BEST INNOVATIVE COMPONENT OR PROCESS
GOLD: Eco Low Profile Caps for Tubes, Giflor Plastic Caps (above)
The Eco Low Profile Caps can be up to 50% lighter than traditional closures, potentially reducing plastic use by 10,000 lb per one million tubes, Giflor explains. Such reduction translates into reduced energy and raw materials consumption during production as well as reduced logistics costs.
The flip-top caps with a snap-on neck finish are available in polypropylene or PCR materials and colorants.
SILVER: Sally Beauty Heel to Toe, Kaufman Container (above)
For years, Kaufman Container Co. has provided multiple packaging containers and components for Sally Beauty, explains Jeffery Gross, Senior Vice President, Kaufman Container. So when the beauty supply brand sought to relaunch its Heel to Toe Pedicure line, it turned to Kaufman.
“They were using a screen-printed polyethylene tube,” he says. Instead, Sally Beauty wanted a modern, eye-catching package that also incorporated a color-coded regimen system to ease product selection.
Kaufman Container is an Associate Member of the Tube Council. Gross calls the company “a packaging sourcing center, supplying bottles, tubes, caps, decoration, and much more,” he says. “Tubes are an important offering to our customers, and we’re excited to be a part of the Council and to be recognized in the awards competition for the Sally Beauty relaunch.”
Kaufman partnered with Viva Packaging to provide polypropylene tubes with in-mold foil labels. “It is innovative and eye appealing with the in-mold label,” he says. Provided in a range of sizes, the tubes feature a gradient design in a different metallic color scheme for each purpose: purple for Intensive Care, light green for Exfoliate, and more. The tubes also have a snap-top closure for easy dispensing.
Judges for the competition included representatives from major consumer goods companies (such as L’Oreal USA and Colgate) as well as representatives from packaging journals and other industry professionals.
Winners will be honored during the Tube Council’s Summer meeting in July during Cosmoprof Las Vegas. For more details, visit www.tube.org. The council’s mission is to promote squeeze tubes as the preferred package of choice for brand marketers and consumers.
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