Marusan Paper Begins Upgrade Project on Containerboard Machine in Japan

Marusan Paper has begun work to upgrade a containerboard machine, PM 6, in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan.

July 26, 2013 - Japanese packaging materials maker Rengo Co., Ltd. said that it has started a project to upgrade a containerboard machine at its subsidiary, Marusan Paper Mfg. Co., Ltd. in Minamisoma-shi, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan.

Rengo did not disclose the amount of the investment.

Marusan Paper currently produces approximately 20,000 tons per month of containerboard on two paper machines: PM6, which produces linerboard, and PM7, which produces corrugating medium.

According to Rengo, PM6, which was installed in 1973, was damaged during the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011, making it difficult for Marusan to respond to the current increase in demand for lightweight containerboard.

Upon completion of the project, PM 6 will better meet market demand for its product, while improving product quality and conserving energy and resources.

PM 6 is scheduled to restart in January 2015.

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SOURCE: Rengo Co., Ltd.