President's Message

March 2015

Welcome to the North American Tube Council’s website.   The Council and its member companies wish to provide you and consumer goods marketers with a resource to explore the trends and developments related to tube packaging.  It is our intent to make collapsible squeeze tubes the preferred package of choice in the personal care, cosmetic, pharmaceutical, food and household industries.

This website is just one example of the Tube Council’s mission to be an important industry resource.  The Council is working to more closely align its activities with packaging trade shows and other industry trade shows such as NPE 2015, the international plastics showcase.  Through the Council’s participation in these trade shows and through the various other programs held during the year, the Council seeks to  promote tubes and its membership.

Additional programs include the annual Tube of the Year competition which recognizes member manufactured tubes exemplifying the most interesting graphics, closures, dispensing features and processes to make and enhance squeeze tubes.  Through the network of member companies, information of common interest is shared to support the increased presence of tubes used for packaging products.

Membership in the Tube Council is comprised of organizations engaged in producing products or services directly related to the North America squeeze tube industry including those companies that are manufacturers of tubes and companies that are engaged in selling products or services to the tube industry.  The Council also opens its membership to trade journal editors, and the faculty and students of packaging schools. 

The Board of Directors of the Tube Council and I welcome you to explore the benefits of membership in the Tube Council and join us to participate with your peers in the tube packaging industry. Together, we can share new ideas and initiatives and the long term strength of this association.

If you are researching various tube options, please reach out to our member companies or contact us, our Tube Council secretary will respond quickly to your inquiry.

On behalf of the Tube Council and its members, thank you.

Michael G. Hoard


The North American Tube Council