Clear Plastic Pen Tubes – Custom And Stock Options

Posted on July 21, 2021

Protect your pens from damage during shipping and display them better to customers with clear plastic pen tubes.

Clear plastic pen tubes are a great way to protect pens during shipment, but they also help you display your products in-store or online. You can see the product inside without opening the tube, so it’s easy for customers to make their selection. Plus, these tubes come in many different sizes and colors – so there’s one that will fit any need!

With our variety of sizes and colors available, you can find the perfect solution for all types of packaging needs. Get started today by ordering some clear plastic pen tubes on our website!

Read Below to find out more about how clear plastic tubes can help your store protect and sell more pens.

pens that are outside of their tubesWhat Are Clear Plastic Pen Tubes

Clear plastic pen tubes are the cylindrical type used for ink pens, gel pens, or other low-volume items. Cylindrical pen tubes can be made from a variety of materials and with Petro, you can recycle your pen tubes.

Clear plastic pen tubes serve as quality packaging that easily packages goods without additional material purchases: the tube serves as its own container and so there is no need to buy an additional bag or box in order to present the product to the customer.

At Petro, you have your choice between clear plastic tubes that come in stock options or creating your own custom tubes.

The tubes can have different shapes that fit a variety of different types of pens. You can get custom shapes in round, oval, rectangular, or square. Although these custom shapes are typically reserved for more technical items, they can be a unique way to display pens of any kind.

What Do They Do

Two of the main purposes of clear plastic pen tubes are to protect your product while shipping and distributing from the manufacturing plant, and displaying your product design in stores.

Being able to stick your pens inside our clear plastic pen tubes will help you preserve the look and feel of your products. Instead of your product getting damaged while being shipped to your locations, they have a clear container that will keep them from getting rubbed or chipped.

The clear tube also helps when your product actually ends up on your shelves. Don’t cover up the pen designs that help your customers choose which ones they want. Display them proudly and let the design speak for itself while your customers are picking their special pen.

Plastic pen tubes also provide space for labeling, which provides information that may not be given on a label attached to a ballpoint device. This can be helpful for the organization or letting the customer know something special about the pen they may not have realized or isn’t on the packaging.

Plastic tubes also simplify logistics because products will easily fit into a uniform size tier in both warehouse storage and retail shelving. The consistent shape and stacking options or clear plastic tubes allow you to know exactly how many will be shipped and delivered.

How to Choose The Right One

You have two different options when looking to purchase clear plastic pen tubes for your inventory. You can go with custom options that are more unique to fit specially designed products or stock options that are pre-made for items like pens.

Custom Options Available

As we mentioned before, getting a custom-made plastic tube for your pen products may be exactly what you’ve been looking for.

Many tube producers don’t offer multiple sizes or shapes for your packaging options, but at Petro, our team is ready to work with you to develop the right tube for your needs.

The dimensions of a clear plastic tube need to be 0.125″ for the minimum outer dimension, 5.125″ for the maximum outer dimension, 0.010″ for the minimum wall thickness, and 0.375″ for the maximum wall thickness.

You can choose from any range we’ve provided to get the right pen tube for your needs.

We do specialize in extruding PETG Copolymer (Polyethylene Terephthalate Glycol) Tenite CAB (Cellulose Acetate Butyrate) Tenite CAP (Cellulose Acetate Propionate) plastic.

We also have the capability to produce more than these plastics so please contact us if you have any questions about profile extrusion or anything else outside of what we have mentioned

Stock Options Available

For a more standard size clear plastic pen tube model, stock options are available for all store owners.

You can choose these options in either PETG or CAB plastics. We still offer a variety of sizes for the outer diameters to the wall thickness. You’ll find ¼” outside diameter to 4″ outside diameter in thin, medium, and heavy wall thicknesses as options when browsing our stock selection.

The CAB option was one of the first modern plastics to be heated and formed into a tube in 1956. This material is bio-based, derived from 100% wood byproducts from sustainable forestry practices.

Butyrate is known for its exceptional clarity and high gloss, so it’s the perfect material for protecting your pens while shipping and distributing. In addition, Butyrate is tough enough to withstand abuse from handling and stands up well against environmental stress cracking.

PETG Plastic offers a combination of features that are unmatched by other similar materials. The PETG’s durability, easy processing, low cost, and clarity offer retailers the most reliable solution for their product packaging needs.

Those aren’t the only benefits of PETG material. You can also include its high chemical resistance, good impact strength, and long functional life. Not to mention that it is also environmentally friendly and FDA approved.

Why Choose Petro

At Petro, we are a completely family-owned business that has been developing high-quality premium clear plastic pen tubes for three generations.

We were pioneers in the 60s for the use of CAB, CAP, and PETG materials in extrusion, and our reputation has remained strong for over 60 years in the business.

You won’t be able to find a more comprehensive selection of extrusions for unique applications like you will with our products. Our sixty-plus years of experience coupled with the dedication to processing a variety of thermoplastic materials has made us your premier extrusion house for plastic tubes and profiles.

Our brand has become synonymous with our high level of customer satisfaction. Every member of our sales team works closely with our customers to ensure they are receiving the highest level of service possible so contact us if you have any questions about our products or service.