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You will find current news about etma and about flexible tubes right here in this section. Press releases are available in English, French and German.

EUROPEAN TUBE MARKET ALSO RESILIENT IN SECOND YEAR OF PANDEMIC

Feb 10, 2022

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

SUSTAINABLE CONCEPTS CHARACTERISE TUBE OF THE YEAR 2021 COMPETITION

Positive balance: encouraging number of participants and high-quality entries

Nov 4, 2021

The member companies of the European Tube Manufacturers Association, etma, met in Seville, Spain, at the beginning of October for this year’s annual conference. The winners of the association’s Tube of the Year 2021 competition were chosen in five categories: Aluminium Tubes, Laminate Tubes, Plastic Tubes, Sustainability and Prototypes. Gregor Spengler, etma’s secretary general, was delighted with the high level of participation in the competition: “It clearly shows that our Tube of the Year competition has a high standing in the industry and is regarded as an acknowledged indicator of the performance of the European tube industry.”

For more information, photo and full texts in German, English and French click here: etma-press-release-11-2021

EUROPEAN TUBE MARKET STABLE EVEN IN PANDEMIC TIMES

Sep 13, 2021

Despite the ongoing pandemic, the european tube manufacturers association (etma) reports stable deliveries in the first half of 2021. The total deliveries of aluminum, plastic and laminate tubes even increased slightly by 0.5 percent to a level of around 6 billion units.

While deliveries to the pharmaceutical industry fell by 11 percent, deliveries to the dental care market increased by 4 percent, to the cosmetics market by 2 percent and to the markets for food and household products by as much as 10 percent and 13 percent respectively.

For more information, photo and full texts in German, English and French click here: etma-press-release-market-09-2021

EUROPEAN TUBE INDUSTRY FEELS THE PINCH OF RISING RAW MATERIAL PRICES

May 11, 2021

The recent increases in raw material prices and shortages in plastic materials have put the European flexible tubes industry under pressure.

Prices for aluminium and plastics have gone through the roof over the last 12 months (April 2020 – April 2021) by around 60 percent for aluminium and between roughly 75 to 90 percent for plastics such as HDPE, LDPE and PP. Moreover, general capacity cuts in the plastics industry, the rising demand for plastics in the quickly recovering Chinese and US economies and several force majeure cases declared by several plastic producers in Europe have already led to shortages of plastics used in tube production. On top of that, also food grade post-consumer recycled plastic materials are in short supply so that it is rather difficult to satisfy growing customers’ demands.

For more information, photo and full texts in German, English and French click here: etwa-press-release-market-05-2021

EUROPEAN TUBE INDUSTRY VERY ROBUST IN THE PANDEMIC YEAR 2020

etma: Only a slight decrease in tube production of 0.4 percent

Mar 5, 2021

The European tube industry was extremely robust in 2020 despite all the difficulties and impairments on the global markets during the corona pandemic. During the crisis year 2020, the members of the European Tube Manufacturers Association (etma) achieved an impressive total production of 11.5 billion tubes made of aluminum, plastic and laminate thanks to very lively demand in the first quarter. This means that the industry is only 0.4 percent below the previous year’s level and achieves a really impressive result compared to many other branches of industry.

For more information, photo and full texts in German, English and French click here: etwa-press-release-market-03-2021