Congrats to the 2023 “Ted Klein Tube of the Year Award” to Viva IML Tubes as the recipient of this year’s honor and well-deserved recognition for their submission, “Versed AHA Exfoliating Body Scrub”.VIEW THE WINNERS GALLERY
Congratulations to the Tube of the Year Award Winners for 2023! The results are in, and we are excited to announce winners by category for the Tube Council’s annual competition. The winners were announced at the Council’s Membership and Awards dinner on May 9th.
The Tube of the Year competition provides a platform for members to showcase the best and most innovative squeeze tubes in our industry. For more than seventy (70) years The Tube Council has served as an open forum for member squeeze tube manufacturing companies, our supply base, customers, end users, and educators to discuss and act on industry related topics & initiatives.
For this competition, fifty-one (51) entries were submitted by twelve (12) of our Manufacturing and Associate members in the different market categories for this competition making for a very competitive event! The entries were evaluated by a panel of judges composed of representatives from the consumer goods industry professionals and the media. Judging was also done by individuals in the packaging academic community, including packaging degree students.
In addition to the winners in the different market categories, each year, a special acknowledge is given to the one squeeze tube entry that stands apart from the rest of the field and is selected as the recipient of the “Ted Klein Tube of the Year Award” for Best in Show! Congratulations go out to Viva IML Tubes as the recipient of this year’s honor and well-deserved recognition for their submission, “Versed AHA Exfoliating Body Scrub”.
Winning entries selected for “BEST in CATEGORIES” included a selection of tubes from the personal care, pharmaceutical, and oral care market areas as well as for products in the sustainable tube and innovative component or process categories. Historically, extruded plastic tubes have made up the lion’s share of submissions in the personal care category. However, for this most recent competition, the sustainable tube category greatly outpaced the other award categories in the number of submissions reflect the importance the industry and the consumer goods companies have placed on the need for environmentally friendly packages for their products.
The Tube Council membership congratulates the winners for their innovative designs, new materials, and processes.