At Kochi Prefectural Paper Industry Technology Center, as a highly functional testing research organization open and familiar to the local people, we conduct fundamental, applied and development researches as well as an introduction of advanced technology, personal training and technical guidance in order to support a technical promotion for the paper making industry which is vital to the local industry.
Our center consists of a main office and research complex. At the main office, we perform fiber basic research, evaluation of paper properties and technical guidance. At our research complex where the some machineries and equipments are installed, you can make some trial product by utilizing various techniques.
We will meet the trends of the age and the needs of society in order to create a new lifestyle and culture oriented industry. As the technical center of the paper industry of Kochi Prefecture, we continue to look at the future of the industry and to find possibility of development while actively cooperating with enterprises and other research organizations.
1932 Tosa Paper Union’s paper making testing laboratory founded in 1908 transferred to a prefectural institution and became the “Manufacturing Testing Laboratory” of Industry and Commerce Division.
1941 Paper Making Section became independent and founded Kochi Prefectural Paper Research Institute in 3-chome, Asahimachi, Kochi City.
1959 Completed construction of mechanical paper making testing equipment.
1967 Completed construction of main building. Technology Section divided into Paper Making and Processing Sections.
1982 Adopted a three section system:Machine-made Paper Section, Hand-made Paper Section and Processing Section.Testing and Research Laboratory #2 expanded.
1991 Kochi Prefecture planned a renovation scheme of Paper Research Institute.
1993 Started construction of new buildings.
1995 Changed its name to Kochi Prefectural Paper Technology Center and moved to Hakawa, Ino Town with fully equipped facilities.
2007 Changed the name of technical sections:Nonwovens and Conversion Section, Paper Making Section.
2015 Changed the name of technical sections:Planning and Coordination Section,Material Development Section,Processing Technology Section.
2020 Changed its name to Kochi Prefectural Paper Industry Technology Center.