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Bengal to have a large presence in Paperex2019

Paper exports in last 3 years has grown from 660,000 tons to 15,00,000 ton from India. The Indian paper industry is likely to grow at the rate of 12% per annum for next 5 years and the overall paper consumption is projected to increase to 24 million tons in 2024-25 from 15 million tons currently. Paperex 2019 is being held in new Delhi from Dec 6-9.

Government may extend anti-dumping duty on imports of clear float glass

Before expiry of the said duty, domestic producers constituting Saint-Gobain India, Sisecam Flat Glass India Ltd and Gold Plus Glass Industry Ltd had filed an application in March 2019 before the authority, on behalf of the domestic industry, alleging likelihood of continuation or recurrence of dumping of the glass from these countries.

Assam's ailing paper mills may be revived by BRS Ventures

The mills in question are the Nagaon and Cachar ones, which are in quite bad shape; the MoS for food processing has asked BRS Ventures to take over the mills, in a bid to revive them.

Commerce ministry asks e-comm firms to cut single-use plastic in packaging

E-commerce companies have been asked for discarding plastic used in packaging, which accounts for more than 40 per cent of non-fibre plastic, according to an official.

How India's efforts towards reducing its plastic footprint have worked so far

All offices of central and state governments and major PSUs have been told to prohibit single-use plastic products.

Parle Agro to invest Rs 50 crore for recycling PET bottles

Under this programme, Parle Agro plans to facilitate an annual collection of 310 crore PET bottles, recycling nearly 50,000 tonne of PET waste.

How plastic ban will affect businesses and consumers

India’s plastic-processing industry has over 30,000 units and an annual turnover of Rs 2.25 lakh crore.

India Inc readies for a life without plastic

In sync with govt’s movement, companies have started taking measures to scale down use of single-use plastics for office-use products, cafeterias

Vivekabhilash Sharma talks about the universality of wooden buildings

“Earth”, this third rock from the sun that we call home, has cradled, fed and nurtured us for millennia by letting us use all its resources. But the rate at ...

Rajesh Bhandari of A-Class Marble India decodes the DNA of design

In your opinion, how can we not only make design better, but make it matter? Design isn’t just about making aesthetic products. It’s also about providing mea...

How Kumarappa National Handmade Paper Institute made a turnaround

How Kumarappa National Handmade Paper Institute made a turnaround

The intervention is stark. 3.6 MT of plastic waste is estimated to be generated in India every year and a lot of the unrecycled material enter’s the country’s waterbodies.

Beverages fear pain as government steps up to push out single use plastic

Beverages fear pain as government steps up to push out single use plastic

Companies are seeking clarity on whether possible ban on single-use plastics will extend to PET bottles.

CenturyPly shelves JV with Chinese door maker Goldea

The Kolkata-based company has ventured into the business alone and has doubled its door manufacturing capacity.

Plywood maker Greenply bets on asset light model for growth

Plywood maker Greenply bets on asset light model for growth

The company has decided to enter into multiple joint ventures (JVs) with regional manufacturers across India for an assured supply of finished products.

Savitri Woods forays into Kerala

Savitri Woods forays into Kerala

The maker of Wigwam brand of plywood has a good presence in North India but has limited share in the southern parts.

French glassmaker Saint-Gobain unveils investments at Chennai facility

French glassmaker Saint-Gobain unveils investments at Chennai facility

Saint-Gobain's global revenues crossed Euro 40.8 billion in 2017. It is present in in 67 countries, runs 945 production sites, and employs over 179,000 employees.

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