Andhra Paper sees growth in cup stock segment

Andhra Paper Limited (APL) – one of India's largest integrated paper and pulp manufacturers – has had a robust performance in FY 21-22.

05 Apr 2023 | By Charmiane Alexander & Disha Chakraborty

Located in the East Godavari district of the state of Andhra Pradesh, the mill produces a range of products from high-quality papers used in writing and printing and specialty boards. The company repo

During the 58th AGM of the paper major, Shree Kumar Bangur, the chairman and managing director said "There is also a quantum jump in the consumption of cup stock and the market has exhibited a strong growth during the year. During the year we have witnessed a volume growth of 30% in the cup stock segment." He stated, "Our endeavour to drive the change through sustainable manufacturing of our products and our continuing efforts to reduce the environmental implications of our operations are exemplified by the innovation driven methods we employ to do this."

As per industry pundits who spoke to WhatPackaging?, APL is planning for one of the biggest capex (Rs 2000 cr capex) in its history with a proposed capacity addition of 221,000 TPA pulp and 156.000 TPA paper board.

Established in 1964, the company produces writing, printing and copier papers for foreign and domestic markets. Its production facilities at Rajahmundry and Kadiyam have a total production capacity of 240,000 TPA.

West Coast Paper Mills Limited (WCPM) had acquired 72.20% of the equity stake in APL. West Coast Paper Mills Limited (WCPM) was established in 1955 and is the flagship company of the Kolkata-based SK Bangur Group.

WCPM is engaged in manufacturing writing and printing papers, cup stock paper board, optic fibre cable, etc, and has an installed paper manufacturing capacity of 3.20 lakh metric tonne per annum at its manufacturing plant located in Dandeli, Karnataka

 

APL - At a Glance

APL (erstwhile known as International Paper APPM and The Andhra Pradesh Paper Mills) was incorporated in 1964 by the LN Bangur group at Rajahmundry in Andhra Pradesh for the manufacturing of paper. The total installed capacity for the manufacturing of paper is 248,000 MTPA. APL has been operational for over five decades and is one of the prominent players in the Indian paper industry.

Located in the East Godavari district of the state of Andhra Pradesh, the company’s Rajahmundry unit mill produces a range of products from high-quality papers used in writing and printing and specialty boards. The unit is an integrated wood-based paper mill with a rated capacity to produce 177,000 MT of finished paper and 191,000 MT of bleached pulp annually. The unit manufactures uncoated writing and printing paper - mainly cut-sizes, industrial grade papers and posters. The Kadiyam unit has a rated capacity to produce 71,000 MT per annum of finished paper, such as cream woven, azure laid, coloured cut-sizes and industrial grade papers using recycled fibre and purchased pulp as base raw materials.

APL, one of India’s largest integrated pulp and paper manufacturers, has deployed an ABB advanced process control (APC) solution at their Rajahmundry mill’s lime kiln.

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