School Effect: Demand for W & P Paper may slightly revive in October-November

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School Effect: Demand for W & P Paper may slightly revive in October-November  

New Delhi | 17th September 2020 | the Pulp and Paper Times: 

After being closed for more than six months, Government of India has decided to reopen the schools for students of 9th to 12th classes on a voluntary basis across the nation from September 21st onwards. Standard Operating Procedures (SoPs) for partial reopening of schools outlines various generic precautionary measures to be adopted in addition to specific measures to be taken when schools are permitting students (for 9th to 12th class) to prevent spread of COVID-19.

This step may bring a ‘sigh of relief’ for Paper Industry as demand for writing and printing (W & P) paper may revive in October or November month. “Yes, we are hoping that demand for W & P paper will get a little boost in coming months as the government’s decision to reopen the schools will slowly increase the consumption of printed books, and as well for the printing of next academic session’s books in March month, publishers will start placing orders for paper in October-November,” said by a well placed sources in Khanna Paper Mills, a renowned manufacturer of different grade of writing and printing and packaging paper in Northern India. 

According to sources, the demand for W& P paper has been plummeted by 60 to 70 percent since the lockdown announced in the country due to Corona pandemic. 

Around 40% of the students had their parents’ consent for coming to school from Monday: “Along with sanitising the students and checking their temperatures, we will also check their blood oxygen levels using oximeters to screen for asymptomaticity. An isolation room will also be allotted within the school in case any student or faculty member feels unwell,” a principal of a reputed school added.

To avoid the demand crush, paper mills has also diverted their production on packaging paper also, “we are manufacturing 2000 MT kraft paper every month, supplying it to local corrugators and traders in North. Our GSM range for kraft paper is 60 to 70 GSM under 20 to 22 BF,” sources said.

“We are seeing a little revival in copier paper demand as children are having printer facility at their homes,” Sources informed.  

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