Press Release Summary:
- Bulk filling available with monthly tube filling, bottle filling and sachet/packet filling capacity of 2.1, 2.4 and 0.75 million units respectively
- Tubes come with printed graphics and are capped with a metallic safety seal direct from the manufacturer
- Filling tubes with sanitizer is cheap, fast and more reliable packaging than bottles
Original Press Release:
BPI Labs is Launching Large-scale Sanitizer Production with Emphasis on Tubes
Evanston, WY - 7/14/2020 - BPI Labs Inc. is excited to announce it will be offering hand sanitizer manufacturing capacity at estimated levels of 400,000 gallons per month. It will have bulk filling available with additional monthly tube filling, bottle filling, and sachet/packet filling capacity of 2.1, 2.4, and .75 million units respectively. “We’re excited to bring this new volume hand sanitizer to the Covid-19 battle,” said Ken Shirley, CEO of BPI Labs. Capacity will be coming online in stages throughout the summer and made available to customers on a first-come, first-serve basis; a full launch will happen in the third quarter of 2020. Brands selling hand sanitizer should be especially excited about the new hand sanitizer tube production.
Tubes are an incredible opportunity for private label sanitizer brands. Bottles and pumps have become scarce and pumps are an expensive addition to the overall cost to produce goods. Tubes, on the other hand, require no further components to fill and close because they come with printed graphics and are capped with a metallic safety seal direct from the manufacturer. Further, tube suppliers are domestic, which makes tubes an inexpensive and efficient way to cut down on supply chain concerns and manufacturing costs. BPI Labs has contacted several domestic tube suppliers who indicated having no constraints on their ability to provide a continuous supply of tubes for the foreseeable future. According to BPI Labs, purchasing tubes is more cost-effective than bottles after accounting for the cost of shipping, and filling tubes at BPI Labs with sanitizer is more cost-effective. All these facts amount to cheaper, faster, and more reliable packaging than bottles.
Consumers will also appreciate using tubes. Warmer months bring higher temperatures and a greater likelihood that a hand sanitizer container becomes pressurized from ethanol vapors. Soft and flexible sided tubes will prevent some of the unwanted messes that occur with rigid bottles. Private label brands can provide their customers with many suitable options too. Tubes are highly customizable in terms of the amount of product they can contain, the type of caps available, and their ability to carefully modulate sanitizer application with custom orifice sizes.
BPI Labs recently purchased the first Norden tubing machine designed to safely fill hand sanitizer into tubes and is targeted to begin tube production in mid-August. Interested customers are being directed to the www.bpilabs.com/sanitizer webpage to learn more information and to be in the queue as services come online. BPI Labs is also interested in learning more about what customers would like to have for a manufacturing service, and customers are encouraged to inquire immediately so that the manufacturing services can be customized to meet their needs.
BPI Labs is a private label, personal care manufacturer in the Rocky Mountains with 47,000 sq.ft. of laboratory, compounding, and filling area. It has resided in Evanston, Wyoming for 25 years serving private brands in product development and manufacturing for products such as shampoos, deodorants, salts, powders, and personal lubricants.