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Investing in the Future Through Research & Development, Innovation, and Sustainability

This is the cornerstone for innovation-driven growth. Both ours and yours. 

At TC Transcontinental Packaging, our research and development activities are fully integrated within our operations thanks to our ASTRA Center: the Art, Science, and Technology Research and Application Center.

The ASTRA Center is key to our sustainability agenda to deliver on our 2025 commitment to have 100% of our packaging recyclable, compostable or reusable, and achieve a 10% use of PCR on average by weight across our plastic portfolio. It is at the core of our operations to drive growth and be your sustainability partner. The many tests, instruments, and technology available to our team provide enhanced product development knowledge through the entire process of flexible plastic packaging design, allowing the development of innovative films for sustainability, e-commerce, and much more!

We have assembled a multi-functional, focused taskforce of highly skilled sustainability gurus that work every day with state-of-the-art labs and technologies. They identify opportunities in sustainable solutions, and design optimized packaging for performance and cost. 



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More than 70% of our projects in research and development are focus on developing sustainable packaging solutions. 


Our objective is simple: invest in our customers’ unique requirements to provide a competitive advantage. 

It begins with collaboration and includes the application of deep resources, experience, and the love of a challenge. The result is breakthrough ideas that draw upon decades of knowledge in barriers, sealants, resins, and additives. Add our ultra-advanced technology to the mix, and you can see how we help create brighter futures.​ From design to production, including preliminary visits to gather in-depth information about equipment and packaging needs, to periodic plant visits, we provide technical service assistance throughout all stages of your project.

A turnkey solution for innovative packaging development within a packaging manufacturer. 

Drive change with us and benefit from: 

  • Reduced lead times for trials and production-scale prototyping.
  • Increased speed-to-market. 
  • Improved film formulations and faster turnaround for innovation. 
  • Optimized solutions for performance and cost. 

Our state-of-the-art ASTRA Center is equipped with the right tools, talent and enabling technologies to identify opportunities in sustainable solutions. We can help you solve end-of-life challenges while providing ultimate performance, functionality, and product protection.

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There’s so much more we have to offer.  We welcome the opportunity to get to know you and learn more about your flexible packaging quest. We care, and will deliver a solution to satisfy your needs!