How they get the stripes into toothpaste?

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Offline neilep

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How they get the stripes into toothpaste?
« on: 25/04/2004 16:18:26 »
I've just brushed my teeth everybody and my teeth are all nice and clean see?......but how do they get the stripes in ?...only people with clean teeth and fresh breath need answer thank you !!

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Re: How they get the stripes into toothpaste?
« Reply #1 on: 25/04/2004 16:53:18 »
The coloured gel is kept in a compartment near the opening of the toothpast tube. When you squeeze the tube, white toothpaste comes out of the top and the colored gel is "striped" onto it through a small opening.

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Re: How they get the stripes into toothpaste?
« Reply #2 on: 25/04/2004 17:06:30 »
Why thank you very much !!!...you just saved an innocent toothpaste tube from a rather nasty accident with a cleaver !!..thanks.


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Re: How they get the stripes into toothpaste?
« Reply #3 on: 01/07/2004 00:34:24 »
well good question and a good answer.
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Re: How they get the stripes into toothpaste?
« Reply #4 on: 03/07/2004 04:11:15 »
quote:
Originally posted by neilep

Why thank you very much !!!...you just saved an innocent toothpaste tube from a rather nasty accident with a cleaver !!..thanks.


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did you cut open a tube of toothpaste in the end neil?

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Re: How they get the stripes into toothpaste?
« Reply #5 on: 03/07/2004 18:04:21 »
......Naa...bottled out in the end !!..I didn't want to get reported by the RSPTT (Royal Society For The Protection Of Toothpaste Tubes !!)[:D]

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Re: How they get the stripes into toothpaste?
« Reply #6 on: 03/07/2004 19:44:51 »
thats probably a much worse crime that leaving the cap off, so glad your question was answered satisfactorily! your wife must appreciate it.

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How they get the stripes into toothpaste?
« Reply #7 on: 07/04/2010 19:59:31 »
Although in the 1960s the stripes were mixed in using a gadget at the top of the tube this is no longer the case.
We theorised and then decided to find out for sure.  The stripes are extruded into the tube, in a sort of maltese cross formation.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPBxSWAXoJo