Press ReleasesNippon Paper Papylia Develops Japan's Lightest Ultra-Thin Printing PaperCompany Mobilized All Its Thin-Paper Making Technologies and Succeeded in Development of Paper
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Nippon Paper Papylia Co., Ltd.

Nippon Paper Papylia Co., Ltd. (President: Masahiro Hirakawa), a company in the Nippon Paper Group, has developed printing paper weighing only 18 g/㎡, making it the lightest such paper in Japan (according to an internal study) and one that is appropriate for documents containing dense information, such as insurance clauses. The company began sales of the paper in Japan in May 2013.

By making use of its technological abilities developed over many years, Nippon Paper Papylia engages in the development of specialty paper with functions and features suited to diverse customer needs. This time, in the field of thin paper (Note), at which the company excels, the company has further reduced the weight of ultra-thin printing paper and succeeded at developing printing paper weighing only 18 g/㎡ , 10% lighter than the previous low (20 g/㎡ ).

  • Note:According to the JIS standards, thin paper is defined as having a base weight of 40 g/㎡ or less.