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Toppan Forms Expands Environmental Conscious Products for the Sustainable Society
Introduces Industry's First FSC® Certified Carbonless Business Forms

September 11, 2012

Toppan Forms Co., Ltd. (Toppan Forms), an information management solution provider, started marketing industry’s first carbonless business forms that uses FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified paper. FSC certification is an international institution to adequately manage forestry. Paper cannot be made with only recycled pulp derived from used paper because they do not provide enough strength that meets the demand for normal use. Virgin pulp that derives from forest is essential. Thus environmental consciousness to keep forestry management in a sustainable manner becomes a very important matter.

The company uses FSC certified material in order to achieve the environmental responsiveness. Previously, it was difficult to use recycled paper for carbonless paper with duplication functionality due to its characteristic. There have been strong demands from user companies to respond to the environment concerns, but for this reason, carbonless paper straggled behind while other printed products became more environmentally conscious.

In order for printed matter to obtain FSC certification*1, it must go through two certification management processes that covers FM certification for forestry management and CoC certification*2 for production and distribution process. Carbonless form is comprised of top, middle, and bottom papers. All three plys must use FSC certified paper. Mitsubishi Paper has become a stable source for the FSC certified carbonless paper and Toppan Forms received the CoC certification to manufacture the final product. As the demand for environmental conscious management heightens, Toppan Forms will strongly promote sales activities to financial and insurance industries that have difficulties advocating environment consciousness to consumers. In addition, the price is same as coventional product.

Supplement

  • • Due to heightening concerns toward preservation of forest and biological diversity, increasing number of companies are using FCS certified paper for CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) report, catalog and package.
  • • Concerns on global environment are increasing worldwide. Toppan Forms has been increasing environmentally friendly product line such as carbon offset certified label copy paper, envelope, postcard, and POSTEX-IIIECO100 pressure seal postcard that uses recycled paper.

About FSC (Forest Stewardship Council®)

  • • The membership non-profit organization was established in 1993 by environmental NGO, forest owners, lumber trading companies, aboriginal organization, regional forestry associations, and forest product certification institutions. The certification review is conducted by the third party.
  • • The headquarter is located in Bonn with member organizations in 80 countries worldwide.
  • • One of the world's most renown certification in the world.
  • • The certification is consisted of FM Certification*1, CoC Certification*2.
  • *1 FM(Forest Management) Certification
    To ensure environmentally, socially, and economically responsible forest management.
  • *2 CoC(Chain of Custody) Certification
    To ensure materials derived from FSC certified forest is managed separately from other materials and products can be traced back to the certified material.
  • * POSTEX is a registered trademark of Toppan Forms Co., Ltd.
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