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Tubes: Rejuvenate, Conveniently

A respected skin care expert selects a tube for facial scrub.

Clientele Beauty was founded by CEO Dr. Pat Riley 30 years ago, and ever since she has enlisted several ingredients to promote healthy skin, including beta carotene, phytoestrogens, coenzyme Q-10, resveratrol, and others. Recipient of the Jacqueline Kennedy Award from JFK University, Riley also recently received the Northwood University degree Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa.

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The Tube-in-a-Tube Trend

By Marie Redding

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World Wide Packaging’s Partnership with Mary Kay a Bonus for Consumers


World Wide Packaging LLC (WWP; Florham Park, NJ) has partnered with Mary Kay Global to introduce five three-color in-line silk screened 1-oz tubes to serve as a gift with purchase (GWP) set for Mary Kay products.

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Tube Tendencies

Interest in tubes is piqued by new innovations and developments.

By Marie Redding
Freelance Writer


Tube suppliers and fillers say business is growing. New innovations in structure, closure, and decoration are all helping to fuel the demand for tubes.

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Laminates Rise to the Next Level

Innovation sparks the development of new types of laminate tubes and decorating capabilities.

By Marie Redding
Freelance Writer

The demand for squeeze tubes is expected to climb 4.8% annually to $1.1 billion through 2014, according to The Freedonia Group’s industry study, “Tube & Stick Packaging,” published last May. “Prospects will be helped by improved barrier properties in extruded plastic tubes, and greater use of laminate tubes in applications beyond toothpaste,” the study predicts.

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Tectubes Debuts Biodegradable Toothpaste Tube

Tectubes is introducing a toothpaste tube utilizing bioplastics from FKuR Kunststoff GmbH. Tectubes can injection mold, extrude, and print various parts of the tube.

PackSys Global Now Owned by Brückner Group

Brückner Technology Holding GmbH has acquired all shares of PackSys Global (Zürich, Switzerland). PackSys Global (PSG) manufactures equipment for producing aluminum, plastic, and laminate tubes; metal and plastic closures and monobloc aerosol cans; and dry offset printing systems for integrating into production lines for tubes, metal caps, and cans.

Standing Up for Consumers

Design and development teams focus on consumer preferences as they create packages.

Procter & Gamble has launched Crest Pro-Health Sensitive Shield toothpaste and Crest 3D White Vivid toothpaste in multilayer stand-up tubes. Crest Pro-Health Sensitive Shield contains the active ingredient Stannous Fluoride, which reduces sensitivity by blocking triggers from stimulating nerves inside the tooth. Crest Pro-Health also protects against cavities, gingivitis, tartar, and plaque while promoting fresh breath and whitening.

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The Latest in Tubes

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North American Tube Market Blasts off in 2010

The tube business in North America has come roaring back in 2010 versus a year ago. In September of 2008, when the credit crunch started to hit, the tube business started a decline as well. This decline continued for about 12 months then volumes started to pick up towards the 4th quarter of 2009.

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