Packaging sector envisions 2025

Sustainability a big talk in Packplus 2021

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The International Packaging Conclave session on 'Envisioning 2025 - Overcoming the challenges of food packaging' was a big hit with the audience. Photo PSA

PackPlus 2021 is said to be India’s most oversized packaging, converting, and supply chain exhibition. PackPlus claims to have established itself as an excellent business-to-business platform for the packaging sector in India throughout the years. It is a gathering place for industry players, influential experts, live demonstrations, product debuts, and market trends from all aspects of the packaging, converting, and supply chain industries.

The International Packaging Conclave, which coincides with PackPlus, New Delhi, is a knowledge-sharing interactive platform for the packaging sector. Its goal will define the packaging industry’s role and obligations in satisfying the new FSSAI requirements.

In the Packplus – Rajat Wahi, Chandu bhai Virani, Gurpreet Bhimber, Shailendra Singh, Sanjay Gupta, Dr Ashok Tyagi, Nayandeep Banerjee, the speakers in the inaugural session talk on the sustainability matter. ‘Envisioning 2025 – Overcoming the challenges of food packaging’ is the hot potato of the show.

Sustainability in the packaging sector is the most significant challenge across the globe. There are two things for sustainability ‘intent’ and ‘technology’. If your company intends to become sustainable, you can work, and secondly, the technology – more upgrades to the technology are more advancements for the packaging sector.

In the last 40 years in the packaging industry, there has been a considerable amount of investment but fewer technological advancements. Plastic in packaging is making a significant issue. The packaging sector is continuously evolving to decrease the use of plastic in packaging.

Plastic packaging is highly impractical and negatively influences the earth’s ecosystem, which we all rely on. Most plastic garbage is transferred to landfills or disposed of into the environment due to poor product design and a lack of political infrastructure.

The packaging sector is one of the largest sectors of the Indian economy. After the pandemic, the packaging sector is booming. For this, 100% recycled plastic has now emerged in the market. The packaging is now becoming sustainable. After use, the plastic can be converted into granules and used again in the process.

The Covid-19 pandemic led to the country-wide lockdown on 25 March 2020. It will be two years tomorrow as I write this. What have we learned in this time? Maybe the meaning of resilience since small companies like us have had to rely on our resources and the forbearance of our employees as we have struggled to produce our trade platforms.

The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future.

Web analytics show that we now have readership in North America and Europe amongst the 90 countries where our five platforms reach. Our traffic which more than doubled in 2020, has at times gone up by another 50% in 2021. And advertising which had fallen to pieces in 2020 and 2021, has started its return since January 2022.

As the economy approaches real growth with unevenness and shortages a given, we are looking forward to the PrintPack India exhibition in Greater Noida. We are again appointed to produce the Show Daily on all five days of the show from 26 to 30 May 2022.

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Correspondent-Delhi & NCR Girish has been working and editorially contributing to both Indian Printer and Publisher and Packaging South Asia since 2021, covering the western regions of India. He has extensively covered a variety of verticals in both the printing and packaging industries. Skilled in taking Interviews and Story Writeup, Communication, Writing, and Research. Strong education professional with a Master of Arts - MA (MASS COMM.) focused in Mass Communication/Media Studies from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh.

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