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  • Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Papers Limited (TNPL) was formed by the Government of Tamil Nadu in April 1979 as a Public Limited Company under the provisions of the Companies Act, 1956. The primary objective of the company is to produce newsprint and printing & writing paper using bagasse, a sugarcane residue, as the primary raw material.

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  • The company is in the business of manufacturing and marketing of Newsprint and Printing & Writing Papers. The products are being marketed throughout the country and also being exported to 20 countries around the world.

  • The factory is situated at Kagithapuram in Karur District of Tamil Nadu. The initial capacity of the plant was 90,000 tpa of Newsprint and Printing & Writing paper which commenced production in the year 1984. The capacity was doubled to 1,80,000 tpa in January 1996 after implementation of the first expansion project. Recently, the capacity has been further enhanced to 2,30,000 tpa in April 2003 through up-gradation of both the paper machines.

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    Some of the key features of the Mill are listed below:

  • The largest bagasse based plant in the World and a mill with largest production capacity in India, at a single location.

  • Appropriate for India, which is one of the largest sugarcane producers in the World.

  • The only paper mill in India assisted by the World Bank.

  • Doubled the capacity within a period of 10 years from inception.

  • State-of-the-Art paper machines with built in flexibility for manufacturing both newsprint and printing and writing papers in the same machine.

  • Unique arrangement with the sugar mills for sourcing the raw material in the form of exchange of steam / fuel for bagasse.


        "To be the market leader in the manufacture of world class eco-friendly papers by adopting innovative technologies for sustainable development".


  • Attain leadership in Paper Technology

  • Promote the usage of bagasse in the manufacture of Newsprint and Printing & Writing Paper.

  • Minimise environmental impact and become an environment friendly organisation.

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  • TNPL has obtained the ISO 9001-2000 certification from RWTUV of Germany for development, manufacture and supply of Newsprint and Printing & Writing Paper.

  • TNPL`s effluents completely comply with the norms set by Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board. TNPL is adopting state-of-the-art activated sludge treatment system. Further the treated effluent water is being used to irrigate 1500 acres of land abutting the factory. The farmers are cultivating cash crops such as sugarcane, groundnut, etc, using TNPL effluent water.

  • TNPL has obtained the prestigious ISO 14001 Certification from RMTUV, Germany for "Successfully establishing and applying environmental management system for development, manufacture and supply of paper.

  • TNPL is 100% self sufficient in power generation through the 61.18 MW Power Generation Capacity (TG Sets) installed at the paper mill site. The surplus power generated is being exported to the State Grid.

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  • TNPL also generates green power through the 21.75 MW wind farm installed at Devarkulam and Perungudi of Tirunelveli district. The entire power generated at the wind farm (about 370 lakh units per annum) is being exported to the State Grid.

  • Installed a Bio-methanation plant to generate about 20,000 m3/day of methane gas from the effluent water (bagasse wash water) and use it as fuel as substitute for furnace oil in the lime kiln saving 10 KL of furnace oil every day.


       The broad product range of TNPL is given below:



    • Cream wove

    • Super printing

    • Hitech Maplitho

    • Excel Maplitho

    • Ultrawhite Maplitho

    • Magazine Printing


    •   TNPL Copier

  • TNPL OS 2000

    • TNPL Eco-Friendly Note Books

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