Nippon Paper completes construction of 450 tonne/yr demonstration plant for new “MinerPa” functional materials at its Fuji mill in Japan

Nippon Paper

Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd. (President: Fumio Manoshiro; hereinafter “the Company”) has completed constructing a demonstration plant at Fuji Mill (Fuji-City, Shizuoka Prefecture) for new functional materials, “MinerPa” which is a hybrid material composed of wood pulp and particulate minerals using our own unique pulp-modification technologies, as scheduled. Today, the Company held a completion ceremony for a demonstration plant.

The Company has developed “MinerPa”, which is a cellulose fiber densely covered with mineral particles by using our proprietary technology. “MinerPa” shows both the high formability of wood pulp and the functional properties derived from various mineral particles.

The new demonstration plant will start up operation with an annual production capacity of more than 450 tons, and we will be able to supply a large-scale sample to consider various practical applications for our customers. The Company has already developed “MinerPa” with not only deodorizing/antibacterial properties but also new functionalities such as antiviral properties to meet the customer’s demands. Furthermore, we will continue to search for promising business areas and work for developing new applications through large-scale sample work in a wide range of fields.

Under the slogan “Shaping the future with trees,” the Company will continue contributing to better living and cultural progress in the future based on the technological capabilities developed through papermaking.

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