Plastic tube containers - so simple, yet so protective and affordable. Plastic storage tubes are the perfect tiny containers for keeping your valuable, delicate vape cartridges safe from harm. As you manufacture, pack, ship, and distribute your concentrate vape carts, you need to know they’ll be unbroken when your valued customers open the packaging.
Plastic squeeze tubes offer simplistic, secure vape cartridge packaging that can come in several styles, colors, sizes, and customizable options. But whether you choose plain clear tube packaging or opt for something more decorative, one thing’s for sure: squeeze tube packaging is one of the easiest ways to be compliant with your vape cartridge packaging.
But plastic squeeze tube storage containers aren’t our only compliance packaging options for cartridges. Our plastic cartridge tube collection is 16 products strong, 14 of which are child-resistant - one of the most important aspects of cannabis compliance packaging.
With so much to consider around safety regulations these days, we prioritize stocking a myriad of compliant options so you can design the best cartridge tubes for your shop while meeting all legal requirements. Plus, we have the best vape tube price points in the industry.
What Is A Vape Tube?
Plastic cylinder packaging tubes are simple and sturdy packaging for vape cartridges. Vape carts are almost always made from glass (except a few proprietary designs), which is beautiful and heat-resistant but delicate. Vape carts are the epitome of “fragile: handle with care;” they need solid protection that will prevent shattering during transit.
Plastic tube containers provide that protection, and are exactly what they sound like: little plastic tubes with various secure caps.
Anyone who’s into concentrate vape carts knows that a broken cartridge is one of the worst things that can happen. Now, how well a customer takes care of their carts once they’re opened is up to them. But up until the moment they tear through your tamper-evident, child-resistant packaging, keeping the carts in good condition is entirely up to you.
That’s where squeeze tube packaging comes in: it’s compliant, secure vape tube packaging that dramatically reduces the risk of breakage during transit. An airtight tube container is often the best choice for both protecting a vape cartridge and keeping it fresh from the day it’s packaged until the day it’s opened by the end consumer.
What Size Plastic Tube Containers Are Available?
Our plastic tube containers range in size from 72mm long to 90mm long, with a few sizes in between. 78mm, 80mm, and 86mm tubes are some of the most popular vape tube lengths in our plastic cartridge tube collection; they can hold the common 0.5mL and 1mL vape cartridge sizes. If you see “1mL cartridge tubes,” that’s referring to the size of cartridges that fit in the tubes, not the liquid volume capacity of the tubes themselves.
The best thing about our plastic storage tubes collection, though, is that for each of the vape cartridges we make/sell, we also make/sell a compatible, airtight tube container.
What Styles of Plastic Tube Containers Are Available?
Our line of plastic squeeze tubes are some of the most popular in our entire vape tube collection for their ease of use and compliance design. Our plastic squeeze tube packaging for vape carts is child-resistant yet still easy enough for legal cannabis consumers (adults/seniors) to open. The squeeze tubes are also the lowest vape tube price points in our plastic tube collection.
All of our squeeze-to-open cartridge tubes are either 78mm or 80mm long - the perfect sizes for housing either 0.5mL or 1mL cartridges. However, they do tend to work best as 1mL cartridge tubes since 0.5mL cartridges are a little small for the 78mm to 80mm length. Most 0.5mL vape cartridges are approximately 50mm to 60mm long, and they would rattle a bit in a 78mm to 80mm plastic vape tube.
In addition to our plastic squeeze tube packaging, we make five different “push down & turn” screw top plastic storage tubes. The 72mm white plastic cartridge tube is the smallest of our plastic tube storage containers, and is a much more suitable size for 0.5mL vape carts than the 80mm or 90mm tubes. Plus, all five of our “push down & turn” plastic tube caps are certified child-resistant.
Next, we offer a super child-resistant, airtight tube container with either a black or white plastic insert. The design is modern, sleek, and technologically-advanced - ensuring it meets compliance regulations and keeping your cartridges fresh for your lovely customers. These plastic tube containers aren’t messing around with security or style.
The last of our child-resistant plastic storage tubes is actually also a sustainable product! It’s a 100% recyclable reclaimed ocean plastic vape tube with a “to open, line up arrows” cap. This light tan beauty is the perfect way to introduce sustainable efforts to your cartridge manufacturing operation or dispensary.
The last clear tube packaging that we carry is not child resistant but it is incredibly simple and sleek. If your state required child-resistant packaging, you can still use these clear vape tubes, but you’ll have to buy external child-resistant packaging (cartridge boxes, exit bags, etc) to meet regulations. These plain plastic tubes are 86mm long, making them perfect for 1mL or even 2mL cartridges.
Does the PACT Act Affect Vape Tubes?
The Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking (PACT) Act does NOT affect plastic tube containers for vape cartridges. The PACT Act, originally passed in 2009 and amended in December 2020, was introduced to regulate and monitor all cigarette and tobacco sales to prevent those items ending up in the hands of kids. The recent amendment changed the Act to now include Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS).
ENDS are defined as much more than e-cigarettes, though. The new definition of ENDS includes nicotine-free vape liquid, including THC/CBD vape liquid, vape batteries, empty vape cartridges, atomizers, and a few other items that are used for vaping. However, since plastic tube storage containers are not a vape-specific item, they are not included as ENDS products nor affected by the PACT Act’s new mailing ban and regulations.
The mailing ban dictates that the United States Postal Service (USPS) will no longer ship ENDS products, and other private shipping companies (UPS, FedEx) have followed suit. That pretty much leaves just one option for manufacturers purchasing ENDS products: LTL freight shipping.
But thankfully, since plastic squeeze tubes and other vape tube designs aren’t designated as ENDS products, they can ship normally through all of our regular shipping methods. While other vaping materials’ shipping costs are rising, our vape tube price points for shipping are able to remain the same.
Where to Buy Plastic Tube Containers Wholesale
Finding the perfect wholesale plastic storage tubes for your potent vape cartridges has never been easier thanks to our vast collection of plastic tube containers. If you’ve been looking to buy plastic tube containers in bulk, you’ve absolutely come to the right place! Not only do we have a wide selection of 0.5 and 1mL cartridge tubes, but we also have the most affordable vape tube type price points.
How do we do it? With our amazing price beat guarantee and our hardworking, relentless team. We’re 100% focused on creating the absolute BEST cannabis packaging AND keeping it reasonably priced. You create fantastic, potent, incredible cannabis products, and we make sure the packaging that holds them is sturdy, beautiful, and (more important than ever) compliant. You will always get the best clear tube packaging in the industry when shopping with us!
Concentrate vape cartridges have surged in popularity in recent years. They offer unparalleled convenience and diversity to the modern cannabis community, but the little glass cartridges are undoubtedly fragile. In addition to breakage concerns, your business needs to comply with a whole bunch of new packaging regulations. But thanks to our mostly child-resistant plastic vape tube collection, meeting the most common of those requirements is super easy, and so is keeping your cartridges safe.
Plastic Tube Containers - The Bottom Line
Plastic squeeze tube packaging and other vape tube styles are essential these days, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be affordable AND personalized. Your products’ packaging promotes the vibe and values of your brand to shoppers and can be the difference in whether or not people buy your products. Additionally, compliance packaging can be the difference between your business succeeding or getting flagged for ignoring regulations.
Thanks to our complaint cartridge tubes, you can choose pretty much any one and feel secure that it meets regulations. That way, you’re free to focus on the color, transparency, and customization of your vape tubes! That’s right - we make beautiful custom cartridge packaging which can either carry your existing branding or be originally designed with the help of our amazing team.
At Marijuana Packaging, we’re your one-stop shop for all things cart packaging. From empty vape pen cartridges wholesale to intricate custom labels for our several plastic cartridge tubes, we have everything you need to create and sell your exceptional vape cartridges.
Frequently Asked Questions About Vape Tube
What Plastic Tube Container Sizes Are There?
We make plastic cartridge tubes in six sizes: 72mm, 78mm, 80mm, 84mm, 86mm, and 90mm lengths, and all but the two 86mm tubes are child resistant certified. We make one 72mm (white), four 78mm (clear, white, black, tan [reclaimed ocean plastic]), five 80mm, one 84mm (clear w/ black cap), two 86mm (clear w/ black or white cap), and three 90mm (clear w/ white or black cap, black w/ black cap) tubes.
What Is The PACT Act?
The Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking (PACT) Act, est. 2009, regulates the sale and distribution of cigarettes/tobacco, primarily to prevent kids from obtaining them. It was recently amended to impose mailing bans on cigarettes/tobacco and all Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) - they can no longer ship through the USPS. Now included in the ENDS definition are no-nicotine vape liquids (THC/CBD extracts), cartridges, batteries, and more. Thus, concentrate vape cart materials cannot ship through the USPS, nor can they ship through FedEx or UPS who have imposed their own mailing bans. LTL freight is now pretty much the only shipping option for ENDS and tobacco products.
Can I Order Custom Plastic Cartridge Tubes?
Yes! We make 100% customizable cartridge tube labels. We can either print them with your current branding or we can work together to design a unique look for your cartridge tubes.