Plastic tubes are heavily associated with laboratory environments and are often used instead of glass tubes. Although not all small plastic tubes are reliable enough to replace glass tubes, they can offer big advantages in many different circumstances.

An affordable, safer alternative to glass

One of the main reasons for using plastic tubes is that they are less expensive to source than glass tubes. It’s possible to mould thousands of plastic tubes in a single hour for a modest sum, whereas glass tubes generally take much more time to produce and will cost you more. It’s also much safer to dispose of plastic tubes than glass tubes. When glass tubes shatter, the sharp edges that remain can cause injuries. What’s also worrying is that people can be exposed to chemicals and other dangerous contaminants when they do break. Plastic tubes, on the other hand, won’t shatter or cut you. If you drop a plastic tube, it will not be broken. When a stopper is placed inside the plastic tube, the contents can remain intact.

Child-friendly tubes

Plastic tubes are frequently used in environments where children are present. These include schools and homes. These tubes are also ideal for storing materials that cannot eat through plastic. If you are considering using plastic tubes over their glass counterparts, just make sure the materials that you are storing inside of them are suitable. If plastic is a suitable option, it can be best to opt for this over glass for various reasons, including cost and safety.

How Regina can help

Talk to Regina today if you are in need of high-quality plastic tubes from a trusted manufacturer. We have been a leading player in our field for more than six decades, and we are only happy when you are truly satisfied with the products and services that we have provided to you. To find the products relevant to your needs on our website, all you need to do is filter our range by sector. We are always on hand to assist you if you do need any advice on selecting the right products for your needs, and you can contact us at any point if you do require any further information about the solutions within our catalogue.

Generations of history

We are the leading choice for companies from the automotive, ceramics, electronics, engineering, food packaging, laboratory, glass, oil + gas and packaging sectors. Having been established since way back in 1949, we can be counted on to provide the exceptional quality that you require. We are based on Newcastle-under-Lyme and serve businesses from across the UK and further afield.

Getting in touch

We have been developing and manufacturing test tubes & tubular containers throughout our history and also specialise in services such as plastic injection moulding, pharmaceutical glass manufacturing and more. Each of our quality procedures adheres to the ISO9001:2015 standard, and you can download a copy of our certificate on our website. Find out more by calling 01782 565 646 or sending a message to