The tube combines reduced sleeve wall thickness with a comparable materials reduction in the shoulder and cap for 30% reduction in overall virgin materials with the same product protection, haptics or aesthetics.
Swiss packaging solutions provider Hoffmann Neopac has launched a new Eco-Stripped Tube with 30% less plastics for cosmetics and personal care products.
The tube combines reduced sleeve wall thickness with a comparable materials reduction in the shoulder and cap for a 30% reduction in overall virgin materials with the same product protection, haptics or aesthetics.
Hoffmann Neopac said that four Eco-Stripped Tubes may be created with the same amount of materials as three conventional tubes of the same size.
The Swiss packaging firm said that reduced overall plastics means reduced Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) fines, sometimes known as “plastic taxes,” and lower shipping expenses.
The slim Eco-Stripped tubes sit 9.4mm lower with a 3.75g weight reduction without losing performance in size D50 tubes.
Eco-Stripped Tube is the latest addition to Neopac’s EcoDesign series, and it’s a progression of the company’s Lightweight Tube, which reduces sleeve wall thickness from 0.5mm to 0.35mm.
Eco-Stripped Tubes are said to be a green alternative to typical PE, PP, and coextruded tubes and Tamper-evident solutions are also available for added security and safety.
Neopac marketing head Cornelia Schmid said: “The concept behind our new Eco-Stripped Tube is ‘undress to progress’, meaning a key tool in moving toward a circular economy is overall materials reduction – and virgin plastics reduction specifically.
“As a company, we’re continuing to push our sustainability efforts further without sacrificing product protection, haptics, esthetics or other qualities brand owners hold dear.”
Other EcoDesign solutions include RECYCLED TUBE, which contains 70% recycled material; Sugarcane Tube, which is made from renewable raw materials; and PICEATM wood tube, which contains 95% renewable material in the tube body and shoulder, including 10% spruce wood waste from sawmills.