JAPAN Overview

Pulp and Paper Manufacturing Industry

Pulp and Paper Manufacturing Industry

This industry manufactures paper and pulp (a raw material of paper) from sources including timber and other plant material, used paper, and used fabrics. There are a wide variety of uses for the paper including information/printing paper that is used for books, newspapers, and business purposes, packaging/processing paper such as cardboard boxes, hygiene paper such as toilet paper, and industrial paper. Japan is one of the world's leading countries in innovative recycling of used paper that helps to reduce environmental load. Another industry theme attracting great attention is the development of functional paper and packages that possess special properties.

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