The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, J. Jayalalithaa inaugurated the TNPL factory through video conferencing from the Secretariat.
The greenfield facility with a capacity of 2 lakh tonnes a year will make high-end, multi-layer double-coated board for use in the packaging industry.
This plant will generate more than 2,000 jobs directly and indirectly and takes TNPL’s production capacity to a total of 6 lakh tonnes a year, including 4 lakh tonnes of printing and writing paper.
TNPL also inaugurated a paper products park where downstream converters can use the company’s products to make products such as notebooks and packaging boxes.
This facility in the Karur district has been established at an investment of INR 30 crore.
TNPL has also expanded its cement factory, a unit that uses the lime sludge waste generated from the paper factory as a raw material to make cement.
The factory has been expanded to 900 tonnes per day from 600 tonnes earlier.