Frankfurt, 21th March, 2014: India is envisaged to be one among the top ten packaging consumers by 2016 with the demand set to reach US $24 billion. Food packaging is expected to be a major growth driver in the near future for polymer consumption as the retail sector flourishes.

Packaging accounts for 48% of all commodity polymer consumption and is growing at 15% annually, gargantuan by all standards. Key application areas include multilayer films, BOPP films, shrink & stretch wraps, thin wall moulding, thermoforming and blow moulded containers. Within packaging, food packaging comes a distinct first.

To achieve this growth, Plastindia Foundation is organizing the ninth edition of Plastindia 2015 from February 5-10, 2015 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. This international exhibition is supported by the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers and will be one of the three largest shows in the plastics industry globally. With strong international participation Plastindia 2015, spread over 125,000 sq. meters of area, will have over 2000 exhibitors from over 40 countries and over 150,000 business visitors.

Joining hands with the Plastindia Foundation, the apex body of major associations, organizations and institutions, including Government & semi government organizations associated with plastics are major internationally acclaimed partners such as Messe Dusseldorf GmbH, Adsale Exhibition Services Ltd,  Pilatus International Co Ltd and supported by EUROMAP – The European Plastics and Rubber Manufacturers Association, the British Plastics Federation,  . The Foundation’s main objective is to promote the development and growth of the Indian Plastics Industry in India and is dedicated to national progress through plastics.

Mr Subhash Kadakia, President of Plastindia Foundation said, “The exciting developments of the recent past, ranging from the Wiintech cluster initiative, to the push for TUF’s implementation and the unprecedented show of strength at K 2013 gives me immense confidence in the future of Indian plastics. The 9th edition of this event will be bigger, better and aspire to achieving much greater ambitions. Exchange in Abundance – Expanding Horizons. This is the biggest business platform for our industry and I invite you to join us in our continued quest towards becoming responsible global leaders in plastics.

Focusing on the increased use of plastics in the healthy and safe packaging of food, Mr. Prabuddha Dasgupta one of the most respectable packaging professional said that, "In the current business environment, the key areas of growth are agriculture, retail, food processing, medicines and plastic packaging plays a vital role in ensuring quality products reach the consumer. Plastics are perhaps the most versatile group of materials used in packaging. However, in international markets or at duty free shops overseas and in India as well, Indian packaged food is very difficult to find on shelves; the primary reason being, lack of high quality of packaging solutions. With the increased use of technology which has provided high quality and safe plastic for various applications in the Indian food industry, the industry will become more competitive and will gain cost effectiveness. PLASTINDIA 2015 will make this happen and be the gateway to skyrocket such opportunities".
Key attractions for this exhibition:

•     24th ASEAN Plastics Forum
•     Proplast 2015 - finished goods section, This will showcase the forays made by the Indian processed plastics sector.
•     PLASTICON Awards to encourage and recognize innovation and growth in all facets of Indian Plastic Industry and to honor significant contribution made by Indian business enterprises, Institutions, NGOs and individuals who have excelled in their endeavor.
Wiintech – Worldwide Intercluster Initiative for New Materials and processes focused on Clean Technology – The European Gateway to develop business and technology opportunities.

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