How to Start a Paper Factory

Entering the business of paper manufacturing is trickier than the actual process of making paper. Whether it be manually making the paper or the use of machines, knowledge in making paper is essential for anybody wishing to start a paper factory.

Here is a short but informative process of making paper.

Paper has been considered by many as one of the greatest inventions of man of all time. It enabled us to communicate and express ourselves more easily and it made transmission of knowledge and information more efficiently and effectively. The art of making paper started in 102 A.D. by a Chinese scholar and government official named Ts’ai Lun. Today, many changes have evolved in making paper.

Technology today makes it easier for us to make paper than it was 2,000 years ago. However, there are still different ways of creating paper. One who is thinking of starting a paper factory has a number of choices in entering into the business. One can choose to franchise into a well-known paper making business and from there use the knowledge and experience of the franchised business in making paper. Another option is to build a paper factory from scratch. Buying one’s own equipment and learning either from books or from being taught in school or by experienced paper makers. One can actually start a paper factory at home or go into the big business of paper making by buying equipment specifically designed to make paper.

The equipment that would be used in paper making would depend on the size of the paper factory one is planning to make. A paper factory can actually be started at home, as Ts’ai Lun has proved thousands of years ago. Or it may be set up in large warehouses as the current major paper manufacturers are doing today.

It can be by hand or by machine, the art and the process of paper making is the same. It involves the basic equipment of used paper, deckle, and some implement to take out the water from the paper pulp. The used paper, which may be anything except for glossy paper, should be cut into small pieces and blended with warm water in a blender to form a paper pulp. The pulp may be added with spices or color for added texture and smell. The pulp will then be placed in a tub filled with warm water. The pulp will then be sifted out using a deckle which consists of a window screen over a wooden frame. The size of the deckle determines the size of the paper. The pulp must be evenly distributed in the deckle. Place the deckle and the pulp in a square fabric either felt or flannel. Let a sponge run through the screen to absorb the water. Sponge out until the pulp can be removed from the deckle. Dry the pulp and then use as paper.
 

426 Comments

  • yeslam alsadi said on January 26, 2011
    i am ayemen nationally i stay now in DUBAI and i want to establishment small factory in yemen but i would like to tell you that i have only 40 thousand dollars is that enough to establish small factory i prefer in aluminum. thank yoy
  • atul vyas said on July 24, 2011
    hello, good information here but not enough to start business. i want to start paper production factory in morbi, rajkot, india, pls send me complete information step by step. thank you
  • Mukesh Kumar said on September 9, 2011
    I also want to start this business. I live in India in (H.P), But I have a little knowledge of it. please send me complete information about paper factory business on my email Id [email protected]
  • BAHA ELDIN FARID said on November 8, 2011
    I want to start a Paper Factory in Omdurman, Sudan. I've a little knowledge of it. Pls send me information (Aera,Line Machines for printing Paper A4 Technical Process ). Thank you
  • Monalisha Dash said on November 23, 2011
    Thanks for the information. I want to start paper production factory in berhampur,orissa,india, pls send me complete information step by step. thank you
  • nilesh said on November 27, 2011
    hello sir i want process step by step to start small paper mill location is hathras and how much cost. thanks
  • Tabraiz said on December 16, 2011
    Hi Friends, i want to start a paper factory in Pakistan, please some one tell me step by step procedure and information about it so i can start a small business. Also give me an estimated cost on this business. Thanks my id is [email protected]
  • Claudio Pereira said on February 3, 2012
    I want to start a Paper Factory in Luanda, Angola. I've a little knowledge of it. Pls send me information (type of Machines to make Paper A4 Technical Process as well as different types of prime materials ). Thank you
  • Nasuf Zejhnullahu said on February 13, 2012
    I would like to start a Paper Factory in Republic of Kosovo. In a small city used to be a paper factory but has been demolish juring the war in kosovo. Please do send more info step by step how we can start to making the paper from the agrocallter because we do not have a lot of wood. I'll be pleased to co-operate with you. thanks
  • arvind jain said on March 24, 2012
    i want to know the entire thing about paper making and even about business opportunities and investments involved ,if i wanna start from scratch a small unit of producing A4 papers .i live in bhubaneswar odisha.
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    I am interested in establishing a paper products factory to save my environment from the hazard of plastic usage. Could you kindly send me a complete package of information and minimum cost for this venture, including appropriate machinery and where can they be acquired.
  • sandy sharma said on May 30, 2012
    hello sir, this is sandy sharma from parwanoo(HP), i want to start a paper factory here and i am btech(mechanical). can you tell me the procedure to start it and the investment. also give me idea about the gatta factory.
  • Rajender singh said on May 31, 2012
    hello sir i am Rajender singh from Delhi. i am also looking to start a paper manufacturing unit at Delhi. So pls sir give the idea about it.
  • Hithem Sooj said on June 7, 2012
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    Hi, sir i am interested to start a paper recycling plant to save the trees & environment. For that i need some details like need land , investment , govt proceedings.
  • PANKAJ PANWAR said on July 30, 2012
    Respected Sir, Please give me information about paper factory and how much it cost to establish this company. please provide me whole information about this issue. Regards...... PANKAJ PANWAR( SAHARANPUR)
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    respected sir please give me all detail of paper factory like that cost, manpower, etc
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    i am fro bhutan and want to start small paper factory unit in bhutan. There is no paper factory as of today in bhutan. Therefore, i would like to request you to kindly give me the details of producing the following paper:-
    a). A4 size paper.
    b). Register size paper.
    c). Plain & rule paper and also what type of machine is required to produce the materials and bring new factory.
  • benson thomas said on August 28, 2012
    respected sir. could you please tell me how much i should have as an initial capital for machineries in order to start a small paper making unit
  • lucia said on September 13, 2012
    I want to start a paper factory or establish paper franchise for A4 type and exercise books. can you kindly give me the required info.
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    Plz sir can you give information about paper factory small and big, i'm from nepal i want to start paper factory
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    i want to setup paperboard manufacturing unit in pakistan at medium level. please send me the brochures and other related information. i have 67500 sq feet area land and 100kva electric load.
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    Hello, I from Bagalkot (Karnataka). I want to start wholesale stationeries of Education like Pens, Papers, and Office stationeries. Please send details about the matter
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  • Akshaya said on October 13, 2012
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  • satish desai said on October 16, 2012
    Dear sir, Plz information a4 /a3 size paper mfg processes & material machine information. Satish desai, Vedant industries
  • kuldeep yadav said on October 23, 2012
    hello, i want a detail about gatta plant and A4 size paper manufacturing plant. i live in kota (rajasthan)
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    I would like to start this type of business in Kazakhstan. Would you please send me step by step detailed business plan or any useful information. Thanks in advance!
  • jashan said on November 19, 2012
    Respected Sir, Please give me information about paper factory and how much it cost to establish this company. could you please tell me how much i should have as an initial capital for machineries in order to start a small paper making unit. Regards....
  • Josh Nattrass said on November 21, 2012
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    Hi I will like u to tell me about how I can start a paper making factory and which equipments are required for that business. I stay in johannesbug South Africa.
  • Surya Chainani said on December 6, 2012
    Hi, I am looking to start an industry in the field of paper, i.e. either a paper industry or an industry to manufacture paper envelopes..? I would like to know roughly how much investment would it require to start a paper industry or a envelopes manufacturing unit in India?
  • Mohit Goel said on December 7, 2012
    Actually i am making a project on setting up a paper plant in India, so i will be very obliged if you can help me.
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    Hello Sir I want to start gatta factory in Nalanda Bihar. so please suggest me the equipment and cost .
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    RESPECTED SIR I WANT TO START SMALL PAPER MAKING FACTORY IN ANDRAPRADESH. I DONT KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT HOW TO MAKE PAPER, WHAT MACHINES ARE USED AND HOW MUCH INVESTMENT IS REQUIRED SO PLEASE GIVE INFORMATION ABOVE MENTIONED AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE THANKING YOU SIR
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  • Anil Kumar said on December 28, 2012
    Sir i want to start small paper manufacture & recycling unit in gurgaon haryana please advise about detail process & capital require for .
  • chirag jain said on January 3, 2013
    I want to start a paper mill how can start how purchase machinery which raw material want and how many capital want in rupees to open in india gujarat vapi
  • Ravinder said on January 4, 2013
    i want to start a gatta (wich is use for packing) factory in near by gurgaon plz give all info about this, step by step on my email id [email protected]
  • Rajesh said on January 14, 2013
    Sir, I have completed Paper Technology and working in paper industry for last 17 years. Now I am interested to start small paper mills waste paper based plant. I want to know the cost involved for starting business and other details
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    sir, i want to start a paper mill or a chemical factory in small scale, please provide me the cost for it and information regarding it
  • Ali said on January 22, 2013
    hello i am Ali From Pakistan and i live in Faisalabad City province Punjab i want to start a paper factory please send me the detail information about the paper factory looking for positive and prompt reply thanks
  • pawan kumar said on January 30, 2013
    Hi sir, I am impressed with this business idea. I want to know full information from first step to last, means how much capital , machinery , legal process etc. plz suggest. than you
  • Ali said on February 6, 2013
    Dear, I already start the proceed to start my won small A4, A3 Paper factory, I have contacted almost 4 companies in China and Indonesian regarding that purpose and I don't know really is this is a good business or not and if there is any dangers of proceeding such Factory starting from the Building and ending with the Materials that I should prepare for that. Please provide me with details what are the steps and requirement to initiate such Factory. Middle East (GCC Country). Thanks in advance in any help that you may offer for me/us.
  • Mohsin said on February 6, 2013
    hello sir. i want to start a small unit of paperboard factory in pakistan. can u estimate me the cost and equipment required for this. i have Rs/ 3.0 millions only... please guide me.... thanks
  • s k agarwal said on February 10, 2013
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  • Brijesh said on February 19, 2013
    Hi, I want to become A4 size paper manufacturer in uttrakhand.. Please tell me what are machines and prices of the machines, how much space required for this.
  • mukesh jain said on February 20, 2013
    I want to start a paper mill.. how can I start the same and how do I purchase machinery.. Which raw material is required and how many capital is required in rupees to open in india Mumbai
  • rajeev kumar said on February 27, 2013
    Send me the details , how to set up copy manufacturing plant for mass production?
  • Rahul Sengar said on March 1, 2013
    Respected Sir, I am also want to establish a small paper and gatta factory in Aligarh, U.P. and I don't know anything about its.so please give me information to established business. Thank you.
  • g singh said on March 7, 2013
    hi sir, i would like to start a paper manufacturing plant could you please send me fully information about it. thanks
  • Mike said on March 15, 2013
    Good day sir/madam I'm south Africa i want to start up a manufacture company of A4/A3 paper please tell me can i get the machine, i have a knowledge.
  • Muhammad Azeem said on March 16, 2013
    hello sir i want to establish a paper mill for making paper of (A4, legel, A3) and some like else. please inform me what is the first procedure of establishment
  • P jadhav said on March 18, 2013
    Hello ,i would like to start handmade paper factory in kolhapur maharashtra.please guide me.Thank you
  • siddharth bora said on March 20, 2013
    Hello sir I want to start a factory of paper, Small one. In aurangabad So please send me information in details AND please guide me
  • Trunesh Gurav said on March 22, 2013
    Hello sir i want to start a paper factory business in mumbai please inform me what is the first procedure of establishment & send A more information
  • ravi said on March 23, 2013
    hello sir/mam, i want to establish medium scale paper notebook manufacturing company in Bhairahwa, Nepal. Please guide me in cost associated with all its machinery, equipments and skills.
  • sakthi said on March 24, 2013
    hello mam/sir, i want to start up a paper factory business. i need to know the complete details about it. your guidelines is more needed to me...
  • amir khan said on March 28, 2013
    hello sir/madam, i want to start up a factory of paper, pls tell me how much amount required to start this factory at khurja district-bulandshar.
  • harsh agarwal said on March 30, 2013
    hello sir, i want to start a paper industry in bagpat u.p. India Plz suggest me how to start it. Plz reply me on this id.
  • Nora Nash said on April 4, 2013
    Hello, i need information on how to start a paper making factory in Nigeria, A4 ,A3 exercise books etc. machines, and cost. looking forward to your response
  • devendra singh said on April 4, 2013
    hello, sir i want to start gatta or paper factory in dist-etah in up. for this how much money i need . i want your advice for this
  • Iama Moron said on April 7, 2013
    Hello Sir, I would like to know how much of a joke all these comments are. Please send step by step explanation to my email AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
  • ASHOK DAS said on April 8, 2013
    i live at hazaribag in jharkhand. i want to start a small paper mill. So i want to know the full details of the machine required and total amount of investment to start it.
  • sridhar said on April 9, 2013
    hello sir, i want to start a small paper mill in Hyderabad (ap). i need information required machine and amount of investment to start.
  • narendra said on April 9, 2013
    i want to establish a paper factory/mill in nepal near birgunj. Please can you send me all the process, list of machinery and total capital to establish the mill and operate. Thanks.... My id is: [email protected]
  • nagaraj said on April 12, 2013
    sir i want start a4 size paper machine what is the raw material is needed and i have cotton row material can we do piz give idea sir.
  • Shahid Butt said on April 23, 2013
    hello sir, I want to establish small paper mill in J&K India. Please can you send me all the process, list of machinery and total cost of project. Thanx. email id is :- [email protected]
  • narayan sharma said on April 26, 2013
    Hello sir i am narayan Sharma from kota rajasthan. I want to start a paper factory, want to know the project report and total investment. Pls forward related information on my email address. Thanks
  • Mothusi David said on April 29, 2013
    hello Sir i want to start an A4 paper factory in my country Botswana, Africa, may you please send me the equipment or machinery needed and where to find if not in South Africa.
  • Hafiz Rizwan said on April 30, 2013
    hello i am Rizwan From Pakistan and i live in Sahiwal City province Punjab i want to start a paper small factory please send me the detail information about the paper factory looking for positive and prompt reply thanks. i need information required machine and amount of investment to start.
  • Bukola said on May 4, 2013
    Please how much do you think it costs to start a paper mill?
  • RAJENDRA CHOUHAN said on May 6, 2013
    Sir, I want to start my own factory for GATTA (BROWN THICK SHEETS) AT JAIPUR RAJASTHAN.
  • Parminder Jit said on May 8, 2013
    Dear Sir, Pls help me, Now running stationary shop. but I want to start a small factory in Punjab, exercise notebook, spiral binding, or simple manufacturing unit & ruling sheet one side or both side white or colorful paper in def rent size .I d'nt have any knowledge about machine use it, pls i need to know ,where i can buy the def rent all types of machine, the cost of the machine simple or automatic give best result and the cost of the materials for processing A4 or A3 size copier paper and exercise books. thanks. my email: [email protected]
  • Firaa'ol said on May 9, 2013
    I want to buy and install Paper producing factory. How can I start and how do I purchase the modern complete machinery? Which raw material is required and how many capital is required in USD to open the factory in Ethiopia, East Africa?
  • mursaleen said on May 16, 2013
    I am from pakistan, sindh hyderabad. i want to start small scale paper industry. please tell me total cost..and other processes.
  • ani said on May 18, 2013
    good day sir, i am in abuja nigeria, i want to embark on a small scale paper making factory, pls give me a guide and the cost implication.
  • Sebastian Kushero said on May 19, 2013
    We supply small capacity paper mills to clients from 1 TPD to 5 TPD installed capacity 1500 TPD contact us on [email protected]
  • Jigabha Arthur said on May 31, 2013
    Dear sir, I am living in Tanzania, East Africa. I have been thinking of establishing a small scale factory for making papers. Please, advice me on necessary steps to follow. Regards
  • AMOL TALEKAR said on June 22, 2013
    I AM FROM PUNE ,MAHARASHTRA,INDIA and want to start small handmade paperboard industry. Please guide me.
  • irfan said on June 22, 2013
    hello sir i want a paper factory in gorakhpur, uttar pradesh, INDIA, so kindly provide me detail process of starting a paper factory and also about banana paper making factory. my e-mail id: [email protected]
  • asad said on June 24, 2013
    I want to start making a factory of paper in Algeria, have no idea where to start how to get paper or machinery, if anyone know this business better, please inform me
  • Anny beginner adviser said on June 26, 2013
    @ASAD, I am really happy to tell you that you should probably know the paper making process through the Internet. What kind of paper do you want to make? For example :toilet paper or kraft paper? What  is  your expected annual output? What are the requirements for the final papers? and so on . I wish those can help you.

    [email protected] || Paper Factory Consultant

  • sbm said on July 3, 2013
    hello, i am from pratapgarh u.p. i wanna establish the paper n gatta factory as well as home. therefore send me complete information about the initial investment and how to start with minimum requirement of investment in gatta n paper factory .
  • jay ganesh said on July 7, 2013
    Dear sir I want to start cardboard factory in kanpur but right now I have a little knowledge about this business. Please send me proper information regarding this. Please also tell me about minimum capital to start this business. Thanking You , Jayganesh gupta kanpur [email protected]
  • piyush said on July 8, 2013
    sir we want to set up a paper mill of small size plz help me the approx i cost of it plz and other detail like man power and raw material
  • rahul jain said on July 10, 2013
    Sir i want to know paper recycling process, initial cost for setup paper recycling plant plz give me whole information about this business thanking you rahul jain jabalpur
  • nilang said on July 12, 2013
    Hi, I want to start a business of paper production. i don't have any knowledge about it. i want to start everything about paper. please provide me information. I am also able to do investment in any firm. provide me information about this business. mail me.
  • Florence said on July 17, 2013
    Florence Ssebulime, I would like to start a paper manufacturing plant, i know nothing about it, I am based in Uganda. Can you send ne step by step information on how to start it? I have about $10,000. Is it enough to start such a business? Thanks in advance.
  • Anny beginner adviser said on July 17, 2013

    @Florence, I think that USD 10000 is not enough to start a paper factory.

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  • ravi theja said on July 29, 2013
    I would like to start a paper industry in andhra pradesh, India. I need to know the estimation cost for starting this business and I had almost 2.5 crore rupees to start. Is that sufficient to start and which type may be suitable for starting it?
  • nilang said on July 31, 2013
    hello, @Ravi theja mail me at [email protected] . I am interested in this factory
  • arash said on July 31, 2013
    Hello Dear Sir/Madam, I am looking to start an industry in the field of paper, i.e. either a paper industry or an industry to manufacture paper envelopes? I would like to know roughly how much investment would it require to start a paper industry or a envelopes manufacturing unit in uk ? and i need some information about the this business ? kind regard.
  • Piyush mishra said on August 2, 2013
    DEAR SIR/MADAM, I WANT TO START A SMALL PAPER BUSINESS I HAVE A LITTLE AMOUNT TO START. I HAVE ONLY 30000 Rs. INDIAN CURRENCY.
  • Sunil said on August 2, 2013
    I also want to start an industry in the field of paper manufacture business. I live in India in (UA), But I have a little knowledge of it. please send me complete information about paper factory business step By Step and Machinery Knowledge on my email Id [email protected]
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