Back to blog Tubes 10 August 2022 2 minutes Etma announces Tube of the Year 2022 winners The European Tube Manufacturers Association (Etma) has announced the winners of its annual Tube of the Year competition, with each category showcasing innovations in design, weight and material reduction, and recyclability. Image In the plastic tube category, the winner is the Caudalie shower gel tube, manufactured by Albéa using our Thin Wall technology with COEX PCR Max and Slight Cap PP, which reportedly offers a lightweight solution with a high post-consumer recycled content. In the laminate tubes category, Albéa won with its tube produced for La Roche-Posay’s Lipikar Baume AP+M. The next generation tube uses Albéa’s EcoFusion Top, a two-in-one solution that apparently allows for an 80% weight reduction compared to a standard head and cap while being made from HDPE to boost recyclability. The tube also incorporates Metamorphosis, a paper-based solution that the companies claim reduces the plastic content by 60% compared to the old Lipikar packaging. Congratulations to the dedicated teams for this new recognition!