Papier Mache Moulder

Papier Mache Sculptor

The tasks a Papier Mache Moulder is expected to perform include:

Making statues, toys and other novelties by moulding 'papier mache' to shape using patterns

Taking two halves' of appropriate mould or die figure or toy, and greasing inside of form-mould 'halves' with brush

Placing wet 'papier mache' sheets over mould and pressing it hard with hand to form impression on 'papier mache'

Removing completed form from moulds after specified period

Fixing attachments as required

Placing finished products for drying and painting finishing touches with ornamental decoration

Knowledge of preparing papier mache by mixing glue or roain with paper pulp

Proficient in mixing paper pulp, glue and limestone powder in water to make into paste

Knowledge of preparing papier sheets out of paste by using hand roller

Well-versed in building up form to desired thickness, fitting and smoothing each sheet to mould

Proficient in trimming and smoothening edges,using sand paper

Well-versed in painting and ornamental decoration

Will be updated

Eye for detail

Good communication skills

Ability to follow instructions

Dexterity of hands

Good colour sense

High concentration levels

It needs one to be on their toes

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities

Work from home option is available

Working hours
Working hours are 10/12 hours everyday for 5/6 days a week

Shift system maybe available

Self-employment is an option in that case working hours and days will be flexible

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?
This job is suitable for candidates with One Arm (OA), Both Leg (BL), Muscular Weakness (MW), Blind (B), Low Vision (LV) and for those who have Hearing Impaired (HH)

The job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous

Health hazards may include exposure to bleaching chemicals, dust, paper additives, etc.

Occupational hazards may include skin allergy, dust allergy, respiratory problem, etc.

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Overview of Paper Industry in India

Indian Paper Industry accounts for about 1.6% of the world's production of paper and paperboard. The estimated turnover of the industry is 25,000 crore (USD 5.95 billion) and its contribution to the exchequer is around 2,918 crore. The industry was delicensed effective from July 1997 by the Government of India & foreign participation is permissible. Most of the paper mills are in existence for a long time and hence present technologies fall in a wide spectrum ranging from oldest to the most modern. Paper in India is made from 40% of hardwood and bamboo fibre, 30% from agro waste and 30 % from recycled fibre. Newsprint and publication paper consumption account for 2 million tonnes, of which 1.2 million tonnes of newsprint paper is manufactured in India and the remaining 0.8 million tonnes is imported.

The Indian Paper Industry has the top 15 global players with an output of more than 6 million tonnes annually with an estimated turnover of 150,000 million. Indian Paper Industry is riding on a strong demand and on an expanding mood to meet the projected demand of 8 million tonnes by 2010 & 13 million tonnes by 2020.

Demand of Paper has been around 8% and during the years 2002-07 while newsprint registered a growth of 13% and Writing & Printing, Containerboard, Cartonboard and others registered growth of 5%, 11%, 9% and 1% respectively. So far, the growth in paper industry has mirrored the growth in GDP and has grown on an average 6-7 % over the last few years. India is the fastest growing market for paper globally and it presents an exciting scenario and paper consumption is poised for a big leap forward in sync with the economic growth and is estimated to touch 13.95 million tons by 2015-16.

The industry provides employment to more than 0.12 million people directly and 0.34 million people indirectly. Some of the paper products are sheet paper, paper boxes, tissues, paper bags, stationery, envelopes, and printed-paper products such as books, periodicals, and newspapers. Specialty papers like sandpaper, blueprint paper, carbon paper are not a part of paper products industry. Stationery includes greeting cards, printing and writing papers, school and office papers, etc. The toiletry products include paper towels, tissue paper, and bath tissue.


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