PackPlus opens doors for printing and packaging industry

Packaging and printing industry to meet again under one roof

Packplus Delhi 2021 is set to open for the printing and packaging industry
Packplus Delhi 2021 is set to open for the printing and packaging industry

PackPlus, India’s largest trade fair for packaging, package printing, paper packaging, converting, and allied sector, is scheduled for 9-11 December 2021, at Halls 3 and 4, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. After the success of the regional edition, PackPlus is all set to offer an in-person platform for live product demos, cutting-edge technologies, and knowledge-sharing networking conferences.

PackPlus will open its doors to over 250 suppliers from the packaging, converting, and printing sector to help connect the visiting packaging professionals face-to-face with the right solution providers in New Delhi. The event will boast 250+ live-running machineries and 90+ product launches of the newest technology and packaging solutions. 

Anuj Mathur, chief operating officer of RX India, said, “It makes us very happy to bring together the packaging industry for an in-person event. Business is back on the show floors, and once again, PackPlus will help the industry reconnect with industry stakeholders and collaborate for the future development of the industry. We welcome you all to India’s largest packaging event.”

Concurrent networking conference, International Packaging Conclave on 9 and 10 December is a two-day conference themed as packaging for ‘New Normal’ Times – Visualizing packaging for 2025. Over 40 speakers from Cipla, Reliance, Haldiram, Bikanerwala, Balaji Wafers, Tata Foods, Nestle, DS Group, Biocon, Big Basket, Moglix, TCPL Packaging, and other big names will be sharing insights on packaging trends and challenges.

Co-located shows like India Converting Show will showcase the latest technologies in flexible packaging converting and printing, including prepress, inpress, and postpress solutions. The show will be a one-stop-shop for raw materials, accessories, converting and printing machines, package finishing equipment, plates, and plate-making equipment. 

Exhibitors showcasing their products and technologies at PackPlus 

CartonTech will feature the newest technologies and solutions in pre-production and pre-press systems and equipment, folding carton equipment and accessories, rigid box converting equipment, gluing machines, erecting machines, paper bag manufacturing equipment, films and foils, paper and carton board, inks, adhesives, and printing equipment.

PackSol will be an exclusive platform for the finished packaging segment featuring manufacturers of packaging solutions in flexible packaging, cartons, paper, plastics, glass, and metals.

New packaging technologies, converting and printing solutions will take center-stage with leading players including Aerolam Decoratives, Agarwal Trafin, Archies, Dotsmark Systems, Leuze Electronic, Natraj Industries, Packraft Container, Prakash Offset Machinery, Hilda Automation, Nilkamal, Kamtronics Technology, Signode India, Mutual Industries, NBG Printographic Machinery, and Sahil Graphics among others.

The registrations are still open for the visitors. To get the tickets for PackPlus, click here.


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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