Daio will convert an existing paper machine to make fluff pulp, one of the main raw materials in the production of absorbent hygiene products such as disposable diapers. The production facility is located at Daio’s Mishima Mill in Shikokuchuo City, Ehime Prefecture.
The machine conversion is part of Daio's shift away from paper which is seeing a continued decrease in demand. It will also allow Daio to become less reliant on imports of fluff pulp in its absorbent products business.
This machine conversion project is a part of Daio’s structural shift away from paper, which is seeing a continued decrease in demand. Furthermore, as Daio currently relies fully on imports to meet its fluff pulp needs, making a partial switch to in-house fluff pulp would enable Daio to further strengthen its capability to stably supply absorbent hygiene products.
The project will cost about ¥6 billion and will take approximately five months. It will allow Daio to make 7500 tons of fluff pulp per month.