hubergroup to show its presence again at PrintPack India

It will focus on MGA inks used in food packaging printing in Hall 9B, Stand F33

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hubergroup is ready to show its presence again at PrintPack India by focusing on MGA Natura inks being used for food packaging printing Photo: hubergroup
hubergroup is ready to show its presence again at PrintPack India by focusing on MGA Natura inks being used for food packaging printing Photo: hubergroup

hubergroup, an international printing inks and chemicals specialist, is planning to participate in PrintPack India 2022. The company has two divisions – print solutions and chemicals. The print solutions division produces inks, varnishes, and printing aids for packaging, commercial, and newspaper printing. The chemicals division produces speciality chemicals such as resins, lamination adhesives, pigments, and additives in its facilities in India. 

hubergroup, being a regular participant in the exhibition, will show its availability in Hall 9B Stand F33 at PrintPack 2022. At this event, it will focus on MGA Natura inks, which has a low migration and low odor for safe and sustainable food and pharma packaging. In addition, it will also highlight sustainable products like Rapdia Eco and Eco Perfect Dry safe food packaging. 

hubergroup Print Solutions’ sustainable portfolio for folding cartons will be dispalyed at Printpack India 2022
hubergroup Print Solutions’ sustainable portfolio for folding cartons will be on display at Printpack India 2022     Photo: hubergroup

However, we know that PrintPack is the first major printing exhibition post-Covid. It will be a good networking opportunity amongst the printing fraternity where the exhibitors will tell us about their experience during the Covid period and their new developments during the most challenging period of their entire lives. Most of us are expecting a decent footfall in the exhibition, and visitors are also excited to get updates on the latest technologies.

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hubergroup offers sustainable printing inks to customers

Chetan Naik, vice-president of sales and marketing at hubergroup India, highlighting their sustainability aspects, said, “hubergroup always pays special attention to the sustainability of its products. It offers a host of products from offset ink system, solvent-based inks’ system, water-based inks & coatings and some of the UV products which are Cradle to Cradle compliant.”

“At PrintPack, we are expecting primarily printers from the sheetfed industry across India and visitors looking for new developments to stay updated with new trends. The awareness for product safety has now been a trending topic of discussion more so due to acceptance of stringent regulatory norms and compliances,” he concluded by focusing on the future scope of the industry.

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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