Press ReleasesProduction of PPC Paper Commences at Ishinomaki Mill

Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd.

At Ishinomaki Mill (Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture), which sustained damage in the Great East Japan Earthquake, Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd. has newly started commercial operation for ppc paper using paper machine 7, which resumed operation last month, and finishing equipment that was launched today. With the restoration of paper machine 7, production capacity at Ishinomaki Mill has been restored to roughly ninety percent of the capacity (approximately 850,000 tons) expected when recovery efforts are complete.

Ishinomaki Mill will continue efforts to restore the remaining paper machine N2 and coating machine 2 to achieve recovery.