The Tube: Top Quality Packaging Made in Europe

The tube is the ideal form of packaging for semi-solid contents. Thanks to the materials and material combinations used it offers a barely attainable range of benefits: the highest standards of hygiene, excellent barrier properties, outstanding product protection, virtually unlimited design opportunities, real consumer benefits, and trend-setting environmental sustainability. And all this in tried-and-tested top quality, no matter if it is an aluminium, plastic or laminate tube.

Their high-quality standards, their enormous versatility and their impressive amount of convincing benefits have made flexible tubes so successful in many sectors and end-use markets such as cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, oral care and food as well as in the wide range of household and industrial applications, to name just the most important markets.

The member companies of etma, the European Tube Manufacturers Association, have essentially contributed to the market success and the high quality standards of the tube. They do not only account for about 75 per cent of European flexible tube production, but definitely are ahead of the pack and world leaders with regard to quality standards.

Markets

EUROPEAN TUBE MARKET ALSO RESILIENT IN SECOND YEAR OF PANDEMIC

The European tube market continues to be robust in the second year of the pandemic. The european tube manufacturers association (etma) reports stable deliveries of tubes in 2021, exceeding the previous year's level by just under 1 percent and reaching a total volume of just over 11.6 billion units.

However, the main end-user markets developed differently. While deliveries to the pharmaceutical and household product markets declined by around 6 percent and 8 percent, respectively, in 2021, shipments to the cosmetics market and the food sector each increased by around 4 percent. Deliveries to the dental care market remained stable.

For more information, photo and full texts in German, English and French click here: etma-press-release-market-02-2022

Magazine

etma´s Online Magazine tubes & trends:
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Etma regularly publishes all important information about the tube as perfect packaging solution, the latest developments in the European flexible tubes industry and the general market situation in etma’s online magazine “tubes & trends”. You will also find reports and photos of interesting and innovative tube examples as well as the winners of etma’s “Tube of the Year” contest. So, let yourself be informed and inspired and keep abreast of times when it comes to the flexible tube!
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