Our plastic tubes are generally available in polystyrene (PS) but we are also able to supply Polypropylene (PP) and High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) products. Plastic tubes are commonly used in laboratory environments and can be an efficient and dependable replacement for glass tubes.

Safer and more economical than glass

Plastic tubes are generally a more economical alternative to glass tubes. We can mould thousands of plastic tubes in just an hour, and this means we can offer highly competitive prices. Glass tubes require much more time to produce, and this inevitably means that you will pay more for them. You can ensure the content of a plastic tube stay intact by adding a stopper to the tube.

A child-friendly option

It’s common for plastic tubes to be used when children are around, with environments the tubes are commonly found in including homes, schools and museums. Plastic tubes are regularly used to store materials that are not capable of eating through the plastic.


As a responsible supplier we are conscious of our efforts to minimise the risk of damage to the environment through plastic pollution. All our plastic materials are fully recyclable and can be disposed of for reuse ensuring minimum impact to the environment.

A leading glass tube supplier

Regina has become one of the market’s leading sources for glass tubes over the years. Having been a highly respected supplier of tubing for more than sixty years, we can be counted on to deliver the excellence that you require. Our company was first established back in 1949, and since our inception, we have served thousands upon thousands of clients from across the UK and overseas. We have been developing and manufacturing test tubes and tubular containers since we were first founded, with other core services including pharmaceutical glass manufacturing, plastic injection moulding and precision machining. All our quality procedures comply with the ISO9001:2015 standard. Our certificate can be downloaded on our website.

Get in touch with Regina today

Talk to us today if you do need to source plastic or glass test tubes and tubular containers from a leading supplier you can trust. Our expert customer service team are on hand to help you with your order.