Banglore-based Boxtech will participate and display technology-driven machines in PrintPack India’s largest print and packaging industry exhibition organized by IPAMA. Boxtech’s automatic high-speed, VelocityPlus carton folder gluer, will be in action at the exhibition. It is also on the launch of an advanced folder gluer for high speed and automation, featuring the make in India folder gluer concept. The machine speed is 250 meters per minute with a pre-folding lockbottom carton. Side paste and lock bottom cartons will be on demo. “In 2020, after the pandemic, this will be the first-ever biggest print and packaging expo. We expect many potential buyers and visitors to experience the new features and new types of machinery. This platform will ease the buyer to compare product features, service, and value for this time, and feel the product to make up his mind for a smart investment,” said Ajay Nayak of Boxtech.
“PrintPack India is always a successful event worth participating in for a buyer or a print and packaging industry. We feel proud to showcase our brand at this exhibition. We get the opportunity to understand the customer’s future requirements and the industry and work on the research and development, with the scope of introducing new machines and new add- ons to the packaging industry. From a sales perspective, we showcase the best product, live shows, and one-to-one discussions with visitors from all over India,” he added. The company expects investors, decision-makers, potential buyers and people to focus on new projects from all over India. “This time, we do not expect more visitors from African countries, Asian countries and European countries due to the inconvenience after the pandemic but we can’t be too sure. Just wait and watch. We are so excited to meet the visitors,” he concluded.
Note: The IPPGroup will be publishing the PrintPack India Show Daily on all five days of the event from 26 to 30 May 2022. Our May issues of Indian Printer and Publisher and Packaging South Asia will also contain previews of the event.
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.