廣瀬製紙

Technology is Supported
by an Advanced Capacity
for Development

By renewing the traditional Tosa papermaking technique from the point of view of chemistry, Hirose created an advanced “wetlaid papermaking technology.” That was the start of a new era of high-functionality paper.
Based on software assets accumulated through many years of research into polymer chemistry and the formations found through that research, Hirose succeeded in developing the world’s first all-new 100% synthetic fiber paper “vinylon.” Today, there is a wide range of raw materials from this, including natural fibers, various synthetic fibers, glass fibers and metal fibers. We continue to develop diverse products with various purposes and functions.
The reliable quality and advanced functionality of our products have been utilized in such fields as chemistry, industry and medicine, as well as products for daily life.

OUR PRODUCT

Hirose wetlaid nonwoven fabrics originated from the development of vinylon paper. By combining these fabrics with new materials and technical developments, they are now applied to a wide range of fields.

Wetlaid Nonwoven Fabrics for Broader Application

  • Medical Use

    Dialysis filters
    Drugs
  • Filter Use

    Oil-water separation
    Sterile filtration for beer and wines, etc.
    Aircraft air filters
    Reverse osmosis membranes
  • Nanofiber Nonwoven Fabrics

    Wetlaid nonwoven fabrics expected to be
    applied to various fields in the near future
  • Food Use

    Coffee and broth filters
    Kamaboko and confectionery packing
    Water absorber for food
  • Daily necessities, etc.

    Grip tape
    Paper towel
    Bug repellent and deodorant packing
    Sanitary napkins
    Synthetic leather
  • Print Materials

    Calendars
    Posters
  • Electronics-Related Materials

    Electromagnetic shielding materials
    Cleat wrapping tape
    Electric insulators
  • Civil Engineering
    Construction

    Asphalt/overlay
    Impermeable membranes/veneer base
    materials
    Drainage materials/filtration
    Reinforcement/protective materials
  • Battery Separators

    Automotive
    Batteries

Components of Wetlaid Nonwoven Fabrics

CORPORATE PROFILE

Company Name: Hirose Paper Mfg Co., Ltd.
Established: 1958年3月
Address: 529 Hei, Takaoka-cho, Tosa-shi, Kochi 781-1103 (JAPAN)
TEL: +81 88-852-2161
FAX: +81 88-852-6672
Employees (group-wide) 139 (as of February 2018)
Business Lines: Manufacturing, processing and sales of (wetlaid) nonwoven fabric primarily for industrial use
Main Customers: Kuraray Co., Ltd., Sansho Co., Ltd., Shinsei Pulp & Paper Company Limited, Sojiz Corporation, Daiwabo Polytec Co., Ltd., Japan Vilene Company Limited, etc.
Main Export Markets: USA, Europe and Asia, etc.

Locations

  • Head Office/Head Plant

    Address: 529 Hei, Takaoka-cho, Tosa-shi, Kochi 781-1103 (JAPAN)
    TEL: +81 88-852-2161
    FAX: +81 88-852-6672
  • Exceneer Plant

    Address: 3292-1 Otsu, Takaoka-cho Tosa-shi KOCHI 781-1102 JAPAN
    TEL: +81 88-852-7771
    FAX: +81 88-852-7773
  • Frontier Plant

    Address: 3182 Otsu, Takaoka-cho Tosa-shi KOCHI 781-1102 JAPAN
    TEL: +81 88-852-1151
    FAX: +81 88-852-6672
  • Techno Hirose Co., Ltd.

    Address: 3182 Otsu, Takaoka-cho Tosa-shi KOCHI 781-1102 JAPAN
    TEL: +81 88-852-1151
    FAX: +81 88-852-6672
  • Hirose Europe GmbH

    Berliner Allee 59, 40212 Duesseldorf, Germany
    TEL: +49-211-54070100

AWARD

  • 32nd Kochi Local Industry Grand Prize in 2017

    Hirose was awarded the 32nd Kochi Local Industry Grand Prize from the Kochi Prefecture Industry Promotion Center intt recognition of the invention of a nanofiber filter for masks using Hirose’s proprietary electro spinning method.
    A list of Kochi Local Industry Prize winners (Kochi Prefecture Industry Promotion Center):
    http://www.joho-kochi.or.jp/center/jibasantaisho_h29list.php
  • First Prize in the 8th Japan New Business Creation Grand Award

    Hirose was awarded the First Prize in the 8th Japan New Business Creation Grand Award. The prize was awarded by the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry in the private business section of the 8th Japan New Business Creation Grand Award held by the Japan New Business Creation Conferences. This prize was awarded in recognition of our technologies for manufacturing 100% synthetic nonwoven fabric and the world’s thinnest nonwoven fabric.
    8th Japan New Business Creation Grand Award by Japan New Busine:
    METI Press Release: http://www.nbc-japan.net/award/
  • METI Prize in the 3rd Monozukuri Nippon Grand Award

    Hirose’s “development of nanofiber nonwoven fabric by a new electrospinning technique” was awarded the METI Prize in the 3rd Monozukuri Nippon Grand Award. This technology is a revolutionary technology that improves the productivity of conventional electrospinning techniques, and we expect the nanofiber nonwoven fabric manufactured by this technology to be used in a wide range of industries.
    We will continue our efforts to provide higher quality and higher performance paper.
    METI Press Release: http://www.meti.go.jp/press/20090710010/20090710010.html

    Development team

  • Industry Promotion Contribution Prize in Shikoku Industrial Technology Grand Award

    “Hirose was awarded the Industry Promotion Contribution Prize in the 2008 Shikoku Industrial Technology Grand Award in recognition of the development of nanofiber nonwoven fabric manufacturing techniques.
    This resulted from the novelty and technical level of the development.
    However, we believe this is also the result of sincere support from various stakeholders. We are continually committed to reward such support through our efforts toward development. We appreciate your support for the Hirose Group. We appreciate your supports to Hirose Group.”
  • Award Ceremony of “300 Genkina Monozukuri
    Companies for Japan’s Future Prosperity”

    “Hirose Paper Mfg was elected by METI in the “”2008 Genkina Monozukuri Companies for Japan’s Future Prosperity,”” and the award ceremony was held in the head office of Hirose Paper Mfg on August 4.
    We are very proud that our hard work has been recognized this year, which is our 50th anniversary. As always, we will continue to be committed to making technical innovations. We appreciate all of your kind support.”

ACCESS

Location of Techno Hirose/Hirose Paper Mfg