Plastindia, first held in 1990, is a triennial trade show on Plastics that is considered the world’s largest of its kind after the ‘K’ event held at Dusseldorf in Germany. Plastindia 2009 is going to be the 7th edition of this show and will be organised at the Pragati Maidan complex at New Delhi between the 4 and 9 of February 2009.
Plastindia 2006 was a very successful event and featured 1,288 exhibitors from 30 countries over a gross area of 65,541 square meters. Of these, 327 exhibitors were from foreign countries. The event attracted about 80,000 business visitors over six days. The highlights of the show included three dedicated first-time pavilions as follows:
PROPLAST – a hall dedicated to processed plastics products.
PLASTICULTURE – a hall dedicated to plastics in agriculture.
RECYCLING PAVILION – a hall dedicated to recycling technologies for plastics and recycled products to create awareness on the need and benefits of recycling.
This year’s edition is also going to be a massive affair spread over an even larger area in Halls 1 to 15 and 18 of the complex. The show will be structured on the basis of major exhibitor groups, which are as follows:
-Raw Materials, Polymers & Resins, Intermediates, Blends & Alloys, Composites
-Specialty Chemicals, Masterbatches, Additives, Colourants, Fillers and Reinforcements
-Plastics Processing Machinery
-Ancillary Equipment, Instrumentation
-Moulds & Dies
-Post Processing Equipment for Printing, Plating, Lamination, Surface Enhancement and Decoration of Plastics
-Quality Control and Testing Equipment
-R & D, Education and Training Institutes
-Trade Promotion Bodies and Professional Associations
-Technical Publishers, Standards etc.
One can expect to see a lot of running equipment featuring the latest technologies and developments. Many of the world’s leading companies in the plastics business will be participating in the show. According to our information, over 1,300 exhibitors have already signed up for this year’s show.
Plastics are today the most widely used raw materials in Packaging. In India, it is estimated that almost 60 per cent of the total polymer production of over 6 million MT per year goes into packaging applications. In addition, a lot of materials are imported as well.
The Indian plastics industry has been growing at over 15 per cent per year and it is estimated by the Plastindia Foundation that, if its potential is fully harnessed, consumption should reach 12.5 million MT per year by 2010. This would position India as the world’s third largest user of plastics after the USA and China. To meet this figure, the country would need to instal 30,000 new machines and incur some US$ 9.5 billion in project investment. The Packaging segment is expected to consume over 6.2 million MT of plastics per year by 2010.
Concurrently with the show, Plastindia Foundation is also organising a 2-day Plastindia Conference. The first day is designated Business Day and will focus on business issues. The second day is designated Technology Day and will focus on technology issues. Many specialist speakers from leading international organizations as well as Indian industry have been lined up to discuss many interesting subjects of contemporary relevance.
The show is well worth visiting for anybody who has anything to do with plastics and packaging.
Plastindia 2009 Conference
Along with the Plastindia show, Plastindia Foundation are also organising a 2-day Conference on the 6th and 7th of February 2009 at The Lalit (Hotel Intercontinental, The Grand) at Barakhamba Road, New Delhi. The first day of the Conference will focus on business issues and is designated Business Day. The second day is designated Technology Day. The topics for these sessions are given below. Speakers will be internationally known specialists from leading organisations in the plastics business worldwide.
Business Day (6/2/09)
Session 1 – Global petrochemical Business Scenario
State of Global Polymer Industry: John Verity – ExxonMobil Chemicals
Polyolefins: The Changing Face of the Plastic Industry: Andrea V. Borusso – Access Intelligence International LLC
Feedstock & Markets for Polymer Industry: Howard Rappaport – Chemical Market Associates Inc.
Session 2 – Asia Pacific Petrochemical Industry Scenario
Emergent Scenario in Indian Petrochemicals: P.K. Johri – ONGC Petro Additions : Rajeev Mathur – GAIL
East-of-Suez Petrochemical Feedstock Market: N.Ravivenkatesh – Purvin & Gertz Inc.
Session 3 – Regulations & Key Success Story
International Trade and Regulatory Issues Impacting Polymer Industry: Sharad Bhansali – APJ-SLG Law Offices
REACH Legislation in the European Union and its Implication on Plastics: Reynold D’Souza – Sakata India
Keys to Sustainable Development of Plastics Products: Dr. Ranganath Shastri – CIATEQ Unidad SLP-UDIT
Technology Day (7/2/09):
Session 1 – Emerging Technologies in Materials
ExxonMobil Chemical Global Technology Capability and Commitment to Innovation: Dirk Michiels – ExxonMobil Chemicals
Next Generation UNIPOL PE Metallocene Developments: Dr. Ann Schoeb-Wolters – Univation Technologies LLC
Differentiated Packaging Solutions with Advanced Technology Resins: Vidiella Salvado, Felip (F) – Dow Chemical
Session 2 – Specialty Additives for Polymers
Recent Innovations in Plastics Additives: N. S. Ayare – Fine Organics
Effect Additives for Plastics: Dr. Daniel Mueller – CIBA Inc.
Improving the Quality and Lifetime of Polypropylene Compounds in Outdoor Applications: J. H. Yeo – Songwon Industrial
Session 3 – Emerging Technology in Polymer Processing
Beverage Packaging Opportunities: Enrico Gribaudo – Husky Injection Molding Systems
Developments in Cast (Stretch) Film Lines and Overview of the Cast Stretch Film Market and the Factors Affecting the Production Economics: David Constant – Gloucester Engineering
CAD/CAM/CAE in Plastics Product Development: S. Ilangovan – CIPET
Session 4 – Automobile Industry and Polymers
Automotive Industries, a Futuristic Preview – Global and Indian Perspective:
S. Maitra – Maruti Suzuki India
Specialty Polymers for Metal Replacement: William P. Gaines, Jr. – Solvay Advanced Polymers LLC
Full details and online registration facilities are available on Plastindia’s website www.plastindia.org
Concurrently with the Conference, a parallel 2-day poster session is also being organised where unique work related to plastics by academic institutes, research laboratories and industrial laboratories will be highlighted. The subjects of the projects will be based on polymer materials with potential for applications development.