Company : Kumarappa National Handmade Paper Institute AB

Category : Project Management, Training and Consultancy

Key Products : Project Consultancy for Handmade Papermaking, Technical Services for Handmade Papermaking, Research and Development for Handmade Paper industry, Pilot-Plant Activities, Product Development Cell.

Kumarappa National Handmade Paper Institute (KNHPI), based at Jaipur (under KVIC, Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises) is devoted to the betterment of Indian handmade paper industry since the very beginning of its inception. The institute is committed to provide state of art technology management to Indian handmade paper industry through continuous research, human resource development and support to the entrepreneurs in bringing up rural industrialization, ensuring environmental friendly practices, maintaining social and communal harmony, revitalization of ancient arts and crafts with modernization at affordable cost. The institute has been acclaimed a world-class institute and only of its kind in the area of handmade paper in the whole of Asia. Besides an ISO-9001:2008 certified institution; KNHPI has been recognized by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), Govt. of India.

Project Consultancy

Under Project Consultancy for Handmade Papermaking activities, the project reports are prepared as Techno-economic feasibility reports. Number of such project reports had been prepared by the institute. Consultancy on turn key basis is also provided by the institute. Institute also takes up projects to revive the sick units. Handmade paper projects were implemented at DIC Jorhat, Monpa Society Mukto, EPCO Bhopal, SFURTI Cluster Radaur, APCFM project Kadapa. Base line surveys were done for Jharkhand and Rayagada. The project reports were prepared for pine needle pulp for RuTAG, SFURTI Cluster Radaur, projects under DST New Delhi and projects under S&T KVIC Mumbai.

Research & Development

Focused R&D activities for sustained development of handmade paper industry in the areas of:

  • Raw Material and Process Research
  • Cleaner Production Technologies
  • Biotechnological applications in handmade papermaking
  • Product design and development
  • Resource Conservation

Technical Services

Knowledge creation, Technological Applications, Networking and Support Services backed up with a team of scientists and technical experts enables global handmade paper fraternity to avail world class expertise and Technical Services for Handmade Papermaking. Comprehensive range of services and world class expertise are offered for handmade paper industry including:

  • Evaluation of alternate lingo-cellulosic raw materials
  • Energy conservation, biotechnological applications and environmental management
  • Testing and certification services for handmade paper, board and allied products.
  • Project consultancy and techno-economic appraisal of the up-coming projects
  • Troubleshooting activities for revival of sick handmade paper units.

Product Development

Comprehensive range of services and expertise for design and development of exquisite eco-friendly handmade paper products. KNHPI Product Development Cell nurture innovations in product design and development. Innovations in product design at the institute has developed exclusive handmade papers and various paper products with 100% eco-friendly credentials:

  • Photoframes, lamp shades, greting cards, pen holders, file covers, carry bags etc.
  • Insulation paper/boards
  • Handmade paper and board and 8-10 GSM tissue paper for archival and other applications from banana and other natural fibers.

Pilot Plant activities

KNHPI Pilot-Plant Activities, the trials of lab scale work are taken on commercial scale to assess the techno-economic feasibility of the technology developed through research work at lab. All the raw materials & technologies developed have been successfully tried in the Pilot Plant. The paper for files & folders for Reserve Bank Of India is made at the KNHPI Pilot-Plant Activities are Shredded currency waste for various branches of RBI as per their requirements. Tissue paper from banana fibre is also manufactured for various museums, libraries and conservators. Blotting paper is another specialty of the institute.

Contact Details

Kumarappa National Handmade Paper Institute
Sikarpura Road
Sanganer, Jaipur
Tel: + 91 141 2731975 / 2730369
Fax: + 91 141 2730369


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