Activities all around the tube

The European Tube Manufacturers Association (etma), founded on 25th April 1959, is an association of producers of flexible aluminium, plastic and laminate tubes for packaging purposes. Etma currently represents the interests of 46 members from 19 European countries. Etma members currently produce about 12 billion tubes and thus account for about 75 per cent of the entire European production.

The association’s activities focus on:

  • Representation of the European tube industry to third parties
  • Supply of statistics and packaging market information for its members
  • Supply of packaging and raw material market information
  • Monitoring of the European packaging, food contact and environmental legislation
  • Creation of European collapsible tube standards
  • Cooperation with other packaging and flexible tube associations
  • Communication and media contacts

etma’s aim is to enter into an open dialogue with public and other stakeholders in order to promote tubes as packaging and the products of its members.

Each year etma carries out the contest „Tube of the Year“ which time and again reflects the innovative power of the industry.

Moreover, etma’s free-of-charge online magazine “tubes & trends” regularly informs about latest market developments, innovative tube examples and important trends on international flexible tubes market.

The members: Excellence in tube manufacturing

etma represents the leading European manufacturers of flexible tubes. Here you find the contact details of all our members, listed in alphabetical order or by tube categories.