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Double win at ETMA awards

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2016 is an anniversary year as the tube is 175 years old: Invented by painter John Rand to keep his self-mixed colours fresher, the tube is now an established form of packaging for cosmetics, pharmaceutics, dental hygiene and food. Around 12 billion tubes are produced each year in Europe alone, made out of aluminium, plastic laminate and single plastic.

Last week, the jury of the European Tube Manufacturing Association (ETMA) met and rewarded the most innovative tubes on the market today. Hoffmann Neopac and its partner company, Tu-Plast, triumphed, winning two prizes for the Polywood tube in the polyethylene category, and the Spin'n'dose applicator in the prototype category.

The winning tubes

Polywood is a tube made with real wood content, which you can actually feel and smell. Spin'n'dose is a new applicator for easy and precise dosage of high viscosity products without a pump.

Hoffmann Neopac and Tu-Plast are both innovative tube manufacturers. Neopac's Polyfoil® barrier tubes are an in-house patented invention which have been produced in Switzerland for 50 years and are used for pharmaceutical and cosmetic applications around the globe.

See also

Neopac introduces Europe’s first mono-material barrier tubes with HDPE caps to receive full Recyclass technology & product approval

Hoffmann Neopac is launching a novel line of mono-material barrier tubes providing exemplary product protection while being fully compatible with existing HDPE recycling processes. The first tube solution in Europe to receive full RecyClass technology and product approval per the organization’s “Recyclability Evaluation Protocol for HDPE Containers” standards.

Continuing sustainability efforts, Neopac moves toward mono-material barrier tubes designed for recyclability

Neopac is in the development stages of food- and pharma-grade mono-material barrier tube solutions that align with existing recycling processes. Neopac’s push for mono-material tubes will employ sound packaging science to align with current recycling practices and processes – all while providing its cosmetics, food and pharma customers with outstanding barrier properties to protect sensitive products.

Neopac Opens First U.S. Facility with Site Tours & Demos of High-Speed Tube Production Line

Hoffmann Neopac, a global provider of high-quality packaging for a broad array of industries and applications, officially opened its first U.S. facility on Thursday, May 16 with a ceremony that included tours, demonstrations and remarks from senior executives. Focusing primarily on small-diameter tubes, the 37,000-square-foot plant in Wilson, NC boasts a high-speed tube line capable of producing some 80 million tubes annually, as well as floorspace for several additional packaging lines to come.

Nearing opening of its first U.S. facility, Neopac selects two small-diameter tubes for production

Hoffmann Neopac, a global provider of high-quality packaging for a broad array of industries and applications, has earmarked two of its small-diameter Polyfoil tube solutions for production at its first U.S. manufacturing facility, which is scheduled to open in spring 2019. The 37,000-square-foot Wilson, NC plant will be punctuated by a high-speed tube line as part of an operation capable of producing some 80 million tubes annually.

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