Press ReleasesLaunch of Paper StrawsProducts Made in Japan in Pursuit of Functionality and Safety to Advance Paperising Solutions

Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd.

Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd. (President: Fumio Manoshiro; hereinafter "Nippon Paper") is pleased to announce that it has developed paper straws featuring smoother surface than conventional paper straw and will be released in April.

Due to marine plastic pollution in recent years, plastic straws have been taken up symbolically and demands for paper straws are increasing. Because paper is made from renewable wood resources, as a material with recyclable, biodegradable and other functions. Since last summer, restaurants and other businesses all over the world have been replacing plastic straws with paper ones and other options at an accelerating pace.

Nippon Paper supplies milk cartons, paper cups stocks, wrapping paper and other products for food and beverage industries. Under the slogan of "let paper do what it can do," Nippon Paper is advancing paperising solutions that help resolve social issues. The development of paper straws is part of this initiative. In response to customers' needs, it delivers the reassurance of products made in Japan.

Features of the Company's paper straws (Note 1)
1. Pleasant texture
2. High durability (Note 2)
3. Safety

Note 1:The Company supplies the products in response to the market.
Note 2: The functionality of the product is not impaired after using for at least two consecutive hours(*according to the Company's examination).

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