Andhra Paper Inaugurates New A4 Sheeter at Rajahmundry Mill in India

Sept. 2, 2013 - The Andhra Pradesh Paper Mills Ltd. (an International Paper Group Company in India), today announced the inauguration of a new Bielomatick A4 sheeter at its Rajahmundry unit. The new equipment will enable the mill to increase the conversion capacity of branded copier paper.

The state-of-the-art sheeting line installed at the new facility is designed to convert paper reels into A4, A3 and FS (Fullscape) size products. The automated process installed in the facility has advanced ream wrapping, carton packing and palletizing capabilities.

The conversion capacity of the new facility is 265 metric tons per day.

The extended facility was built in 13 months with an investment of over INR 100 crore.

"The new investment in the Rajahmundry Mill reiterates International Papers's commitment to India," said William Michael Amick, Jr., President, IP India and Chairman, APPM.

"The branded copier paper market has good growth potential in India. The advanced sheeter and IP's global leadership in the copier market will allow us to serve this market with world class products. We continue to be optimistic about the business potential which India offers," Amick said.

International Paper, which has a number of A4 sheeting lines installed in various countries including the US and Brazil, has for the first time installed this world class technology in India. The Bielomatik A4 line is one of the best sheeting lines in the world and the Rajahmundry facility will now have automation of this level, IP said.

The Andhra Pradesh Paper Mills Limited (Andhra Paper), a group company of International Paper in India, is a leading manufacturer of pulp and paper products and caters to both domestic and foreign markets. Andhra Paper produces writing, printing and copier papers at its two manufacturing units in Andhra Pradesh, India which have a total paper production capacity of 240,000 metric tons per year.

SOURCE: International Paper