August 12, 1997
The New R&D Center Planned
Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd.
Nippon Paper will construct a new building for Research and Development Center in the east side of the existing Central Research Laboratory in the company's property in Kita-ku, Tokyo and start its operation in the spring of year 2000.
Upon completion of the new building and renovation of the existing Central Research Laboratory, the company's R&D activities for the mainstay business areas such as pulping and paper making technology presently performed at several different facilities will be centralized in the new center.
The company currently maintains the following four research laboratories :
Central Research Laboratory in Kita-ku, Tokyo
Research Laboratory of Product Development in Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Imaging Technology Center in Higashimatsuyama, Saitama Prefecture
Research Laboratory of Technology in Iwakuni, Yamaguchi Prefecture
The new R&D Center building is designed to be ten stories high with one basement.The feature of new facilities includes such innovation as a quick evaluation system for new paper product samples in air-conditioned experimental rooms set at constant temperature and humidity on each floor, PR Gallery to exhibit new paper products and Multi-Purpose Hall to hold seminars and presentations.
The new Research and Development Center will well challenge new technology in the coming 21st century fully utilizing the new complex of facilities.
Outline of the Construction Project:
|Total expenditure||3.3 billion yen|
|Construction of the new building||
|Renovation of existing buildings||
|Inauguration of the new building||April 2000|
|Basic design of the new building|
|Main structure||Reinforced concrete building|
|Area||total area||5,000 m2|
|Building area||820 m2|
|Total floor area||9,300 m2|
|Capacity||10 stories high|