Solvay, one of the leading global companies, exhibited its range of products and services for the Indian market at Plastindia 2015. Solvay is present in segments like specialty polymers, engineering plastics, novecare and specialty chemicals. The company has been in India since almost five decades.
In the packaging space in India, Solvay has a strong presence in pharmaceutical packaging as it provides barriers to blister packaging. Films made with Solvay’s Diofan high barrier polymers provide long-term safety. Some key properties of Diofan high barrier polymer coating are excellent moisture barrier, intrinsic barrier to oxygen permeation, protection from aroma, prevention of oil and grease permeation, good seal integrity, excellent thermoformability, chemical resistance, good transparency, scratch and abrasion resistance.
Amlan Das, head sales and marketing India for Solvay Specialty polymers sees Indian demand for plastics rising at a fast pace across sectors ranging from automobiles, transportation to packaging. “We are a strong brand when it comes to the pharmaceutical packaging space in India,” Das said while talking about the company’s presence in the Indian packaging segment. He added that the company is looking to expand into the Indian food packaging segment. The company has been studying the Indian food packaging space to figure out what kind of solutions it can offer to the market.
“We want to evaluate the market and identify the value proposition of our offering. Once we are ready with that we will draw some concrete plans,” Das stated. Some areas of interest in food packaging for Solvay would be paper coating and various applications in retort packaging.
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