17th Packplus – Sustainability as a pillar

Emphasis on short-run business solutions

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VM Technologies booth at the Packplus exhibitions 2023. Photo PSA

The 17th edition of PackPlus, which took place from 10 to 12 August 2023 in New Delhi’s Pragati Maidan, aimed at highlighting sustainable packaging as a mainstream priority. Hosting solutions ranging from food, pharma, and luxury packaging, the exhibition pushed short-run solutions and their necessity in the consumer-centric market of today.

Organized by RX Global, PackPlus brought together industry stakeholders, exhibitors, and international brands. Businesses in the packaging industry, ranging from manufacturers and suppliers to retailers and users, had the opportunity to explore a wide range of packaging solutions, including sustainable packaging, finished packaging, and automation products.

Ganesh Packaging, a manufacturer, trader, and exporter of film roll, silica gel, plastic twine, strapping roll, etc., showcased its cushioned Airbag solutions at the exhibition that had high footfall. The company’s rolls and film-based solutions cater to luxury and brittle product packaging.

Rajan Harjai, the director of the company, said, “Exhibitions such as these are necessary as it strengthens the core of the industry and allows members of different segments of the industry to get under one roof.”

Fillpack Technology, a provider of processing, filling & sealing, and custom-made packaging solutions, attended the exhibition as a branded exercise. The company has been a supplier to the dairy, food & beverages, cosmetics, and pharma industries for around 30 years. Based in Thane, Maharashtra, the company plans to expand its automation processes and expects inquiries after the Packplus exhibition.

The event was supported by associations such as the Flexible Packaging Entrepreneurs’ Welfare Association, the All India Food Processors Association, the Authentication Solution Providers Association, the Indian Institute of Packaging, and the Coating & Adhesive Tape Association of India.

Tridiseno India is the ‘Lanyard Partner’ for the event, while GTL Adhesive Tapes India is the ‘Registration Partner.’

VM Technologies a provider of paper convertible-based packaging, showcased its paper edge protector, paper honeycomb, and paper bubble wrap solutions at the packaging event. The company said, “In 2004, we aspired to start a packaging unit and had the option of choosing expanded polystyrene or paper. Given that polystyrene is a pollutant, we chose to follow the path of paper-based packaging but gave it a great amount of thought. The result was VM Technocoatings.”

Metal packaging was a highlight of the show as well with Glisten Tins, which specializes in tin-based packaging. The company, providing tin boxes in a variety of shapes and sizes, has diversified into several spheres such as food, cosmetics, luxury stationery, and more. The company said, “We offer these products in top-notch packaging to extend their shelf life and satisfy the numerous demands of our illustrious customers. Additionally, customers can easily order these goods from us at prices that are unmatched in the industry.”

Other brands that participated in PackPlus includes Ajit Industries, Cognex, Control Print, Cyklop India, Flexituff Ventures, GTL Adhesives & Tapes, Holostik India, Ishwara Paper Cups, Konica Minolta, Leap India, Markem Imaje, Pepperl+ Fuchs, NBG Printographic Machinery, Packraft Containers India, Stelda Packaging, SSP Packaging, Technofour Electronics, Uflex, VM Technocoatings, Navnit Blister Packs, VCQRU, Joypack, Vishwa Samudra Group, Zhejiang New Debao Machinery, G-Tech Packaging, Hilda Automation, Swastik Technopack, and J-Pack Engineers among others.

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