July 4, 2003

Production of CCP Contracted by Fuji Photo Film

Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd.

Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd. (President: Takahiko Miyoshi), Japan's leading paper and pulp manufacturing company and the core member of the Nippon Unipac Holding Group, will commence production of carbonless copying paper (CCP), the mainstay product of communication paper, consigned by Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd. (President: Shigetaka Komori, Head Office: Minato-ku, Tokyo). Production is planned for April 2004.
In fact, Nippon Paper Industries began contract production of the CF sheet for CCP for Fuji Photo Film in 1973. The two companies have agreed that Nippon Paper Industries will take over full contract production, including the CB sheet and the CFB sheet.
More than forty years have passed since CCP was launched in Japan. For a number of years, accompanying the development and prevalence of computers, CCP was used for diverse forms and vouchers and the demand grew dramatically. However, in recent years, the demand has been falling each year because of the integration of forms following corporate mergers, the sluggish economy, cost cutting and the growing use of computerized forms. The business alone would be difficult to sustain without some kind of action.
That set of circumstances has prompted Nippon Paper Industries and Fuji Photo Film to make this decision, so that the two companies can continue to respond to the long-standing support of our customers with stable supply.
Nippon Paper Industries will cease operation of the existing coating facility and instead build a new coating facility at Nakoso Mill (Iwaki, Fukushima), the main CCP production mill of our company, to meet Fuji Photo Film's own quality requirements in the contract production.
Reference Data
Carbonless Copying Paper (CCP):
Pressure-sensitive paper used for delivery slips, bills, application forms and the like. When you write something on it with an implement such as a ball-point pen on it, the pressure of the pen develops color (a chemical reaction between colorless dye in microcapsules and a developer on the base) on the sheets of paper beneath the point where the pen pressure is imposed, enabling printing and copying.
The name CCP derives from the elimination of the need for the carbon paper that is used for copying.
CB/CFB/CF sheets:
In principle, CCP is used by overlaying more than one sheet and making copies of writing on the sheets through pen pressure. The CB sheet is the top sheet on which you write with an implement such as a ballpoint pen. The CF sheet is the bottom one. The CFB sheet comes in the middle.