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Neopac wins ETMA Tube of the Year Award for world’s smallest child-resistant tube

By Turchette   


Company’s 10-mm Polyfoil® tube with child-resistant nozzle cap named winner in European Tube Manufacturers Association’s “Prototype” category

Oberdiessbach, Switzerland – Neopac, a global provider of high-quality packaging and dosing applications for pharma, beauty and oral care, has received a Tube of the Year Award from the European Tube Manufacturers Association (ETMA) for the world’s smallest child-resistant tube. The company’s 10-mm Polyfoil® tube with a child-resistant closure, which marks a breakthrough in both compact and secure packaging, was named the winner in the contest’s Prototype category.

Slated to become the smallest tube with a child-resistant closure on the market, Neopac’s 10-mm Polyfoil® tube offers exemplary product safety and consumer convenience. Further expanding Neopac’s existing child-resistant tube range, the new tubes are available in a 10-mm diameter with capacities of one-to-three ml. Made of certified pharma-grade materials, the tubes are suitable for liquids and creams.

Produced under ISO 8 clean-room conditions in Europe and the United States, Neopac’s Polyfoil® tube with child-resistant closure offers high-barrier protection for sensitive, toxic or concentrated formulas, and can be decorated via direct printing for compelling aesthetics. The long nozzle applicator, available with or without dropper insert, allows for precise dosing.


The ETMA’s annual competition demonstrates the creativity, innovative strength and performance of the European tube industry. A seven-member jury from among the member companies of ETMA selected its preferred tubes across several tube categories, including aluminum, plastic, laminate, prototypes and sustainability. Beyond Europe, the award sets global standards for pioneering and sustainable packaging solutions.

About Neopac

Neopac is part of the privately owned Hoffmann Neopac Group, headquartered in Thun, Switzerland. The group produces high-quality metal and plastic packaging in six locations: HOFFMANN tins in Thun and Holland; Polyfoil® and plastic tubes with NEOPAC in Switzerland, Hungary, the U.S. and India. Its longstanding customers include pharmaceutical, cosmetics and consumer-goods manufacturers in the European, North American and Asian markets.

Hoffmann Neopac employs around 1,250 employees and has a capacity of 1.3 billion tubes. The company is dedicated to sustainability in both its manufacturing processes with renewable electricity and corporate culture, including a dedicated eco-conscious packaging portfolio. For more information, visit


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