ACTIVITIES ALL AROUND THE TUBE The European Tube Manufacturers Association (etma), founded on 25th April 1959, is an association of producers of flexible aluminium, plastic and laminate tubes for packaging purposes. etma represents the interests of 41 companies from 17 European countries. The associations activities focus on:
Representation of the European tube industry to third parties
Supply of statistics and packaging market information for its members
Supply of packaging and raw material market information
Monitoring of the European packaging, food contact and environmental legislation
Creation of European collapsible tube standards
Cooperation with other packaging and flexible tube associations
etmas aim is to enter into an open dialogue with public and other stakeholders in order to promote tubes as packaging and the products of its members. Each year etma carries out the contest „Tube of the Year“ which time and again reflects the innovative power of the industry.