‘Road ahead for paper and packaging industry’ the focus at Paperex South

With South India contributing 35-40% of the paper industry’s 15 million tonnes production, Paperex South and the two day technical conference saw good response on its opening.

09 Dec 2016 | By Sriraam Selvam

The 4th edition of the event taking place from 11 to 13 November 2016 at Chennai Trade Centre, Chennai was inaugurated by Kasi Viswanathan, managing director of Seshasayee Paper & Boards.

Speaking on the overall topic of the conference, ‘Road ahead for paper and packaging' Vishwanathan said that that paper is one of the most important required product which goes out to educate children, spreading literacy and knowledge. It is biodegradable and the raw material is replenished in four to five years which is a cash crop.

He also added that global production continues to grow with 400 million tonnes of production.

The 4th edition of Paperex was held at Chennai Trade Centre

Organised by Indian Agro & Recycled Paper Mills Association (IARPMA), the conference will also have industry experts addressing issues faced by the Indian pulp, paper and allied Industries. There are paper presentations from well-known national and international experts of pulp and paper industry with a participation of over 300 delegates.

The speakers will deliver lectures on topics ranging from ‘Innovations in pulping and paper-making for agro and recycled fibre-based paper mills, ‘Developments in engineered wear products and valves for stock preparation and paper machine’, ‘New generation machinery for storage and rubber rolls for paper and packaging industry’ etc.

Additionally, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India would be hosting a session on ‘Waste to Energy in Pulp and Paper Mills’.

Talking about the exhibition, Anil Kumar, senior vice president of IARPMA said, “South India represents one of the major paper capacities in the country. We had two editions of Paperex in Coimbatore and this is the second in Chennai. With 176 exhibitors from 19 countries, this is a clear indication that the industry is evolving.”