India Smart Packaging Summit attracts A-Z of leading industry support

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The line-up of speakers for the up-coming Indian Virtual Smart Packaging Summit includes an enticing mixture of well known AIPIA event regulars, such as Aptar, Avery Dennison, NXP, Systech and Zappar as well as a number of new faces, such as VerifyMe and Faciculus. In addition the India based Authentication Solution Providers Association, ASPA, an India-based group with a strong local market knowledge will talk aboutbrand security and authentication challenges in India and South Asia, based on its 20 years of knowledge.

Other well known AIPIA members, some represented by their local representatives ,include Evigence (Lisaline Lifescience Technologies India) who will talk about ‘the Future of Freshness’ , Talkin’ Things will demonstrate how the latest tag production technology has reduced the cost of RFID dramatically and Inspectron who will highlight a totally new way to track&trace your products which it claims to be both environmentally friendly and cost effective.

Printed Electronics (PE) will get an airing from coating experts KROENERT, while Wolfgang Mildner owner and CEO of MSWtech will offer an Introduction to PE, current applications, and  a roadmap  for Roll-to-Roll processing for smart packaging applications for Indian users. From this area of technology we also welcome Marcin Ratajczak CEO of Inuru who have already made some of the most high impact labels for the biggest brands, such as Coca-Cola, explaining about easy integrable smart packaging and labels made with PE using OLED.

Also high on the agenda is Recycling and Sustainability, a must on any packaging development list these days. Smart Packaging has an important role to play in making recycling easier and spreading sustainability messages to consumers through Connected Packaging. Leading exponents of these technologies, Digimarc and Recycl3R Solutions will explain how digital fits in to recycling and circularity.

Why not visit the ‘real time’ agenda on the AIPIA website for the latest program news. Follow this link to see up to date speaker news and how to book your place as a delegate. This is the first event in the AIPIA Global Smart Packaging Program for 2021 and is sure to offer some great insights into Active & Intelligent packaging technologies and the opportunities in India. We welcome delegates from both inside and outside India & South Asia to come and network.

Smart Packaging Solutions Virtual Congress -19 March 2021

The Smart Packaging Solutions for India and South Asia Virtual Congress on 19 March focuses on food and pharma supply chains, brand security, and sustainability. Organized jointly by IPPStar and the AIPIA, the virtual congress’s topics include brand authentication, condition monitoring, and active and intelligent packaging that contributes to the safe delivery of authenticated products leading to safety, security, and customer engagement. Please look at the agenda of the conference here, and for registration, please click here. You can also email Ruchi at conference@ippgroup.in or Umesh at subscription@ippgroup.in. Call us in Noida at 120-4546988 or 4326053 – Umesh at Xtension 30; Ruchi at Xtension 33; Gaurav at Xtension 23; and Mohit at Xtension 25.

2023 promises an interesting ride for print in India

Indian Printer and Publisher founded in 1979 is the oldest B2B trade publication in the multi-platform and multi-channel IPPGroup. While the print and packaging industries have been resilient in the past 33 months since the pandemic lockdown of 25 March 2020, the commercial printing and newspaper industries have yet to recover their pre-Covid trajectory.

The fragmented commercial printing industry faces substantial challenges as does the newspaper industry. While digital short-run printing and the signage industry seem to be recovering a bit faster, ultimately their growth will also be moderated by the progress of the overall economy. On the other hand book printing exports are doing well but they too face several supply-chain and logistics challenges.

The price of publication papers including newsprint has been high in the past year while availability is diminished by several mills shutting down their publication paper and newsprint machines in the past four years. Indian paper mills are also exporting many types of paper and have raised prices for Indian printers. To some extent, this has helped in the recovery of the digital printing industry with its on-demand short-run and low-wastage paradigm.

Ultimately digital print and other digital channels will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future. For instance, there is no alternative to a rise in textbook consumption but this segment will only reach normality in the next financial year beginning on 1 April 2023.

Thus while the new normal is a moving target and many commercial printers look to diversification, we believe that our target audiences may shift and change. Like them, we will also have to adapt with agility to keep up with their business and technical information needs.

Our 2023 media kit is ready, and it is the right time to take stock and reconnect with your potential markets and customers. Print is the glue for the growth of liberal education, new industry, and an emerging economy. We seek your participation in what promises to be an interesting ride.

– Naresh Khanna

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