Sukraft Group has set up a new plant in Goa to produce fluting media paper. The installed capacity of the new plant is 250 TPD. The company will be producing lower GSM high strength and export quality food grade (18BF to 40BF) test liner and fluting media and smell free Kraft Paper.
The machine’s deckle size is 4 meters and is designed to run at a speed of 500 MPM. The technology and equipment have been sourced through European, Chinese, and Indian suppliers. Sukraft has also installed a state-of-the-art water treatment plant to keep the paper smell-free. The raw material used will be waste paper sourced from both the domestic market and imports. The estimated cost of the project is INR 180 crore.
As informed to Paper Mart, the plant’s erection and installation are under full swing and the company expects to go for commercial production from October 2020. With the new mill starting its operations, the Group’s production will stand close to 1000 TPD. Sukraft Group is also planning further expansion in all the mills in years to come. It will be focusing on food industries and plans to export to China, Europe, and the Far East, and the Middle East markets.
Mr. Shankar Patel, Managing Director, Sukraft Group states that since Kraft Paper is used as a packaging solution for essential products in FMCG, pharma, and chemical sectors, the impact of COVID-19 will be recovered faster as compared to other sectors.
Sukraft Group has been in business since 1996. It has 6 paper mills across India with a total production capacity of 1085 TPD, and as the Goa plant gets operational, the company will become one of the largest Kraft paper manufacturers in India.