Press ReleasesNippon Paper Industries Decided on Capital Investment For Series of SHIELDPLUS®, Aiming to Develop European Market for Paper-Based Barrier Materials

Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd.

Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd. (President: Toru Nozawa, hereinafter "the Company") decided on capital investment for mass production of SHIELDPLUS®, which adds barrier properties to paper, at Jujo Thermal Oy (President: Toshihiro Sawamura, Headquarters: Eura City, Finland), Nippon Paper Group Company.

Jujo Thermal Oy. has been developing "SHIELDPLUS®" embedded with oxygen and flavor barrier properties and has already entered the market evaluation stage. With this capital investment, the Company aim to start full-scale production in Europe.

The SHIELDPLUS® series attracts attention in Japan and overseas as one of the Company's paperising solutions. The Company is committed to making the SHIELDPLUS® series penetrate the European market with high environmental awareness.

■Overview of   

(1)Products SHIELDPLUS®
(2)Capital Investment 5 million euro

(3)Construction Completed(Scheduled)