Kraft paper is paper produced from chemical pulp produced in the kraft process. Sack kraft paper, or just sack paper, is a porous kraft paper with high elasticity and high tear resistance, designed for packaging products with high demands for strength and durability. Pulp produced by the kraft process is stronger than that made by other pulping processes; acidic sulfite processes degrade cellulose more, leading to weaker fibers, and mechanical pulping processes leave most of the lignin with the fibers, whereas kraft pulping removes most of the lignin present originally in the wood. Pulp and paper are manufactured from raw materials containing cellulose fibers, generally wood, recycled paper, and agricultural residues. In developing countries, about 60% of cellulose fibers originate from nonwood raw materials such as bagasse, cereal straw, bamboo, reeds, esparto grass, jute, flax, and sisal.
The Paper demand in India will grow by 53% over the next six years, increasing from today's levels of 13 mn metric tonne to 20 mntonne by 2020. The annual global paper and paperboard production was approximately 382.0 million tonnes in 2006. It is expected to increase to 402.0 milliononnes by 2010 and 490.0 million tonnes by 2020. Entrepreneurs who invest in this project will be successful.
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.