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European Tube Industry Continues Expanding

April 2014 The manufacturers of aluminium, plastic and laminate tubes belonging to the European Tube Manufacturers Association (etma) managed once more to achieve growth of one per cent...  more ›

YOUR TUBE AWARD

September 2013 YOUR TUBE AWARD: A dazzling appearance for the aluminium tube Staging the "International Aluminium Tube Design Award" for the second time, the European Tube...  more ›

100 years aluminium tubes

August 2013 Aluminium tube celebrates centenary: Unique success story began in 1913 Exactly one hundred years ago a new technical development made the industrial scale production...  more ›

etma Tube of the Year 2013 competition

July 2013 etma Tube of the Year 2013 competition Jury focuses on print, design and application   The winners of this year's etma Tube of the Year competition were again...  more ›

Growth in European tube industry bucks trend

March 2013 Growth in European tube industry bucks trend Total production again well over ten billion tubes The member companies of etma, the European tube manufacturers association,...  more ›

etma Tube of the Year 2012 competition

July 2012 etma Tube of the Year 2012 competition: Impressive designs and real innovations This year’s winners in the etma Tube of the Year competition were chosen in...  more ›

Change of leadership at etma: Members elect new president

 June 2012 Change of leadership at etma: Members elect new president Brussels / Düsseldorf. Dr Monika Kopra-Schäfer (Linhardt) is the new president of...  more ›

New service for packaging professionals from etma

May 2012 First issue of Tubes & TRENDS with news and innovations from tube industry   The european tube manufacturers association, etma, has intensified...  more ›


 


Flexible Tube Standards

Existing European Flexible Tube Standards
(developed by etma)

These standards can be ordered at your national standardisation body. You can find the address of your national standardisation body in the list of “National Members” of the European Standardisation Institute CEN under:

http://www.cen.eu/cen/Members/Pages/default.aspx.

EN No.

 Title 

12374 

Packaging – Flexible tubes - Terminology 

12375 

Packaging – Flexible aluminium Tubes – Wall thickness determination method 

12377 

Packaging – Flexible tubes – Test method for the air tightness of closures

(under revision, formal vote January 2014)

13045 

Packaging – Flexible cylindrical plastic tubes – Dimensions and tolerances 

13046 

Packaging – Flexible cylindrical metallic tubes – Dimensions and tolerances 

13047 

Packaging – Flexible conical metallic tubes – Dimensions and tolerances 

13048 

Packaging – Flexible aluminium tubes – Internal lacquer film thickness measurement method 

13461 

Packaging – Flexible cylindrical laminated tubes – Dimensions and tolerances 

14391 

Packaging – Collapsible aluminium tubes – Tactile warnings of danger 

14979 

Packaging – Flexible plastic/metal laminate tubes - Dimensions and tolerances of nozzle S13

15384

Packaging - Flexible aluminium tubes - Test method to determine the porosity of the internal coating

15385

Packaging - Flexible laminate tubes - Test methods to determine the strength of the head welding 

15386

Packaging - Flexible laminate and plastic tubes - Test method to determine the print adhesion 
 15387 Packaging - Flexible laminate tubes - Test methods to determine the strength of the side seam

15421

Packaging - Flexible aluminium tubes - Determination of the adhesion of the internal and external protective lacquering 
 15653 Packaging - Flexible aluminium tubes - Ammonia test
 15766 Packaging - Flexible aluminium tubes - Acetone test
 16283
Packaging - Flexible aluminium tubes - Test method to measure the force to pierce the membrane
16284
Packaging - Flexible laminate and plastic tubes - Test method to determine the adhesive strength of the membrane
16285
Packaging - Flexible aluminium tubes - Test method to measure the deformation of the aluminium tube body (Guillotine test)