaging bottles, believing that aluminum packaging is expensive and may be harmful to the body.

Just like water bottles, in the potential impression of most traditional consumers, the preferred material is glass or plastic. It will take some time for everyone to accept and like aluminum packaging for personal care products. Manufacturers and major product sales companies need to do more publicity to inform the public of the advantages of aluminum packaging, and this is in line with the trend of social development.

EBI provides a variety of personal care related product packaging. If you need it, you can contact us at any time through email : marketing@ebi-china.com or link.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are aluminum packaging solutions cost-effective for personal brands?

While aluminum packaging may have a slightly higher initial cost, its long-term durability, and recyclability can result in cost savings for beauty brands.  

How does aluminum packaging contribute to a greener future?

Aluminum is a sustainable material that can be infinitely recycled, reducing the need for virgin materials and minimising waste in the personal care industry.

Can aluminum packaging be customized to reflect a brand’s identity?

Absolutely! Aluminum packaging can be easily customised with various printing techniques, embossing, and debossing to create unique and eye-catching designs.

Does aluminum packaging offer protection against external factors?

Yes, aluminum packaging provides an excellent barrier against light, air, and moisture, ensuring the integrity and longevity of personal care products.

Are there any specific regulations or guidelines for using aluminum packaging in the personal industry?

Personal care brands using aluminum packaging should adhere to regulatory requirements for labeling, ingredient transparency, and product safety to ensure compliance with industry standards.

Is aluminum packaging safe and reliable?

Aluminum packaging usually undergoes strict quality control and testing to ensure that it meets relevant safety standards. Aluminum is a food-safe approved material and will not cause contamination to the product.

What are the advantages of EBI in producing aluminum packaging for the personal care industry?

EBI has 11 years of experience in aluminum packaging production. It has a complete system from packaging design to product transportation, and has various product certifications.

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