Surat-based Alpha Plastomers is a small but fast-growing packaging film manufacturer which has carved out a niche in the Indian market and is gradually expanding overseas. Alpha Plastomers has been aggressively working towards expanding its market share in developed regions of the world, namely USA and Europe, by exhibiting in major shows like interpack and Pack Expo International.
The company manufactures flexible packaging solutions like POF shrink films and speciality products such as collation shrink films and mulch films. Alpha Plastomers also manufactures PET bottles for the pharmaceutical industry.
At Plastindia 2018, Alpha Plastomers is showcasing its complete range of products which are already well established in the market. It is also promoting two recently developed products: printed shrink sleeves and hot perforated packaging films.
“These two newly developed solutions are very niche; in fact, we are India’s first and only company to make hot perforated films locally. These solutions have a great potential in the food packaging segment as India is a huge producer of food items such as eggs, meat, bread, sandwiches, etc. There is a dearth of quality packaging material for food items like these,” says Saurabh Agarwal, director, Alpha Plastomers.
Eggs packed in hot perforated film manufactured by Alpha Plastomers
Talking about the salient features of the hot perforated films, Agarwal says that it helps in increasing the breathability of food items, enhancing the shelf life of the product. “Another interesting feature of hot perforated film is that one can even print on it. This can help brand owners up the brand value of the product being sold,” he shares.
The company has two manufacturing plants located at Daman and Roorkee. The combined production capacity for shrink films is about 350 tons per month, which is expected to increase to 400 tons per month by next month.
Alpha Plastomers started manufacturing mulch films last year, which are used in the agricultural sector. The black & white mulch films guard cultivation from insects and weeds besides improving crop growth by preventing water and necessary nutrients from evaporating.
“We showed our mulch films at interpack 2017 and since then we have grown in this category as well,” Agarwal shares.
The company will be next seen promoting its products at Pack Expo Mexico, which will take place in June this year.