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Publishers Seek 5 Percent Waiver on Customs Duty on Newsprint

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Cost of newsprint has jumped 20 percent in the past three months due to demand-supply imbalance following the pandemic, prompting news publishers to rush to the government seeking waiver of 5 percent import duty to help cut cost. January 18, 2021 As reported in PTI, newsprint cost has jumped 20......
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Demand Recovery is a Key to Reviving Growth: Mr. Harsh Pati Singhania

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“Government measures for supporting consumers have remained few. According to ILO estimates, the gap between the working hours lost and the equivalent fiscal stimulus required to compensate that in India is about 10% of GDP” – Mr. Harsh Pati Singhania January 14, 2021 According to an article published in Financial......
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DS Smith to launch Virus-Resistant Packaging

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The British multinational packaging firm has announced its partnership with Touchguard to develop antimicrobial coating in packaging. December 09, 2020 DS Smith, the leading sustainable packaging company, has announced its partnership with the company – Touchguard to develop a new range of sustainable cardboard packaging to protect consumers against harmful......
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US Paper and Wood Products Industry’s Tissue Production Record-High Levels at 700000 Tons in March

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Nearly 700,000 tons of tissue produced by U.S. mills in March, more than any other month since 2007. May 1, 2020 The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA), Washington, reports that the U.S. tissue and wood products industry set record-high levels of tissue production in February and March. According to......
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Smurfit Kappa Launches COVID Safe Distancing Products

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The paper packaging company said that its Safe Portfolio includes wall dividers, desk and work station separators, hygiene stations, point-of-sale screens and safety signage, all made from corrugated paper/cardboard. May 13, 2020 Smurfit Kappa has launched a portfolio of products designed to help businesses, schools and offices resume operations in......
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Indian Paper Recycling Industry Needs Breather

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The paper recycling industry has urged the government to compensate towards “COVID-19” damages. May 13, 2020 The Indian paper recycling industry is largely dependent on imported waste paper from various countries. The price of waste paper mainly determines the price of finished paper. In 2019 alone, there was a 30......

Corrugated Box Industry Keeps Supply Chain Moving Amid COVID-19 Crisis

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Since the coronavirus outbreak, there has been a huge shift in the global market, including the pulp and paper industry. March 20, 2020 The manufacturers of corrugated cardboard boxes are working to keep transport packaging flowing to makers of essential products including packaging for food and other consumer products, medical......
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BTG Continues to Implement Its New-Generation Yankee Performance Monitoring System Through Lockdown

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Designed to be a networked system or part of a multi-site enterprise solution, VigilancePRO naturally enables offsite connectivity. April 23, 2020 While many countries in the world are getting lockdown through Covid-19 lockdown, BTG has managed to realize several start-ups of its Yankee Performance Monitoring system (called VigilancePRO), allowing customers......
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Astron Paper & Board Mill Resumes Operations at Bhuj Unit

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Astron’s product kraft paper is used in manufacturing of corrugated boxes for industries like FMCG, Pharma, Food oil, etc as means of packaging solution. April 15, 2020 Astron Paper & Board Mill Ltd. has the received permission from Government of Gujarat (vide Collector of Bhuj, Gujarat) regarding commencement of Unit-2......