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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.

October 5, 2019

Nippon Paper Announces Capital Investment for SHIELDPLUS®
The Company developed this series and released it in Japan in November 2017.

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

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.