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Toppan Wins Gold at Australasian Packaging Innovation & Design Awards


Retortable PP mono-material stand-up pouch adopted by Flavour Makers takes top prize for Sustainable Packaging Design

Tokyo – April 5, 2023 – Toppan (TYO: 7911), a global leader in communication, security, packaging, décor materials, and electronics solutions, and Flavour Makers Pty Ltd (Flavour Makers) have won Gold at the 2023 Australasian Packaging Innovation & Design Awards (PIDA). At a ceremony held on March 28 in Melbourne, Australia, the two companies received the award for the package of Flavour Makers’ Australian Organic Food Co. Minestrone Soup.

The award-winning Australian Organic Food Co. Minestrone Soup

Coordinated by the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP), the PIDA awards recognize outstanding packaging technologies and design. The award-winning product is a retortable ALL PP mono-material package developed by Toppan.1 The packaging’s mono-material composition makes it recycle-ready and maintains a high-level of barrier performance even after retorting. These and other advantages were recognized with prizes in both the Food Packaging Design and Sustainable Packaging Design categories, taking Gold in the latter.

The package uses PP barrier film manufactured by Toppan as part of the GL BARRIER2 range of transparent barrier films. Thailand-based Toppan subsidiary Majend Makcs manufactured and supplied the package to Flavour Makers, who commercialized and marketed the final product. 

About Flavour Makers

Headquartered in Victoria, Australia, Flavour Makers is a food processing company catering to regions throughout the world, including Australia, the U.S.A., and Europe. Flavour Makers manufactures products with consideration for sustainability and the environment and is recognized for its high quality and service.

About Majend Makcs

Majend Makcs processes, manufactures, and sells diverse film products centered on packaging materials (for food, FMCG, industrial materials, etc.). Headquartered in Ayutthaya, Thailand, and with a manufacturing facility in Rayong, Majend Makcs became a consolidated subsidiary of Toppan in May 2022.

1. Toppan’s GL BARRIER vapor-deposition and coating technologies enable readily recyclable ALL PP mono-material packaging for food, delivering the heat and water resistance required for retort sterilization, something that has presented a challenge with conventional PP films. Because the packaging is metal-free, it can be heated in a microwave oven and allows metal detectors to be used to identify foreign objects.

2. GL BARRIER is Toppan’s proprietary brand of barrier products centered on GL FILM, a transparent film that delivers world-class barrier performance. GL FILM’s stable performance is enabled by a multi-layer structure combining a unique coating layer with a high-quality vapor-deposited layer. In recognition of their numerous outstanding features, GL BARRIER products are used in a wide variety of fields, including the food, medical/pharmaceutical, and industrial materials sectors.
For more information, visit https://www.toppan.co.jp/living-industry/packaging/english/products/barrier_film/.

About Toppan

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/.



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