Saturday, January 30, 2016

TNPL commissions Rs.1,650-cr greenfield packaging board plant

Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Papers’ Rs.1,650-crore multi-layer board plant was formally commissioned today.

The greenfield factory in Tiruchi district with a capacity of two lakh tonnes a year will make high-end, multi-layer double-coated board for use in the packaging industry, according to an official press release. This plant will generate over 2,000 jobs directly and indirectly and takes TNPL’s production capacity to a total of six lakh tonnes a year, including four lakh tonnes of printing and writing paper.

The Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa inaugurated the TNPL factory over a video conferencing facility from the Secretariat today.

TNPL also inaugurated a paper products park where downstream converters can use the company’s products to make products such as notebooks and packaging boxes. This facility at Karur District has been established at an investment of Rs.30 crore.

The company has also expanded its cement factory, a unit that uses the lime sludge waste generated from paper factory as raw material to make cement. The factory has been expanded to 900 tonnes a day from 600 tonnes earlier.

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