Finding the sweet spot between the volume and throughput of automated processes and the flexibility of slower processes is the benchmark of the best suppliers of processed
foods. Wastage in India’s food supply chain is a concern especially when nearly half the population is malnourished. There is a need to address the issue beyond the glass doors
of those in high places and take it to people who matter – the food processing and packaging industry. Packaging and labelling is a major factor in the overall appeal of processed food products. The most innovative packaging development cycle and workflow across the supply chain is what the Indian food processing and packaging industries need right now.
Jointly organized by IppStar and Messe Düsseldorf India, the PDIT Conference to be held in Mumbai on 16 and 17 December 2016, will focus as much on the sustainability of packaging solutions and advanced Industry 4.0 automation lines as it will on Save Food, a concept that aims to eliminate wastage in the food supply chain right from the farm to post consumer waste. One of the most important sections of the conference will deal with improvements in food sorting, processing and logistics with special emphasis on appropriate solutions for emerging economies.
Consumers of branded food products in India are more knowledgable today, demanding safer and more sustainable packaging. They are concerned about how to achieve zero landfi ll such as the recently awarded cities like Alaphuzza, Panjim and Mysuru. The PackTech India Packaging Design Innovation and Technology Conference will address these critical issues for all types of packaging.
For a country that is the largest milk producer and consumer and the second largest producer of fruit and vegetables in the world, the processing, sustainability and waste issues are critical. The deliberations at the fi rst annual PDIT Conference will emphasize the role of design and innovation in creating appropriate packaging solutions for a fast growing consumer goods economy.
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