Director Desk

Dr. L P Singh

Dr. L P Singh

The origin of Central Pulp & Paper Research Institute (CPPRI) dates back to the year 1975 when the UNDP-GOI Project became operational with an objective to create the required R&D facilities for evaluation of fibrous raw material for the Indian paper industry. After the conclusion of the above project, CPPRI came into existence as"National Level Research Institute" dedicated for the assistance to the Indian paper industry.

The Institute has redeemed itself in the service of Indian Pulp and Paper Industry through a number of R & D initiatives and continued support through high quality of technical & consultancy services. The 11th Five Year Plan Schemes are mainly dedicated to the core issues of the paper industry namely; (i) Conservation & Upgradation of Raw Material (ii) Quality Improvement; (iii) Energy Management; (iv) Environment Protection; & (v) Human Resource Development.

The Institute has continued its pioneering work on raw material preservation & upgradation to reduce losses during storage and improve overall product quality. The results have been encouraging and has drawn keen interest of the industry.

CPPRI prides itself for being the only centre in India to provide comparative check service of paper testing instruments. The Institute is also recognized by various government Departments and agencies for evaluation/testing of paper samples.

Institute’s efforts in the area of energy management have led to development of facilities & expertise to carry out Energy Audits, and resulted in bagging of prestigious energy audits from various mills. The recommendations made through these audits have resulted in substantial savings in terms of energy as well as revenue. The Institute prides itself in assisting Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) in implementation of the guidelines for energy conservation in various sub-sectors of pulp and paper industry.

The Institute’s commitment to environmental protection is evident through a large number of projects being implemented both under plan schemes and also through sponsored projects from Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) as well as mills, which covers all the three major segments of the paper industry. The Institute has developed expertise to carry out EIA and REIA studies , Environmental and Water Audits, Performance Evaluation of Pollution Control Equipments etc. CPPRI is also giving high priority to application of biotechnology in pulping & bleaching as well as effluent treatment and recovery and production of value added products from wastes generated from pulp and paper industry.

In the area of Human Resource Development (HRD), Institute is making serious efforts to emerge as an hub for upgradation of knowledge & imparting of training in various areas of papermaking to semi-skilled/skilled manpower in the pulp, paper and allied industries.

Apart from a number of workshops, seminars, training programmes etc., that are being organized regularly, CPPRI propose to start tailor-made courses for graduates, which could meet the growing demand of trained technical personnel in the pulp and paper sector. Efforts are also being made to set up dedicated training centres with an aim to cater to the students not only from India, but also from neighbouring countries as well.

CPPRI is also planning to set up various demo plants in order to show-case the various technologies developed by the Institute.Efforts are on to install a complete Recycled Paper Processing Pilot Plant to enable maximum use of indigenously collected recycled papers.

CPPRI services & expertise is being availed not only by pulp and paper mills, but also by chemical and equipment/machinery suppliers and various Government Departments including Customs & Excise, Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Central Pollution Control Board, Bureau of Indian Standards etc.

As regards overseas collaboration, the Institute has recently completed a prestigious project sponsored by Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Malaysia, for production of “Whole Kenaf Bleached Pulp” on pilot scale, which was exported for papermaking trials, and that has established CPPRI as an Institute of International repute.

Institute has been making all out efforts to increase its “Internal Revenue Generation (IRG)”, and has made significant efforts in obtaining sponsored projects from various Institutes/Organisations/Departments /Agencies.

Due importance is being given by the Institute to use of HINDI (RASHTRA BHASHA) in various official work/jobs, and all the staff members are encouraged to use Hindi in their routine official work in order to adhere to the guidelines issued from time to time by the Deptt. of Industrial Policy & Promotion, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India.

An attempt is made by the institute in bringing out this website and I hope that this website will become prelude for increased interaction between institute and industry, which will go a long way in fulfilling the objectives of institute.