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Valmet Delivers New Recovery Boiler to ITC in India

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The order was included in Valmet’s orders received of the first quarter 2019. May 22, 2019 Valmet will deliver a new recovery boiler and ash leaching plant to ITC’s Bhadrachalam pulp mill in India. The new boiler will replace three existing boilers. The start-up of the new recovery boiler is...
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Valmet Strengthens Business by Acquiring Pulp and Paper Tech Supplier GL&V

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The acquisition is estimated to be completed at the earliest on April 1, 2019. February 26, 2019 Valmet has entered into an agreement to acquire North American-based GL&V, a global provider of technologies and services to the pulp and paper industry. The enterprise value of the acquisition is approximately EUR...
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India’s Paper Import Declines 25 Percent in First Three Quarters of FY19

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The sharp decline in import is set to help domestic paper mills further increase prices of their products ahead of the ensuing academic year. February 25, 2019 India’s import of paper and paperboard declined by 25 percent in the first nine months of the current financial year due to the...
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Astron Paper & Board Mill Limited Commissions New Plant at Halvad, Morbi

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The company commenced commercial production of kraft paper on PM-2, located at Halvad (Morbi), Gujarat, and having installed capacity of 33000 tonnes/year. October 15, 2018 Astron Paper & Board Mill Limited is currently operating at almost 90% capacity utilization of its PM-1 located at Halvad, Gujarat with installed capacity of...
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Rubber Trees, a Potential Source of Raw Material for Pulp and Paper Industry?

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Fibre length is an important criterion for pulp and paper production. This necessitates different breeding approach if the objective is pulp and paper production from the rubber tree. October 17, 2018 More than seven lakh hectares is under rubber tree plantation in India. Currently, rubber growers are facing difficult times...
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Paperboard Packaging Market Size Likely to Surpass USD 240 Billion by 2024: Report

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The segment will grow at an exponential CAGR of over 8.5 percent from 2017 to 2024. October 10, 2018 Considering products, the paperboard packaging market is bifurcated into containerboard and boxboard. The manufacturing process of containerboard is done on modified paper machines as they have the ability to handle superior...

Readiness of the Industry to Match Swiftly Growing Paper Consumption in the Long-Term

Manik Seth
The Indian paper market is undisputedly among the fastest growing. However, is the domestic paper industry ready to cater to this increasing demand amid some serious issues, viz. high raw material cost, rising imports of good quality paper, stringent environmental norms, etc.? IPMA’s 17th AGM, held recently on January 12,...

Improving Domestic Fiber Availability & Revamping Infrastructure, Keys to Paper Industry’s Growth

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The Indian paper industry is desirous of conducive policy environment allowing more efficient raw material plantation and an improvement in transport infrastructure. Mr. Harsh Pati Singhania, Vice Chairman & MD, JK Paper Ltd. recently talked to Paper Mart on a slew of subjects significant to the Indian paper industry including...
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CRITICALITY OF WATER, NEVER A MISTAKEN BELIEF

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Water is a precious commodity and nature’s greatest gift to the living kingdom; every industry has the onus to preserve it. The paper industry’s recent impetus on water conservation and reducing pollution load in effluents is commendable from every aspect, resulting in astounding outcomes. The pulp and paper industry depends...

Tissue & Paper Products, All Benchmarked to Competition

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Standing at 55,000 tpa of tissue production capacity, Orient Paper Mills is one of the largest tissue producers in India, exporting to countries like UAE, Philippines, Srilanka, Australia, etc. Orient Paper Mills, one of the oldest paper producers, is a mainstay of aggregate product basket of the Indian paper market....
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