Toppan to establish first European production site for transparent barrier films in Czech Republic

Significant enhancement in capacity to supply transparent barrier films to Europe and global growth

Toppan GL Barrier1 transparent barrier films

Toppan GL Barrier1 transparent barrier films

Toppan, a global leader in communication, security, packaging, décor materials, and electronics solutions, will open a new plant in Most, the Czech Republic. Mass production at its first transparent barrier film manufacturing site in Europe is expected to begin by the end of 2024. Inauguration of the new plant will enable Toppan to offer a global supply capacity for transparent barrier films with production bases in Japan, North America (Georgia, USA), and Europe.

‘By taking advantage of the new plant’s location, Toppan will bolster its capacity to supply GL BARRIER1 transparent barrier films to packaging manufacturers in Europe, where we see some of the world's most environmentally friendly countries and accelerate sustainable transformation (SX) business globally by strengthening relationships with top-rated companies in the areas of ESG and the SDGs,’ said Masahiko Tatewaki, managing executive officer of Toppan’s global packaging business.

‘This plant will also employ the most environmentally friendly technologies, such as heat reuse systems, with an emphasis on maximum energy efficiency.’

‘We welcome the establishment of Toppan's barrier film factory in the Czech Republic, which will produce eco-friendly and sustainable packaging materials locally with export to Europe and contribute to the development of the Usti region.’ said Eva Jungmannova, director of foreign activities and investments, Czech Republic.