Toppan Inc, a wholly owned subsidiary of Toppan Holdings Inc, will participate in ProPak Philippines 2024, being held at the World Trade Center Metro Manila in Pasay City, Philippines, from 31 January to 2 February. Held once a year, ProPak Philippines is one of the Philippines’ leading international trade events for packaging and processing. This year it is being held for the fourth time. More than 190 companies from 29 countries participated in the 2023 event, which attracted in excess of 8,000 visitors.
Toppan will showcase GL Barrier transparent films and a range of its cutting-edge sustainable packaging solutions to end users in the Philippine and Asean markets and will also present its packaging supply chain focused on the Asean region.
In its global packaging business, the Toppan Group is accelerating efforts to cater to demand for sustainable solutions and establish networks facilitating local production for local consumption. The Toppan Group has thus far advanced its packaging business in Indonesia, Thailand, China, and other parts of Asia and established manufacturing and supply capabilities for markets in Europe and the Americas by launching operations at Toppan USA’s Georgia Plant in April 2016.
InterFlex Group, a packaging manufacturer with bases in the US and UK, joined the Toppan Group in 2021, and leading India-based film manufacturer Toppan Speciality Films and Thailand-based packaging manufacturer Majend Makcs were brought on board as consolidated subsidiaries in 2022.
Most recently, the Toppan Group acquired Skymark Packaging, a U.K.-based manufacturer of flexible packaging centered on FMCG, in September last year. In late 2024, the Toppan Group plans to launch operations at a new GL Barrier plant in the Czech Republic as it aims to strengthen manufacturing and supply networks and bolster capabilities for production in optimal locations on a global scale.
The Toppan Group sees the Asean region as a promising growth market for flexible packaging, and participating in ProPak Philippines will provide an outstanding opportunity to raise the profile of GL Barrier and the Toppan Group’s global converting business as well as to drive further expansion.
GL Barrier and related Barrier packaging
GL Barrier is the Toppan Group’s proprietary range of transparent Barrier films. With world-class Barrier performance enabled by unique vapor deposition and coating technologies and an extensive lineup for diverse applications, GL Barrier is a leading brand recognized in markets throughout the world, including Japan, Europe, the Americas, and Asia.
At ProPak Philippines 2024, the Toppan Group will present its film products as well as Barrier packaging in the form of microwavable packaging and paper-based composite containers.
Mono-material Barrier packaging
As a new addition to the GL Barrier lineup, the Toppan Group has developed packaging that delivers excellent performance in terms of Barrier properties and other characteristics while employing mono-material compositions, such as polypropylene (PP) or polyethylene (PE), rather than laminating multiple materials to fulfill different roles. The superior suitability for recycling of these packaging materials has been recognized by multiple European recyclability assessment bodies.
Toppan will showcase the Toppan Group’s packaging production locations throughout the world and its global sales network. Toppan will be present at stand: L21