TERPHANE SIGNS A DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT IN AMERICAS WITH JAPANESE FILMS COMPANY TOYOBO
Bloomfield New York, January 23, 2019 –Terphane (www.terphane.com), a global player in specialty polyester films, announced today that it is the exclusive distributor in the Americas for Toyobo’s environmentally friendly solutions (www.toyobo-global.com). The main focus of the agreement will be the ECOSYAR (transparent high gas barrier film), Toughster (polyester film with toughness to replace ONY), Olyester (heat sealable, dead-fold polyester) and BOPET film made from 80% PCR PET which are made in Japan.
Consumers increasingly demand a high barrier transparent material for packaging. The ECOSYAR film line will allow end-users to develop differentiated packaging that is aligned with consumers’ needs.
“This agreement with Toyobo signifies a new phase for Terphane,” said José Bosco Silveira Jr., President of Terphane. “We understand that the players in the market, especially brand owners, need partners that participate in all stages of new product development and act with speed to bring innovative packaging to the market. These abilities are even more important in the premium products market.”
Mr. Silveira, concluded, “Because consumers react to transparent packaging at the moment of purchase with, “If I can see the contents of the package, it is because the product is good,” the transparent packaging helps to build and support the brand’s value proposition. And in premium products and brands, a simple “window” can validate the quality expected from the product’s positioning.”
"The agreement is another important step for Toyobo's packaging film business to make our solutions available for our customers globally. I am very pleased that the customers in Americas now have the access to our solutions through Terphane’s network,” said Hisao Oku, General Manager, Packaging Strategy & Marketing at TOYOBO Co., Ltd.
Technically, the PET film line ECOSYAR is well aligned with market expectations for enviromentally-friendly product by excluding chlorine in its formulation. Ceramic elements that are used guarantee film barrier properties and eliminate the use of PVDC, aluminum deposition and lamination with aluminum foil and other barrier materials that can compromise post-consumption recycling. In addition, the stability in the production process guarantees the stability of film barrier properties during the conversion process and on the store shelves. The possibility of producing thinner packages can reduce the generation of waste. ECOSYAR is safe for microwave oven use.
ECOSYAR is recommended for food packaging (dry, wet, pre-cooked meals, cooking in the pouch, soups, etc.) and non-food packaging (medicines, industrial products, chemicals, personal care and beauty products, etc.). The material is available for testing by Terphane´s customers.
Since its origin in 1976, Terphane has developed technologies and processes to produce specialty bioriented polyester films (BOPET). With significant experience and technical knowledge in film production, coating and metallization, the company is recognized for its vertical production, from resin to specialty films. Terphane is the leader in PET films in Latin America and an important global player. Terphane is a subsidiary of U.S.-based Tredegar Corporation (NYSE:TG).
Founded in 1882 in Japan and in Brazil since 1955, Toyobo has a wide portfolio of high-performance and high-function products. Always trying to meet new demands and needs, Toyobo continually invests in research and development, and as a result has a vast knowledge of polymerization, modification and processing. Their three main areas of expertise are Films and Functional Polymers, Industrial Materials and Healthcare. In order to expand its global business, Toyobo actively pursues business alliances and/or technology injections.
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