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Rengo completes conversion of Kanazu Mill’s No. 2 paper machine

Photo: Rengo
Photo: Rengo
Published by
Simon Matthis - 29 Nov 2017

Rengo announces the completion of conversion of its containerboard machine at Kanazu Mill (Awara-shi, Fukui Prefecture) from one dedicated to producing corrugating medium into one also capable of producing linerboard.

In addition to conversion of the machine, the stock preparation process, which greatly affects the quality of containerboard, has also been revamped to further improve product quality. At the same time, the paper machine has been made to meet the rising demands for lightweight containerboard due to environmental considerations, and reborn as a cutting-edge equipment dedicated to saving both energy and resources.

Currently, Rengo Group produces containerboard at six mills in Japan. This conversion was conducted as part of the work currently underway to restructure the production system and consolidate to five mills. Consolidation will increase the operating rates of paperboard mills, and at the same time improve the supply and demand balance of linerboard and corrugating medium, thereby further strengthening the foundation of the paper business.


Rengo Group has many plants in Fukui Prefecture, including Kanazu Mill. With this conversion, Rengo Group hopes to continue supporting the further economic growth of Fukui Prefecture through packaging, and at the same time contribute to the local community such as by boosting employment.