Responding to a wide range of demands through our environmentally friendly paper manufacturing and processing businesses.
From the perspective of resource conservation, the OVOL Japan Pulp & Paper Group is strengthening its paper business that uses recovered wastepaper as furnish and is building a stable supply structure for containerboard, printing paper and household paper. The Corelex Group, which boasts the top share of the domestic market for recycled household paper, began operating a new mill in 2015 in Fuji city in Shizuoka prefecture, enhancing its production capabilities. In terms of its processing activities, we are pursuing the expansion of business areas from upstream to downstream operations throughout the pulp and paper industry, including the manufacture of corrugated carton boxes. Outside of Japan, the Group has production bases for corrugated carton boxes and recycled household paper and is leveraging its advanced technological capabilities developed in Japan to respond to diverse demand.
The Corelex Group, which operates a recycled household paper business, possesses excellent wastepaper recycling technology and the ability to develop original products, such as its core-less toilet rolls, and holds a large share of the recycled toilet roll market. Once used toilet rolls and tissue paper cannot be recycled, which is why to make effective use of limited resources we should manufacture them from recycled materials. We offer a more comfortable lifestyle through the sale of products that are closely linked to people’s daily lives centered around coreless toilet rolls for commercial and household use made from 100% recovered paper pulp.
In our paper manufacturing business, which includes containerboard and printing papers, we are working to reduce our environmental impact by using recovered paper as a raw material. In our manufacturing activities we are conducting business with a variety of environmental considerations in mind, including the use of biomass fuel for mill boilers. We use recovered wastepaper as a raw material to make products and then deliver them to customers again. Through this type of circular economy-style of business within the Group, we are able to accumulate experience and know-how in each process and use this to respond to the needs of customers and society at a high level.
Paper is indispensable for the transportation of industrial products, foodstuffs, agricultural products, and other products to consumers. At stores, decorative boxes, wrapping, and shopping bags convey the images of products and brands to consumers. We have built a system that enables us to process and supply packaging materials to meet the needs of our customers.
The Japan Pulp & Paper Group is helping to realize a circular economy through its business activities as part of its mission to carve a better future for society and the environment.
In the resource cycle, the business of recycling wastepaper, which is increasing in importance as a raw material used for papermaking, and the paper manufacturing business, which uses wastepaper as a raw material, are interrelated. In terms of the energy cycle, we are developing renewable energy power generation businesses.