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Tube Council winners

Lise Watier Cosmétiques’ Eau de Mer lotion was judged The Best Overall Tube in the 2001 Tube of the Year Awards conducted by The Tube Council (Montclair, NJ).

Pw 15945 Ea Ude Mer

The body lotion tube is manufactured by Amcor Plastube North America (Burlington, Ontario, Canada). At its Granby, Quebec, Canada, plant, monolayer medium-density polyethylene is extruded, and then fabricated into two tube sizes.

Tubes are offset-printed in up to five colors, depending on the product, before they’re matte-coated (varnished) to protect the inks. The Eau de Mer name is hot-stamped in silver.

“The tubes are gradated in color from a deep blue near the cap that the tube stands on, to an aqua color at the crimped top end,” explains Daphne Mollot, vp of R&D at Montreal-based Lise Watier.

“The colors emphasize the fresh fragrance’s name Eau de Mer, which translates to sea water or breeze,” she says. Lotion comes in a 200-mL (6.76-oz) size; two gel varieties in a 100-mL (3.38-oz) size.

“The tube serves as a practical package that’s easy to carry and use,” Mollot says. And a translucent flip-top closure provides convenience.” The closure is sourced from an unnamed vendor and is believed to be injection-molded of polypropylene. —JB

For more Tube Council winners, see packworld.com/go/w026

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