Japan Pulp and Paper's Corelex Holdings starts up new recycled-fiber tissue paper mill in Fuji city, Shizuoka prefecture. The total investment was 12 billion yen ($99 million), as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network.
The new mill was constructed with three major themes in mind; productivity, the environment and disaster management for the local region. In its pursuit of improved productivity, the new mill has adopted state-of-the-art energy efficient equipment to improve quality and increase production efficiency.
Environmentally, the new mill will work in conjunction with the Corelex Group’s San-Ei Regulator - Tokyo Mill to achieve the maximum possible reduction in waste and create a quasi-zero emission system as part of its efforts to reduce its environmental footprint.
Furthermore, a disaster management agreement was signed with other entities, including the city of Fuji and JR Tokai that will see the mill also function as a refuge shelter for local residents and people who are unable to return home after natural disasters.
In addition, trees have been planted to maintain the aesthetic beauty of the area and consideration has been taken with the positioning of facilities in order to reduce noise emissions and efforts have been taken to expand local employment as part of the mill’s contributions to the local area.