Albéa’s EcoFusion Top tube in combination with the Thin-Wall and PCR-Max technologies was awarded this week in the sustainability category as one of the overall 38 winners of the German Packaging Awards. In addition, the tube received a Gold Award honouring groundbreaking innovations from among the Packaging Award winners.

Weight reduction

With EcoFusion Top, Albéa has addressed the weight reduction of tubes. By replacing the head and cap by a single component directly attached to the tube’s body, the group achieved a weight reduction of 55% compared to a standard solution.

The jury praised the significant weight reduction achieved through to the single open-and-close system and the use of Albéa’s Thin-Wall technology. The recycling-readiness of the tube thanks to the use of PE mono-material was also pointed out.

This award is an honour and a great recognition for our teams”, says Stefan Honrich, General Manager of Albéa Germany where the tubes are manufactured.

Caroline Hughes, Marketing Manager Albéa Tubes adds: “Reducing plastic use through weight reduction is a top priority in our responsible tubes roadmap and this solution is clearly the most advanced one on the market.

The German Packaging Award is an international, cross-sector and cross-material competition and the largest European showcase for innovations in the field of packaging. It is under the patronage of the Ministry of Economics and Energy. The prize is awarded every year by the German Packaging Institute (dvi) for innovative and creative packaging ideas.