Nippon Paper announces investment in new paper-based barrier material

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Nippon Paper Industries has decided to invest EUR5 million for mass production of SHIELDPLUS, which adds barrier properties to paper, at Jujo Thermal Oy, a Finnish company owned by Nippon Paper.

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.