First aid kit is essential during summer and on holiday, and you know what can’ t be missing? Tubes of insect repellent cream or after-bite ointments. Ointments against sunburn and irritation caused by mosquitoes, bees or jellyfish stings, which you can take with you when you go on holiday either to the sea or to the mountains, but also very useful for a day out or a picnic in the countryside.

It is important for us to protect ourselves from the possible consequences of contact with insects or small animals, which in some cases can be dangerous. According to medical instructions, ointments should be applied directly to the area to be treated, and it is much more hygienic if this is done without external contamination. When we use an ointment in a jar, these bacteria are easily transferred from our skin to the product!

Aside from the precaution of washing your handsbefore using any cream or ointment, applying the cream by squeezing it directly onto the area to be treated is the most correct way. Of course, tube is the most suitable packaging in these cases.

Collapsible aluminium tube is suitable for packaging these ointment or gel medicines because it allows the product to be squeezed out to the last drop, and also because it is sustainable packaging. A plastic or composite tube also allows squeezing directly onto the area to be treated, but once exhausted, disposal is more problematic both in terms of recycling processes and energy expenditure, and is even more complicated in the case of laminate tubes. In addition, some plastic tubes cannot be squeezed out completely and it is often necessary to cut them up to get the last residues.

On the other hand, the empty aluminium tube (which is completely rolled up) can be disposed of in the aluminium collection and recycled back into the production process of new recycled aluminium, saving 95% energy compared to the production of raw material. Aluminium is therefore a sustainable material as it pollutes less and saves energy, which has a positive impact on the environment.

In these aluminium tubes we find creams or ointments against mosquitoes, bees, wasps or jellyfish. But did you know that these animals, as well as many other insects, are essential for biodiversity and the ecosystems in which we live?

Who is thinking of them? Who protects them? Some insects, such as bees, are constantly in danger and scientific studies show that every year the insect population is decreasing at a constant rate of 1-2%. Their gradual disappearance puts entire ecosystems at risk, and the main responsibility lies with man and his behaviour. In addition to aggressive pesticides, air pollution and climate change, which are among the main causes of their disappearance.

It is not just about animal love: bees make pollination possible and are indispensable to agricultural processes. Can we imagine the devastating consequences of their disappearance? Or did you know that jellyfish are crucial to marine biodiversity? They not only act as a filter for the oceans, but also help stabilise the food chain and produce nourishment for many marine micro-organisms. 

Doesn’t pollution cause more damage than a small bite that disappears quickly with a drop of after-bite ointment? This is why it is important to choose product packaging carefully. Deformable aluminium tubes once again prove to be the perfect packaging for the pharmaceutical sector as containers for creams and ointments: hygienic, safe, practical, 100% recyclable and totally eco-friendly!  

Looking for the best packaging for your creams or ointments? Contact us, we will be happy to show you our production and send you samples of tubes.