Press ReleasesNippon Paper Industries to Resume Operation of Paper Machine N5 at Ishinomaki Mill

Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd.

Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd. has, as of today, resumed commercial operation of paper machine N5 at Ishinomaki Mill (Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture), which sustained damage in the Great East Japan Earthquake.
As a result, three paper machines and one coating machine have been brought back into service at Ishinomaki Mill with the restart of paper machine 8 in September 2011, and paper machine N4 and coating machine 4 in November 2011. In addition, we have recovered approximately 45% of the total production capacity of about 850,000 tons, which is the total capacity of the fully restored Ishinomaki Mill.
On March 9, we plan to restart the flagship paper machine N6 in expectation of recovering 75% or more of total capacity.
Aiming to restore the Ishinomaki Mill, Nippon Paper Industries will continue to steadfastly press ahead with the recovery work.