Bank Note Paper Mill India (Pvt.) Ltd started up production at two paper machines for banknotes in Mysore, India. According to the announcement, two complete production lines were supplied to Mysore by Voith. The two paper machines have an annual capacity of up to 12,000 metric tons of banknote paper.
The scope of the technology provider included the water mark wire workshop, cotton, stock and broke preparation and two paper machines as well as the entire finishing unit with two rewinders, three cross-cutters and fully automated packaging lines.
To house the production facilities new facility were erected adjacent to the banknote printing works. Among other things the new lines will produce the base paper for the new 500 and 2,000 rupee banknotes.
Thanks to the new production India can feed a substantial part of its requirement for around 28,000 metric tons of banknote paper per year.