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Neopac wins European Tube Manufacturers Association Awards in Laminates, Prototypes categories

November 8, 2021   by Turchette

Company’s Stylo™ Pipette Tube for Filorga takes ‘Laminates’ category; new mono-material barrier tube, Polyfoil® MMB, named best Prototype.

Oberdiessbach, Switzerland – Hoffmann Neopac, a global provider of high-quality packaging for pharma, beauty and oral care, has won two awards from the European Tube Manufacturers Association (ETMA). One accolade recognized a current customer application, the other a groundbreaking sustainability solution on the verge of market launch.

First, Neopac’s Stylo™ Pipette Tube, utilized by skincare company Filorga, won the sought-after Laminates category. The tube solution incorporates an innovative pipette applicator allowing for dispensing of Filorga’s Skin-Unify radiance fluid directly onto the skin. The precision dispensing adds new levels of comfort and hygiene.

The Stylo™ tube’s aesthetically appealing ring ensures correct discharge, and offers added product protection. An arrow pictogram helps consumers intuitively understand how to turn the ring. The cone-shaped cap safeguards the applicator, while Neopac’s Polyfoil® barrier laminate ensures ample formula protection.

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In all, the tube’s premium look, captivating conical shape, transparent cap and enticing pipette applicator help Filorga’s Skin-Unify radiance fluid stand out in a crowded, competitive space.

Meanwhile, Neopac’s Polyfoil® MMB mono-material barrier tube took top honors in the Prototypes category. A novel combination of product protection, user friendliness and appealing aesthetics, the tube represents a marked advancement in eco-conscious materials technology. Polyfoil® MMB tubes can reduce packaging carbon footprints by up to 38% compared with traditional laminated tubes. The tubes offer ample product protection and compatibility with a diverse array of formulations.

The tube body is made possible through a first-of-its-kind adhesive laminated process, one providing advanced barrier and aesthetic options in the tube body. The tube’s shoulder and cap are made with low MFI HDPE and just 2% of foreign material. When combined, this tube-cap solution comes fully ready for recycling in PE rigid streams; in fact, the tube-cap combination was the first of its kind to receive full technology & product approval from the EU’s discerning RecyClass sustainability verification organization. In addition, Suez Circpack gave Polyfoil® MMB a Triple A rating for recyclability.

The first series of Polyfoil® MMB tubes will be available starting in January 2022.

About Hoffmann Neopac

Hoffmann Neopac is a privately-owned company, 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 and the US; and 3D Neopac in India. Its longstanding customers include internationally active pharmaceutical, cosmetics and consumer goods manufacturers in the European, North American and Asian markets.

Including its new production facility in the United States, 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 www.neopac.com.


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