(From left) Anita Rao, Girish Deodhar, Suresh Rathi, Charudatt Joglekar, Satish Ahuja, M Jain and A Bordia.
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Charudatt Joglekar, an expert technical faculty and consultant to various national and international paper mills, said that there high capital investment projects for commodity paper and low investment size specialty paper projects are suitable for the region where in there are good opportunities for the entrepreneurs. He was speaking at the workshop organised by the Vidarbha Industries Association (VIA) and Paper Traders Association on “Innovative paper projects in Paper Industry” here at VIA Auditorium, Nagpur. Joglekar spoke on the technicalities of such low investment projects which are thick board grades.
They are SunDry Greyboard / Kraft Board, Grey board / Kraft board with automatic drying, Mosquito Coil board, pulp sheets from tissue waste, Kappa board etc. and MF/MG grade paper projects. “There is a high scope of margin in high thickness products if they are sold unit wise rather than selling in kg,” he said. He also said the majority of paper mills in India are working in segments of high volume and low margin products. In national and international markets there is a huge gap and demand for specialty papers that can be catered. He was accompanied by his team members Dilip Andhare and Shriniwas Andhare, who are also having vast experience in the paper industry.
Earlier, Girish Deodhar, Chairman of MSME Forum welcomed all the dignitaries. Suresh Rathi, President of VIA, appreciated the initiative and interest shown by the community of paper trades in setting up their units in Nagpur. Anita Rao, Joint Secretary of VIA introduced the guest speaker and said that Joglekar is a Nagpurian and a Chartered Engineer and is working as a consultant in Indonesia, Malaysia, China etc. Satish Ahuja, President of the Paper Traders Association gave a floral welcome to the guest speaker.
Aseem Bordia, Past President of The Paper Traders Association said getting guidance from Joglekar is a very valuable asset for paper trades to explore new opportunities in the paper industry. Manoj Jain, Secretary of The Paper Traders Association thanked Joglekar, Dilip Andhare and Shriniwas Andhare for sharing insightful information about specialty papers and paper traders of this region. Prominently present were representatives from Hardoli Paper Mills, Triveni Packaging, Tikamdas & Sons, Fatepuriya Traders, Ahuja Paper Mart and Jejani Paper Mart.