Hoffmann Neopac, a global provider of high-quality packaging for a broad array of industries and applications, has introduced the market’s first fully recyclable polyethylene-based tubes with high-density polyethylene (HDPE) flip-top caps. A breakthrough in the worldwide push for packaging sustainability, the mono-material tube + cap combination overcomes a longstanding functionality hurdle for hinged caps, which were previously made predominantly from less recyclable polypropylene (PP) materials.
The new tube solutions are a packaging first: fully recyclable tube solutions whose body, shoulder and caps are composed of a single material family. Also available in screw-top formats, the new tubes are ideal for health & beauty, food and pharma packaging applications.
In existing recycling streams, mono-material plastic packaging is exceedingly more preferable than combination plastics, as its comparable simplicity is considered fully recyclable in mechanical recycling plants and therefore a key factor in moving toward a truly circular packaging landscape.
In addition to the new HDPE flip-top caps, Neopac also is launching a comprehensive portfolio of PE screw caps. Manufactured entirely in-house, the screw caps are available in diameters of 16-40mm.
“Achieved in collaboration with a long-time supplier, the new HDPE flip-top caps overcome the last hurdle to fully recyclable tube packaging – namely, the ability to form functional closures from the same material as the tube body and shoulder,” said Simon Böhlen, Development Engineer for Neopac. “Health & beauty, food and pharmaceuticals brands can now assure their increasingly sustainability-conscious customers that the packaging in which their products are housed has the lowest-possible environmental impact, as we move toward a fully circular packaging economy.”
The full PE Cap range is now commercially available for all Neopac’s PE, COEX, EcoDesign or Polyfoil Range. Starting November 2020, the recyclable fully mono-material PE Tubes with Flip-top cap will be available as stock solutions with the new printing service DigitAll360°.
Looking ahead, Neopac is currently in the development stages of next-generation, HDPE-optimized high-performance barrier tubes (Polyfoil® MMB) with superior decoration options. Available with PE screw-top caps, the forthcoming solutions already have received excellent ratings from Institute Cyclos-HTP, a packaging recyclability certification organization.
Neopac launches online shop for digitally printed tubes
Hoffmann Neopac has launched a direct purchase microsite for DigitAll360°, its recently introduced digital tube decoration service. The new marketplace, accessible via shop.neopac.com, walks tube customers through an intuitive process that includes downloadable design guides and templates, an initial portfolio of stock tubes from 50-200 ml in volume, simple artwork uploads 3D renderings and a comprehensive pre-purchase artwork check.
Neopac wins WorldStar awards for two sustainability-minded tube solutions
Hoffmann Neopac has earned a pair of 2021 WorldStar Awards from the World Packaging Organization for two of its most groundbreaking recent tube solutions. For Neopac, both recognitions came in the Health & Personal Care category and exemplify the company’s commitment to sustainable packaging solutions.
Neopac develops tube solution for Aurora Pharmaceuticals
Hoffmann Neopac has developed a differentiating packaging solution for a topical antiparasitic solution produced by Aurora Pharmaceuticals. Featuring the active ingredient selamectin, the recently released Revolt Topical Solution is now available via prescription in convenient, high-barrier single-use tubes with a simple, no-mess applicator.
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.
Neopac to Highlight Solutions for Sustainability, Functionality at Webpackaging LIVE Cyber-Exhibition
Global provider of high-quality tubes, Neopac, is exhibiting at the first edition of Webpackaging LIVE, a unique virtual packaging show in full 3D. Neopac will be featuring its sustainability-minded EcoDesign portfolio, as well as the innovative, shape-maintaining SpringTube at Webpackaging LIVE.
Neopac, a global provider of high-quality packaging for a broad array of industries and applications, earned two “Tube of the Year” awards from the European Tube Manufacturers Association (ETMA). The recognition came in two of the competitions most coveted categories: Plastic Tubes and Laminate Tubes.
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.
At Luxepack New York, Neopac to Debut Direct-to-shape Digital Decoration Service for Tubes
New digital printing capabilities launch: Hoffmann Neopac, a global provider of high-quality packaging for a broad array of industries and applications, will debut DigitAll360°, its new direct-to-shape digital decoration service for tubes.
3D Neopac Debuts SpringTube for an Array of Applications in the US and India
3D Neopac, a global provider of high-quality packaging for a broad array of industries and applications, has developed SpringTube, a packaging solution for cosmetics, personal care products and other applications, including art paints. The tube is specially designed to maintain its shape while delivering a host of additional benefits for consumers, brand owners and manufacturers.
Hoffmann Neopac, a global provider of high-quality packaging for a broad array of industries and applications, debuted a set of best practices for tube packaging recyclability at CPhI Worldwide. The company’s Tube Design Guide for Recyclability amounts to a multi-step tutorial with comprehensive consideration of lighter, more circularity-minded materials.
Neopac wins three prestigious healthcare sector packaging awards
Hoffmann Neopac has received three high-profile awards for tube solutions in the healthcare sector. Each of the tube solutions utilizes Neopac’s high-barrier Polyfoil technology, a proprietary blend of materials providing advanced barrier properties for products requiring ample protection against potentially harmful external factors, including moisture and oxygen.
Neopac has partnered with Streuli Pharma AG to launch a dropper tube for direct, precision administering of Vitamin D. Seen as a step up from standard packaging involving glass vials and pipettes, the solution houses vitamin D in a tube with a metered dropper. The result is safer, more accurate dosages.
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.
Neopac was one of five finalists for a Green Award at LuxePack New York, where the company's PICEA™ tube, which houses a line of hair conditioners for Neopac's customer, Madara. Elsewhere, at the 50th Anniversary of the prestigious Swiss Packaging Awards, Neopac won one award category and was nominated in two others
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.
At Pack Expo, Hoffmann Neopac Wins Personal Care Products Technology Excellence Award for Polyfoil Twist’n’use Tube
Neopac, a global provider of high-quality tube packaging for a broad array of industries and applications, won the Personal Care/Cosmetics category of the first-ever Pack Expo Technology Excellence Awards. The distinction recognized Neopac’s Polyfoil Twist’n’use™ Tube, which offers unique protection against light, air, water vapor diffusion and substance migration.
Neopac chooses Wilson for new North American headquarters and first US plant
Neopac US, Inc., a global manufacturer of primary packaging for the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries, chose Wilson, N.C. for its first U.S. manufacturing plant and new North American headquarters, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.
Kiehl's relies on child-resistant Polyfoil tubes
Kiehl's, a brand owned by L'Oréal Paris, has also launched a customizable skincare range in the U.S., called "Kiehl’s Apothecary Preparations". For highly concentrated formulas like Kiehl's, which contains hydrocarbons, child-resistant packaging is required in the U.S. For this reason and because of its strong barrier as well as its ergonomic nozzle, Kiehl's opted for Hoffmann Neopac's 13.5mm diameter Polyfoil® nozzle tube with child-resistant closure.
- Jo Webb
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