CartonTech 2016 in New Delhi, 27 to 30 July

Focus on folding cartons, converting, package printing

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CartonTech 2016

CartonTech 2016 to be held from 27 to 30 July at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi,will focus on providing a complete business and networking platform to the folding carton, converting and package printing industry. The show, organized by Print-Packaging.com, will be held under the banner of their flagship event PackPlus.

The Indian carton manufacturers convert an estimated 2.5 million tonne of board, currently valued at Rs. 220 billion, and this is set to double in the next five to six years. The share of the organized sector is increasing. The brands vying to look ‘different’ and fighting counterfeiting are demanding special finishes thereby driving value addition and innovation. The savvy packaging solution providers, who can supply consistent quality and on-time deliveries is a growing breed, eager to adopt and invest in the latest equipment and technology. CartonTech 2016 will help the industry by bringing all that must be known and seen under one roof.

The exhibition will be featuring suppliers of equipment and materials required from the stage of prepress through printing, converting and finishing of the cartons. The show will also cover rigid box converting and paper bag making equipment. Indian and foreign exhibitors will be rubbing shoulders with each other. A large contingent of Chinese exhibitors is expected to participate. Leading printers and converters from all over the country will visit and brand owners and specifiers will also attend in large numbers. Some of the largest converters are also the exhibitors in the adjoining Packaging Products Pavilion at PackPlus.

PackPlus 2016 is all set for its next edition at New Delhi and the concurrently running CartonTech exhibition will bring in more benefit to the visitors. The visitor registrations are in full swing and building on the huge success of the last edition of the event, we are all set to make this even bigger,” says Neetu Arora, director, Print-Packaging.com.

 

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