Introduction of IPPTA
IPPTA, Indian Pulp and Paper Technical Association, born in 1964, is a family of professionals from the Pulp and Paper, Newsprint and Allied Industries. Its Head Office is located at Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh State in the premises of Central Pulp & Paper Research Institute, a leading Research Center of the country dedicated to the pulp and paper industry. The first Seminar of Indian Pulp and Paper Technical Association was held in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on 11th & 12th April 1964.
IPPTA Office is situated in its own building in Campus of Central Pulp & Paper Research Institutes (A leading Pulp & Paper Research Institute of India) at Saharanpur in the State of Uttar Pradesh, India, at a distance around 170 km from Delhi, The Capital of India.
Objectives of IPPTA
IPPTA, the Indian Pulp and Paper Technical Association, is an association of professionals engaged in Pulp, Paper, Newsprint and Allied Industry in India. The Main aims of IPPTA are:
- To promote the spirit of fraternity among its members to improve professional efficiency.
- To create the awareness about the fast changing technology of the world for better productivity and quality.
- To provide a common platform to its members to exchange their achievements ideas, experience and problems faced in their day to day professional career.
IPPTA is organizing one annual Convention every year in four metropolitan cities i.e. Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai & Kolkata by rotation and one Zonal Seminar in any other part of India. IPPTA is also organizing one Workshop Programme every year, where in-depth subjects are discussed related to Indian Paper Industry requirements. The Annual Convention and Zonal Seminar are generally attended by over 400 Technocrats, Scientists, Engineers & Administrators from Pulp, Paper, Allied Industries, IPPTA Members from abroad and Government Organizations on latest different topics. Catering to the needs of Indian Paper Industry, IPPTA is also publishing quarterly Journals, which contents technical articles related to Pulp & Paper Technology are published, received from different eminent authors from Paper & Allied Industry, different research Institutions from India & Abroad. IPPTA is also publishing Directory of Indian Pulp, Paper & Allied Industries in India and its Members Directory time to time.
From a modest beginning, IPPTA has continuously grown with the active support of the Technologists in the Paper & Allied Industries, Government Organizations and abroad. Today IPPTA commands a membership of over 2500, including around 100 Overseas Members. The members include engineers, technologists, administrators, scientists and those who are directly and indirectly connected with manufacture, distribution and conversion of pulp, paper, board, newsprint and also from allied industries such as machinery and chemical suppliers.
IPPTA is managed by an Executive Committee consisting of a President, Vice President, Executive Secretary and members. IPPTA also has an Editor-in-Chief responsible for all publication activities of IPPTA. All these office bearers are senior executives from paper mills, paper machinery manufacturer and research institutes connected with paper.
Contribution to Industry
IPPTA has broken the age old barriers of secrecy in the industry what was once thought to be a big key-word with the mills. The industry has now realised the great advantage the derived from mutual discussions and exchange of information from the common platform of IPPTA. IPPTA is organizing National and Zonal Seminars/Workshops, in diffrent parts of the country, on wide range of topics is a major activity of IPPTA. These seminars provide an opportunity for the participants to learn about the latest developments from the experts and enable members develop personal contacts with the peers in the industry. IPPTA conducts seminars on Technology, Energy Conservation, Resource Optimization, Environment Management etc. These seminars have proved to be very successful, leading to many useful conclusions, which have benefited to the industry, Government and others concerned with formulating policies, strategies and plans for improving the overall performance of the paper industry.