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Product Change – Natural Shade Paper Production


This case study depicts how recycled paper production can be made more environment friendly by use of natural shade of raw material as final product shade that eliminates the use of synthetic dyes and pigments in paper making. The potential environmental impact of dyeing is mainly the releases to water.

Implementing Industry

Daman Ganga Paper Mills is a medium sized company engaged in recycled packaging products. Company produce a range of recycled products such as Paper, Core-Board, Cores & Tubes, Fibre-Drums, Partition Boards, Insulation Boards, Acoustic Boards, etc. The company started its operation in the year 1982, with present production capacity of Kraft Board 60 Tons per day, with annual turnover of 50 Crores.

Implemented technology / technique


  • The recycled Kraft paper produced by the industry was produced in brown shade for which approximately 600Kg/month dyes were consumed. 

  •  Due to the addition of dyes, organic load in the effluent (COD and TDS) was high, resulting in poor process water quality due to continuous recirculation and adds to the water treatment cost at ETP.


  • Use of dyes was eliminated and production of paper in natural shade is now practiced. 

  • Company also convinced its customers for the use of natural shade paper instead of coloured paper as an individual responsibility to the environment.

Economic benefits

There is no capital cost invested by the industry and compared to the previous situation, the company has obtained saving of Rs. 7,20,000 (Dye Cost) per annum through reduction in ETP load and improving recirculation water quality.

Contact details 

Mr. Banjul Shah, Director;