Rinze Willemsen, entrepreneur, and Corné van Baal, injection molder, are the developers of the 1-2Tube. This solution is about 40% lighter than regular plastic extrusion tubes and provides free of charge-variety layout. The 1-2Tube can be created on just about every standard injection molding device.
It normally takes five to six techniques to manufacture an “extrusion tube” and Corné van Baal considered that it really should be possible to make this variety of tube substantially more effectively. Corné is the operator of an injection molding corporation called Appkuns, in Oosterhout, The Netherlands. He shared his views with entrepreneur and small business innovator Rinze Willemsen, and immediately after just 1 working day Rinze came up with the 1-2Tube idea.
The plan was to injection mold the tube and the hinged closure in one move and with one injection molding instrument. On the filling line, the tube will be filled from the top, and the hinged lid will be shut and sealed with ultrasonic products.
Rinze describes: “The wall thickness of the tube can be thinner when injection molding and the tube closure makes use of significantly much less substance as it is not screwed or snapped onto the tube—but sealed. The ensuing benefit of this is that the tube itself has no narrow neck for the thread or snap beads, which use more product on regular extrusion tubes. These are the factors that let the 1-2Tube to be up to 40% lighter.”
Corné points out: “One-piece injection molded tubes are presently acknowledged in the market, however the down sides of the current tactics are that they produce at very low pace and are limited by licenses. Also, just as regular extrusion tubes, they nevertheless will need to be assembled from several areas. The 1-2Tube is only produced from 1 piece. The only actions required to complete output are injection molding, filling, and sealing. And also with IML, labels can be added to the tubes in the injection molding approach.”
To obtain a seriously competitive price cost for the 1-2Tube, a sixty-cavity tool will be utilised and to commence we will make a smaller sized pilot tool to injection mildew tubes for use in Resorts. Appkuns has now created four diverse form styles for the 1-2Tube.
The “Basic” style is extremely hard to make with normal extrusion tubes, simply because immediately after filling, these tubes have to be squeezed with each other at the bottom to seal and this process often tends to make this finish of the tube wider than the closure stop.The “Eco” variant design and style has an more flat closure resulting in a forty% preserving on product. The “Elegant” design uses the total liberty of expression that can be exploited by the one-2Tube’s innovative manufacturing technique. With a tapered condition, angled and asymmetrical, almost something is attainable.
Lastly, the “Special” design works by using injection molding strategies in which different distinct resources can be mixed. For example, the closure can be injection molded with PP and the tube component can be molded with a smooth flexible plastic, and in two different shades.