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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




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