INNOVATION: Paper-based tube pouch reduces plastic waste.

22. June 2020 | Material | via TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.


Paper-based material further reduces plastic volume. (Credit:

Tokyo based packaging manufacturer Toppan has developed a new paper-based version of its tube pouch. The new pouch is easier to squeeze and, considering a redesign including the plastic parts of the head section, it enables a reduction of plastic by a total of 65%. A special folded structure on the body and a horizontal alignment of the plastic spout makes it easier to completely squeeze out all contents.

“The paper tube-pouch represents a new solution that can meet the needs of manufacturers, consumers, and society as a whole by reducing 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.

Toppan is a leading global provider of integrated solutions in the fields of printing, communications, security, packaging, décor materials, and electronics. Serving customers in every sector of business and industry, 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 that businesses and society face in today’s rapidly changing market.