The best of packaging at PackPlus 2019

Post aquisition by Reed, show expected to be bigger and classier

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The market size of India’s packaging industry is expected to touch US$ 72.6 billion by FY 2020 on account of rising population and income levels. The growth is driven primarily by pharmaceuticals, foods and beverages. About 45% of the packaging machinery and materials produced is absorbed by the food processing sector alone, 25% by the pharmaceuticals sector, and 10% each by the personal products, tea, coffee and industrial product industries. These optimistic figures open up various new opportunities for the industry. Amid this scenario, PackPlus is setting up a business and networking platform for the industry from 28-31 August 2019 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. The event will be co-located with CartonTech, SupplyPlus, PackSol and India Converting Show.

Prateek Kaushik, portfolio director says, “The industry has recognized and appreciated PackPlus over the last several years. Today PackPlus is the biggest show in its category and is growing with each edition. Now, after coming under the umbrella of Reed Exhibitions, our exhibitors and visitors will experience the rise in overall class and quality of the exhibition.”

The exhibitors span across three major segments–primary packaging and automation, supply chain, material handling and flexible packaging, converting and corrugation. With 325+ exhibitors having already signed up for the show, PackPlus is expected to showcase a wide range of products and services related to packaging machines, materials and equipment, coding and marking solutions.

Key solutions on display include flexo, gravure, offset and screen printing presses, label printing equipment, corrugated box making machinery, paper, film, foil, inks and other consumables, food production and processing equipment, barcodes and RFID, rigid and flexible packaging, flexible intermediate container, woven, sacks and other bulk packaging solutions, end-of-line packaging solutions, supply chain, logistics and material handling and much more.

Spread over 15,000 square meter across 11 halls, PackPlus with its each edition has been receiving more international participation. This year, trade visitors will witness exhibits from USA, Canada, Germany, China and Taiwan. Renowned players from the industry including Nilkamal Limited – BubbleGUARD, Pepperl+Fuchs, AKR Machinery, A V Engineers, Sahil Graphics, Zhongke India, B and R Industrial Automation, Gandhi Automations, Spheretech Packaging India , Maxcess India Automation and Bostik India have already signed up for the show. Some of the leading global companies include Koch Pac-Systeme GmbH (Germany), Stewarts of America INC. (USA), R N Mark Inc. (Canada), Transpak and Frondoso Industry Inc. from Taiwan, Guangzhou Hengrui Non-woven Co, Dongguan City Guanli Advesive, Dongguan Jintian Paper Co from China among many others.

Decision makers and specifiers from top and middle management from various industries including pharmaceutical and chemical; food and beverage, dairy and meat; engineering; garments and textiles; personal care products and logistics will be attending the show. Printers, converters, packaging professionals and packaging end-users as well as the providers of materials, equipment and services will also visit in large numbers.

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The capacity for flexible film manufacturing in India increased by 45% over the past four years. With orders in place, we expect another 20% capacity addition in 2024 and 2025. Capacities in monocartons, corrugation, aseptic liquid packaging, and labels are grown similarly. As the consumption story returns over the next six months, we expect demand to return and exceed the growth trajectory of previous years. The numbers are positive for most of the economies in the region – and as shown by our analytics, our platform increasingly reaches and influences these.

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