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Industrial Visit Report
(Century Paper & Board Mills Limited)
Prepared for Department of Chemical Engineering
School of Chemical and Materials Engineering (SCME) National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
Prepared by Osama Hasan
ChE-01-A 2008-NUST-BE-CHEM-27 School of Chemical and Materials Engineering (SCME) National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
Visit: Industry: Company: Location: Date: Departure: Return: Faculty Coordinators: 03 Paper and Pulp Industry Century Paper & Board Mills Limited Multan Road, Lahore October 28, 2010 0530 hours 2200 hours Muhammad Waqas Anjum Shahid Hussain Ansari
y y Century Paper & Board Mills Limited (CPBM), established in 1984, was listed at the Karachi Stock Exchange in 1990 as a flagship company of the Lakson Group. The company has manifested itself as a quality producer of packaging paperboard and has attained a position of preferred supplier among its customers. The company maintains strategic business relationships with leading packaging and converting organizations. Located at 62 Km, Lahore Multan Highway N-5, Distt. Kasur, the company maintains a fully integrated pulp and paper mill with all the necessary support systems. CPBM is managed by a competent team of professionals in all the relevant fields like process & paper technology, engineering, finance and business management as well as human resource. More than 60 engineers of different disciplines are currently working at its mills with well-trained subsequent tiers of supervisors and operators. Human resource asset comprises of 1600 + personnel.
1. Coated Brand
y y y y y Century (Bleached Board) Elegant (Bleached Board) Captain 7-Star Polo
2. MF Paper
y y y y y y y y y Hi-Brite Impressions Pearl Royal Scholar Graduate IBIS Dove Atlas
3. Corrugated Boxes 4. Uncoated Brand
y y y Ascot Simplicity Guard (Liner)
5. MG Paper
y y y Century is a leading manufacturer of quality Paper and Board with a total rated installed capacity of 230,000 tons per annum. The product mix includes Writing & Printing Paper, Poster Paper, both coated and unCoated Board in various grammages, sizes and form. The Mills comprises of 7 Paper and Board Machines out of which PM-3 & PM-6 are designated for paper production whereas PM-1, 4, and 7 are essentially Board production machines with both off-line and on-line coating facilities. The latest addition being the state of the art, environment friendly machine PM-7 based on recycled fiber, capable of producing 130,000 Tons/annum of premium quality Coated Packaging Board was commissioned in 2008. The Mills also includes a Box Plant having a corrugation facility capable of an output in excess of 30 million M² sheets and 60 Million of corrugated containers of various sizes and weights, with up to 3-colour printing. The corrugation facility shall be doubled in the first half of the current year 2009. PM-2 and 5 are exclusively engaged in producing quality liner and fluting for the Box Plant. In 2008 the Mills embarked on an ambitious program of adopting the Oracle based Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system for its operations such as Production, Supply Chain, Finance and Engineering. This is now in operation and started yielding results. Paper & Board manufacturing, being a continuous process, essentially requires an uninterrupted supply of Electric Power. This is being met by two Captive Power Plants, CoGen-1 (12.3 MW) and CoGen-2 (22 MW), with a 5MW LESCO connection as stand-by.. CPBM is certified under ISO 9001: 2000 and ISO 14001: 2004. Simultaneously efforts are underway to achieve the OHSAS 18000: 2008 certification as well.
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Chemical House Cooking House Bleaching House
Stock Preparation Plant
Production Department Divided Details Section Chemical House Job Utility Duty / Break up Sodium sulfite plant Sodium hypo chloride plant Output Sodium sulfite Use Cooking House: Cooking of Wheat Straw and Bagasse Bleaching House: Bleaching of Pulp Input for Bleaching House Input for Stock Preparation Plant Input for Machine Hall, to convert to paper / board sheets As per customer need To be sold out / consumed with the Lakson Group As per customer need
Cooking House Bleaching House Stock Preparation Plant Machine Hall Coating Plant Box Plant
Pulp Preparation Pulp Finishing Product Preparation Product Making Product Furnishing
Straw Plant Wheat Straw Cooking Plant Pulp Washing Pulp Bleaching Waste Paper Treatment (3) Wood Pulp Refining (6)
Sodium hypo chloride Pulp Clean and Bleached Pulp Treated Paper Refined Pulp Paper Board Furnished Product Three layers box Five layers box
Paper Machines (3) Board Machines (3) Enhance the quality and to give an extra shine to the paper or board Box Making Box Production
y y y y Visit to CPBM as an exposure to practical operation in industrial production was an informative experience. The company operation was not as ideal as portrayed in briefing. Several sites had leakages, pipelines rusted, and housekeeping improper. Briefing was too fast and too brief to develop a good understanding. Paper and pulp industry is not my bent of mind. I ll prefer fertilizer or oil and gas sector.