The paper testing division performs a wide range of technical services specific to the paper industry. All paper and paper board tests viz. physical and strength properties, optical properties, surface properties and printability tests are performed by using standards test methods as per ISO, TAPPI and BIS Standards. The paper testing division of CPPRI is well equipped with imported and sophisticated instruments for paper, paper board testing.

  • Render technical services to paper mills, paper converters, printing & publication houses, chemical suppliers in quality assessment and development of paper testing instruments.
  • Assistance to various government and R& D agencies in quality assessment of paper and paper board.
  • Provide training to mill personnel and technical staff of government agencies at all levels
  • Demonstration of technology, organizing workshop, seminar & interaction meets to disseminate information. 
  • Assist other agencies like CII, Paper Mill Associations etc., for preparation of pre-feasibility and technological evaluation reports etc. 
  • Identification and characterization of papermaking fibrous raw materials
  • Fibre furnish analysis of paper, paper board and newsprint Samples
  • Evaluation of paper, paper board & newsprint.
  • Pigment Coating trials for paper using Lab/Pilot Coater. 
  • Printing characteristics assessment.
  • Comparative calibration service. 
  • Assistance to various government agencies in the area of paper and paper board.
  • Motorized Research Microscope with Image Analysis Software Olympus BX 61
  • Projection Microscope
  • Scanning Electron Microscope Hitachi 2300
  • L & W Tensile Strength with Fracture Toughness Tester
  • L & W Elemendorf Tear Strength Tester
  • L & W Burst Strength Tester
  • L & W Crush Strength Tester (RCT, ECT, CMT, FCT, CCT etc.)
  • L & W Bendtsen Air Permeance Tester
  • L & W Bendtsen Roughness Tester
  • Tensile Stiffness Orientation (TSO) Tester
  • L & W Bending Stiffness Tester
  • L & W Resonance Bending Stiffness Tester
  • Taber Stiffness Tester
  • L & W Elrepho Spectro photometer
  • L &W Parker Print Surf Tester
  • L &W Micrometer
  • Techpap Formation Analyser
  • Cobb Tester 
  • IGT printability tester for offset, letterpress and flexo gravure printing.  
  • Paper Hygro expansibility tester capable of measuring CD and MD direction simultaneously 
  • Optitopo Paper Surface Topography Tester
  • Paper stiffness – Resonance, Taber and bending stiffness
  • Laboratory Pilot Coater
  • Laboratory Hard and Soft nip Calendar
  • Laboratory Surface Sizing Instruments
  • Comparative Inter laboratory calibration services, which is being utilized by various Paper mill quality control laboratories and other R & D research institutes. 
  • Providing technical expertise to following – 
    • Custom, Central Excise & Vigilance Department.
    • State Controller Printing & Stationery Punjab, Haryana, UP, HP, Uttrakhand, Karnataka, M.P, Chattisgarh 
    • University – IGNOU, Punjab University, Chowdhry Charan Singh University, MP University.
    • Educational boards of state like CBSE, NIOS, Delhi Bureau of Text book, Gujarat, Bihar, Haryana.
    • Reserve Bank of India.
    • Banks – SBI, HDFC, PNB etc.
    • State Electricity Boards
    • Bureau of Indian Standards
    • State Health Departments
    • Newspaper Houses-Malyalam Manorama, The Tribune, Times of India, Employment Newspaper, Sandesh, Amar Ujala etc.
    • Indian Postal Department
  • Application of Thermal Pinch Technology and development of Thermal Pinch Analysis software with the collaboration of IIT, Bombay was successfully accomplished in Paper Industry.

Manpower engaged in Paper Testing Division

Following scientist and technicians are engaged in Paper Testing Division:

S. No. Name & Qualification Designation
1 Dr. R. D. Godiyal, M.Sc. Physics, D.Phil. Scientist E II, In-Charge
2 Dr. Sanjay Tyagi B.E. (Mech.), M.E. (Pulp & Paper), Ph.D., Accredited Energy Auditor Scientist E I
3 Shri N.K. Naik Diploma Engineering (Industrial Electronics) T.O- C

Apart from the above, 4-5 trained M.Sc. & Ph.D. contractual manpower are also engaged in testing work. 


Writing & Printing Papers IS 1848:2007
Coated Paper and Board (Art and Chromo) IS 4658:1988
Plain Copier Paper IS 14490:1997
Pulp Board IS 4664:1986
Cover Paper   IS 6956:2001
News Print IS 11688:1999
Carbon Paper   IS 3450:1994
Folding Box Board, Coated   IS 12999:1990
MICR Cheque Paper IS 11087:1986
Base Paper for one time Carbon Paper   IS 12808:1989
Computer Paper   IS 12766:1997
Printing Paper, Map IS 12765:1989
Match Paper for Match Box   IS 3303:1997
Fiber Analysis of Paper and Paper Board   IS 5285:1998
Kraft Paper IS 1397: 1990