Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Zen and the art of plastic engineering

I recently met a young man from the plastic industry who talks about the need to add value to everything – products, knowledge, experience...

Some packaging-related trends for 2018 – Part 2

The most important trend in the Indian economy as well as the Indian packaging industry is hardly a trend; it is more or less a fact of life – uncertain and gradual but positive expansion of the industry and the continued evolution in its use of technology and best practices.

Tackling the issues – an action plan

We have been writing about the problems that could crop up if the Government of India’s Plastic Waste Management Rules 2016 are implemented as...

A Life Celebrated with Packaging

“Packaging is a celebration,” Mr Prabuddha Dasgupta is reported to have said while addressing a seminar in Mumbai on 23 August 2017. Speaking about the...

IPEX is gone – iconic UK trade show pulls the plug

Bowing to the inevitable, the organizers of IPEX have called it quits following two disastrous trade shows, one in London where it broke tradition...

Industry ennui could lead to catastrophic crisis

We are past to the various deadlines set by the government on implementation of the Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016. If the powers that be decide to go ahead and rigidly enforce this legislation as framed, all hell will break loose.

Industry requires better leadership even in the better times to come

The second advanced estimates released on 28 February 2018 by the Central Statistics Office suggest that the Indian economy may fi nally be turning around. The quarterly estimate of GDP for 

Some packaging-related trends for 2018 – Part 1

What packaging trends do you see gaining prominence in 2018? Whether it be in innovation, design or consumers perspective. Sustainable packaging will carry on to be one of the biggest trends in 2018 – how do you see companies and brands tackling this?

Michelman Innovation Centre brings water-based coating tech to India

The growth opportunity and need for innovation in India’s flexible packaging market is unprecedented. Shifting consumer buying habits, changing food preparation and processing, and a trend towards more environmentally

Infinity Solutions offers complete solution for corrugators

Packaging South Asia spoke to the founder-partners of Pune-based Infinity Solutions, Tufan Kumar Saha and Sarfaraz Pathan, to understand their business plan and how they look at the currently evolving


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