“Currently, we are producing 9,000 tonnes of kraft paper per month, and our target is to scale it up to 12,000 tonnes by the end of 2023”, says Mr. Hardik Patel, Director, Om Sree Papertek Private Limited
Om Sree Papertek Private Limited is a kraft paper manufacturing plant based out of Hyderabad. It manufactures around 300 tonnes per day (TPD) of kraft paper ranging from 120-250 GSM and 18-35 BF. Talking to Paper Mart about the technology, Mr. Hardik Patel, Director, Om Sree Papertek Private Limited said, “The twin-wire installed gives us an edge over others in terms of technical parameters like good ply-bond and high RCT paper. We are catering to the entire south India and intend to give a new dimension to the paper industry by catering to the specific needs of corrugators. We make high BF kraft papers that are well-accepted in the market.”
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“We have recently launched a new shade of paper which is predominantly for packaging of white goods such as refrigerators, TV and laptops. The product is getting good traction in the market. Currently, we are producing 9,000 tonnes of kraft paper per month, and our target is to scale it up to 12,000 tonnes by the end of 2023,” he added.
Om Sree Papertek has a presence in Goa, Kerala, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and Tamil Nadu. When asked if the company is willing to expand in the other parts of the country, Mr. Patel said, “In the kraft paper segment, it is very difficult to market your product beyond a point because the freight is a concern. Hence, we want to restrict to South India as of now. However, if we get an opportunity, we might think of establishing a unit in the northern part of the country to cater to other states.”
“The future of the paper industry is bright and I encourage young entrepreneurs and large corporates to invest in this sector and make it more organized.”
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Elaborating on the opportunities and challenges of the industry, Mr. Patel said, “The paper industry promotes sustainability by recycling. With every tonne of paper that we recycle, we save around 370 gallons of water. The future of the paper industry is bright and I encourage young entrepreneurs and large corporates to invest in this sector and make it more organized. At present, the market is in turmoil. The Russia-Ukraine war and the volatility in the market have put pressure on our costs and supply chain. As India imports most of its waste paper and hence, worst affected. Overall it is a tough situation right now. While the next six months are challenging; the market scenario is expected to improve thereafter. There is light at the end of the tunnel!”