Incorporated on 12 Nov.'92, Global Boards was promoted by Raj Investments, Hong Kong, and the Saraf family. The company manufactures chrome boards, art boards and cast-coated boards with a total installed capacity of 40,000 tpa. Chrome boards are mostly used by consumer durable / non-durable goods and the foods and pharma industry. Art boards are exclusively used in the graphic sector which embrace the entire spectrum of the printing and publishing industry -- greeting cards, magazines, books, journals, annual reports, playing cards, etc. The company came out with a public issue in Mar.'94 to part-finance the manufacture of chrome boards and art boards. Due to technical difficulties and suspension because of the plague epidemic, the project was delayed. commercial production commenced in Aug.'96. The company has retained Jaakko Poyry Oy, Finland, for all technical services. It has entered into an agreement with Loong Chang Trading Company, Hong Kong, to supply 1200 tpm. The accumalated losses of the company has exceeded its net worth hence it has been declared a sick company and has been referred to the BIFR.