Maskom Masterbatches at Plastindia

Hunt on for foreign players at Plastindia

Nihan Bacanak Okumus, general manager of Maskom Masterbatches at PlastIndia 2018, at Gandhinagar

Maskom Masterbatches specializes in production of a wide range of masterbatches, additive masterbatches, compound fillers and printing inks for flexo and rotogravure printing. In 2011, Maskom set up a plant exclusively dedicated to manufacturing black masterbatches. With three manufacturing facilities in Turkey, Istanbul, the company is a leading name in the manufacturing of black masterbatches.

Maskom Masterbatches manufactures PE-, PP- and PS-based compound fillers, white masterbatches and additive masterbatches in their first facility, the approximate capacity of which is 8,000 tons a month. In the second factory, Maskom produces color masterbatches and the factory has a capacity of 600 tons a month while the third facility manufactures black masterbatches. The company plans to expand their additives business. Recently, the company gained expertise in manufacturing UV and Infrared masterbatches, which are targeted at suppliers of greenhouse films.

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Maskom Masterbatches visited Plastindia with a hope to target customers from some specific parts of Asia and Europe. “Plastindia is big and exhibitors come from all over the world. So, we are here to target them. The Indian market is brimming with masterbatch producers and they offer solutions at cheaper rates as compared to us. So, we were sure that it would be difficult to target Indian customers here. Hence, we are looking for tie-ups with non-local participants,” said Nihan Bacanak Okumus, general manager of Maskom Masterbatches. “The Indian market is price driven. The ones offering solutions at lower rates triumph here.”

“If I compare Plastindia to other European events, it looks weak. You can see visitors from all over the world at events in European countries. However, here in Plastindia, it is predominantly Indians who come to the event. Overall, we’re not completely satisfied with this event. I also feel that this not the correct venue for such an event; a city like Mumbai or Delhi would have been a better host,” Okumus concluded.

More than 45% of Maskom’s turnover is achieved from its exports business.

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