New Automatic 100 TPD Paper Plant Will Be Operational In 2019: Mahesh Biyani

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Read news of new Paper Mill, Paper Quality to be produced: Kraft Paper, Grammage: 60 to 200, Investment upto: 30 cr. INR.

‘New Automatic 100 TPD Paper Plant' Will Be Operational In 2019

Sangli, 8 Dec 2017:

After quitting the Bansi Pulp and Paper Mill former managing director Mr. Mahesh Biyani (in photo) is planning to set up a separate state-of-art plant of 100 TPD in Sangli area. “Ban on waste paper in China forcing paper mills to shut their operation in the region; creating export market in India. The growth in packaging sector is very much prominent and steady. We are eyeing the local as well as export market of kraft paper by proposed investment of Rs. 25 to 30 Cr. in new paper mill. We are expected to start the commercial production by January 2019.” informed by Mr. Biyani to The Pulp and Paper Times.      

Steady growth in consumer markets will buoy the sack and kraft paper industry to produce growth of around 3% annually between 2016 to 2021, according to the latest report from Smithers Pira. This growth will push global market value to $80 billion in 2021, up from $66 billion in 2016.

“Bansi Pulp and Paper has been sold out in 2015. Our new 100TPD plant will run under new company name which is yet to be finalised. Theactivity for acquiring the suitable land is in full swing with in the 50 kmrange of Sangli. Once we final the land, will form the company to purchase itand initiate the process of getting necessary clearance from Government likelicence, pollution etc. Land acquisition and approvals will take 2 to 3months.   We have already received 3 to 4quotations for Plant and machinery from top suppliers. We will opt the besttechnology for paper manufacturing. Plant and Machinery will contain Calendar,Size press and dryers.” Mr. Biyani told.

Smithers Pira’s new report, “The Future of Sack and KraftPaper to 2021,” identifies how expansion is being driven by numerous factors.The demand for higher-quality graphics is pressuring papermakers to developinnovative solutions to provide suitable and appropriate printing surfaces.This includes the evolution of digital printing technology for the sack andkraft segment, which is creating opportunities for converters and challengesfor papermakers.

“We want to reduce our labour dependency through automation,deploying ERP system, penal control and other instruments to cut down around 50employees from pay roll. New paper will provide the direct employment to 200people; to be hired mostly on contract basis to minimize the labour cost.” toldby Mr. Biyani.

“We are aiming to manufacture higher BF paper ranging GSMwill be 60 to 200. BF is 18 to 24. The deckle size of machinery would be 4meter (Finished) and speed is to be designed 200 m/m.” told by Mr. Biyani.

According to the study, operating in parallel pressure toreduce costs is leading to technological advances that now enable much lighterweights of paper to achieve the same results. Grammages (GSM) are declining significantlyin some cases from 55 GSM to as low as 20 GSM. This shift to lighter weightsincreases the importance of sheet uniformity, bulk and thickness, absorbency,opacity, dimensional stability, surface finish, and printability.

The reduction in volume caused by downgauging is, however,mitigated by the trend to smaller pack sizes, as smaller packs tend to use morematerial to hold the same contents, the report notes. This trend also increasesthe demand for other consumables, such as inks and adhesives, adding more valueto the sack and kraft segment for packaging converters. This evolution is beingdriven by demographic changes worldwide, where there is a general increase insingle parent families and smaller family units. Such downsizing is also beingsupported by health and safety concerns, with many 50-kg industrial packs beingreduced to 25-kg content weights for this reason.


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