We are excited to announce that Skymark Packaging International has been acquired by TOPPAN’s subsidiary, InterFlex Group. This acquisition marks a significant milestone in our journey and aligns perfectly with our enduring commitment to sustainability and innovation.

Toppan acquires Skymark

Left to right: John Turner, Mehrdad Toofanian, Masahiko Tatewaki & Graham Tilley

Broadening Our Service Offerings

Headquartered in Scunthorpe, Skymark has always been devoted to sustainable packaging solutions. Our diverse range of speciality blown, flat cast, and embossed PE and PP films will continue to serve our valued customers. This acquisition not only expands our footprint in the UK and the EU but also accelerates our reach into the food, converter films, and non-food segments.

Managing Director of Interflex Group, Graham Tilley, said;

Skymark’s capabilities in film manufacturing and merging of their strength in non-food segments such as personal care, hygiene and medical products complement InterFlex Group’s position in food packaging.

The combination of Skymark and InterFlex Group will help drive our sustainable packaging ambitions in mono-polymer and paper-based packaging and bring both further business development and growth.

Embracing Synergies and Global Growth

Masahiko Tatewaki, Managing Executive Officer and Head of Global Packaging at TOPPAN, states,

We are very excited to welcome the talented Skymark team to the TOPPAN Group. TOPPAN acquired InterFlex Group in July 2021 and will start production of GL BARRIER in the Czech Republic at the end of 2024.

This acquisition enables us to maximise synergies in the TOPPAN Group with its global footprint and accelerates expansion of our global packaging business. Skymark’s blown and cast extrusion capabilities also allow us to strengthen vertical integration, our core business strategy.

Toppan acquires Skymark

Skymark Packaging, Interflex Group and Toppan: Day 1

John Turner, Founder and Managing Director of Skymark, adds,

We are thrilled to join the TOPPAN family and align our innovative sustainable packaging solutions with a global leader in the industry. This acquisition marks a significant milestone for Skymark, enabling us to leverage TOPPAN’s extensive resources and technological prowess. We remain deeply committed to our current sectors, within personal care, technical films, hygiene and medical; while also being very excited to accelerate our growth within the food sector through the synergies that this acquisition brings

For our existing and future clients, it’s “business as usual” but with enhanced capabilities. We will continue to provide the high-quality, innovative packaging solutions you’ve come to rely on, fortified by the considerable resources and technologies of TOPPAN and InterFlex Group.

For more details about the technologies we will be leveraging, such as TOPPAN’s proprietary GL BARRIER products, please visit TOPPAN’s website.