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CzechInvest Helps Toppan to Establish First European Production Site for Transparent Barrier Films in Czechia

CzechInvest Helps Toppan to Establish First European Production Site for Transparent Barrier Films in Czechia

Toppan, a global leader in communication, security, packaging, décor materials, and electronics solutions, will open a new plant in Most, Czechia. Toppan aims to commence mass production at its first transparent barrier film manufacturing site in Europe by the end of 2024. CzechInvest has been involved in the project from the very beginning.

“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.
The site area will cover approximately 50,000 square meters. The plant is set to begin production at the end of 2024 and will specialize in manufacturing transparent barrier films. This new plant will bring employment opportunities to the region and contribute to the local economy. Representatives of CzechInvest coordinated the entire project, prepared relevant information and documents for the client, and assisted with site selection. The support also included consultations on visa programmes, possible financial support.
“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.”
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. With the launch of the new plant, Toppan will establish a market-leading and global supply capacity for transparent barrier films with production bases in Japan, North America (Georgia, USA), and Europe.
1. 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.
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