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Date: September 01, 2014

Introducing The New Eco Low-Profile Tube

TricorBraun and Silgan Exhibit the New 

Eco Low-Profile Tube at Pack Expo International 2014 

September 2014 – The new lightweight, low-profile tube and closure solution developed by TricorBraun in cooperation with Silgan Plastics will be exhibited at the Silgan Booth (N5242) at Pack Expo International 2014 at McCormick Place in Chicago this November. The unique new tube improves sustainability, logistic efficiencies and cost savings – all without requiring brand owners to change their filling operations or consumers to change their usage behaviors.

The tube features a unique, snap-on tube head weighing as much as 30% less than a similar-sized traditional tube head. The tube closure is a new, 2” (50 mm), eco, low-profile flip-top closure made by Italian closure manufacturer Giflor that weighs 50% less than a similar-diameter traditional closure. The resulting Eco low-profile tube/closure solution is a minimum of 20% lighter than traditional combinations holding the same volume of product.           

Material savings plus environmental benefit

Silgan’s low-profile PE tube head uses significantly less resin than traditional offerings and Giflor’s new low-profile PP closure uses up to 54% less resin than its traditional counterpart. Together, this combination delivers an overall material savings of 30%. This reduction in resin translates directly into dollars saved since marketers save up to 10,000 pounds of resin for every million tubes.

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The reduced tube length also results in significant logistic efficiencies, such as up to 25% more tubes in a carton, more tube/closure solutions per truckload and reduced freight costs. Savings depend upon the selected tube length as well as the tube/closure combination currently used but customers have calculated up to 20% savings (with the same fluid oz. package). And the resulting savings are not only financial but also environmental; the new tube/closure combination significantly reduces the volume of fuel required and the amount of truck-generated CO2 going into the atmosphere.

TricorBraun Design & Innovation Group is a business unit of TricorBraun, one of North America’s leading providers of bottles, jars, and other rigid packaging components. The Group’s primary mission is to design, engineer and manage the development, production and delivery of customized rigid packaging solutions for personal care, cosmetics, healthcare, food and beverages and industrial and household chemical products. It is supported by TricorBraun’s more than 40 offices globally, holding one of the largest inventories of rigid packaging components worldwide.

For more information about TricorBraun Design & Innovation, call Emily Bourdet, Director of Marketing, at 630-645-1205 or visit www.tricorbraun.com.

Silgan Plastics is a leader in the design and manufacture of plastic packaging including rigid containers, tubes, closures and fitments. Headquartered in Chesterfield, MO, Silgan operates 20 production centers throughout North America. For further information, contact Silgan Plastics at 800-274-5426 or visit www.silganplastics.com/elptubes.    

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