Toppan mono-material barrier packaging receives top European recyclability ratings
Germany’s Interseroh+ and Institute cyclos-HTP recognize outstanding recyclability of Toppan’s packaging products.
Toppan has been recognized by German recyclability assessment bodies Interseroh+ GmbH (Interseroh+) and Institute cyclos-HTP GmbH (cyclos-HTP) for the superior recyclability of packaging with mono-material composition developed using GL BARRIER, a proprietary film delivering barrier performance.
Toppan’s prototype high-barrier laminated tube with mono-material polypropylene (PP) composition using GL-BP, a PP-based grade of GL BARRIER, for the tube body has received the highest recyclability classification of “Very Good” from Interseroh+. A flexible pouch made of the same material, meanwhile, has been given a 95% recyclability rating by cyclos-HTP.
With these GL-BP-based mono-material packages being recognized for their outstanding recyclability by third-party organizations, Toppan will now look to progress from development to commercialization and launch sample shipments by March 2023 for contents requiring high-level barrier performance, such as food, toiletries and selected medical and pharmaceutical goods. Toppan aims to drive global expansion of more eco-friendly mono-material packaging, targeting \20 billion in total sales revenue for related orders in 2025.
Based in Cologne, Interseroh+ is a leading European recyclability assessment company and operates the European Union’s only accredited research facility focused on development and analysis of recycled plastics. In June 2018, Interseroh+ began assessment and analysis based on its “Made for Recycling” standard. Toppan’s prototype mono-material PP high barrier laminated tube with GL-BP body received a high score from Interseroh+ on account of its sortability for recycling and suitability for high-mechanical recycling, earning the distinction of “Very Good”, the highest of six classifications.
Aachen-based cyclos-HTP is a renowned European research institute specializing in classification, assessment, certification, and R&D in the area of packaging and product recyclability. cyclos-HTP gave Toppan’s prototype mono-material PP flexible pouch using GL-BP a 95% recyclability rating in recognition of ease of sorting and the proportion of recyclable resources used.
The excellent recycling performance of Toppan’s mono-material packaging has now been recognized in Europe, and Toppan will continue to work on both enhancing corporate value and shaping a sustainable global society.