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Nithya Paper & Boards in Sri Lanka to Augment Capacity to 250 TPD by Year’s End

The mill was started in 2016’s beginning and is producing kraft paper in the range of 112-250 GSM.

March 31, 2017

Spread across a land of 16 acres, Nithya Paper & Boards Lanka Pvt Ltd was built with an investment of Rs. 75 Cr in Sri Lanka to fill the void created by the absence of any considerable scale paper and board production unit in the country. This mill was started in the beginning of the last year and is making kraft paper in the range of 112-250 GSM. The mill’s current capacity is 150 TPD, which the mill is planning to increase to 250 TPD by the end of this year. The company is already operating a paper mill in Pondicherry by the name Nithya Packaging Pvt Ltd.

Expressing how the company decided to start a mill in Sri Lanka, Mr. N. Gokulakrishnan, MD, said, “Our mill in Pondicherry makes kraft paper, for which we used to buy raw material from Sri Lanka. During our extended business contact with the country, we came to notice that Sri Lanka does not have many paper mills; we knew only 1-2 paper mills with mere 10-20 TPD production. We then realized that why not open a mill there. This thought made us start a paper mill in Sri Lanka and we are getting very good response and satisfied.

The company has spent every penny of its investment in acquiring world-class machinery and technology. The pulp mill has been built by Parason Machinery (I) Pvt Ltd & Su-Tech Engineers Pvt Ltd. Metso, Finland has provided all the quality control equipment. Other notable companies supplying crucial components are Cethar Ltd for boilers, KSB Pumps Ltd for pumps, CTC Impex for bearings, etc. The mill is using OCC (old corrugated carton), NCC (New corrugated carton) and SKC (Sack kraft cutting) as raw material.

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