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Headquartered in Ware, Massachusetts, Kanzaki Specialty Papers is widely recognized as a world leader in the manufacture of direct thermal, inkjet coated papers and films

A wholly-owned subsidiary of Oji Imaging Media Co.,Ltd. in Japan and sister company of Kanzan Spezialpapiere in Germany.

Innovation is a key to success – Kanzaki has been developing and supplying new and improved product grades to provide a viable solution for all our customers.



Kanzaki offers a wide range of OEM approved direct thermal papers to suit the needs for any customer. Our gaming grades meet the need for customers looking for lottery tickets with requirements of high functionality and durability. Kanzaki has the most comprehensive offerings in the direct thermal label market with our superior non-topcoated and topcoated label facestock. Our polycash and film have specific features such as water resistance, tear resistance and light resistance to provide an easy solution for numerous end-use applications. We offer several ticket and tag products to support markets that expect superior images with topcoated and non-topcoated specifications for your printing needs. 

Our products have been used for several end-use applications ranging from boarding passes, baggage tags on ATB printers, cinema tickets, theme park tickets, industrial and retail shelf-marking, ATM receipt paper, package delivery, linerless suitable thermal papers, lottery tickets, weigh scale applications, etc. Kanzaki Specialty Papers provides excellent customer service and technical services to give our company a competitive edge in several different markets.

Our Mission

Kanzaki Specialty Papers is committed to manufacturing and distributing quality surface-coated materials in an atmosphere driven by cost-effective production and full utilization of its human resources.

Our Values

  • Leadership in quality has been established as a top priority that will make Kanzaki Specialty Papers the preferred supplier to our customers

  • We provide products that meet the needs and expectations of our customers

  • Kanzaki involves employees in the never-ending pursuit of continuous improvement in quality and efficiency of operations within the company

  • We are committed to providing a safe working environment for all employees

  • Accepts risks and aggressively pursue innovation as a means to improvement

  • Establish our manufacturing, marketing, technical, and customer service processes to ensure satisfaction towards all our customers

Management Principles

  • Our fundamental premise is that we can improve on the current level of performance

  • Achieve continual improvement in quality and efficiency

  • Involve customers in establishing requirements and specifications

  • Institute ongoing, formal mechanisms for customer feedback on quality

  • Adopt the approach of defect prevention rather than defect detection

  • Foster teamwork in and between departments

  • Improve cost effectiveness by involving the employees at Kanzaki in identifying and resolving problems

  • Foster an environment free of fear by encouraging open communication and employee involvement

  • Hire the very best people available, and provide them with proper training and education

  • Provide employees with a broad understanding of our systems and processes of analytical measurement and of statistical techniques

  • Establish long-term relationships with suppliers, encouraging them to adopt statistical methods and assure consistency in the quality of their products and services

  • Ensure that management supports never-ending improvement in quality and productivity


Safety & Environmental Policies


Kanzaki Specialty Papers shares important responsibilities concerning the environment and protection of natural resources – including air, land and water. Kanzaki has and continues to support our obligations regarding the preservation of the environment with a set of written principles.

Kanzaki Specialty Papers is committed to:

  • Make environmental, health and safety considerations a priority in current and future operating facilities

  • Recognize the environmental, health and safety effects of product manufacture, distribution, use and disposal when developing and designing products to meet customer specifications

  • Monitor our environment, health, and safety performance to report regularly on these matters to Kanzaki’s Board of Directors as well as confirming our adherence to these principles annually to the American Paper Institute

  • Train employees in their environmental, health and safety responsibilities to promote awareness and accountability on these matters

  • Improve environmental, health and safety performance through support of research and development that advances the frontiers of knowledge

  • Communicate with employees, customers, suppliers, the community and public officials to build a greater understanding on environmental, health and safety matters

  • Participate constructively in the development of public policies on environmental, health and safety matters

  • Maintain, promote, and support sustainable forest management through our chain-of-custody forestry certification

Safety Policies:

Kanzaki Specialty Papers is committed to providing a safe working environment for all employees. The management of this organization considers no phase of operation or administration as being of greater importance than accident prevention. It is the policy of the company to provide and maintain safe and healthful working conditions and to follow operating practices that will safeguard all employees and results in safe working conditions and efficient operation.

Kanzaki received the Occupational Safety Award of Honor from the Western New England Safety Council in 2013 by being recognized for reducing our Occupational safety incident rate and being below the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) average.

Kanzaki received the Western New England Excellence and Safety Award from the Western New England Safety Council in 2014 by being recognized for demonstrating true and sustainable safety excellence in our Ware, Massachusetts manufacturing facility.



                                                                               ALL PRODUCTS ARE BPA-FREE

As of 2014, Kanzaki Specialty Papers has officially removed the Bisphenol A (BPA) chemical from ALL thermal product grades. Bisphenol A, generally known as BPA, is a chemical formulated into plastics around the world. This chemical has been around for decades to insure stability and heat-resistance in thermal paper. Kanzaki has ensured that our thermal paper has no trace of BPA to guarantee the health and safety risks this chemical may bring upon customers in any environment.

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