Oman's first Kraft paper manufacturing mill opens in Sohar

Business Saturday 17/October/2020 16:59 PM
By: Times News Service
Oman's first Kraft paper manufacturing mill opens in Sohar

Muscat: International Sea Dolphin has opened the largest and the first paper recycling plant of its kind in Oman in Phase 7, Sohar Industrial Estate.
It is the only manufacturer and supplier of Kraft paper and paperboard in Oman branded as Oman Royal Paper© and is headed by Mahdiyar Shahedi, Managing Partner and Director.
The project has a total area of 36,000 square metres with a production capacity of up to 100 tonnes per day and uses the latest technology to mitigate the environmental impact.
International Sea Dolphin was established as the first Kraft paper factory in Oman to enhance waste reduction strategy and support projects that contribute to the reduction of environmental damage through the recycling process.
The project is expected to achieve economic and environmental benefits by utilising waste through recycling and provide self-sufficiency in raw materials for paper, cardboard and wrapping paper products in the Sultanate, and will bring an added value to the local economy.
The company has achieved a production of 3,000 tonnes of Kraft testliner and Kraft fluting paper per month and within two years. In the second phase, the company expects to reach a monthly production of 9,500 tonnes.
The company will continue efforts to provide high quality and cost-effective products which will help the company to serve the corrugated carton and packaging industries in Oman which are using Testliner and Fluting paper as their main raw material.
The company can recycle all types of waste paper at the capacity of approximately 3,300 tonnes monthly and is working towards creating an eco-friendly environment by providing quality service and solution to the corrugated carton and packaging industries. Collection of waste paper by the Group keeps Oman’s environment neat and clean and will also add a value to waste.
Oman Royal Paper is manufactured out of 100 per cent recycled waste paper using advanced technologies which adhere to strict environmental regulations and equipped with the state of the art technology to manufacture recycled containerboard conforming to international standards. The company thereby converts waste into productive use.
The principal raw material required by the plant to produce Kraft paper is the waste paper. Recycling one tonne of paper can save 17 trees, 7,000 gallons of water, 380 gallons of oil, 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space and 4,000 kilowatts of energy - enough to power the average home for six months - and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by one metric tonne of carbon equivalent (MTCE). This represents a 64 per cent energy savings, a 58 per cent water savings, and 60 pounds less of air pollution.
The company is building awareness towards the environment while contributing to the nation’s growing economy by giving gainful learning and employment opportunities to the locals.
The company aims is to build an effective and sophisticated establishment that builds and strengthens public awareness, environmental protection, innovation and advanced technology to support the economic, social, human and environmental development of Oman.
The company has announced that as an Omani company that fulfils the requirements of Public Establishment of Industrial Estates (PEI), therefore the company is entitled to place the 'Origin Oman Logo' on its products locally, regionally and internationally.
The company expresses gratitude to His Majesty Sultan Haitham Bin Tarik and his wise Government for continuous support, encouragement and guidance and we wish His Majesty all success in leading Oman. The company pledges its continued commitment and support to achieve greater progress and prosperity for our beloved nation.