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Indpack exhibtion taps into packaging requirements

The 16th edition of Indpack, a national packaging exhibition, was inaugurated by Anita Agnihotri, IAS (Indian Administrative Services), special secretary and financial advisor, Ministry of Commerce, Government of India on 16 January 2014.

The three days packaging exhibition – from 16 to 18 January has been organised by IIP (Indian Institute of Packaging) an autonomous body under the Ministry of Commerce at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. It is the first when the exhibition is taking place in New Delhi.

NC Saha, director, Indian Institute of Packaging (IIP), said, “We are living in a packaging essential era. Packaging helps in distribution of food and other essentials to the user. Hence demand for better and innovative packaging is increasing. The main objective behind the exhibition is to promote the export business since India is the sixth largest country worldwide when it comes to packaging.”

The theme of this edition of the exhibition is ‘Consumer Packaging Challenges and Opportunities’. Along the exhibition, two days conference is also happening at Hotel Shangri-La’s Eros on 17 and 18 January 2014. This conference attended by more than 200 delegates from the flexible packaging segment was inaugurated by the chief guest, Dr E M S  Natchiappan, the Hon’ble Minister of State for Commerce & Industry, Government of India.

There were around 100 exhibitors in this three-day exhibition with a total covered area of around 4500sq meters. Various packaging converters ranging from paper, foil, film, glass, metal and other packaging material have displayed their technologies during the show. Also different packaging machinery, automation and other auxiliary equipment was on display.

Like in the past the booth set up by Ecobliss india was STAR attraction of all the stalls. The presentation of the stall itself was like a feast to the eyes of the visitors. Talking on the sidelines, the CEO and MD, Chakravarthi AVPS said, with the rapidly growing retail market in the country, there has been a significant surge in the demand of blister and high visible packaging. And Ecobliss exactly fits the bill by offering customised packaging solutions for different segments pharmaceutical,healthcare, beauty and cosmetics, computer peripherals, food, Agri, electrical, electronics among others. Looking at the feedback the company CFO, Mr.Ramakrishna felt that there is a good potential for transparent food grade containers in the market. And the Ecobliss with its proven capabilities can offer to cater various needs, he added.