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
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.
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
Institutes 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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.