TOKYO, March 20, 2019 (Press Release) -Crecia-Kasuga Co., Ltd. (hereinafter "Crecia-Kasuga"), a joint venture for tissue paper products established by Nippon Paper Crecia Co., Ltd. (President: Kazufumi Yamasaki; headquartered in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; hereinafter "Nippon Paper Crecia"), a Nippon Paper Group company, and Kasuga Paper Industry Co., Ltd. (President: Noboru Otsuka; headquartered in Fuji-shi, Shizuoka; hereinafter "Kasuga Paper Industry") will install the No,2 paper machine following the No.1 paper machine, which commenced operation in May 2018.
The No.2 paper machine will be installed next to the first paper machine in the premises of Fuji Mill (Fuji-shi, Shizuoka) of Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd. (President: Fumio Manoshiro; headquartered in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo). Like the No.1 paper machine, it makes effective use of the assets of the Mill, such as utilities. Its annual production capacity is approximately 40,000 tons. It will mainly produce long roll toilet tissue, for which demand has been increasing in recent years.
With this increase in the production capacity of Crecia-Kasuga, Nippon Paper Crecia will work to enhance the supply system that will meet the increase in demand for long roll products. In addition, the company will not only work to promote the further popularization of long roll products but will also strive to achieve growth in the market for the household paper product business while responding to diverse market needs precisely.
■Overview of the No.2 tissue paper machine of Crecia-Kasuga Co., Ltd.
|1. Products||Toilet tissue|
|2. Production capacity||
Approximately 40,000 tonnes annually
|3. Capital investment||Approximately 8 billion yen|
4. Operations start
|June 2020 (planned)|