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Nippon Paper Announces Capital Investment for SHIELDPLUS® Paper-Based Barrier Material

The SHIELDPLUS® was created by providing paper, made from renewable resources of wood, with a barrier coating layer based on the water-based coating technology for papermaking.

The Company developed this series and released it in Japan in November 2017.

October 5, 2019

Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd. has decided on capital investment of approximately EUR 5 million for mass production of SHIELDPLUS®, which adds barrier properties to paper, at Jujo Thermal Oy, Nippon Paper Group Company.

Jujo Thermal Oy. has been developing “SHIELDPLUS®” embedded with oxygen and flavor barrier properties and has already entered the market evaluation stage. With this capital investment, the Company aims to start full-scale production in Europe.

The SHIELDPLUS® series attracts attention in Japan and overseas as one of the Company’s paperising solutions. The Company is committed to making the SHIELDPLUS® series penetrate the European market with high environmental awareness.

Nippon Paper Industries had commenced studies toward production of the SHIELDPLUS® series of paper-based materials with barrier properties.

Amid a globally mounting interest in paper materials, the SHIELDPLUS® series attracts attention in Japan and overseas as one of the Company’s paperising solutions.

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