Paper has been in existence for over 2,000 years and when one normally thinks of
the origin of paper the first thing that comes to mind is Egypt and the River Nile.
It is the valley of the river Nile where the marsh grass called Cyperous Papyrus
thrived. The Egyptian cut the stem of the plant into thin strips and soaked in the
water of the Nile to soften the stem which were then arranged in a mat form then
pounded to form a thin sheet. The sheet was sun dried and was used to write on as
it was light and was easy to carry around. The Egyptians, Greeks and Romans to record
events, wrote spiritual texts and created works of art used these sheets. It is
from the word papyrus that the word paper is derived.
Paper manufacturing and book printing mark the beginning of the knowledge revolution.
In ancient India knowledge spread verbally through the word of mouth from the teacher
to the disciple, hence it was called Shruti. But with the discovery of scripts,
written records gradually replaced the verbal transmission of thought. In India,
the first paper industry was developed in Kashmir, established by Sultan Zainul
Abedin (Shahi Khan) of Kashmir in 1417-67 AD. Thereafter in order to keep up with
rapid demand of writing materials with the passage of time paper making centers
were established in all corners of the country.
Paper has been a viable medium as it is user friendly, economical to produce and
environmentally sustainable. Little can happen in modern life without paper or board.
It’s uses are wide and varied from letter heads, writing pads, printing sheets,
business cards, business manuals in offices to being used as tissues, paper plates
and cups, toilet paper, kitchen towels, table napkins, and lampshades in households.
In the education sector it is widely used as books, exercise books, wall charts,
flip chart, report cards and has various social uses in the form of menu cards,
paper hats, crackers, fireworks, wrapping paper, programmes, playing cards, board
games, kites, model aircraft, and race cards.
The paper industry has sustained itself because its products have a growing demand.
The industry has demonstrated that it benefits the consumer, its manufacturing processes
are cost effective and the value chain does not adversely affect the ecological
balance. Paper is recyclable. It can be reused or converted into other products,
extending its useful life and adding to the available resource pool of wood fibre.
In fact, paper industry has worked on all its production parameters and improved
on the critical matrices. Today, paper is an energy efficient way of communication.
For economical and environmental reasons, the paper industry works hard to optimise
its processes. No other natural substance has been able to match the value chain
that paper creates.
Being part of such a fascinating industry rich with history we at Agio Paper also
have been endowed with huge responsibilities as a responsible member of such an
industry. Since we are living in the new millennium which has been termed as the
‘millennium of knowledge’ and also considering the fact that there has been a gradual
improvement in the standard of living of Indians, especially in urban areas the
industry has witnessed over the past decade preference for better quality papers.
We on our part have catered to demands of the market through the dealer network
spread over the length and breadth of the country. Quality has been our constant
factor upon which we have built our reputation. Over the years Agio Paper & Industries
Ltd. has consolidated its position and has prepared the necessary infrastructure
for expansion to endure the tough competition in coming years and thus ensuring
it shall survive very well by being amongst the fittest and we do firmly believe
in the motto that-
Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is.
We assure all around that the best is yet to come…