Edicon Paper’s massive investment in the best-supported paper technology will accelerate the quality ‘Packaging Board’ production race in Gujarat
Edicon Paper Product's new Packaging Board plant started in Gujarat
Edicon Paper’s massive investment in the best-supported paper technology will accelerate quality ‘Packaging Board’ production race in Gujarat
- Edicon Paper is expected to start the trial production in October followed by commercial production in November 2021 onwards.
- Edicon Paper Product will manufacture 350 TPD duplex board paper on top-grade machinery infrastructure.
Morbi | 26th July 2021 | The Pulp and Paper Times:
The Indian packaging board market has been growing rapidly on account of growing demand from the FMCG, food & beverage, pharmaceutical and textile sectors. Although the COVID-19 pandemic caused a paper demand decline, the paperboard market strengthened on account of product consumption growth. Indian paper mills will continue to invest resources to develop sustainable packaging solutions towards meeting the increasing drive from brand owners for ‘reducing, reusing and recycling plastic packaging.
“The emergence of online shopping or e-commerce has driven the growth for cardboard and other packing materials. E-commerce companies require an extensive amount of packaging solutions for a wide range of products. Among the varying available packaging solutions, paper and paperboard container and packaging products have been gaining traction because of their environmental benefits” said Mr. Dinesh Kavar, Managing Director, Edicon Paper Product Pvt. Ltd.
Situated in Morbi Gujarat, Edicon Paper is gearing up all the resources for setting up the mega capacity of duplex board, “Yes, we have been working upon this mammoth project for last one and a half year, packaging Board is just like gold because the demand of board seems to be sustainable in coming years, and we have already planned to deploy the massive capacity of 350 Tons-per-day,” Mr. Dinesh exclusively discloses to The Pulp and Paper Times
Edicon Paper has engaged the best paper technology supplier from China, “We have imported entire plant and machinery from China except for pulp mill section which is supplied by Parason Machinery. We have invested around INR 200 crore in this new project, and will leave no stone unturned for achieving the quality packaging board production in one attempt,” Mr. Dinesh described.
Edicon paper is expected to start the trial production in October followed by commercial production in November onwards.
“We are going to install 450 TPD pulp mill keeping in mind further enhancement of capacity, our GSM will be 120 to 380 GSM to be manufactured on 3.7 meters finished deckle machine.
Rising consumer awareness about non-biodegradable materials and their effect on the environment resulted in the demand for eco-friendly materials over the past few years. The growing popularity of sustainable packaging and the recyclable feature of paper and paperboard packaging are some of the other factors driving the growth of paper and paperboard packaging industry.