Mumbai-based Plastiblends India is part of the Kolsite Group of Companies. and is the largest manufacturer and exporter of White and Black masterbatches as well as compounds for the plastic and fiber processing industries. Established in 1993, the company produced 5,000 tons of masterbatches in a year back then. Today, it has a total annual capacity of over 130,000 tons. For packaging, Plastiblends showcased a range of products such as Slip masterbatch to enhance the smoothness of flexible films; Anti-Rodent masterbatch to repel rodents from causing any damage to products; Anti-fog masterbatch to avoid the formation of water droplets on the film surface; and Polymer processing aid to improve the melt flow, eliminate melt fracture and ensure defect-free and smooth production of films.
At the stand, Plastiblends promoted Mulch Films, the newest developed product from the blend of LDPE and LLDPE with a combination of UV and thermal stabilizers. Its purpose is to conserve moisture and simultaneously improve the fertility and health of the soil to increase yields. Speaking about the growth of the plastic industry, Ramesh Dumbre, vice president – marketing says, “The plastic industry has been witnessing enormous progress during the last several years. Last year, we commissioned a new plant at Palsana, Gujarat, which has an annual capacity to produce 30,000 metric tons a year. At present, 30% of our manufactured masterbatches are exported to over 40 countries. We can expand the capacity of the Gujarat plant as when required. Currently, our market share is close to 15% in India. Considerable technology optimization measures have been introduced in the plastic industry in the recent times. Since several applications and characteristics are required for the plastic products, it is found that one polymer cannot always provide all the applications. Therefore, it has become necessary to combine various polymers to produce multilayer films or to get the desired properties.”