The Kumarappa National Handmade Paper Institute (KNHPI) has developed technology to use white currency waste as the costs of cotton hosiery waste are on a sharp rise.
August 18, 2022
Lt. Governor of Delhi Vinai Kumar Saxena launched pulp pads which were made out of white currency waste at the Kumarappa National Handmade Paper Institute (KNHPI), Jaipur – as published in news reports. Notably, the handmade paper industry utilises pulp pads for manufacturing carry bags, file covers, and folders. The institution is procuring the waste currency from the Security Printing and Minting Corporation of India Ltd.
The Lt. Governor informed that the institute has developed technology for utilisation of white currency waste. In fact, the costs of cotton hosiery waste have been surging in recent times. Moreover, he added that the handmade paper industry was looking forward to exploring other raw materials, fully or partially.
The studies were conducted by researchers of KNHPI – Dr Saakshy Agarwal and Moh. Esa Khan, under the guidance of Mr. Saxena, who has held the position of chairman of the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) previously before becoming the LG of Delhi.
It is noteworthy that the KNHPI has developed a number of technologies for the industry which emphasise utilising cost-effective alternative lignocellulosic raw materials.