IndiaCorr Expo to start tomorrow in Mumbai
IndiaCorr Expo is ready to welcome the corrugated and carton industry from 8-10 October in Mumbai. Photo: IndiaCorr Expo

The IndiaCorr Expo and India Folding Carton events are getting ready to bring the corrugated case manufacturing, paper packaging, and folding carton industry together at the most focused business platform from 8-10 October at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon in Mumbai. It is a B2B event for corrugated case manufacturing, converting, package printing, box making, and folding carton segments. It brings thousands of buyers and sellers to connect face-to-face to build business relationships, network, and learn from industry experts.

IndiaCorr Expo will bring 170+ suppliers and 120+ live machines on the show floor. And there will be some top exhibitors from the corrugated and carton industry, such as Kongsberg, Valcon Melton, Baumer India, CGSASP, Dupont, BHS Corrugated India, Bobst, Creative Graphics, Emba, Robus India, Siegwerk, VeePee Graphics, Zhongke India, International Pavilion, and many more. Visitors coming to this show can expect to see technologically advanced equipment and technology, discover top brands and witness live demos to source end-to-end corrugated, paper packaging, and folding carton solutions under one roof. 

Here, at this event, Packaging South Asia team will be covering the show, and visitors can gather more information about the show at our Stand A7A in Hall 4. And, as you know that we have always been talking to both the visitors and the exhibitors about their presence at the show and their expectations, as this helps us in giving updates for the event or any new launch taking place in the packaging industry. Some of the exhibitors have shown interest in talking with us and gave us some information about their participation at the event.

Zhongke India – Hall 4, Stand A3-A5

ZK-5540, an automatic box forming machine to be displayed at Zhongke India’s stand at IndiaCorr Expo. Photo: Zhongke India
ZK-5540, an automatic box forming machine to be displayed at Zhongke India’s stand at IndiaCorr Expo 2022.
Photo: Zhongke India

While speaking with Zhongke India, we learned that the company will showcase its Automatic box forming machine ZK-5540C, Automatic High Precision Litho Laminator, Automatic diecutting Machine, and Automatic Window Patching Machine at the Indo-Corr Exhibition. The company has high expectations from the event as it believes that the industry is very keen to go for automation so that they might get a good response from the customers or the visitors. The top team authority from Zhongke India says, “In every exhibition, Zhongke India tries to display its new machine, and this time in IndiCorr Expo as there is a theme of corrugation, so we are majorly focussing on our litho laminator. Our litho laminator is quite different from other food laminators as its accuracy is so precise that you can easily stick one printed sheet to another.”

CGSASP – Hall 4, Stand A44

CGSASP confirms that it will bring its CITO Creasing Matrix and Rubbers, Policart Anvil Covers, Renova Brakes/chucks/roll pushers, Esterlam doctor blades, Leadedge flexo Apac – Pre stitched Carriers, Lead/Trail strips, Cbak, Sandon Anilox Rolls to the exhibition at its Stand A44. The event is significant for the participants from the corrugated industry as here, they get a chance to meet many customers. CGSASP commented that the previous IndiaCorr event was smaller due to Covid-19, but it still had a good response. And their expectations are high this time, and they expect more participation from the automatic plant corrugators segment of the industry.

CGSASP to showcase its CITO Creasing Matrix and Rubbers at IndiaCorr Expo. Photo: CGSASP
CGSASP to showcase its CITO Creasing Matrix and Rubbers at IndiaCorr Expo 2022.
Photo: CGSASP

Talking about CGSASP’s development in the last one year, Kunal Gandhi, director, CGSASP, says, “In this one year, we have done a joint venture with Leadedge Flexo from the UK. The joint venture is called Leadedge Flexo APAC. We have started manufacturing pre-stitched carriers in India. So, we are excited to promote this venture at the exhibition. The corrugated packaging and folding carton segment have become the fastest growing segment in the packaging industry, and it will continue growing for years to come.”

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