toothpaste packaging systems

Nichrome’s toothpaste packaging systems are ‘Mazbooth’

While brushing teeth is not given much thought by consumers because it is probably the first daily hygiene activity in our everyday lives. It is a big business for the corporate conglomerates that produce most of the world’s toothpaste.

A study estimate says that Americans alone buy over 14 million gallons of toothpaste every year. For a little perspective, this is roughly equal to 175,000 bathtubs of the creamy mint stuff. A tube, squeeze tube, or collapsible tube is a collapsible package which can be used for viscous liquids packaging such as toothpaste, artist’s paint, adhesive, and ointments.

The toothpaste packaging process is relatively straight-forward. Toothpaste ingredients are weighed to ensure the correct proportions. Ingredients are then mixed in a stainless-steel vessel (water and the humectant is usually done first). Process temperature and humidity are watched closely to ensure proper mixing.

After the ingredients are mixed, the finished toothpaste is sent to a high-speed toothpaste filling machine where a pump fills each tube through its open bottom. After the tube is filled, the end is sealed (or crimped).

As a secondary packaging process, filled and crimped tubes are inserted into individual retail cartons. The carton packaging machine, which is basically a secondary packaging system, then packs the finished product either through a horizontal cartoner or a vertical cartoner. These cartons are then packed into master cartons that constitute tertiary packaging and shipped to warehouses, distribution centres and stores.

Small sachets are becoming increasingly popular for packaging cosmetic and personal care products like toothpaste, shampoo, gel, and lotions. Nichrome’s packaging machines provide attractive, contaminant-free packaging for such applications.

For projects big and small, for food, pharma & other applications, Nichrome partners through the complete life cycle, innovating and integrating solutions that elevate productivity through performance. Nichrome offers proven expertise and single-source convenience for pre-primary, post-primary end-to-end packing solutions.

Nichrome’s automated packaging machines are the preferred choice for toothpaste tube filling machine. Whether it is economical small packs which enjoy great popularity as they are low cost, prevent wastage and are easier to carry or soft squeeze tubes, Nichrome’s VFFS Multilane and HFFS machines deliver speed, accuracy and versatility for toothpaste packaging.

Multilane Stickpack with Multi Head Servo Auger Filler

For producers supplying toothpaste, to retail chains, travel & hospitality industries, Nichrome’s Stickpack offers unmatched efficiency. Nichrome’s Multilane Stickpack with Servo Auger Filler is a stick pack pouch packaging machine equipped with a CE certified PLC controller that makes it easy to operate and provides the necessary flexibility for product and format changes while maintaining the efficiency of the process.

Multilane Stickpack with Volumetric Multiple Cavity Filler

Nichrome’s Multilane Stickpack with Volumetric Multiple Cavity Filler is a stick pack pouch packaging solution equipped with a product hopper of 25 litres capacity and a mesh at the product inlet to avoid entry of foreign particles. A CE certified PLC controller makes it easy to operate.

Multilane Stickpack with Multi-Piston Filler

Nichrome’s Multilane Stickpack with Multi-Piston Filler is a stick pack pouch packaging machine especially innovated for viscous product packing like toothpaste in convenient, single-serve stick packs. Nichrome’s Stickpack range offers a stainless-steel structure, pneumatically operated piston filler and longitudinal & cross-sealing jaw assemblies suitable for laminates. A CE certified PLC controller makes it easy to operate.

Vertical Cartoner

Explore fast and efficient cartoning with Nichrome’s vertical cartoning machine. This secondary packaging machine has a rated output of up to 120 cartons per minute, and handles a variety of cartons with option of both side tuck-in, both side gluing or top tuck-in with bottom gluing.

The machine structure is of sheet metal for durability. Some key features include adjustable carton conveyor with chain type design, servo indexing drive to carton and product chain, motorized carton pick up with vacuum cups, and facility for product insertion inside carton through motor-driven product pusher.

Horizontal Cartoner

Efficient cartoning with Nichrome’s horizontal cartoning machine is a sure winner. This secondary packaging machine has a rated output of up to 180 cartons per minute and handles a variety of cartons with option of both side tuck-in, both side gluing or top tuck-in with bottom gluing. Nichrome’s continuous and intermittent automatic horizontal and vertical cartoners can be integrated with primary packaging.


Since Nichrome developed India’s first indigenous milk packaging machine in 1977, we have been at the forefront of next-generation packaging technologies; a brand trusted for its rich legacy of pioneering innovation, extensive domain knowledge and manufacturing competency in packaging systems.

For applications existing and emerging, we offer infinite possibilities in integrated, automated packaging solutions – as we partner with customers through the complete lifecycle, offering application-specific solutions, backed by dependable service and support. Based in Pune, India, our sales & service network spans India and the world. We have presence in 45+ countries and more than 10000+ successful installations worldwide.