Kraft paper, Brown paper or wrapping paper is made from variety of raw materials, e.g. Bagasse, ground wood, straw, waste paper, in various combinations or alone, waste carton boxes etc. 'Kraft' mean strength and that is why its name. It is leading paper for wrapping heavy bundles. After corrugation it is used in many types of packing and it is an important packaging material. Kraft paper is extensively used for wrapping purposes, viz. wrapping paper bags, linters, corrugated sheets, etc. Kraft paper can be utilized for many different purposes.
The present demand is estimated at 13.1 million tonnes with domestic production of 11.4 million tonnes, export of 0.5 million tonnes and import of 2.2 million tonnes. The demand is projected to boost to 23.5 million tonnes by 2024- 25. The recycled paper, comparatively cheaper, comprises almost 40% of the total raw material requirements at present. As a whole there is a good scope for new entrepreneur to invest in this business.
Few Indian major players are as under:
· Achal Paper Inds. Ltd.
· Agrashakti Paper Mills Pvt. Ltd.
· Aryan Paper Mills Ltd.
· Bazargaon Paper & Pulp Mills Pvt. Ltd.
· Best Paper Mills Pvt. Ltd.
· Dev Priya Papers Pvt. Ltd.
· Fiesta Papers Pvt. Ltd.