Innovation is the process of turning ideas into manufacturing and marketable form and Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Papers Limited (TNPL), an enterprise promoted by the Government of Tamil Nadu, has exactly followed this adage. TNPL commenced its paper production in September, 1984 at Pugalur in Karur District and is currently the largest Bagasse based paper mill in the World, which helps to save farm wealth of over 40,000 acres per year. Today, the Mill has the capacity to produce 4,00,000 tpa of Writing and Printing Papers, witha turnover of over Rs. 2400 Crores.
Founded and developed on the mantra of "protecting environment and building enterprise, TNPL, based on the concept of "waste to wealth, commissioned a Cement Plant of 600 tpd to manufacture high grade cement from mill waste materials namely, lime-sludge and fly-ash. TNPL is the first mill in the paper industry to produce cement from these solid wastes. Commissioned in January 2013 at Pugalur, in Karur District, the plant has a current capacity of 900 tpd.
TNPL has commissioned a 2,00,000 tpa Multilayer Coated Board manufacturing facility in January 2016 at Mondipatti, Trichy District. This is the largest green field project in packaging boards in the Country. The state-of-the-art 4 layered machine from VOITH, Germany, produces a wide range of products under the "AURA" Brand, comprising, Folding Boxboards, Solid Bleached Sulphate Boards, Liquid Packaging Boards Base Board for Paper Cups, White-Lined Chipboard and Duplex Board (Grey-back), to cater to the needs of the ever growing packaging industry. Today the company has earned the reputation of being a one-stop-shop for packaging boards.
TNPL conceived and implemented two plantation models - Farm Forestry and Captive Plantation Scheme to ensure self-sustenance in pulpwood raw material availability in line with the National Forest Policy,1988. TNPLs Plantation Schemes have resulted in the creation of a World class Clonal Propagation and Research Centre.
TNPL spends approximately 2 % of the average profit before tax of the previous three years for various CSR activities covering education, health, infrastructure drinking water supply, sports and training.
Top Export Award from CAPEXIL for the Year 2015 .Water Stewardship Award for 2016 by Commerce IPMA Paper Mill of the Year Award-2016 (3rd time in a row and a total of 5 times out of 7) Most innovative Project Award for Cement Plant (LSFM) in 2016 by Cll Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre Dun & Bradstreet. Mumbai has selected TNPL as the "Top Indian Company" under the sector Paper&Pulp for Corporate Awrards 2017 the sixth consecutive year in a rovw n Chamber of e Awards 2017.
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