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Mitsubishi HiTec Paper Europe GmbH

Niedernholz 23, 33699 Bielefeld
Telephone +49 521 2091-0
Fax +49 521 2091-411

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interpack hall map (Hall 8a): stand D11

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Michael Kater

Head of Sales Barrierepapiere

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 02  Packaging materials, packaging means, auxiliary packaging means and packaging production
  • 02.01  Packaging materials
  • 02.01.05  Packaging materials / Paper, carton and cardboard
  •  Packaging materials / Paper, carton, cardboardPaper

Our products

Product category: Packaging materials / Paper, carton, cardboardPaper

barricote | barrier papers for food packaging

With barricote, we have developed particularly sustainable barrier papers for food packaging. All barricote products are not only paper-based, but also fully recyclable. Water-based coatings enable combined multi-barriers against water vapour, grease / oil, oxygen / aroma and mineral oil migration (MOSH / MOAH).

We rely on a high percentage of biodegradable ingredients. At the same time, barricote barrier papers are 100% free of plastic films, aluminum and fluorocarbons. This protects foods, consumers and the environment. Sustainable and safe.

All barricote barrier papers combine these general features:
  • Paper product made of fresh fibers
  • Water-based coatings for combinable barriers against e.g. water vapour, fat / oil, oxygen / aroma and mineral oil migration (MOSH/MOAH)
  • 100% free from plastic films, aluminum, melts, varnishes or laminates, fluorocarbons, chlorinated hydrocarbons and optical brighteners
  • High content of biodegradable ingredients
  • Fully recyclable
  • Backside offset and flexo printable
  • Certified: Direct food contact (eg BfR XXXVI), Hygiene (INREKA, DIN EN 15593), ISO 9001 / 14001 / 50001, FSC® Mix or PEFC ™
Applications: Food and non-food packaging, e.g.
  • Wrapping papers
  • Lining papers
  • Heat-sealed bags
  • Cold-set glued bags

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Product category: Packaging materials / Paper, carton, cardboardPaper

thermoscript | direct thermal papers

The thermoscript brand name stands for the widest range of direct thermal papers to suit every customer requirement worldwide. Including thermal papers for the label industry, such as linerless thermal papers.

The broad spectrum of thermoscript standard products is supplemented by various specialities. Whether it is thermal paper with our proven security features, two-colour or rewritable thermal papers or anti-fade grades. We develop individual and innovative thermal paper products for every application. Whether labels or receipts at POS, lottery tickets or admission tickets, bank statements, travel tickets or ECG printouts. We have the right thermal paper for the job. All over the world.

  • Substance range from 46 – 259 g/m²
  • Several sensitivity levels
  • Several front and reverse side protective coatings
  • Excellent print image even on fastest thermal printers
  • Excellent barcode readability
  • Archivable for up to 25 years
  • Excellent printability
  • Digitally printable
  • Bisphenol free and Phenol free thermal papers
  • Various built-in security features available
  • ISEGA certified for food contact
  • FSC® Mix or PEFC™ certified

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Product category: Packaging materials / Paper, carton, cardboardPaper

jetscript | inkjet papers

As a pioneer of photo and inkjet paper technology, we produce a wide range of high-quality, coated inkjet papers for the B2B and the SOHO segments. Among others for the label industry.

The other areas of application are diverse: Whether photo, signs, posters or proofing, labels, envelopes or applications of high-speed inkjet printing such as direct mail or publishing: with more than 50 inkjet paper grades the wide jetscript range has the right solution for every application. With matt, satin, semi-glossy, high gloss, embossed or metallised surfaces, coated single or double-sided, in small format, plotter or jumbo rolls. Worldwide available.

  • Substance range from  70 - 290 g/m²
  • Single-sided and double-sided
  • Different surfaces: matt, satin, semi-glossy, high gloss, embossed, metallised
  • Excellent compatibility with dye and pigment inks
  • Large colour gamut for excellent colour reproduction
  • Built-in security features available
  • All standard sheet sizes, plotter and jumbo roll widths and individual packaging solutions
  • FOGRA certified
  • ISEGA certified for food contact
  • INGEDE certified (de-inkable media)
  • FSC® Mix or PEFC™ certified

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Product category: Packaging materials / Paper, carton, cardboardPaper

supercote | cast-coated label papers

Our cast-coated supercote products meet all the demands that are made on an excellent label paper: premium gloss, first class printability, excellent processing properties and secure processing. Universal printability by all the traditional methods and modern digital printing. For wet glue labels, we have developed the WS supercote wet-strength version.

Applications: wet-glue labels for non-returnable and returnable bottles, high-quality foods, all-round labels, labels for food and non-food, premium labels for wine, spirits, champagne and the cosmetics industry, adhesive labels for food, beverages or cosmetics, composite cans and shoulder boxes.

  • Basis weights 80 - 100 g/m²
  • High-gloss, smooth surface
  • Wet-strength versions
  • Very good processing properties
  • Outstanding wet gloss retention
  • Fast ink setting
  • Rough reverse side
  • Very good finishing properties (Embossing, Hot and cold foil embossing, Bronzing, Metalizing , Varnishing, Laminating, Die-cutting)
  • Universal printability by traditional printing methods  and by digital printing (e.g. HP Indigo systems with ILP)
  • ISEGA certified for food contact
  • FSC® Mix or PEFC™ certified

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Company news




Jan 15, 2020

Cooperation "CCI - School - Industry" between Bosse School and Mitsubishi HiTec Paper in Bielefeld

With the support of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce (CCI) of East Westphalia in Bielefeld, the Bosse school (secondary school) and the international manufacturer of coated speciality papers, Mitsubishi HiTec Paper, both from Bielefeld, have now signed an agreement as part of the "CCI –School - Industry" cooperation.

CCI project coordinator Bodo Venker explained the aim of the agreement during the signing ceremony at school: "With our cooperation project, we want to support teachers in making their lessons even more practical and give students practical insights into the world of work. We also want to help our member companies to become more familiar with the school system and its culture". Due to demographic change, there is an increasing demand for trainees in the economy. The goal is to find a cooperation partner for all secondary schools in East Westphalia.

"We are very pleased about the cooperation with Mitsubishi HiTec Paper and hope for a long and good collaboration," emphasized Andrea Prochnau, head of the Bosse School Bielefeld. "We hope that this cooperation will give our pupils the opportunity to get to know the industrial sector and technical professions. In addition, we hope that, in addition to the students, the teachers will also gain an insight into the processes and structures of a business enterprise close to us. Elements within the framework of this cooperation are internships for students and teachers. In addition, we will invite our cooperation partner to visit our school to give them the opportunity to get to know the everyday school life at close range.

Head of Human Resources Andreas Meinke from Mitsubishi HiTec Paper signed the agreement. "Initial vocational training has a decades-long tradition in our company for generating young talent. Particularly in specialized and rare training occupations such as paper technologist, good training is a guarantee for the long-term and successful existence of a company," he explained. "Many young people today are eager to achieve high school graduation, which for many young people and parents can lead to a successful working life. But this is true to a certain extent. A successful working life also requires a good basic qualification, which can be acquired very well in a dual training program". Students today lack the experience needed to make a decision regarding their education. Mitsubishi HiTec Paper offers the students this opportunity, for example through internships. "For us, the cooperation with Bosse School offers a further opportunity to obtain qualified local applicants," added the head of human resources, expressing his hope that the cooperation will help recruit young people.

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Jan 8, 2020

Aktionsbündnis Schleswig-Holstein honours Mitsubishi HiTec Paper

At the end of 2019, the Flensburg mill of specialty paper manufacturer Mitsubishi HiTec Paper was recognised for its exemplary company integration management. The company received a prize of 10,000 euros from the Aktionsbündnis Schleswig-Holstein and the Integration Office of the State of Schleswig-Holstein, among other things for the exemplary design of workplaces for people with severe disabilities.

Achieving 3.9 out of a possible 4 points, Mitsubishi HiTec Paper is one of the two award winners in Schleswig-Holstein. In addition to the integration management, the focus is also on prevention. This includes health days, subsidies for individual health-promoting measures and employee surveys. The company exceeds the legal requirements for the employment of people with severe disabilities with a quota of six percent.

During a ceremony Sebastian Schulze (Managing Director of gefas e.V. and UVNord e.V.) and Francesca Heine-Götz (Deputy Head of the Integration Office in the Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Youth, Family and Senior Citizens of the State of Schleswig-Holstein) presented the award to the employees Melanie Hallmann (Integration Management Representative) and Svenja Bendixen (Inclusion Representative).

"We are very pleased with this award," said Reiner Sieck, General Manager Human Resources at Mitsubishi HiTec Paper. "We will use the prize money for further forward-looking and sustainable campaigns in the areas of inclusion, health and prevention."

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Nov 6, 2019

Smurfit Kappa combines expertise with Mitsubishi HiTec Paper to create innovative food packaging

As part of its ongoing Better Planet Packaging initiative, Smurfit Kappa has collaborated with Mitsubishi HiTec Paper, to create a new type of innovative and recyclable food-safe packaging.

A combination of Smurfit Kappa’s expertise in paper-based packaging and Mitsubishi HiTec Paper’s strength in coated papers has led to the first product in the new range being shortlisted as a finalist in the Swiss Packaging Awards.

The outer board-based packaging was made from Smurfit Kappa’s ground-breaking MB12 packaging solution which has a unique, built-in adsorbing technology which protects against aromas and possible migration of substances. The inner packaging, which contains Mitsubishi HiTec Paper’s BARRICOTE barrier paper, offers protection against moisture and grease and has heat-sealing properties. This unique solution demonstrates the possibility to create functional board-based packaging that is fully recyclable thanks to the optimised use of renewable raw materials in the barrier.

"It has been a very interesting and collaborative process for us working with Mitsubishi HiTec Paper on this project,” said Lars Henriksson, VP of Product Development of the Smurfit Kappa Paper Division. “The fibres that our industry-leading paper is made from are an excellent solution for a huge range of products due to a range of attributes, not least their inherent sustainability.”

Dr. Dieter Becker, Director of New Business Development & CSR at Mitsubishi HiTec Paper added: “As experts in specialty paper coatings, we brought our know-how in barrier and protective coatings to this process. “Our solutions are completely free from foil, laminates, aluminium and fluorocarbons. Instead, we rely on the highest possible percentage of biodegradable resources which is why Smurfit Kappa’s MB12 solution was the right one.”

HOBAKO AG, a Swiss producer of chocolate products, together with SCHELLING AG, its Swiss packaging provider, were the first to use the new board-based packaging solution which was shortlisted as a finalist in both the sustainability and technology categories of the Swiss Packaging Awards earlier this year.

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Oct 11, 2019

Stadtwerke Bielefeld and Mitsubishi HiTec Paper to continue successful cooperation

Stadtwerke Bielefeld and Mitsubishi HiTec Paper have been working together successfully since 2003. Now both companies have agreed to continue the partnership before the expiry of the current contract.

Stadtwerke Bielefeld and Mitsubishi HiTec Paper have been working together successfully since 2003. At that time, the Bielefeld Stadtwerke (public utilities) built a highly energy-efficient combined heat and power plant on the site of the speciality paper manufacturer to supply the mill with electricity and steam. Now both companies have agreed to continue this partnership before the expiration of the contract. The consortium agreement was signed on 20.9.2019 and is valid for five years.

Dr. Martin Schreer and Andreas Jastrzembowski, Managing Directors of Mitsubishi HiTec Paper: "We are delighted to continue this collaboration with Stadtwerke Bielefeld. All of our heat and power has been supplied by our partner, with whom we have had good experiences, for 15 years. A reliable and sustainable efficient energy supply is enormously important for our production."

Martin Uekmann and Rainer Müller, Managing Directors of Stadtwerke Bielefeld, explain: "The plant in Hillegossen makes a significant contribution to energy transition. That's another reason why we are pleased that Mitsubishi HiTec Paper has decided to continue working with us. As a company, we have relied on renewable energies for years and support energy transition. This also includes highly efficient combined heat and power plants such as those in Bielefeld Hillegossen. "

About the power plant: In the next five years, Stadtwerke Bielefeld will invest around 2.2 million euros in further modernization of the facility. It is a highly efficient CHP plant that saves around 14,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions a year compared to uncoupled production. On 9 May 2003, the original consortium agreement for the construction of the gas and steam power plant at Bielefeld Hillegossen was signed. Stadtwerke invested 34 million euros at that time. The goal was the modernization of the steam supply of the paper mill. The power plant was put into operation on 3 January 2005.

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About us

Company details

As a leading international supplier of direct thermal, inkjet, carbonless, label and barrier papers for flexible packaging, we produce first class coated speciality papers for many applications and printing technologies. Our HiTec papers combine decades of know-how with state-of-the-art coating technology and professional converting equipment.

The responsible handling of resources is particularly important to us. We manufacture in the framework of an integrated management system (DIN EN ISO 9001, 14001 and 50001 as well as DIN EN 15593). Our locations in Bielefeld and Flensburg are FSC® and PEFC™ certified.

We are a flexible medium sized enterprise within the international Mitsubishi Group. Consistent research and development is the foundation for great innovation. We develop individual, customized solutions for our customers. We offer the best global sales network and technical service to our customers all over the world.

What Mitsubishi HiTec Paper stands for:
  • Huge experience and competence in paper making
  • State-of-the-art coating technologies and formulation
  • German-Japanese Research & Development
  • Wide range of products
  • Excellent Technical Service
  • Worldwide Sales Network
  • High innovative power
  • Made in Germany

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Company data

Sales volume

200-499 Mio US $

Export content

> 75%

Number of employees


Target groups
  • Food
  • Confectionery products
  • Bakery products
  • Cosmetics
  • Beverages
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Consumer goods (non-food)

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