etma Tube of the Year 2012 competition: Impressive designs and real innovations
30.07.12 -This year’s winners in the etma Tube of the Year competition were chosen in Brussels where the members of etma, the European tube manufacturers association, met for their annual conference. From the entries submitted, a top-class jury from the ranks of the member companies chose the best tube in each of the four categories: Aluminium Tube, Plastic Tube, Laminate Tube and Prototype Tube.
The winner in the Aluminium Tube category comes from Italy. The açai color tube is produced by Alltub Italia for Diffitalia and is used for hair colourant. The spectacular relief effect on the tube and closure is achieved using a special lacquer that adds even more to the product’s attractiveness.
The winner in the Plastic Tube category came up with a striking design. The Be Sensual tube from Tubex of Germany only uses two colours and thus creates a strikingly puristic yet elegant look.
The Ever Pure tube from Essel Deutschland was the winner in the Laminate Tube category. EverPure shampoo and conditioner are marketed in Europe in an ABL tube, a laminate tube with an aluminium barrier layer. The particular challenge here is the number of colours used and applying them precisely and in a reproducible manner when printing the tube, shoulder and cap. Aluminium’s sheen creates the high-grade look of metal.
The winner in the Prototype Tube category came up with a real innovation. With its Fleximed Easymix, Hoffmann Neopac AG from Switzerland presented an intelligent alternative to conventional packaging for vaccines and similar products packaging in glass. The Fleximed tube range offers an abundance of benefits for simple and safe use and transport of parenteral medicines. The transparent tubes are made from a specially developed material that complies with the stringent demands of the pharma industry. The tubes can be produced with two or more chambers; these can be filled with different liquid components or even with combinations of liquid and non-liquid products.
etma Secretary General
Gesamtverband der Aluminiumindustrie e.V.
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