The event saw a large number of delegates from industry associations of various countries. Pradip Bosmaya, the president of Federation of Corrugated Box Manufacturer (FCBM) who attended the show said, "The exhibition proved to be an excellent platform for the corrugation industry, and we got to see new technologies and developments at the show. It was great to see more than 400 delegates who travelled from India."
Pradip Bosmaya of FCBM
APL Machinery which represents Asahi Nantai in India was present at its stall which showcased die-cutting machines and flexo printer at the show. CP Paul, managing director, APL Machinery, said, "The show was a good platform for anyone dealing with or are connected with the Chinese equipment manufacturers and converting industries, although it was a bit smaller than the Shanghai edition."
CP Paul of APL Machinery
Wouter Sieben, business development manager for the corrugated segment, graphic solutions business, HP
According to Wouter Sieben, business development manager for the corrugated segment, graphic solutions business in Asia Pacific and Japan for HP, the corrugation packaging industry in China produces 51% of the global corrugated boxes. “While flexo is the main technology used to produce the boxes, digital printing has gathered steam in the last couple of years with 7% of the corrugated boxes now produced using digital printing.
HP has four wide-format presses installed in China. At the show, HP did not have any presses running, but showcased samples produced on the HP PageWide C500. “We recently installed the new industrial-scale HP PageWide C500 at Smurfit Kappa, and we hope to install a few in the Asia Pacific region including China and India,” said Sieben.
He added, “The C500, a water-based inks press makes possible printing of both primary and secondary food packaging without any additional barrier, meeting stringent food safety regulations.
Vishnuu R Kamat, vice president - sales, Advanced Graphic Systems
The SinoCorrugated for us was a first-time visit. The show was good for the corrugated industry as there were a lot of machines on live demo.
We were present at the show at our principal Aoke's stand for the sample cutting machine. We did have a lot of right visitors from the industry keen to know more about the sample cutting table (digital plotter). Although the number of expected visitors were not as expected by us, but all in all, it was a good show.