Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Papers New PM 3 Nears Start-up
July 21, 2010 - Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Papers Limited (TNPL) in an annual report said that it will soon increase its printing-writing paper capacity from 245,000 tons per year to 400,000 tpy when the company's new paper machine comes on line in September.
The new PM 3 is part of TNPL's “expansion plan” at the company's mill in Kagithapuram Karur District in Tamil Nadu, India.
PM 3, a Voith machine with a basis-weight range between 50 and 120 g/m2, will have an annual capacity to produce about 155,000 tons of high-quality printing, writing, and copy papers.
The mill currently operates two paper machines, PM 1 and PM 2.
The expansion project, which is underway, also includes a 300 tpd de-inking pulp plant, an upgrade to the mill's steam and power system, and a lime sludge management project.
TNPL also has entered into a long term agreement with Omya of Switzerland for setting up an on-site precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC) plant on a build, own and operate (BOO) basis. The PCC plant will have a capacity to produce 60,000 of PCC per year and is expected to come on stream by December 2011.
SOURCE: Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Papers Limited