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  • November 11, 2011

    Rengo Donates Corrugated Boxes
    to Antarctica Expedition Again This Year

    This year marks the 53rd Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition (JARE), which is dispatched to conduct astronomical, meteorological, geological and biological observations in Antarctica. Today, the observation ship Shirase leaves for Antarctica.

    Every year since the first expedition in 1956, Rengo Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Kita-ku, Osaka; President & CEO: Kiyoshi Otsubo) has supported JARE's survey and research activities by providing corrugated boxes for transporting supplies.

    Amid global warming and other changes in the environment which are affecting the climate and various other factors, JARE conducts important research on a wide range of issues, such as locating ozone holes and analyzing greenhouse gases by monitoring CO2. With projects to elicit climate change mechanisms over the past few hundred thousand years with ice core analysis and to shed light on 4.6 billion years of our solar system's history through the collection of meteorites, the role of JARE is becoming increasingly important.

    Rengo corrugated boxes, which are necessary for transporting a large volume of supplies, including food, personal items and research equipment, are essential packaging for the Antarctic observations and play a major supporting role in expedition logistics. Our corrugated boxes are light and sturdy with superior transport efficiency. They can be stored as is and are invaluable as containers for protecting and shipping collected specimens from Antarctica. Used boxes can be folded up into compact sizes to be taken back to Japan for recycling.

    Rengo plans to continue firmly supporting the work of JARE by supplying corrugated boxes.


    Corrugated boxes were delivered to the Center for Antarctic Programs
    of the National Institute of Polar Research on September 22, 2011

    National Institute of Polar Research

    Expedition send-off held on November 10,
    the day before departure


    Corrugated boxes to be used
    by the 53rd Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition

    • L: 560mm x W: 390mm x H: 290mm (AB-flute)

    3,300 boxes

    • L: 360mm x W: 270mm x H: 270mm (A-flute)

    3,200 boxes


    National Institute of Polar Research


    10-3, Midori-cho, Tachikawa-shi, Tokyo