Paper & Pulp Industry Facts & Figures

The pulp and paper industry comprises companies that use wood as raw material and produce pulp, paper, paperboard, and other cellulose-based products.

Paper manufacturing is among the world's most energy-intensive industries engaging a workforce of 13 lakhs.

The Indian Paper industry produces 10.11 million tonnes of paper per annum. This is possible with the existence of 55 paper mills with an installed capacity of 260 lakh tonnes.

The turnover of the industry is likely to touch Rs. 60,000 crores mark by 2025.

The per capita consumption of paper in India is still at 5.5 kg.

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Couch Rolls

Drying Cylinders


Moderate Speed Gearboxes



Paper Machine Rolls


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Why Predictive Maintenance is necessary for Paper Industries?

  • Vibration in calendar machines is difficult to analyze with traditional vibration measurements.
  • Calendar rolls running for too long causes calendar barring which increases vibrations throughout the stack affecting caliper variation causing a quality loss
  • The bearings of the suction roll used in extractors if unmonitored, can lead to downtime which can cost as much as $10,000 per hour and stretch into days.
  • The extraction of moisture from the wood (raw material) is generally done within 24 hours, else the wood pulp converts in to waste. This accounts for a direct loss.
Predictive Maintenance

Case Studies


Vibration Monitoring System predicts gearbox failure and extends the life of calendar-roller.


We have been using the real-time Diagnostic services rendered by Infinite Uptime and obtaining the customized reports along with the spectrum analysis. The System effectively triggers the alarms of impending failure, thus facilitating Predictive Maintenance in the Plant. We are now subscribing to these services in our other plants too.

Mr. E. N Patro, Maintenance Executive - Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd., Karnataka

Infinite Uptime's Vibration Monitoring Solution for Predictive Maintenance has measured high on our expectations of quality, flexibility and in-depth knowledge and has continuously raised the bar. I must say the Diagnostic Services offered at a reasonable cost has increased the reliability of the equipment and reduced the investment in spares-inventory.

Mr. Keshav Prasanna, Senior Vice President - Reliance Industries Limited

We maintained our equipment well but still faced production losses and high downtime. Thank you Infinite Uptime for the real-time Vibration monitoring and Diagnostic services provided to monitor our gearboxes, motors, bearings and pumps. Our Maintenance Team is empowered and can now submit the history of equipment to auditors.

Mr. Sajo Paul, Plant Manager & Development Officer - TVS Motors

As promised by Infinite Uptime, the diagnostic services offered provided valuable data to find the root cause of abnormal behaviour of the helical gearbox. With the insights into the operating equipment, maintenance to prevent the breakdown turned the vibration levels to normal.

Mr. Shahikant Bhujbal, Sr. Manager - Integrated Electrical - Tata Steel Tarapur

We are monitoring our state-of-art machines using Infinite Uptime’s Diagnostic Services. The insights into critical equipment provided in real-time facilitate our maintenance to predictive. The plug and play Vibration monitoring System helps to avoid unexpected downtime and saves cost. The triggering of alarms with notifications on our mobiles has added an instantaneous rectification process increasing machine availability

Imran Hidayath, CEO - Hidayath Group of Industries, UAE

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