6th International Exhibition & Conference on
Pulp, Paper & Allied Industries
23-25 November, 2022
Chennai Trade Centre, Nandambakkam Chennai, India


Latest News
08 October 2020
India's new paper Covid-19 test could be a ‘game changer’        
A team of scientists in India has developed an inexpensive paper-based test for coronavirus that could give fast results similar to a pregnancy test. 
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06 September 2019
Paper industry urges consumers to make eco-friendly choices        

Indian Paper Manufacturers Association (IPMA) reached out to people in the capital with the message of using paper and enjoying freedom to choose green.  
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23 July 2019
Tissue Paper Converting Machines Market Sales Revenue to Cross US$ 2 Billion by 2027 End        

Demand for tissue paper converting machines is directly dependent on the demand for tissue paper products. Global sales of tissue paper converting machines was valued at US$ 1,123.8 Mn by 2016, and is expected to reach US$ 1,912.6 Mn by the end of 2027, expanding at a CAGR of 5.0% during the forecast period. Investment in new machinery to support brand building and evolution of automation and technology are two primary reasons that are responsible for the growth of the global tissue paper converting machines market. 
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28 March 2019
Tissue Paper Converting Machines Market Size Worth USD 1300 Million by 2024       

The worldwide market for Tissue Paper Converting Machines is expected to grow at a CAGR of roughly 4.7% over the next five years, will reach 1300 million US$ in 2024, from 1030 million US$ in 2019, according to a new research study. 
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18 March 2019
India’s packaging industry to touch US$ 72.6 billion by FY20       

The growth is driven by key factors such as rising population, increase in income levels and changing lifestyles    
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07 March 2019
Increasing Demand for Uncoated Fine Paper Market to Fuel Revenue Growth Through 2028 

The increase in demand for printing paper due to the expansion of businesses across the world is boosting the uncoated fine paper market.    
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25 Feb 2019
The world’s first mass-produced recycled paper bottles will be made here in Suffolk  

Machines that make a new kind of paper bottle which could revolutionise the packaging industry and help to purge the environment of plastic rubbish are being built in Suffolk    
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18 Feb 2019
JK Paper expects Sirpur facility to add capacity by 1.4 lakh tonne post April 1, 2019  

In an interview to CNBC-TV18, AS Mehta, president and director, said the paper prices in India are in tandem with global pulp and paper prices      
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31 Jan 2019
India beats China in paper market growth

India has emerged as the world’s fastest growing paper market with a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6-7%, cocking a snook at China, the biggest consumer of paper globally.        
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21 Jan 2019
A.Celli Paper to supply complete tissue line to Global Hygiène

A.Celli Paper will supply a complete tissue production plant to the French company Global Hygiène. The plant will be installed in Charavines, in southeastern France
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09 Jan 2019
Andhra to get India's largest paper mill: Know how many jobs will be created    

Indonesian pulp and paper giant Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP) is setting up not just India's but probably the world's largest paper mill in Ramayapatnam in Andhra. This is one of the largest FDIs in a greenfield project in India at Rs 24,500 crore, reported Times of India on Sunday.  
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12 Nov 2018
Paper industry to transform biowaste with research hub       

A new research hub aims to help Australia's pulp and paper industries transform their production waste into marketable materials such as food packaging.      
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25 Oct 2018
New sustainable pulping technologies       

The vision of the pulp and paper industry is to significantly reduce carbon dioxide emissions while improving energy and resource efficiency. Hence, a European initiative has developed a breakthrough technology for greener pulp production.        
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17 Oct 2018
Greater demand for paper packaging in Japan as awareness of plastic pollution spreads       

Higher awareness of plastic pollution is increasing the demand for paper packaging in Japan’s food and beverage sector, but cost remains a key concern for manufacturers.       
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01 Oct 2018
Indian paper industry growing at 6-7pc, says industry official

The Indian paper industry is expanding at a rate of 6-7 per cent which would drive the growth of Century Pulp and Paper, the company said Sunday.
The company, one of the largest paper manufacturing companies, is making a foray into retail tissue paper segment and is launching a campaign to create awareness among masses about benefit of using tissue paper mainly in tier II cities, Century Pulp and Paper CEO JP Narain said

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27 Sep 2018
KVIC develops carry bags made by mixing paper, plastic waste 

The KVIC has added another feather to its achievement by developing in-house paper carry bags by mixing plastic waste with paper pulp a major step towards environmental conservation, an official said on Sunday. Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) chairman Vinai Kumar Saxena said a unique process has been adopted to make the hand bags.              
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24 Sep 2018
Brazil Boosting the Demand for Pulp & Paper Chemicals   

Brazil is the fourth largest producer of pulp and generates approximately 15 million metric tons of pulp, ranking behind Canada, China, and the United States. In terms of paper production, Brazil stands ninth in the world. There are around 220 paper & pulp manufacturing companies in Brazil. Among the pulp & paper industry players, the top three companies include - Klabin, Suzano Group, and Fibria (Votorantim). Europe and North America are the major importers of pulp and paper from Brazil. The demand for pulp & paper chemicals has increased in the recent times, with increasing exports and higher recycling activity.                  
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20 Aug 2018
Chlorine Dioxide to Register Significant Growth  

Chlorine dioxide is widely used in modern pulp bleaching. It is produced from sodium chlorate at the site, in most cases. It functions via oxidative reactions, thus preventing the formation of chlorinated organic compounds. Its working mechanism provides superior strength to the pulp, as compared to other oxidants. In addition, it is the most preferred bleaching agent for the elemental chlorine-free (ECF) chemical pulp bleaching process, which has a strong demand, as it offers the highest product quality and causes the least amount of pollution among all oxidants.                                            
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07 Aug 2018
Increasing Recycling of Paper Driving the Market 

According to industry data, a paper can be recycled about three to five times, on an average. There are a significant number of paper mills and other established paper companies that are now recycling waste paper. Over time, the number of companies and volume of recycled paper has been increasing at significant rate. The increasing paper recycling is driving the demand for pulp and paper chemicals, as most of the companies rely on it. In the United States, about 70% of paper mills rely on recycled paper fiber, to produce their products at less cost and by save energy. In 2016, in the United States, about 69 % of paper products used were made from recycled paper. In China, more than 50% of the paper products are from recycled paper.
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02 Aug 2018
Paper industry on the upswing 

The country's paper industry has been on a positive growth trajectory as the demand for paper rising on both the local and international markets, insiders said. Only a few years back, imported paper met a large portion of domestic demand, but now the market share and the capacity of local manufacturers has grown significantly, they observed.
The number of paper mills has now increased to over 80 from around 50 five years ago, while 15 or 20 more units are set to go into operation soon, sources said. The industry, which is churning out around 1.5 million tonnes of paper a year, has generated 1.0 million direct and indirect employments. 

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01 Aug 2018
Happy Paper Day

Think  A day without Paper.*
No Toilet paper,
No Newspaper,
No Bus / Rail tickets,
No currency,
No Cheque Books,
No files to do work,
No Agreements,
No property paper etc,
No Invitation cards,
No Guarantee cards,
No Invoice bills,
No Visiting cards,
No Advertising material,
No certificates,
No Question papers,
No Answer sheets..& so on.
No one can avoid paper ..
सोचा क्या 🤔
सोचना क्या है।
Love Paper, Use Paper,
Make life easy.


17 July 2018
Andritz pulp drying plant achieves new world record at upm’s kymi mill, finland

The ANDRITZ pulp drying plant installed at UPM’s Kymi mill in Kouvola, Finland, achieved a new record production capacity of 2,452 tons per day on May 31, 2018. In terms of specific drying capacity, this equals 389.2 tons per day and meter of working width on the 6.3 meter wide sheet drying machine, which is a new world record for drying of bleached birch and pine kraft. The mill was started up successfully in 2015 and has achieved several production records since then.
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06 July 2018
Indian paper industry poised touch 25 million tonnes in 2019-20

Manguluru India paper industry us poised to grow and touch 25 million tonnes from 20.37 million tonnes to 2019-20 from 2017-18 ath the rate of 10% per annum, according India (ASSOCHAM) recent paper.
India has emerged as the fastest growing market when it come to consumption, posting 10.6% growth in per capita consumption of paper in 2017-18, reveals the ASSOCHAM paper


19 June 2018
Writing and printing paper to grow by 5-6%: J.P. Narain

India is the fastest growing paper market globally. The India Paper Industry is growing at over 6-7 percent. It is universal truth that wherever there is growth, new investment to capture the demand of India Paper Market.
Indian paper has huge potential to grow, since the per capita consumption of India is still low-around 13kgs as compared to 26 kgs in Asia 58 kgs globally.

31 May 2018
The Future of Biodegradable paper, Bio-based Plastics

The global biodegradable paper packaging materials market is forecast to grow at a CAGR of close to 11% from 2017 to 2021, according to a new market study from technavio.
The increased adoption of sustainable packaging products by retailers will increase the replacement of non renewable ones, says the report. Manufacturers and retailers that adopt biodegradable packaging materials will benefit through cost cuts and tax reductions.


22 May 2018
BASF and Solenis to Join Forces by Combining Paper and Water Chemicals Businesses

On May 2, 2018, BASF and Solenis have signed an agreement to join forces by combining BASF’s paper wet-end and water chemicals business with Solenis. The combined entity with pro-forma sales of around €2.4 billion and around 5,000 employees in 2017 aims to deliver additional value for paper and water treatment customers. The goal is to create a customer-focused global solutions provider for the industry. 


15 May 2018
Genus Paper Entered Into Two Non-binding MOU

Genus Paper & Boards Limited has entered into two non-binding Memorandums of Understanding (MOU), as follows:

(a)    A non-binding MOU with the Government of Maharashtra (GOM) to invest Rs.1050 crores for setting up of Kraft Paper manufacturing plant, and

(b)    A non-binding MOU with the Government of Uttar Pradesh to invest Rs. 600 crores for expansion of the current manufacturing facility.

The company will incur the investing amount within a period of 5 years from the date of application to the Directorate of Industries / relevant authorities aft

7 May 2018
Bio Green To Acquire 49% Stake In CCCTPL

Bio Green Papers Limited has informed that the board of directors of the company at its meeting decided to acquire 49% stake in WS, Challenger Crop Care Technologies Private Limited (CCCTPL) through share swap subject to approvals from statutory agencies.


16 April 2018
Modinagar Rolls' new plant with dedicated R&D 

MRL Rolls is one of the largest manufacturers of custom-made rubber and metal rolls in India. The company also offers repairing and maintenance services for rollers used in various industrial applications


6 March 2018
Paper industry to grow 10 pc to touch 25 mn tonnes

The 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).

19 February 2018
Asia Pulp and Paper to set up India's largest paper plant in Andhra Pradesh

The Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), one of the largest conglomerates in Indonesia spanning across banking, infrastructure, agribusiness communications, cooking oil, palm oil, real estate and telecommunications, has come forward to set up the largest paper plant of India in Andhra Pradesh.


15 February 2018
India begins second anti-dumping probe on paper imports

Buckman is announcing a global price adjustment on select pulp and paper product lines effective March 1, 2018. ... Buckman works proactively and collaboratively with worldwide customers in pulp and paper, leather, and industrial water treatment and process chemistry to deliver exceptional service 


02 February 2018
Buckman to increase prices for its pulp and paper product lines by 10-25% 

Buckman is announcing a global price adjustment on select pulp and paper product lines effective March 1, 2018. ... Buckman works proactively and collaboratively with worldwide customers in pulp and paper, leather, and industrial water treatment and process chemistry to deliver exceptional service 


22 August 2017
Thermal Paper is very lucrative

Thermal paper is a small business that you may ignore but the fact is that it is very lucrative

17 August 2017
From retail stores to online markets

You can purchase thermal paper rolls everywhere. You simply have to look for the right supplier and then buy rolls in bulk to minimize its cost.


08 August 2017
Specialty coating known as BPA

Thermal paper uses a specialty coating known as BPA to enable inkless printing

04 August 2017
Thermal Paper has been around since 1964

The first thermal printer, invented by the Texas instruments, has been available in the market since 1960s.

01 August 2017
Researchers plumb the secrets of tissue paper

During tissue manufacture, pulp is dried on a chemical-coated rotating drum until it's 95 per cent dry. It's then pushed off at very high speeds by a sharp creping blade, creating hundreds of microscopic folds that give tissue its softness, flexibility, tearing resistance and strength.

31 July 2017
The Increasing demand of packaging boxes

Over 220,000 thousand tonnes of containerboard and boxboard are produced every year worldwide. Packaging paper and board helps companies safely deliver goods to end users, appeal to consumers, and differentiate their brand in crowded marketplaces. Packaging can be a major component of product costs and therefore it is critical for companies to monitor prices and anticipate changes throughout the supply chain.



28 July 2017
More paper price rises on the way

A month after paper price increases of up to 10% were implemented across the board, a number of mills have now announced subsequent increases for coated and uncoated woodfree grades.

24 July 2017
Researchers plumb the secrets of tissue paper

A team working with UBC mechanical engineering professors Sheldon Green and Srikanth Phani have created what is likely the first complete mathematical model of creping, the crinkling process that helps make tissue paper soft and resilient.

19 July 2017
Paper industry seeks safeguard duty 

Faced with rising cheaper imports, especially from the Asean nations due to nil duty regime, the domestic paper industry has urged the government to impose safeguard duty of 10-12 per cent on paper imports.

17 July 2017
Paper industry bracing for consolidation
Indian paper industry could witness a round of consolidation and co-operation among various players in the next few years to collectively leverage fast changing manufacturing technologies and smoothen backward integration for raw materials. Non-wood fibre new sources for paper manufacturing. According to industry experts, using agricultural residues instead of wood fibre is more sustainable for paper manufacturing. Agricultural-based paper is a guaranteed way to reduce the stress of paper production on endangered forests. 

14 July 2017
World Demand for Corrugated Boxes to Grow 3.7%
Low-cost, retail-ready and e-commerce packaging to drive demand to nearly 260 billion square meters in 2019. World demand for corrugated boxes is expected to increase 3.7% per year through 2019, approaching 260 billion square meters. In developed countries, box demand tends to track overall economic growth and industrial production trends and, as a result, will continue to be relatively slow growing. In developing economies, especially those in Asia and the Africa/Mideast region.


12 July 2017
India Paper Industry Forecast and Opportunities, 2017

The paper industry in India has become more promising as the domestic demand is on the rise. Increasing population and literacy rate, growth in GDP, improvement in manufacturing sector and lifestyle of individuals are expected to account for the growth in the paper industry of India. BILT and ITC are among the largest producers of paper and paperboard in India. 

10 July 2017
Corrugated Board Packaging Market to Hit $269 Billion in 2021
World demand for corrugated board packaging will increase steadily across the next five years according to the latest exclusive market data. The key drivers that shaping corrugated packaging segment shows that a market with an annual consumption value of $222 billion in 2016 will expand to be worth $269 billion in 2021, and consume 160 million tonnes of board in that year.

07 July 2017
AP recycled paper mills want GST waived or cut
The recycled paper mills in Andhra Pradesh have appealed to the Union Finance Minister and the GST council to either waive the GST (12 per cent) or reduce it drastically, as otherwise they will soon have to down the shutters.

05 July 2017
Chennai: Price of notebooks may shoot up in upcoming months
The severe water problem prevailing in the state has hit the paper production which has resulted in price hike of school notebooks from 15% to 20% this year. 

03 July 2017
The new precision for high-end metal printing & coating inspection
Manufacturers of printed packaging solutions are held to the highest standards of quality and reliability, especially in metal decorating. Perfect and clear printing is essential to satisfy their demanding customer standards. Metal Decorators reply on a total monitoring of the coating and printing process – to reduce costs and increase their production performance.

30 June 2017
Cosmo Films upgrade its anti-fog film for wider application
Cosmo Films, a leading manufacturer of specialty BOPP films, has come up with an improvised anti-fog film with excellent cold and hot anti-fog properties and high hot tack and low co-efficient of fiction which can deliver high speed over wrapping performance.

28 June 2017
Folding Boxes On Demand

There is a constant rise in demand for individually labelled and/or personalized packaging, short print runs and lead times, state-of-the-art printing presses and folders open up new avenues to packing produces for complete manufacturing processes from  the initial design through packaging to shipping. Especially folding box producers benefits from digital printing, which at times is one step ahead of offset printing when it comes to fulfilling customer requests for personalization and speed.

22 June 2017
Larger players may shift to use waste paper for raw material

Indian paper industry is struggling to get raw materials at effective price as there is no government policy to favour paper industry for forestation and also at importing pulp. Though quality of final product remained a concern till few years had been sorted out with advanced technology.

20 June 2017
Rising input costs, shrinking margins trigger ink hike fear 

The ink market size is valued at approximately Rs 5,000-crore, which is under 5% of the size of the Indian printing industry, which is pegged at approximately 1,90,000-crore. The Indian printing ink industry is bearing the brunt of the changing market scenarios, a major reason being rising cost of raw material, which the ink manufacturers say, are shrinking their margins. 

19 June 2017
Global raw material shortage hits paper mills in India

In a major blow to corrugated box manufacturers, prices of kraft paper have risen by 23 per cent over the past three months due to short supply, following intermittent closure of production units. Trade sources said that kraft paper prices are likely to have surged the highest in any quarter. Trading currently at Rs 31 a kg, kraft paper prices have risen by Rs 7 a kg across all varieties since January and Rs 2-3 a kg in March alone.

12 June 2017
23% rise in kraft paper price hits corrugated box manufacturers hard

In a major blow to corrugated box manufacturers, prices of kraft paper have risen by 23 per cent over the past three months due to short supply, following intermittent closure of production units. Trade sources said that kraft paper prices are likely to have surged the highest in any quarter. Trading currently at Rs 31 a kg, kraft paper prices have risen by Rs 7 a kg across all varieties since January and Rs 2-3 a kg in March alone.

10 June 2017
Domestic paper industry needs Rs 90k crore investment by 2030

The country's paper industry needs investments of Rs 90,000 crore by 2030 for adding new capacities to meet growing demand. 

09 June 2017
Paper industry hails move to keep school education out of GST

The government's move to continue to keep school education out of the service tax net under the new GST regime and to tax essential commodities at the lowest rate has been welcomed by the paper industry which expects a lower tax incidence in the upcoming new indirect tax regime.

07 June 2017
Celebrating the 1st World Paper Day @ Paperex 2017

Paper Industry plays a vital role in the economic growth of a country through revenue generation, foreign exchange, employment generation and many more. Paperex 2017 will attract the global paper industry under the same roof in New Delhi, India. On this occasion the potential and initiatives of paper industry will be highlighted amongst the mass audience and which will provide the right platform to mark the grand celebration of the 1st World Paper Day on November 1st and making the Paperex 2017 memorable.
Be a part of the Word Largest Paper Show and meet the leaders of Paper Industry and experience Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives of The Paper Industry. Making this World Paper Day more memorable it is suggested that every person should buy a Piece of Paper or Paper Products on November 1st.
It could be
·         Your Favorite Book
·         A simple notebook
·         Box of Tissue Paper
·         A Nice Poster
·         Packaging Paper
·         Paper Gift Box for your nears & dears
·         Small Envelope
What is Paper?
Paper is human innovation & a wonderful product and No replacement of paper for its usage in recording, storage and dissemination of information. The specialty paper provides a new Printing & Packaging options. The Tissue paper gives us unmatched hygiene and comfort. Despite the technological revolution leading to increased computerization of operations, paper still holds on to its existence and has become an essential commodity.
About Paperex - The Complete Business Platform
PAPEREX is world renowned series of International exhibitions focusing on the Paper and all allied Industry which held biennially in India. Paperex is a unique and a comprehensive business platform attended by a large gathering of Paper Manufacturers to explore the New Technology, Nachinery & Equipment and Raw Material for Paper & Board Manufacturing. Paperex is the only comprehensive platform for the Paper Manufacturers, Traders & Buyers and has also established itself as a “Business Festival of the Paper Industry”. 

06 June 2017
IPMA asks for softer loans for making technology leap in Paper sector

IPMA requested for levy of a concessional / merit rate of duty on paper and paperboard under the new GST regime. The Joint Secretary was also apprised of the high cost of installing equipment / systems for meeting the revised environmental norms / standards, and it was suggested that there should be some facility of concessional loans for this investment.

05 June 2017
Get Ready for the 2017 edition of Paperex

Paperex is getting bigger and better every year. So hurry up and register yourself for an internationally renowned series of exhibitions and conferences focusing on Paper, Pulp and all Allied Industries. Paperex is a unified business platform for paper industry and has always been a gratifying experience in terms of organization, participation, and generation of new business opportunities in the field of Paper, Pulp and allied industries.

03 June 2017
Plantation, Transplantation, Beautification & Maintenance

The Green Highways Policy seeks to develop eco-friendly National Highways with participation of the community, farmers, NGOs, private sector, institutions, government agencies and the Forest Department for economic growth and development in a sustainable manner.
This project is to create large scale plantations which generate sustainable biomass, mitigate climate change, enhance green cover of the vacant land areas of National Highways and contribute to meeting the development / wood raw material needs of the Pulp & Paper Mills, as well as fuelwood requirements of local communities.

02 June 2017
Concessional Rate of GST on Paper & Paperboard Industry
Whatever improvements on education front have been achieved so far in the country, it is mainly visible in the urban areas. But India is still only 30% urbanised. In most of the rural areas, education is still very low in the pecking order of household spending. Even in the urban areas, those belonging to the economically weaker sections, find it hard to sustain the spending on education / goods purchased for the purpose of education – books, journals, stationery, magazines, etc.

It is, therefore, very crucial to keep these products affordable that cater to the needs of the section of people who are very responsive to any changes in the costs.

03 July 2017
The new precision for high-end metal printing & coating inspection
Manufacturers of printed packaging solutions are held to the highest standards of quality and reliability, especially in metal decorating. Perfect and clear printing is essential to satisfy their demanding customer standards. Metal Decorators reply on a total monitoring of the coating and printing process – to reduce costs and increase their production performance.