Incorporated as a private limited company on 26 Jun.'57, Sarda Plywood became a public limited company with effect from 30 Mar.'74. The company manufactures water plywood, special decorative plywood and plywood products which are well known as the Duroply, Duroboard, Duroteak and Pumaply brands. Duroply plywoods are bonded with specially formulated synthetic resin adhesives. Duroboards are blackboards made from seasoned timber while Pumaply is a water-proof, heat and termite-resistant plywood. It diversified into manufacturing special woolpack, high-density polyethylene (HDPE) bags by setting up a 100% EOU with a buy-back agreement with Elders, Australia. The company has signed an MoU with the West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation and Punjab Agro Industries Corporation to set up a medium-density fibre plant and particle board plant. It also envisages a foray into the manufacture of polypropylene non-woven fabric (with German collaboration) and ceramic tiles. The Brught Leaf Tea Processing Factory set up at Jeypore (Assam) has started commercial production w.e.f. 19.03.98 and the tea produced was well accepted by the market. The total installed capacity of Tea as on 30.09.2001 was 16 Lakhs Kgs.