The conference, held in Goa at the Grand Hyatt, saw an attendance of 390+ delegates with presentations from industry leaders like Alan Barretto of Nilpeter, Ranesh Bajaj of Creed Engineers, Anil Sharma of Avery Dennison and Christina Nilsson of Flint Group, among others.
The PrintWeek India team, present at the show, provided a snapshot review of the conference with it's tweets on @printweekindia at #LMAIConference
At the #Hyatt in #Goa for #LMAI conference. This year looks bigger than last time.
Anil Sharma, managing director, Avery Dennison, compliments LMAI; says "Pressure sensitive industry has evolved"
Anil Sharma, MD of @AveryDennison is very bullish about pressure sensitive labels during an exclusive interview with PrintWeek India
@AveryDennison has invested $100 mn in the graphics art industry in India
Later Carmen Chua said 84% end-users feel sustainability is still a differentiator in packaging
Carmen Chua of Avery refers to Vir Das' stand up show about what goes in the mind of a woman... its similar with what is sustainability
Chua of Avery: "85% of Avery's waste is not land-filled. This proves our commitment to reuse and recyclability"
Chua states LMAI and its members can shape the agenda for sustainability in India
@RaneshBajaj1 of Creed Engineers says brand protection will be a game changer. India loses Rs 26,000 cr to grey market
@RaneshBajaj1 advocates security software to ensure anti copy design, micro text, relief effects. A way to be a step ahead of counterfeiters
@RaneshBajaj1: "Now brands and vouchers use anti copy inks as well as visible and fluoroscent inks; plus photochromic inks" #LMAIConference
#HeroMotor and #TataNano #labels uses thermochromic inks which is gaining in popularity in India says @RaneshBajaj1
@RaneshBajaj1 informs that @vinsakindia has launched the LIO series, an interimittent offset press. 1st to be installed in India in Oct13
The Belgium-based Xeikon has unveiled a new dry toner for use on its digital label presses ahead of Labelexpo #LMAIConference
Malhotra Graphics informs PWI that they will enter the Indian flexo market with Xeikon's ThermoflexX digital platemaking system
Sutaria and Rajanikanth of Better Labels say the learning curve with the Xeikon is over and 2013 is the start of their digital label journey
Better Labels shows Xeikon's print samples with micro text Guilloches patterns, dynamic barcodes. Rajnikanth felt this technology, "will drive VDP in labels"
Chennai has two Xeikons. One at Better Labels; the other at RR DOnnelley. That is five in presses in India #LMAICOnference
Paolo Grosso of @OMETSrl says India is one of the largest print markets in the world #LMAIConference
The Italian flexo press player @OMETSrl is in the news for a 10-colour Omet, which has been bought by a multi-locational Indian label firm
Breaking News at #LMAICONFERENCE. @OMETSrl announces sale of VariFlex and X-Flex at Zircon, Seljegat and Arunodaya
Federico d’Annunzio, MD of @gidue highlighted the impact of UV flexo and the printing process for a growing Indian label market
Gidue's Indian partner Reifenhauser has notched an impressive number of installs. Webtech in Navi Mumbai is one of the largest Gidue firms.
70% Attitude. 20% Technique. 10% Application will ensure lean production on the shopfloor says Alan Baretto of @Nilpeter
@Nilpeter's Alan Baretto's presentation on ''press economics and lean production'' evokes excellent response from delegates
Samir Patkar, MD of @Gallus_Group India says 70 Gallus presses in India upto March13. Of which 55 presses of EM 280 and 4 of ECS granite
Ferdinand Rueesch, the owner of Gallus, is thrilled with #LMAIConference. He flies back to Zurich tomorrow with lots of new possibilities
According to Ajay Mehta of SMI Coated Products, world demand of self-adhesive products in 2011 was 47bn sq/m
Only 3-5% of #label production is #digital in India. There is a perception that digital is costly, says Ajay Mehta of SMI at #LMAICONFERENCE
15 thermal flexo units from Dupont in India including five units at service bureaus. And 2000 all over the world #LMAIConference
Lindsay Rice of Dupont presents on trends in plates with a video on football to epitomise team-work in a flexo unit
The tweets continued to pour in even after the culmination of the conference:
News from LMAI: HP inks partnership with Reifenhauser for sale of Indigo industrial presses
@HarveerSahni of Weldon Celloplast to start a unique service of operator training at the clients' shopfloor #LMAIConference
Sandhya Shetty of @Synergy Packaging tells Sachin Shardul that she is bullish about their two factories in Silvassa
@ROTOCONTROL acquires LeoMat as informed by Marco Aengenvoort at the #LMAIConference. Both firms will be represented by Weldon in India
A veteran of Reifenhauser, Sudhir Samant who has served the industry for 40 years announced his retirement a day prior to #LMAIConference
The Bodhi stall at #LMAICONFERENCE has digital samples from the Surepress at Sai Packaging. What is striking is the enhanced colour gamut
Print CEOs say they are looking to invest in added-value finishing and inspection or control systems; at LabelExpo
Harishankar of @EpsonProImaging made a pithy presentation about inkjet digital printing and how micro piezo print heads is a revolution
Additionally, Lisa Milburn, managing director, labels group division, Tarsus Group tweeted: LMAI announced they will bring 65 Indian label converters to @Labelexpo this September. Largest delegation from India to date!