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Rengo completes conversion of PM 2 at Kanazu Mill in Japan

JAPAN (News release) -- Rengo Co., Ltd. has completed the conversion of its containerboard machine at Kanazu Mill in Japan from one dedicated to producing corrugating medium into one also capable of producing linerboard.

In addition to conversion of the machine, the stock preparation process, which greatly affects the quality of containerboard, has also been revamped to further improve product quality. At the same time, the paper machine has been made to meet the rising demands for lightweight containerboard due to environmental considerations, and reborn as a cutting-edge equipment dedicated to saving both energy and resources.

Currently, Rengo Group produces containerboard at six mills in Japan. This conversion was conducted as part of the work currently underway to restructure the production system and consolidate to five mills.

Consolidation will increase the operating rates of paperboard mills, and at the same time improve the supply and demand balance of linerboard and corrugating medium, thereby further strengthening the foundation of the paper business.

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