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DuPont awards

Dupont has become a catalyst for inspiring future innovations

DuPont is strengthening its packaging and industrial polymers business in India to address the growing needs of the rapidly expanding Indian packaging market. As a leading provider of packaging solutions, DuPont will focus on developing speciality applications with packaging converters and end-users to come up with solutions, serving specific Indian requirements. Roger Kant, Asia Pacific marketing director, DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers said, “With growing middle class incomes, changing demographics and lifestyles,
the need for quality and sophistication of packaging is changing in India. We collaborate with experts across the value chain to focus on meeting emerging consumer needs.”

DuPont highlighted leading industry innovations with the recent winners of the DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation. Godrej Consumer Products and Classy Kontainers were honoured this year for excellence in enhanced user experience. The conditioner container
from Godrej for Bblunt, a chain of salons, combines functionality with aesthetics for easy dispensation. Sunil Kataria, business head, India and SAARC, Godrej Consumer Products,
commented, “We wanted our first hair care product line at the salon to convey the essence of the premium Bblunt brand through its bold shape and shine.”

Ultratech Cement, part of the Aditya Birla Group & Uflex were honoured for excellence in technological advancement in the Indian cement industry for developing a Flex Safe Pack, a moisture proof bag specially designed to keep away moisture and water from entering into the bag. Commenting on the award, Amit Ray, group president – Flexible Packaging Division and Allied Businesses, Uflex said, “This award recognizes our continued commitment towards innovation and value addition.”

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A multi-channel B2B publication and digital platform such as Packaging South Asia is always aware of the prospect of new beginnings and renewal. Its 16-year-old print monthly, based in New Delhi, India has demonstrated its commitment to progress and growth. The Indian and Asian packaging industries have shown resilience in the face of ongoing challenges over the past three years.

As we present our publishing plan for 2023, India’s real GDP growth for the financial year ending 31 March 2023 will reach 6.3%. Packaging industry growth has exceeded GDP growth even when allowing for inflation in the past three years.

The capacity for flexible film manufacturing in India increased by 33% over the past three years. With orders in place, we expect another 33% capacity addition from 2023 to 2025. Capacities in monocartons, corrugation, aseptic liquid packaging, and labels have grown similarly. The numbers are positive for most of the economies in the region – our platform increasingly reaches and influences these.

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