Press ReleasesNippon Paper Industries Launches Eye-catching and Easy to Hold "NP-PAK Rock", a Packaging Carton for Chilled ProductsProposing new appealing packaging cartons for chilled products at TOKYO PACK 2016

Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd.

Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd. (President: Fumio Manoshiro; hereinafter "NPI") announces that it will launch "NP-PAK Rock", a liquid packaging carton with a new shape for chilled products. "NP-PAK Rock" has a slim, unique hexahedral shape. It is more eye-catching and easier to hold than the conventional carton.

"NP-PAK Rock" has two Window Panels (message panels) on its corners that were added to the conventional packaging carton for chilled products to be a far more eye-catching shape at the stores. The carton is suitable for differentiating from the other products and emphasizing their value. The cross section of the carton is 5 mm smaller than the conventional carton and fits well in the hands.

Focusing on the simplicity of pouring and resealing, "NP-PAK Rock" has the closure as standard feature. The closure is a light weight, and simple to open as it has one-step opening function without inner lid. Available in two volume sizes: 450 ml and 900 ml.

"NP-PAK Rock" can be filled with the F Series filling machines (UP-F07, UP-F14) of Shikoku Kakoki Co., Ltd. The machines can run both the new cartons and the conventional cartons at selected carton with or without a closure as well as various volume sizes. Thus customers can expand their product lineup, while keep a lid on the capital expenditures.

NPI will display the "NP-PAK Rock", as well as the "Pure-Pak® Curve" and the "Pure-Pak® Sense" at TOKYO PACK 2016 (October 4 to October 7, 2016, Tokyo Big Sight exhibition center) to propose improvements in the appeal of packaging cartons for chilled products. NPI hopes that visitors to the exhibition will come to the booth and pick up its products.

Aiming to contribute to better living and cultural progress, as stated in the Nippon Paper Group Mission, NPI will sell cartons, filling machines, and maintenance services in an integrated manner and will propose the most suitable services and new products for customers.