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  • 23 Jun 2022

Toppan’s GL Barrier receives top recyclability scores

Toppan has been recognized by German recyclability assessment bodies Interseroh+, and Institute cyclos-HTP

Japanese packaging specialist Toppan has been recognized by German recyclability assessment bodies Interseroh+, and Institute cyclos-HTP for the superior recyclability of packaging with mono-material composition developed using its proprietary film GL Barrier.

Based in Germany, Interseroh+ is a leading European recyclability assessment company and operates the European Union’s only accredited research facility focused on the 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 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, Germany-based cyclos-HTP is a renowned European research institute specializing in classification, assessment, certification, and R&D in packaging and product recyclability. cyclos-HTP gave Toppan’s prototype mono-material PP flexible pouch using GL-BP a 95 percent recyclability rating in recognition of ease of sorting and the proportion of recyclable resources used.

Toppan will 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. 

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