Packaging supplier Neopac will be showcasing its new SpringTube solution for cosmetic and personal care products at PCD Paris from January 29 to 30, 2020. In addition to SpringTube, Neopac will also feature its new Tube Design Guide for Recyclability.
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Developed by subsidiary 3D Neopac, SpringTube is designed to maintain its shape while delivering a host of additional benefits for consumers, brand owners and manufacturers. SpringTube, which features a tamper-evident, push-on PE flip-top cap, can be decorated via digital, flexo or metallic foil processes.
For product protection, SpringTube, which is available in fill volumes from 40 to 300 mL, also features an ethylene vinyl alcohol barrier that p[reserves oxygen-sensitive formulas and helps extend shelf life.
For brand owners
SpringTube features superior graphics and aesthetics compared to tubes decorated with lithographic labels/offset colors and offers an array of customizable design options like digital print for details in faces or nature, flexo print and cold foiling.
It can also feature colored or metalized caps and offers high flexibility properties to replace existing label tubes. Finally, SpringTube can be individualized down to the unit level by variable data printing, allowing brands to create on-package marketing activities such as sales promotions, competitions, collectables or games.
Since the tube’s composition maintains its shape during use, the solution shows well on shelves and on camera, for forums like online demos. SpringTube’s easy-open caps provide additional user-friendliness, with the tamper-evident feature offering further safety.
In addition, individualized coding can be applied to each tube for consumer participation in competitions, local events, special rebates or collector series.
Tube Design Guide for Recyclability
Showcasing its newly minted best practices for tube packaging recyclability, Neopac’s guide is a multi-step tutorial with comprehensive consideration of lighter, more circularity-minded materials, including advice on materials, caps, coloring and decoration.
The EU has announced elevated targets for plastic packaging recyclability, aiming for 50% by 2025 and 55% by 2030. Other geographic areas have introduced similar targets, challenging packaging manufacturers to utilize innovative materials and develop leaner production and supply chain practices. Neopac’s Tube Design Guide for Recyclability is an effort to meet these demands with sound packaging science.