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Wednesday 01 October 2014

Paper Pioneers

 

Since 2000, the Abu Dhabi National Paper Mill (ADNPM) has been among the pioneers of tissue paper production in the emirate and today produces an average of 27,000 prime quality jumbo rolls each year.

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Abu Dhabi National Paper Mill, UAE

Quality With a Difference

Guided by the entrepreneurial vision and energy of its parent company, Abu Dhabi National Industrial Projects (ADNIP), ADNPM has rapidly established its name as one of the leading regional producers of tissue products. Operating under the principle of contributing to the local economy, ADNPM sources virtually all of the required raw material, with the exception of pulp, from within the UAE. Enhancing this ethos, the newly established ADNPM recycled tissue plant will eventually use locally mixed waste paper, a move the company says will enable a deeper contribution not only to the local environment, but also to the world eco system as a whole.

 

For six years since its inception, ADNPM has grown to become the UAE's most technically advanced producer of jumbo rolls, producing convertible jumbo rolls from the highest grades of virgin wood pulp. The 40,000 square metre factory responsible for this production houses various tissue machines, a pulp store, a stock preparation facility, warehouses and administration offices. Once ready, the jumbo rolls manufactured at the plant are then sold to local, regional and international converters who convert the same into facial tissues, toilet tissues, kitchen towels, serviettes, table napkins and industrial wipes.

 

ADNPM guarantees that its products are reliable, consistent and produced to the highest industry standards. With carefully managed quality control measures and enviable of record in delivery ADNPM is ready for the second Paper Machine. The company also employs strict health and safety regulations in order to prevent accidents that might affect the staff or the environment. These standards are governed by strict HSE management policies and procedures, which are in accordance with ISO requirements. As per these guidelines, ADNPM has fully documented procedures for all manufacturing and business processes and these are regularly reviewed and updated. To ensure awareness and compliance with these standards, the company conducts regular training and skill upgrades for their staff.

 

Prior to dispatch, ADNPM's finished products are inspected for minor and major variations from specified product standards. Products that are found to have minor variations are accepted with corrective action and any products that may have major variations are wrapped as second grade.

 

As for the future, ADNPM has expansion plans that include installing a new 3.6 metre wide Crescent tissue machine and a waste and de-inking plant (DIP). The new tissue machine will give ADNPM the capability of producing 40,000 tonnes of various tissues grades annually. In addition, the factory will add a virgin pulp preparation plant and a 3-ply combiner. The waste and DIP will produce up to 30,000 tonnes of clean and de-inked fibre annually. The DIP will use imported waste paper as raw material until local waste paper collection services are established and can generate sufficient amounts for the plant.

 

Keeping ahead of their ambitious targets, the ADNPM commitment to quality and business efficiency has led the company to its position of being a regional leader in the paper industry and why it shall continue to do so.