The Toppan Printing Company is a large manufacturer of food packaging. Founded in 1990, this publicly-traded company had 1993 net sales of $10 billion. Its main divisions are General Printing and Electronics (48%), Packaging (27%), Publications and Printing (20%), and Scientific Printing (4%). The current products that the Packaging Division manufactures are 65% for food uses, 20% for medical and cosmetics uses, and 15% for other uses. The products range from PET bottles to milk cartons to chip bags and snack packaging. Except for the PET bottles, the company wants to make all of its packaging biodegradable.


Published: March 1995; WTEC Hyper-Librarian