Report : Indo- Afrique paper mill visit (Pune ) ( 1/10/2010)

October 20, 2010

Report : Indo- Afrique papermill visit (Pune )

Date : 1/10/2010

On 1/10/2010, we got the precious appointment to visit the Indo Afrique paper mill . Which is situated 40Km after katraj ( Pune – satara high way)The main objective was to know the exact quantity of non useful waste pulp of paper & other wastes left after the processing. Also to explore the same data on the potential availability of waste pulp for making the papercrete.On daily basis following will be released to space.

a) 5-10 tons of waste pulp ( 60% fibre & 40 % ash),

b) pulp waste + impurities : 500kg / day,

c) fly ash : 100kg/ day

Image : 5-10 tons of waste pulp ( 60% fibre & 40 % ash)

Considering the data from the potential availability of resources from paper mill & laturs( Jan Adhar ) work on the empowerment of rag pickers the , final copy of proposal is prepared and is given for the cross checking.



  1. It would be worthwhile to get some sample and try it out at Vigyan Ashram to test its properties and useability. It should be feasible to convert it at site to avoid transportation before drying & setting as final product.

    • Thanks for the comment, It was first visit to Indo afrique paper mill. As per your suggestion we trying the same to experiment at VA. In fact we will do it as early as possible.Currently the waste pulp is given free to the industries who are making the ‘Sun dried puttha’/ carton boxes.

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