» Status of Indian Paper
The Indian Paper Industry is more than 100 years old.
Barring a few exceptions of new modernized mills most of the mills are based
on obsolete process technologies. Small Scale of operations and use of
diverse raw materials also pose significant threats to the long term
sustainability of the Indian Paper Industry. According to the studies
conducted by Jaakko Poyry - the Indian Paper Industry faces the problems of
» R&D Thrust Areas
the years, the emphasis of CPPRI's R&D effort has changed as per the
requirements of the industry Identification and utilization of alternative
fiber resources and resource conservation has gained significance. The need
to carry out research work in processing technology leading to the
innovation of the processes and technologies in the area of pulping,
chemical recovery, environmental management and quality improvements has
been increasingly felt. For carrying out the R&D work at CPPRI and to
meet the requirements of development, transfer and commercialization of
technologies, appropriate pilot plant facilities have been created. More
than 15 such facilities have been developed.
In an effort to
promote synergy between the Indian Printing & Paper Industry, CPPRI has
decided to extend its R&D activities to printing research. As a part of
infrastructure development in the area of printing research CPPRI is
collaborating with Federation of Mass Printer Association of India &
Ingrin Institute of Printing & Graphics, Netherlands.
The R&D thrust areas of the Institute
include : Raw
Material Process Research
gradation of Raw Materials
Optimization in Pulping & Bleaching
in the area of Stock Preparation, Paper Making & Coating.
in the area of Chemical Recovery & Energy Management.
of Biotechnology in Paper Industry