Tubes

Squeezing in a Compact Filler

A new linear system fills up to 100 tubes per minute in a reduced footprint.

The IMA Group has developed a compact new tube filler designed for users with limited space. The CS Linear from CO.MA.DI.S. is a single-nozzle tube filling machine based on a linear track, which is different from the company’s traditional single-nozzle units (C1090-C1110) that are equipped with a turntable. Instead, the CS Linear follows the design approach taken with another recent release from the company, the twin-nozzle CD Linear. According to IMA, all functions are visible, easily controlled, and managed.

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Oystar Unveils Modular Tube Filler with Multiple-Head Capacity

With the FS Series tube-filling platform, manufacturers can add filling heads in response to varying output requirements.

Oystar IWK has introduced a modular tube-filling platform that accommodates one, two, or three filling heads. Shown for the first time at Pack Expo International, the FP Series enables customers to add filling heads, with corresponding upgrades to filling system stations, in response to changes in demand.

The module-and-platform-based machine concept provides an efficient and space-saving solution for flexibly meeting varying output requirements, said Bernie Conlon, vice president sales, pharmaceu- tical packaging, Oystar USA Inc. (www. oystar-group.com).

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2012 Tube of the Year Awards

The Tube Council has announced the winners of its Tube of the Year. 2012 Tube of the Year Awards. An independent panel of judges evaluated just over two dozen submis- sions, ranking entries in the following categories: Personal Care, Pharmaceutical, Dentifrice, Food, and Process/ Component. One winner and one runner-up were named in each category, except for the Dentifrice category, which included two runners-up.

Judges were also asked to vote for the Ted Klein Serving as judges in the 2012 competition were the following professionals:

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The Latest in Tubes

Advances in tubes and machinery.

Airless Package

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North America Tube Council Mid-Year Update

Hello to all and welcome to the 2013 Mid-Year Update from the Tube Council. This year has started out very much like last year as we all are hopeful to see a sustainable boost to the economy. The new year brought concerns over sequestration and new higher taxes, however the reported Q1 GDP grew at 2.5% after a dismal 0.4% in Q4 2012. The forecasted Q2 GDP is back down to 1.2% while April retail sales reported 0.1% growth (0.7% w/o gasoline station sales). The manufacturing output fell 0.4%, the second consecutive monthly decline and is now down 0.2% for the year.

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Refreshing Science

An oval tube was devised and silk-screened for a high-tech skin care product.

World Wide Packaging LLC. (WWP) has produced a tube for barrier performance and stand-out appeal in order to meet the needs of a scientifically formulated product. The tube was developed to meet the needs of DermaSet Skin Therapy Crème, a skin care product promoted to rejuvenate, revitalize, and refresh skin, according to the company’s Web site (dermasetskin.com).

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Shining Star

For Big Sexy Hair, a tube manufacturer put its signature process for injection molding tubes to work and wins an award.

Viva Healthcare Packaging is being recognized in the AmeriStar Awards Program for producing a tube for Big Sexy Hair. Winning in the Health & Beauty Aids category in the annual awards competition, the polypropylene tube features an in-mold foil label to achieve a full metallic look, explains Bruno Lebeault, Marketing Director North America for Viva Healthcare Packaging (Toronto, Ontario, Canada).

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HBA Global Expo

Beauty trends and technologies will be on display at the international gathering.

HBA Global Expo will host exhibitors from more than 28 countries at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City June 18-20. Exhibitors include suppliers for the cosmetics, personal care, and fragrance industries from the United States, Europe, Asia, Middle East, Canada, and Latin America, showcasing the latest products, ingredients, technology, solutions, and services.

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The Latest in Tubes

Advances in tubes and machinery.

Tube Filler

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Council Plans for Future Meetings

The North American Tube Council continues its focus on providing to member companies and to those related to the tube industry information on tubes. With each year, the Council builds upon its foundation and has become an important industry resource.

The annual meeting of the Tube Council was held in June with the participation of tube manufacturers and associate members. As has been our tradition, the meeting was informative with a good exchange of information and ideas to promote tubes as the preferred package of choice by marketers in the personal care, cosmetic, pharmaceutical, food, and household industries. Participants were also invited to presentations by associate members, which are suppliers to industry. Indeed, it is an important industry.

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