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Toppan Develops New Barrier Coated Paper for Packaging

Toppan (TYO: 7911), a global leader in communication, security, packaging, décor materials, and electronics solutions has developed a new barrier coated paper that provides high water vapor barrier performance and outstanding flex resistance and is suitable for a wide range of contents and packaging shapes.

Sample shipments of “” to manufacturers in a broad spectrum of industries worldwide, including food and toiletries, will begin in September, with the launch of full-scale sales scheduled for spring 2022.

GL-X-P’s excellent water vapor barrier performance makes it possible to prevent content quality deterioration caused by humidity, while its flex resistance means it can be used for a diverse variety of packaging shapes. These features reportedly enable its use in packaging for a wide range of powdered and solid contents, including food products, cosmetics and toiletries.

As an alternative to conventional packaging using paper, GL-X-P also has benefits for the environment. It can contribute to the reduction of food loss due to the potential extension of shelf lives enabled by preservation of freshness. Because GL-X-P itself is heat sealable, a structure consisting only of paper is possible, cutting plastic consumption and facilitating a reduction in CO2 emissions of up to approximately 35 percent when used as an alternative to conventional laminated packaging structures that include plastic.

GL-X-P will be on display in the Toppan USA, Inc. booth at Pack Expo Las Vegas (Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall — N-9409) from September 27 to 29 and in the Toppan Europe GmbH booth at FACHPACK (NürnbergMesse, Hall:7 , Booth: 7-107) from September 28-30.

Features of GL-X-P

  • Enables paper-based packaging with high barrier performance: Coating treatment that enhances flex resistance and proprietary vapor deposition technologies accumulated through the development of Toppan’s GL BARRIER products enable high barrier performance and superior workability that makes GL-X-P suitable for diverse packaging shapes;
  • Use of paper material reduces CO2 emissions: Adopting paper as the base material removes the lamination process and enables a structure that uses no aluminum foil, making it possible to reduce CO2 emissions by up to approximately 35 percent;
  • Switch to paper mono-material reduces plastic consumption to zero: General packaging employs a material structure combining various components with a sealant layer that incorporates plastic material. However, because GL-X-P consists only of a paper material and a coated layer with heat sealing properties, it has become possible to reduce the plastic consumption of packaging to zero; and
  • Packaging design that takes advantage of the look and feel of paper: GL-X-P’s barrier performance eliminates the need to use film or other materials and facilitates packaging design that makes use of the unique look and feel of paper.

For more information, visit https://www.toppan.com.

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