Japan-based Toppan has successfully contributed to the global campaigns of creating a more sustainable society through its flexible packaging solutions. Shipments of the GL BARRIER, a transparent barrier film that’s incorporated in retort food packaging and mono-material packaging with spouts, have saved 63,000 metric tons of carbon emissions. This number is equivalent to carbon from 23,000 households.
The GL BARRIER is used as an alternative to aluminum foil that features unique coating and vapor-deposited layers for high performance.
Toppan is able to calculate the emissions volume through its SmartLCA-CO₂™ system, which can quantify and show actual figures based on the product’s entire life cycle. Set to be launched in the company’s flexible packaging facility in Gunma, Japan this month, this tool lets Toppan suggest options to clients looking to lower carbon footprint as well. It can show how optimising the design and structure can
In line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Toppan is providing the TOPPAN S-VALUE™ Packaging range and SUSTAINABLE-VALUE Packaging™. The manufacturer is looking to push for a shift to mono-material packaging as well.
Additionally, it is also offering GL-BP, which is a polypropylene-based version (PP) of the GL BARRIER in response to the growing demand for PP barrier film in North America and Europe. This PP alternative features enhanced water vapor and heat resistance barrier performance compared to conventional barrier films that use oriented polypropylene (OPP).
Toppan’s goal is committed to supply packaging that minimises carbon emissions without sacrificing quality and performance.