Nippon Paper Sets Nanofiber Diapers as Path to Boost Growth

  • Trade ministry sees potential for $8.2 billion market
  • New facility would be part of bid to limit dependence on paper

Cellulose nanofiber dispersion.

Source: Nippon Paper Industries, Co., Ltd.

Nippon Paper Industries Co. plans to build a factory to mass produce nanofiber as soon as next year, part of a push to bolster revenue as Japan’s shrinking population and the shift to online content threatens sales of newspapers and books.

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