The winners of the renowned Tube of the Year competition, which is held annually by the European Tube Manufacturers Association (etma), were awarded at this year’s World Tube Congress in Hamburg. A jury comprising representatives of etma member companies and international brand manufacturers chose the winners of the coveted awards in the categories Aluminium Tube, Plastic Tube, Laminate Tube and Prototype. For the first time there was also an award in the Sustainability category this year.
Demonstrations against the flood of waste and calls for more environmental protection in the 1980s and 1990s led to the Packaging Ordinance, can deposits and dual systems. The discussion about environmentally friendly packaging is nothing new, but has reached a new height recently with “ocean littering” and the public debate about plastic. FachPack, the European trade fair for packaging, processes and technology, therefore made “Environmentally friendly packaging” its key theme for 2019.