Primary Packaging – Tubes and Cans

Linhardt GmbH & Co.KG

Linhardt is a solid family owned company founded in 1943 with a high reinvestment rate and 3 production sites in Germany producing high quality primary packagings: aluminium tubes, plastic tubes, laminated tubes, aerosol cans and aluminium rigid tubes for all branches: Pharmaceutical, Food-Non food and Personal Care.

In 2000 the first clean factory (class 8) for aluminium tubes was inaugurated at the site in Viechtach and ever since Linhardt is acting with a clear feeling of responsibility and know how. We try to build up long term partnerships based on trust and reliability with our customers and suppliers - nationally and internationally. Linhardt feels a clear responsibility for the region, people representing the centre stage of our work. We think in generations not in business quarters.more

We have a clear vision to operate globally as a customer-focused leader in the fields of innovation, quality and service developing sophisticated and functional primary packaging in all branches in order to secure a top position on the market.

Aluminium Tubes

Linhardt has been producing aluminium tubes ever since the very days of the foundation in 1943 and has steadily extended the range.  We have grown market leader for the production of aluminium tubes in Europe since then. Linhardt produces cylindrical and conical aluminium tubes with different options of threats and orifices: Round open tubes or with membrane, plastic threats, plastic- or aluminium cannulas with tamper evident function and much more.

Diameter range : Ø9,8 – 45 mm, capacity: approx. 700 million tubes per year

Plastic Tubes

The product range of Linhardt was extended in 1947 by producing plastic tubes.

Different shoulders and nozzles are available: round open with threat, shoulder for push-fit caps, cannula versions, inclined nozzles or domed heads for lip balms, dispenser solutions and various tamper evident solutions like peel-off membrane or sleeve over the cap. We can offer a high variety of finish, like HD-printing, offset printing, silk screen printing, hotfoilstamping etc.

Diameter range: Ø13,5 – 50 mm, capacity: approx. 200 million tubes per year

Aerosol Cans and Rigid Tubes

Aerosol cans and aluminium rigid tubes, pens, cigar cans

In the field of aerosol cans Linhardt started producing small Diameters. The range of diameters of aerosol cans was subsequently extended up to diameter 53 mm. Additionally to the standard cylindrical shape Linhardt also provides other shapes: Bodyline, softline, bullet shape, curve line.

Diameter range: Ø22 – 53 mm, capacity: approx. 220 million aerosol cans per year

The product range Aluminium rigid cans also includes specialized products like permanent marker pens, aluminium rigid cans for tablettes, technical parts for automotive industry as well as the field of cigar cans where Linhardt has developed to a market leading position.

Capacity: 105 million cans, pens, rigid tubes per year

Laminated Multi-Layer Tubes

As a reaction to the market trend and changes on the market Linhardt decided to implement the laminated tubes product range in 2008.

Different laminates can be combined to an asymmetric laminate basic foil (PCR materials paper layer in combination to functional foils). Different barriers are available (Aluminum, EVOH) in several layer thicknesses and different type of barriers. Tamper evident solutions can be provided by installing a peel-off membrane. Laminates with various options: white, transparent, silver/metallic, high gloss etc.. In terms of printing Linhardt laminated tubes provide the possibility of 360° printing, hot foil stamping and photorealistic letter press printing with up to 10 colours.

Diameter range: Ø22 – 50 mm, capacity: approx. 90 million tubes per year


Quality not merely a philosophy: ISO 9001 – ISO 15378 (GMP primary packaging for pharmaceuticals)

Quality is not only a philosophy for Linhardt: We have a consistent integrated management system (IMS) for all sites. We can proof our quality by being certified ISO 9001 Quality managment and ISO 15378 GMP primary packaging for pharmaceuticals and ISO 50001 Energy management. We are member of the Ecovadis monitoring platform and we fulfill the most advanced pharmaceutical requirements (e.g. FDA Drug Master File). We are producing for the very demanding Japanese market.


Our R&D department is steadily searching for new solutions in the fields of decoration, security, convenience and sustainability. The solutions are assessed proactively and/or together with our customers and suppliers to develop specific solutions and solve problems. The scope of research is also including new material and new printing and finishing processes.

Our industrial engineering is taking care that tools for new and existing products are steadily maintained and improved in order to guarantee that our products correspond to highest quality expectations. Our own toolmaking floor can perfectly react and adjust necessary tooling to our customer’s demands.less


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Linhardt GmbH & Co.KG
Dr. Winterling Straße 40
D-94234, Viechtach

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