Toppan business, a worldwide leader in Information technology, security, packaging, décor materials, and electronics solutions, has stepped in to improve sustainability.
Paper Tube for Food
They had reduced resource use to accomplish enhanced environmental performance by evolving the paper tube, just like plastic tubes.
It’s a newly updated version paper-based of the current tube-pouch shaped like a tube, and simple to squeeze like a pouch. The new paper tube is excellent for application in the food, toiletry, and pharmaceutical sectors.
With the advantage of thinner film material, the conventional tube-pouch is more comfortable to squeeze and uses 30% less plastic than the type of laminated tube widely used for toothpaste. The new paper tube-pouch keeps the tube pouches’ functionality while demonstrating even better environmental performance by employing a paper-based material for the body, making a 50% reduction in plastic volume. Coupled with a redesign of the plastic parts of the head section, this enables plastic to be reduced by a total of 65%. Although plastic has been replaced with paper, the tube-pouch maintains its shape even when the volume of content inside decreases, and Toppan’s proprietary GL BARRIER film on the inner surface ensures the world-class and complete barrier performance required for such items as food and cosmetics.
The body of the paper tube-pouch has a thickness of just 0.1 mm and a particular folded structure. Combined with horizontal design for the plastic spout, this makes it easier to squeeze out the contents thoroughly.
Benefits of Paper tube
The application of paper for the outer layer means that design and selling promotion can fully utilize the benefits of the material’s feel and texture. It is making the paper tube ideal for effectively communicating more original and organic product thoughts to consumers.
“The paper tube-pouch represents a new solution that can meet the needs of manufacturers, consumers, and society as a whole by reducing the impact on the environment, enhancing user-friendliness, and also offering new possibilities for design,” said Shingo Wada, general manager of business strategy in Toppan’s western Japan division. “It is another example of Toppan’s efforts to tackle such issues as marine plastic and the need for efficient circulation of resources by developing eco-friendly packaging and containers that sacrifice nothing in terms of functionality while making use of more sustainable materials, such as recycled and biomass plastics, mono materials, and paper.”