UBM India, India’s leading exhibitions organizer, has teamed up with the Indian Flexible Packaging and Folding Carton Manufacturers Association (IFCA) for its upcoming ProPak India Expo, scheduled from 21 to 23 October 2019. The ProPak India Expo along with co-located Fi India & Hi event provides industry players an entire array of products and solutions pertaining to food ingredients, processing, technology and packaging under one giant umbrella and also brings within its ambit, processing and packaging solutions pertaining to products from medicines, cosmetics, industrial systems and machinery, among others.
IFCA was established in the year 1965 and has been pursuing through its multifarious activities to address the needs of the industry and its members in particular. In the last few years, it has also been associated with national and international bodies to integrate its activities better and encourage industry and institutional facilities for information and data development, training, orientation and encourage a ‘work together culture’.
At the ProPak India Expo, IFCA, being an active industry body, will help bring together the entire fraternity of manufacturers of paper, speciality papers, paper/folding boards, films and foil based and allied products under one roof. On Day 2, IFCA will organize a day-long conference, addressing the teething industry issues.
ProPak India expo will be co-located with the Fi India & Hi expo at the Bombay Convention and Exhibition Centre in Mumbai. The show will host over 150 exhibitors offering products and services in automation, testing and measurement, filing and sealing machinery, cartooning machinery, thermoforming, robotics, storage and transport, materials and consumables, and complete production lines along with allied services.
“Sustainability has become an important factor for many of us and has emerged as a key driver of innovation. While the rigid packaging is still leading the game, flexible packaging is the most economical method to package and is in high demand across many sectors. With the market size of USD 6 billion, flexible packaging is growing at a rate of 11%. ProPak India’s association with IFCA will not only highlight the key innovations and trends in flexible packaging but will also focus on challenges and opportunities in flexible packaging,” said Yogesh Mudras, managing director, UBM India Pvt. Ltd.
Sharing his thoughts on this strategic alliance, Vilas Dighe, general manager IFCA said, “IFCA carries out many activities in the interest of the members. It provides a platform for the flexible packaging, carton and allied industries to come together on many important events. The packaging sector uniquely contributes to our society by ensuring that products reach their end consumers in a healthily safe manner for consumption. It is a fast growing sector driven by key factors like rising population, increase in income levels and changing lifestyle. Growth in end-user segments like Food, FMCG, Pharma, and other Consumer Products, is leading to rise in demand for packaging. With increasing usage of packaging materials, the environmental concerns are growing and they need to be tackled at all levels. Commitment to responsible packaging is integral to the success of every business. The focus should be on creating innovative packaging solutions that support the customers as they seek to meet the needs of consumers while also reducing their impact on the environment. ProPak India 2019 promises to showcase the best in promoting the cause for good packaging.”