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Paper Recycling April 12, 2021 03:50:55 PM

Indian Paper Mill to Expand Into New Markets

Paul Ploumis
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The reopening of businesses from Covid-19 related shutdowns is expected to boost demand for Khanna Paper’s products including copy paper and board.

Indian Paper Mill to Expand Into New Markets

SEATTLE (Scrap Monster): Khanna Paper- the first paper mill in India to produce high-quality writing and printing paper from 100% deinked woodfree recovered paper announced plans to expand its footprints into additional markets.

Joe Passalacqua, commodity manager for Khanna Paper said that the company is one of the largest consumers of sorted office paper (SOP) in the country. It imports nearly 30,000 tons of recovered paper per month from various countries including the U.S. The company consumes nearly 1,500 tons per month of virgin pulp too. Currently, it sells copy paper, packaging board and newsprint in India. However, it aims to expand into additional markets, Passalacqua noted.

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The company intends to produce more copy paper as it expects Indian schools to go back to normal after a year of closure on account of Covid-19 pandemic. The country’s economy too looks stronger when compared with what it was in most of 2020. The reopening of businesses from Covid-19 related shutdowns is expected to boost demand for Khanna Paper’s products including copy paper and board.

The company’s paper mill in Amritsar, Punjab is spread over 80 acres and has an annual production capacity of half a million tons. The mill houses four paper machines, deinking plants and an inhouse captive power plant of 30MW.

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