In the Packaging: Healthcare, Cosmetics and Toiletries Category, Celplast Metallized Products, Toronto, Ontario, captured the Technical Award for its role as the metallizer of an in-mold label for injection-molded tubes of hair care products from It’s A10, Inc., Deerfield Beach, FL. The multilayer label, which comprises print/cast polypropylene (CPP)/adhesive/Ultramet WR metallized polyester/adhesive/CPP, becomes part of the PP tube during the injection molding process. The in-mold label improves aesthetics, barrier properties and resistance to abrasion and moisture, and does not affect recyclability. Enhanced stiffness and tube-to-tube consistency boost filling efficiency up to 15%. For converter Viva Healthcare Packaging, Scarborough, ON, the in-mold labeled, injection-molded tube cuts lead time from 16 to eight weeks and helps reduce emissions up to 35% versus laminate or extruded tubes. As a result, in three years Viva’s in-mold-labeled, injection-molded tube business has grown from 0 to 50%. Noting that most tube constructions are not recyclable, the judges were happy to see this almost mono-material, recyclable structure with a seam that’s nearly invisible.