Packaging manufacturer Tubex received two recognitions for print and shape at the 2019 ADF Awards in Paris.
Tubex states that the Unilever Dove Shower Mousse can grabbed the attention of the ADF jury because of its photorealistic look of roses used on the can. Tubex invested in a new high-resolution computer to plate device to produce state of the art printing plates. Special screen build-up and state of the art artwork separation has been used by Tubex to create a high-definition decoration by offset print.
The second prize was awarded to the Elkos can due to its shape combined with its print. Tubex say that creating the can’s artwork and shape was a complex process. The fine and detailed ornamental print on the shoulder area is distorted when applied to the cylindrical can, but after shaping the print appears perfect.
The aerosol can manufacturer showed its new alloy Neucan 3.1 at the awards. Tubex’s managing director, Leopold Werdich said, “This alloy complies with Tubex’ ambitious ecological demands and continues the tradition of developing trendsetting materials and manufacturing processes such as internal powder coating and water-based lacquer.”
The new alloy allows weight reduction of up to 20% depending on specifications. The Neucan 3.1 has also been designed to be used in different recycling scenarios.