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Mumbai, India – 3D Neopac, a global provider of tube packaging for cosmetics and health care, and part of the Hoffmann Neopac Group in Switzerland, has further strengthened the capabilities set for its signature SpringTube™ packaging solutions. Fresh off becoming an officially registered brand in India, 3D Neopac has upgraded its on-site manufacturing technology with two additional flexo decoration stations and will now also get a new Tube Line for capacity extension.

The infrastructure investment further bolsters the company’s metallic, flexo and digital decoration capabilities. Notably, due to COVID protocols, the influx of ultra-modern equipment was deftly installed and validated by 3D Neopac’s internal personal, with virtual assistance from its machinery partners. The result is an even wider range of custom decoration, including pearl effects, ornate finishes and spot colors plus a capacity extension with a new tube line of 50 MM tubes.

In terms of sustainability, this year, India’s Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change issued a new Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) notification for plastic waste management that covers reuse, recycling and use of recycled plastic content, as well as end-of-life disposal by producers, importers and brand owners. For tubes, actionable items include reducing packaging weight (light-weighing), increasing recyclability (mono-material/PE), using recyclates, and replacing certain plastics with paper.

3D Neopac will market various eco-design adaptions of its tube portfolio. Examples include mono-material PE tubes and tubes with locally sourced post-consumer recycled (PCR) content. In fact, 3D Neopac’s laminating machine is capable of processing the PCR quality available in India.

Notably, 3D Neopac has reduced the wall thickness of its COEX and SpringTube™ series by up to 23% in the sleeve (up to 35% in coextruded versions), while maintaining its important barrier properties and esthetic aspects. Its varied decorative options offer almost unlimited design and customization possibilities, eliminating the need for labels through low-migration, eco-friendly direct printing on a mono-material structure.

Variable printing options allow products using SpringTube™ to be customized down to the unit level, and its flat extruded design yields extremely precise layer thickness. Building upon this, in the near-term 3D Neopac will introduce additional SpringTube™ components including a new lightweight, HDPE slim flip-top cap.

In addition, late last year 3D Neopac debuted SpringTube™ Kraft, a paper tube concept comprised of paper/plastic compound. Despite being a concept whose collection mechanism has not yet been cleared in many countries, the fiber-based packaging it espouses is considered an attractive option to replace plastics where appropriate.

Finally, at 3D Neopac plastic and barrier tubes and components are produced in-house – an advantage that significantly mitigates supply chain issues. Its plant’s expansive tubes solution capacity also provides reassurance to customers in a still-unpredictable post-pandemic market.

With benefits for consumers, brand owners and manufacturers, turnkey solution combines ease of adoption, shelf appeal and versatility.

Mumbai, India3D Neopac, a global provider of tube packaging for cosmetics and health care, has won a Star Award from the Indian Flexible Packaging & Folding Carton Manufacturers Association (IFCA) for a customer project involving its SpringTube® solution. Specially designed to maintain its shape while delivering a host of additional benefits for consumers, brand owners and manufacturers, the tube was utilized by Nykaa for its Wanderlust line of scented body scrubs.

Featuring a push-on PP flip-top cap, the printer-friendly SpringTube™ can be decorated via digital, flexo or coldfoil processes. For product protection, an ethylene vinyl alcohol (EVOH) barrier preserves oxygen-sensitive formulas, and helps extend the shelf life of beauty and personal care products.

For Nykaa, 3D Neopac’s solution comprised a tube 40mm in diameter with a 25-micron EVOH barrier. The tubes are printed through a hybrid flexo-digital process in which a single vignette is flexo-printed onto a transparent tube – giving the illusion of a colored substrate – then combined with high-resolution digital images showcasing the specific product variety (i.e. Strawberry Daiquiri). Gold-colored foil helps complete the eye-catching look.

In addition to exemplary aesthetics, SpringTube™ also offers sustainability potential. Brand owners utilizing the solutions can incorporate lower thickness films (down to 300 microns), and mono-material structures also are possible. Kraft paper materials are another EcoDesign option.

Available in fill volumes from 40-275ml, 3D Neopac’s SpringTube™ offers differentiating benefits to multiple stakeholders, including:

Manufacturers – SpringTube™ is flat extruded with an EVOH barrier for longer shelf life, and accurate thickness control guarantees smooth processing and dimensional stability. 3D Neopac extrudes and direct prints the solution’s substrate, and mounts the tube’s shoulder and cap – an inhouse, turnkey production process lending itself to efficiency.

Consumers – Since the SpringTube’s unique composition maintains the tube’s shape during use, the solution shows well both on shelves and, in forums such as online demos, on camera. The tube’s easy-open caps, which also are available with a tamper-evident sleeve feature, provide additional safety and user-friendliness. In addition, individualized coding can be applied to each tube for consumer participation in competitions, local events, special rebates or collector series.

Brand owners – Featuring superior graphics and aesthetics compared to tubes decorated with lithographic labels or offset colors, the direct-to-print SpringTube™ offers brand owners an array of customizable design options like digital print, flexo print and metallic foiling – all in a seamless 360° degree look. SpringTube™ can feature colored or metalized caps and offers high flexibility properties to replace existing label tubes. SpringTube™ can be individualized down to the unit level by variable data printing, allowing brands to create on-package marketing activities such as sales promotions, competitions, collectables or games.

“As our work with valued customers like Nykaa shows, SpringTube offers a welcome combination of user-friendliness, versatility and unique design options,” says Anant Gadre, Managing Director at 3D Neopac India. “Such innovation further demonstrates 3D Neopac’s commitment to best serving the needs of local and international customers as well as other stakeholders throughout the product lifespan.”

Accomplished packaging professional to expand company’s tube business in both legacy and recently introduced product portfolios.

Mumbai, India – 3D Neopac, a global provider of high-quality packaging for a broad array of industries and applications, has hired Anant Gadre as Managing Director. In this role, he will oversee all aspects of production and sales initiatives, and ensure that projects are completed with expedience and exceptional quality standards.

Mr. Gadre joins 3D Neopac with proven success in prior leadership roles, including spearheading packaging production teams in both start-up and multimillion-dollar companies. Prior to his most recent role as an independent consultant, Mr. Gadre was Managing Director of Amcor Flexibles India and, before that, Managing Director of Alcan India. Throughout his career, he has accrued experience in various aspects of the packaging industry, including operations, finance and legal and compliance, making him an appropriate leader of the 3D Neopac team.

Among Mr. Gadre’s initial challenges will be overseeing an expansion of Neopac’s round extruded tubes business, as well as the roll-out of the company’s recently introduced SpringTube™, which is specially designed to maintain its shape with printing far superior to any in the world, while delivering a host of additional benefits for consumers, brand owners and manufacturers. Featuring a tamper-evident, push-on PE flip-top cap, the printer-friendly SpringTube™ can be decorated using digital, flexo or metallic foil processes and is the only tube currently capable of photographic printing with highly opaque colours on a partially metallized tube (window effect).

Mr. Gadre’s new role coincides with the departure of outgoing Managing Direct Kumar Randhir Ashar, whose tenure with 3D Neopac was both lengthy and successful. “As we say farewell and thank you to Mr. Kumar Ashar, who served the company with dedication for 17 years, we are grateful for his stewardship that helped us become a leading supplier throughout India and Europe.” said Bharat Kewalramani, Director, 3D Neopac. “We are looking forward to the skills and knowledge that Mr. Gadre will bring to the team. His extensive background and prior achievements will help the company reach new heights as the market leader for premium tubes in India and, increasing, abroad.”

Company also will feature its new Tube Design Guide, a multi-step primer for optimum recyclability.

3D Neopac will feature its new SpringTube®, a packaging solution for cosmetics and personal care products, at PCD Paris, January 29 & 30 2020, at the booth of Neopac H24. Developed by 3D Neopac, the tube is specially designed to maintain its shape while delivering a host of additional benefits for consumers, brand owners and manufacturers.

Featuring a tamper-evident, push-on PE flip-top cap, the printer-friendly SpringTube™, can be decorated via digital, flexo or metallic foil processes. For product protection, an ethylene vinyl alcohol (EVOH) barrier preserves oxygen-sensitive formulas, and helps extend the shelf life of beauty and personal care products.

Available in fill volumes from 40-300ml, 3D Neopac’s SpringTube™ offers differentiating benefits to multiple stakeholders, including:

Brand owners – Featuring superior graphics and aesthetics compared to tubes decorated with lithographic labels or offset colors, the direct-to-print SpringTube™ offers brand owners an array of customizable design options like digital print for details in faces and nature, flexo print and cold foiling. SpringTube™ can feature colored or metalized caps and offers high flexibility properties to replace existing label tubes. SpringTube™ can be individualized down to the unit level by variable data printing, allowing brands to create on-package marketing activities such as sales promotions, competitions, collectables or games.

Consumers – Since the SpringTube’s unique composition maintains the tube’s shape during use, the solution shows well both on shelves and, in forums such as online demos, on camera. The tube’s easy-open caps, which also are available with a tamper-evident feature, provide additional safety and user-friendliness. In addition, individualized coding can be applied to each tube for consumer participation in competitions, local events, special rebates or collector series.

Tube Design Guide for Recyclability
At PCD Paris, Neopac and 3D Neopac will showcase also its newly minted best practices for tube packaging recyclability. The company’s Tube Design Guide for Recyclability amounts to a multi-step tutorial with comprehensive consideration of lighter, more circularity-minded materials, including advice on materials, caps, coloring and decoration.

The EU has announced elevated targets for plastic packaging recyclability, aiming for 50% by 2025 and 55% by 2030. Other geographic areas have introduced similar targets, challenging packaging manufacturers to utilize innovative materials and develop leaner production and supply chain practices. Neopac’s Tube Design Guide for Recyclability is an effort to meet these demands with sound packaging science.

With benefits for consumers, brand owners and manufacturers, turnkey solution exemplifies user-friendliness, shelf appeal and versatility.

Mumbai, India3D Neopac, a global provider of high-quality packaging for a broad array of industries and applications, has developed SpringTube®, a packaging solution for cosmetics, personal care products and other applications, including art paints. The tube is specially designed to maintain its shape while delivering a host of additional benefits for consumers, brand owners and manufacturers.

Featuring a tamper-evident, push-on PE flip-top cap, the printer-friendly SpringTube™, can be decorated via digital, flexo or cold foil processes. For product protection, an ethylene vinyl alcohol (EVOH) barrier preserves oxygen-sensitive formulas, and helps extend the shelf life of beauty and personal care products.

Available in fill volumes from 40-300ml, 3D Neopac’s SpringTube™ offers differentiating benefits to multiple stakeholders, including:

Manufacturers – SpringTube™ is flat extruded with an EVOH barrier for longer shelf life, and accurate thickness control guarantees smooth processing and dimensional stability. 3D Neopac extrudes and direct prints the solution’s substrate, and mounts the tube’s shoulder and cap – an inhouse, turnkey production process lending itself to efficiency.

Consumers – Since the SpringTube’s unique composition maintains the tube’s shape during use, the solution shows well both on shelves and, in forums such as online demos, on camera. The tube’s easy-open caps, which also are available with a tamper-evident feature, provide additional safety and user-friendliness. In addition, individualized coding can be applied to each tube for consumer participation in competitions, local events, special rebates or collector series.

Brand owners – Featuring superior graphics and aesthetics compared to tubes decorated with lithographic labels or offset colors, the direct-to-print SpringTube™ offers brand owners an array of customizable design options like digital print, flexo print and cold foiling. SpringTube™ can feature colored or metalized caps and offers high flexibility properties to replace existing label tubes. SpringTube™ can be individualized down to the unit level by variable data printing, allowing brands to create on-package marketing activities such as sales promotions, competitions, collectables or games.

“The novel SpringTube solution appeals to various markets in the US and India due to its user-friendliness, versatility and unique design options,” says Ritesh Patel, Head of Sales & Marketing at 3D Neopac India. “Such innovation further demonstrates 3D Neopac’s commitment to best serving the needs of local and international customers as well as other stakeholders throughout the product lifespan.”

Hoffmann Neopac AG, a leading supplier of tube packaging to the worldwide pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries based in Switzerland, has taken a majority stake in 3D Technopack Pvt. Ltd. based in Mumbai, India. This investment strengthens the company’s international market presence and expands its expertise in tube manufacturing.

3D Technopack has been on the market since 2003 and is the third-largest tube manufacturer in India. The company is regarded as a quality and innovation leader in its own country, is ISO 9001 and BRC certified, has 220 employees and produces 120 million tubes per year. 3D is a supplier of tubes to major brands in India as well as to mid sized companies in Europe. Funding provided by Neopac will be used to expand capacity in 3D’s core extruded tube business as well as the launch of a new tube generation pioneered by 3D Technopack which allows unlimited decoration.

Hoffmann Neopac is mainly active in Europe and North America. With a majority stake in 3D Technopack, the company is ensuring its foothold in the fast-growing Asian tube market. By expanding its geographic presence, Hoffmann Neopac is equally strengthening its position as a partner for globally active cosmetics and pharmaceutical corporations.

Hoffmann Neopac AG

Hoffmann Neopac is a privately-owned company, headquartered in Thun, Switzerland. The company produces high-quality metal and plastic packaging in currently four locations: HOFFMANN tins in Thun and through CMP in Holland; Polyfoil® and plastic NEOPAC tubes in Switzerland and Hungary. Its long-standing customers include internationally active pharmaceutical, cosmetics and consumer goods manufacturers in the European and North American markets. The company has recently taken a majority stake in 3D Technopack Ltd, from Mumbai, India, thereby securing its foothold in the Asian market. The company has 950 employees in total and a tube capacity of 950 million tubes.