SME Times News Bureau | 03 Mar, 2018
Indian paper industryis
poised to grow and touch 25 million tonnes from 20.37 million tonnes
to 2019-20 from 2017-18 at the rate of 10% per annum, according to a
recent report by the
Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM).
has emerged as the fastest growing market when it comes to
consumption, posting 10.6% growth in per capita consumption of paper
in 2017-18, reveals the ASSOCHAM paper.
produces many varieties of papers, namely, printing and writing
paper, packaging paper, coated paper and some speciality paper.
paper industry in India looks extremely positive as the demand for
upstream market of paper products, like, tissue paper, tea bags,
filter paper, light weight online coated paper, medical grade coated
paper, etc., is growing up, the report says.
issues confronting India’s pulp and paper industry are high cost of
production caused by inadequate availability and high cost of raw
materials, power cost and concentration of mills in one particular
area, non-availability of good-quality fibre, uneconomical plant
size, technological obsolescence and environmental challenges,
highlighted the report.
are not many mills that have integrated wet-end systems in the
overall control strategy.
paper mill, is the formative stage in a paper making process and any
forward control strategy results in impressive gains in terms of
energy, being the significant portion of production cost, is getting
less attention in terms of monitoring the overall consumption of
power across various sections of the plant, the report said.