Khanna Paper invests in high technology for wet end rebuild in India

Feb 18, 2016

Khanna Paper Mills decided to invest in new, high technology regarding the upcoming paper machine rebuild in India. Khanna Paper’s CEO Varun Jain shares his thoughts about this investment as well as the overall Paper&Board business in India.



Valmet will supply a wet end paper machine rebuild to Khanna Paper Mills Private Limited in Amritsar in India. The main targets of the rebuild are to improve end product quality, increase production and add grades by extending the basis weight range. The start-up of the rebuilt paper machine PM 5 is scheduled for the first quarter of 2017. The delivery includes rebuild of forming section into OptiFormer Hybrid as well as headbox measurement, inspection and service and press section runnability improvements.


Valmet and Khanna signed rebuild contract

Signing ceremony in Finland on February 8th 2016. In front from left: Mikko Osara, Vice President, Paper Mills, Valmet and Varun Jain, CEO, Khanna Paper Mills. Behind from left: Kari Lamminmäki, Product Manager, Forming sections, Valmet, Nandkumar DM, General Manager, Sales & Technical Support, Valmet and Arun Sharma, Senior General Manager, Khanna Paper Mills.

We want to have flexibility and respond to the needs of our customers. The shoe and blade former was the right technology for us.
Varun Jain, CEO of Khanna Paper