Jodhpur-based Umax Packaging is among the top five flexible packaging converters in India. It has four units in the country with a combined converting capacity of 3,500 tons per month. Three units are located in Rajasthan while the fourth one is located in Assam. The Guwahati plant is the newest one which was commissioned in March 2017. At the IFCA Star Awards held in December 2017, Umax Packaging was among the big winners and bagged four awards.
Umax Packaging is part of the larger Uma Group, which also has Uma Packaging Professionals operating as a separate entity. While Umax Packaging mainly services
customers in the snacks, spices, dairy and confectionary segments, among others, Uma Packaging Professionals supplies flexible packaging solutions to customers in food staples segment such as flour, rice, wheat, grains, etc.
Umax Packaging was present at the recently concluded Plastindia 2018, where it displayed an extensive gamut of flexible packaging solutions that it can offer. The company showed solutions in pouch form, roll form, single layer and 5 layers.
According to Dinesh Lohar, business development manager, Umax Packaging, sustainability is an issue on which the company is seriously working. “We have started using water-based inks and are now looking to promote recyclable laminates,” he says.
A new CI flexo press being considered
Umax Packaging currently has a robust infrastructure with 12 rotogravure printing presses from Rotomec and Pelican. Lohar shares that Umax Packaging is now looking to bring in a CI flexo line.
“We are considering installing a CI flexo press because the jobs that require this technology are growing in India. This will also help us diversify the types of applications we can offer,” Lohar shares without disclosing when the new press will be installed.
In addition to Rotomec and Pelican rotogravure presses, Umax Packaging has dry and solvent-free laminators from Nordmeccanica and Worldly, film line, an inhouse ink kitchen, among others.
The impact, resilience, and growth of responsible packaging in a wide region are daily chronicled by Packaging South Asia.
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.
Even given the disruptions of supply chains, raw material prices, and the challenge of responsible and sustainable packaging, packaging in all its creative forms and purposes has significant headroom to grow in India and Asia. Our context and coverage engulf the entire packaging supply chain – from concept to shelf and further – to waste collection and recycling. We target brand owners, product managers, raw material suppliers, packaging designers and converters, and recyclers.
In an admittedly fragmented and textured terrain, this is the right time to plan your participation and marketing support communication – in our impactful and highly targeted business platform. Tell us what
you need. Speak and write to our editorial and advertising teams!
For advertisement firstname.lastname@example.org , for editorial email@example.com and for subscriptions firstname.lastname@example.org