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Safeguards for the Industry from Imports and Raw Material Challenges

Manik Seth
A proactive policy framework on behalf of the Govt. is much sought after to safeguard the paper industry from cheaper imports and wavering raw material scenario, feels the new IPMA president. Mr. Saurabh Bangur, Vice President, the West Coast Paper Mills is the new President of IPMA, possibly the youngest...

The Road Ahead for Paper & Paperboard Industry

Manik Seth
The inaugural session and ensuing technical sessions at Paperex, Chennai canvassed the major issues and future strategy of all the segments of paper and paperboards based on virgin, agro, and recycled pulp. Paperex South India held its 4th International Technical Conference & Exhibition on Pulp, Paper, Conversion and Allied Industry...

Paper Industry, by nat ure, is Relatively Stable and Community Oriented

Manik Seth
Acquisition of overseas plantations, setting a pulp mill outside, continued experiments in agro-social-farm forestry, and even selling imported coated paper under its brand, among other things, are on the itinerary of JK’s journey ahead, feels Mr. V. Kumaraswamy. Hinting towards a xeroxed news article with a curious smile, he says,...

Paper Manufacturers Hike Prices Before Peak Season

Manik Seth
Expectation of rising demand from user sectors for printing of books and notebooks has spurred the hike January 12, 2016 Paper manufacturers have raised prices by two-five per cent on expectation of rising demand from user sectors for printing of books and notebooks for the next academic year (2016-17). While...

PaperTech 2015: Towards Performance Improvement

Manik Seth
The event saw some real issues tackled in its extensive technical sessions to realize the industry’s aspirations of being lean and green. CII – Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre in partnership with Indian Paper Manu-facturers Association (IPMA) organised the 9th edition of PaperTech 2015 on 15 & 16 July 2015...

Paper Industry Wants Govt. to Withdraw Wood Import Duty

Manik Seth
November 20, 2014 In the wake of acute shortage of raw material resulting into diminished operational capacity, the Indian paper industry asked the government to withdraw the import duty on woodlogs/chips and bamboos. Manufacturing paper through imported raw materials doesn’t seem feasible given the high import duty on wood and...

Sharing knowledge and experiences

Manik Seth
Paper Mart interviewed Mr. KS Kasi Viswanathan, Chairman, PaperTech 2014, and Managing Director, Seshasayee Paper and Boards Limited, on the sidelines of PaperTech 2014. This brief but interesting interaction focused on PaperTech 2014, the challenges pulp and paper industry currently faces and the future of the industry. Here are some...
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