You will find current news about etma and about flexible tubes right here in this section. Press releases are available in English, French and German.
September 8, 2022
Despite extremely challenging economic conditions, deliveries of aluminium, laminate and plastic tube producers organised in the european tube manufacturers association (etma) rose by one percent to around 6 billion units in the first half of the year.
For more information, photo and full texts in German, English and French click here: etma-press-release-market-09-2022
etma Award focuses on innovative solutions in design, material and sustainability
Aug 1, 2022
During this year's annual meeting of the European Tube Manufacturers Association - etma - in Prague, a jury of representatives from etma member companies met to determine the winners in the categories of aluminum tubes, plastic tubes, laminate tubes, prototypes and in the sustainability category. With its annual Tube of the Year competition, etma demonstrates each year anew the creativity, innovative strength and performance of the European tube industry. Beyond the borders of Europe, the award sets global standards for forward-looking and sustainable packaging solutions of the highest quality.
For more information, photo and full texts in German, English and French click here: etma-press-release-tube-of-the-year-2022
Feb 10, 2022
The European tube market continues to be robust in the second year of the pandemic. The european tube manufacturers association (etma) reports stable deliveries of tubes in 2021, exceeding the previous year's level by just under 1 percent and reaching a total volume of just over 11.6 billion units.
However, the main end-user markets developed differently. While deliveries to the pharmaceutical and household product markets declined by around 6 percent and 8 percent, respectively, in 2021, shipments to the cosmetics market and the food sector each increased by around 4 percent. Deliveries to the dental care market remained stable.
For more information, photo and full texts in German, English and French click here: etma-press-release-market-02-2022
Positive balance: encouraging number of participants and high-quality entries
Nov 4, 2021
The member companies of the European Tube Manufacturers Association, etma, met in Seville, Spain, at the beginning of October for this year’s annual conference. The winners of the association’s Tube of the Year 2021 competition were chosen in five categories: Aluminium Tubes, Laminate Tubes, Plastic Tubes, Sustainability and Prototypes. Gregor Spengler, etma’s secretary general, was delighted with the high level of participation in the competition: “It clearly shows that our Tube of the Year competition has a high standing in the industry and is regarded as an acknowledged indicator of the performance of the European tube industry.”
For more information, photo and full texts in German, English and French click here: etma-press-release-11-2021
Sep 13, 2021
Despite the ongoing pandemic, the european tube manufacturers association (etma) reports stable deliveries in the first half of 2021. The total deliveries of aluminum, plastic and laminate tubes even increased slightly by 0.5 percent to a level of around 6 billion units.
While deliveries to the pharmaceutical industry fell by 11 percent, deliveries to the dental care market increased by 4 percent, to the cosmetics market by 2 percent and to the markets for food and household products by as much as 10 percent and 13 percent respectively.
For more information, photo and full texts in German, English and French click here: etma-press-release-market-09-2021
May 11, 2021
The recent increases in raw material prices and shortages in plastic materials have put the European flexible tubes industry under pressure.
Prices for aluminium and plastics have gone through the roof over the last 12 months (April 2020 – April 2021) by around 60 percent for aluminium and between roughly 75 to 90 percent for plastics such as HDPE, LDPE and PP. Moreover, general capacity cuts in the plastics industry, the rising demand for plastics in the quickly recovering Chinese and US economies and several force majeure cases declared by several plastic producers in Europe have already led to shortages of plastics used in tube production. On top of that, also food grade post-consumer recycled plastic materials are in short supply so that it is rather difficult to satisfy growing customers’ demands.
For more information, photo and full texts in German, English and French click here: etwa-press-release-market-05-2021
etma: Only a slight decrease in tube production of 0.4 percent
Mar 5, 2021
The European tube industry was extremely robust in 2020 despite all the difficulties and impairments on the global markets during the corona pandemic. During the crisis year 2020, the members of the European Tube Manufacturers Association (etma) achieved an impressive total production of 11.5 billion tubes made of aluminum, plastic and laminate thanks to very lively demand in the first quarter. This means that the industry is only 0.4 percent below the previous year’s level and achieves a really impressive result compared to many other branches of industry.
For more information, photo and full texts in German, English and French click here: etwa-press-release-market-03-2021