Nippon Paper Industries develops paper cup business in Vietnam

7 February 2017

Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd. (NPI) aims for sustainable growth in the future with its fifth medium-term business plan (from FY2015 to FY2017) by actively injecting management resources into areas that are expected to grow from now on and proceeding with the shift in the business structure.

In Vietnam, economic growth is boosting individual consumption and amid the increasing public awareness of the importance of sanitation along with the growth of the food service industry, the market in the area of paper container processing products, especially beverage cups, is expected to continue to expand from now on. In response to this situation, in January 2016, NPI established Nippon Paper Viet Hoa My Joint Stock Company (NPVHM) by joint capital with the owners of Viet Hoa My Trading Production Company Ltd., which has the top domestic share in the paper cup business.

After its establishment, NPVHM embarked on building a new plant in the suburbs of Ho Chi Minh City. The construction was completed on January 13, 2017 and the plant entered full-scale operations.

Nippon Paper Industries Develops "NSATOMĀ®", a New Aseptic Filling System for Paper Packaging

20 September 2018

Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd and Shikoku Kakoki Co., Ltd. have developed "NSATOM", an aseptic filling system for paper packaging based on new concepts that supports filling involving particles, long fibers and high viscosity, and allows for ambient distribution. The two companies will launch "NSATOM" onto the market in 2019.

A new paper package filling system enabling the filling of beverages in high market demand with a unique shape and

Previously, Nippon Paper Industries and Shikoku Kakoki jointly developed "NS-FUJI*1", an aseptic filling system for brick-shape paper packages that designed for long shelf-life in ambient distribution, and this system has been used for more than three decades to deliver products safely and securely to Japanese customers.

In the beverage market, consumers have become increasingly health-conscious. They favor beverages whose contents have a genuine texture and demand products that include particles, long fibers and high viscosity. Consumer lifestyles and consumption situation have also become increasingly diverse. In line with feedback indicating that consumers want to drink when and where they want, there is a growing demand for packages that are easy to carry around (portability).
Meanwhile, with labor shortages at beverage manufacturer production sites in recent years, demands for labor-saving and easier operation have been increased day by day.
Unfortunately, existing aseptic filling systems for existing paper packages do not accommodate these demands adequately.

The newly developed "NSATOM" satisfies these needs as the world's first aseptic filling system for paper packaging in ambient distribution that supports 'particle, long-fiber and high-viscosity filling', 'high hygienic quality with 6 log reduction*2' and 'reduced on-site workload thanks to automated cleaning of filling sections'. Amid the worldwide trend to shift away from plastic, these paper packages can be widely proposed as alternatives to plastic-based packages.