The pulp and paper industry continues to expand at a phenomenal rate and it has an important role to play on the Indian economy. This imposes a difficult problem of selection. Since the amount of material that can be included in a single volume is obviously limited. Careful thought has been given to the selection with the purpose of presenting that material which will be of the greatest interest to the greatest numbers. Paper is one of the major components of urban solid waste (household and commercial waste) and has a potential resource value when collected and reused. Recycling of the waste paper has been a practice that has prevailed in the paper industry since its inception and therefore continues. The preservation of forests and increasing environmental awareness has focussed research on exploration of new fibrous resources and less toxic pulping and bleaching processes. The use of non woody already account for 9.1% of total world papermaking capacity. A variety of non woody plant fibres are used for papermaking. Paper converting refers to the processing of raw paper to produce improved grade of paper or a finished paper article. There are two types of paper converting; wet converting and dry converting. The Indian paper industry has close linkages with economic growth as higher industrial output leads to increased demand for industrial paper for packaging, increased marketing spend benefits the newsprint and value added segments, and increased education and office activities increase demand for writing and printing paper. It is estimated that there is an economic growth of 8.5% for India which will benefit the demand for paper.
This book basically comprises of bio refiner mechanical pulping of bast type fibres, use of trichromatic colourimetery for measurement of brightness and yellowness of bleached pulps, finishing and converting, coating equipment, chemical and additives in papermaking, mixed pulping of jute stick and other agricultural residues etc. This book also comprises of the list of manufacturers, suppliers of plant & machinery and allied products, list of manufacturers and suppliers of raw materials, imported pulp manufacturers & suppliers imported pulp, Indian agents for imported pulp etc.
This informative book will be helpful for paper technologist, paper chemists and scientists related to paper field.