Alpha Packaging Launches New HDPE Cylinders

Posted on May 24, 2010 @ 08:45 am

Alpha Packaging has introduced a new line of personal care cylinders made from high-density polyethylene (HDPE). The HDPE Cylinder line is the first of three new narrow-neck stock packaging lines that the company is rolling out during the second quarter of 2010.

The company says that each container in the line is produced with an impact finish to achieve the best possible look for the discerning salon or retail beauty market consumer. All three sizes–8oz, 12oz and 16oz–are available in both 24-410 and 24-415 necks. Alpha will be stocking the cylinders in white and natural HDPE, and custom-colored bottles are available for a 50,000-piece minimum with no purge charge. All of these new HDPE Cylinders are extrusion blow molded at Alpha’s plant in Ypsilanti, MI.

For customers interested in recycled HDPE, Alpha can run custom orders for bottles incorporating between 25% and 100% post-consumer HDPE. The post-consumer resin is FDA approved for food contact. Minimum orders for recycled HDPE bottles are 50,000 pieces.

Beauty brands can also take advantage of the high quality decorating provided by Alpha’s Technigraph division. Deco tooling for the new line will be available to customers at no charge, and they may select a combination of direct screen printing, hot stamping, pressure sensitive labeling or spray coating/frosting to set their brand apart. (Customers will still be responsible for the cost for screens and custom artwork.)

Companies that buy Alpha’s bottles and Technigraph’s decorating services can order the entire package through Technigraph, with a single purchase order for bottles and decoration.

Samples of the new HDPE Cylinders will be available by June 1, and can be ordered by visiting and searching under Alpha’s HDPE Narrow Neck bottles for HDPE Cylinders.