Tokyo – July 28, 2021 – Toppan (TYO: 7911), a global leader in communication, security, packaging, décor materials, and electronics solutions has acquired the InterFlex Group (InterFlex), a global flexible packaging converter with bases in the United States and the United Kingdom on July 23, 2021. Interflex offers printed shrink films, stand-up pouches, pre-formed bags, wax coated papers, surface print and laminate roll stocks, and barrier and non-barrier film laminations to numerous consumer goods markets in the from their five production facilities in the US and UK. With the acquisition of InterFlex, Toppan will establish a flexible packaging production network in the North American and European markets and drive growth of sustainable packaging products and integrated solutions in the regions.
“In May this year Toppan announced its Medium Term Plan to March 2023, the fundamental concept of which is ‘Digital & Sustainable Transformation.’ One of the priorities we have set out is accelerating global expansion in the packaging business by catering to demand for sustainable solutions and establishing a local production for local consumption model,” said Hideharu Maro, Toppan’s President & Representative Director. “In 2016 we opened Toppan USA’s Georgia Plant to manufacture and sell GL BARRIER,1 our proprietary transparent vapor-deposited barrier film, and we are strengthening our sales network in Japan, Europe, and North, Central, and South America. Welcoming InterFlex into the Toppan Group is a significant step for advancing our packaging business worldwide, and we intend to continue investing proactively in our focus on sustainable packaging products and integrated solutions for the global market.”
Established in Tokyo in 1900, Toppan is a leading and diversified global provider committed to delivering sustainable, integrated solutions in fields including printing, communications, security, packaging, décor materials, electronics, and digital transformation. Toppan’s global team of more than 50,000 employees offers optimal solutions enabled by industry-leading expertise and technologies to address the diverse challenges of every business sector and society and contribute to the achievement of shared sustainability goals.
For more information, visit https://www.toppan.com/en/ or follow Toppan on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/toppan/.
InterFlex, founded in 1975 and headquartered in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, is a global company supplying outstanding flexible packaging solutions for a wide range of food products from its manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and the U.K.
For more information, visit https://www.interflexgroup.com/.
1. GL BARRIER
GL BARRIER is Toppan’s proprietary range of transparent barrier films. With world-class barrier performance enabled by unique vapor deposition technology and an extensive lineup for diverse applications, GL BARRIER is a leading transparent barrier film brand recognized in markets throughout the world, including Japan, Europe, the Americas, and Asia.
For more information, visit https://www.toppan.co.jp/living-industry/packaging/english/products/barrier_film/.