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President, Functional Materials COMPANY
Changes in Net Sales and Operating Profit
In FY2019, the Functional Materials Business had net sales
of 214.7 billion yen (down 9.4 billion yen from FY2018)
and operating profit of 15.4 billion yen (down 3.0 billion
yen from FY2018).
Net sales declined compared to FY2018, due to subdued
sales for electronic and industrial components in the domestic
business, and a decrease in export sales following
the impact of a slowdown in the Chinese and South Korean
economies. Operating profit decreased, primarily due to the
impact of a decrease in sales volumes for some products.
In FY2020, net sales of 209.0 billion yen (down 5.7 billion
yen from FY2019) and operating profit of 11.0 billion
yen (down 4.4 billion yen from FY2019) are planned.
Impact of COVID-19
A decline in sales volumes is forecast for release sheets for
automobiles and magnetic recording paper (bullet train tickets,
express train tickets, etc.). New mask manufacturing
equipment has been installed in New Tac Kasei Yamamoto
Mill, to contribute to bringing the pandemic under control.
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Oji Group Functional Materials Product Catalog
The catalog introduces products with a range of functions and wide applications in the fields of food, medicine, printing, construction, industrial manufacturing, and agriculture. Please click on the image to the right.
Available in Japanese, English, and Chinese.
Specialty Papers Business
The Specialty Papers Business has a lineup of
products with advanced special functions such
as electrical material paper including insulation
materials, dry pulp non-woven fabric, and glass
paper. The production of pressboards (except for
heat resistant pressboards) will be consolidated
from October 2021, as a result of the business
transfer from Mitsubishi Paper Mills.
Glass paper (Oji F-Tex)
Adhesive Products Business
Using proprietary adhesive force control technology, the
Adhesive Products Business handles products such as familiar
items like food and beverage labels, courier delivery labels,
adhesive tape for packaging, and wound dressings as well
as to less familiar, special applications like aluminum tape for
construction material and forgery prevention tape.
PP Clean stickers (Oji Tac)
Imaging Media Business
With diverse coating technologies such as thermal
and inkjet technologies, the Imaging Media
Business boasts a top class global market share,
developing products that meet diverse industries’
customer needs. The transfer of production and
sales operations for carbonless paper to Mitsubishi
Paper Mills commenced in July 2020.
Thermal papers (Oji Imaging Media)
Films for condensers are used in the power supply units of
hybrid and full electric vehicles, and the Oji Group offers films
of various thicknesses including the world’s thinnest. The Film
Business also offers optical adhesive double-coated films and
hard-coated films that are seeing rapid growth due to their use
in smartphones and other precision devices.
Film used in condensers (Oji F-Tex)
Profitability Improvement of Domestic Business
The Functional Materials Business provides a variety of different products to the automotive industry, as well as electronics
materials, environmental and medical domains, based on core technologies such as papermaking, converting (functional
and adhesive coatings), film forming and non-woven fabric. In addition, competitive strength and profitability are both improving,
through the continuing review of manufacturing systems. We will work to further enhance corporate value, realizing
synergies from its business alliance with Mitsubishi Paper Mills.
In addition, we are engaged in proposing materials for use in paper trays, containers, straws, etc., in response to the shift
away from plastics, and developing and promoting new products to meet the needs of users in a broad range of fields. The
Functional Materials Business will continue to engage in the swift development of high-function and high-value-added products,
fusing core technologies and new materials.
The Oji F-Tex Shiga Mill (film manufacture)
Oji Kinocloth (fireproof cloth manufacture)
Expansion of Overseas Businesses
The Functional Materials COMPANY is striving to expand its business that integrate material and converting across the
world, pivoting on the thermal paper business, which boasts a share of around 20% of the global market.
In Southeast Asia, COMPANY is implementing M&A targeting downstream operating companies in Malaysia that convert,
print, and sell thermal paper and adhesive paper, in order to further strengthen and reinforce the upstream businesses that
primarily manufacture and sell thermal paper and adhesive paper.
In Central and South America, demand is rising for thermal paper, due to the spread and expansion of POS systems and
logistics systems. Through increased manufacturing capacity at Oji Papéis Especiais in Brazil, COMPANY aims to improve
quality and cost competitiveness, maintain an 85% share of Brazil’s thermal paper market, and expand its share of the
thermal paper market across Central and South America.
The Functional Materials COMPANY will continue to leverage its current core technologies to expand into new business
areas, responding to increasing demand in Southeast Asia, South America, the Middle East, Africa and elsewhere.
Oji Paper (Thailand)
Oji Papéis Especiais (Brazil)
Main Overseas Sites
Promotion of Innovation
Oji Tac has developed Eco Marine Tac™, environmentally friendly adhesive film, in response to the issues of marine pollution
and microplastics. Eco Marine Tac™ was launched in October 2019.
The surface base material of Eco Marine Tac™ is made of biomass materials that suppresses the emission of CO2 when
incinerated, and is easily broken down (biodegradable, etc.) in the soil or ocean due to the use of biomass plastic. Eco
Marine Tac™ is suitable for printing in the same way as PET or OPP labels, and are more water resistant than adhesive
paper. A special and unique adhesive is used, that does not tend to inhibit the degradability of the biomass plastic used on
the surface base material. Proprietary decomposition test were carried in sea water and soil. After six months in sea water,
the weight of the adhesive film had decreased by 85%.
Eco Marine Tac™ is registered under Plastics Smart, a campaign by the Ministry of the Environment to address marine
plastic waste problems. The Functional Materials COMPANY will continue to engage in the development of environmentally-
Eco Marine Tac™