Tetra Pak is investing over € 88 million (INR 570 crores) to build a state-of-the-art packaging material manufacturing plant in India to meet growing demand of the Indian dairy and beverage industries as well as growing demand from other emerging markets around the Indian subcontinent.
Allimand has just successfully started-up the PM2 at the Abhishek Industries, of the Trident group in Barnala, Punjab, India. The PM2 produces 400 tons of printing and writing paper per day, 45 -110 g/m2, and has a wheat straw pulp based stock, a wire width of 5-100 mm and runs at 800m/min.
Clariant Chemicals (India) Ltd. launched its New Paper Service Centre at Kolshet, Thane. Mr. Andy Johnson-Head Paper Business for Special Markets, Clariant International inaugurated the new Service Centre in the presence of Mr. Heiner Meier - VC & MD, Mr. A.K. Prasad - Head TLP Division and Mr. R. Prasad - Head Paper Business.
The Ministry of Heavy Industries has claimed that it has initiated the revival process of the closed Ashok Paper Mill and appointed a consultant for techno-economic feasibility report.
Supreme Duplex Board Mills Pvt Ltd., Sivakasi restarted production after expansion of their plant producing quality Coated Duplex Board. Machineries like additional heavy duty press and 10 drying cylinders with drive, felting and framings were supplied by JMC Engineers however its pulp sectional was already expanded with machinery from JMC engineers.
PaperOne, the flagship brand of premium office paper produced by APRIL Fine Paper, marks 10 years of continual improvements with the incorporation of the ColorLok Technology. With this new standard for better printing, PaperOne paper, which is made from 100% renewable acacia plantation fiber, offers higher print quality with bolder text, more vibrant images and sharper colors for better printing
Khanna Paper Mills has started the production on its 300 TPD newsprint machine. The unit has been setup with a total capital outlay of Rs. 250 crores (2500 million). The company expects to reach a turnover of Rs. 1000 crores after the start up of this machine.
With 10 per cent growth in per capita consumption in paper over the last one year, India has emerged as the fastest growing paper market in the world. From 7.5 kg per capita consumption in 2007-08, the figure has gone up to 8.3 kg.
Another valuable perspective to include in this issue is that of the paper converters. The converters (printers, publishers, packaging companies etc.) presented views which arose from their own individual markets, and how they perceived changes in their demand structure. This is what they had to say.
The paper industry's anticipation: a reasonably safe journey through the recession We can truly acknowledge the New Year if we can acknowledge how are economy, and our lives changed in 2008. For our first issue of 2009, we talked to people who have been in, and run the industry at its vanguards. They have seen it through major changes, and