PlastIndia is a huge hit in Gandhinagar

By 10 Feb 2015

In spite of the non availability of air tickets, railway tickets and hotel bookings, the six day PlastIndia was a success. Touted as the world’s third largest plastic trade show, the six-day PlastIndia 2015, which was inaugurated by the Gujarat chief minister Anandiben Patel and Union chemical-fertilizer minister Ananthkumar on the morning of February 5, 2015 was attended by more than 65,000 visitors.

The organisers of the show expect visitor footfalls to notch up a lakh by the time the show culminates today (on 9 February). There is every likelihood that PlastIndia 2018 will be hosted at the same venue in Gandhinagar.

A board member of the PlastIndia Foundation, said, “The footfall was higher than at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi. Besides India, the show saw participation from companies in UK, France, Austria, Germany, Netherlands, China, Taiwan and Korea etc.

The feedback PrintWeek India has received from some of the manufacturers is, they have bagged "good orders".

The chairman of public relations committee, Pushp Raj Singhvi said, “Machine manufactures have fared well at show because of the 5% rebate offered on purchase of machinery from Gujarat-based companies."

The buzz for plastic consumption in India is very positive. The consumption is likely to reach 200 lakh tonnes by 2020 due to increased usage of different forms of the commodity.

"In 2013, the consumption of plastic in India was 120 lakh tonnes, which is expected to reach 200 lakh tonnes by 2020," said Subhash Chaturvedi, who is the Madhya Pradesh chairman of PlastIndia Foundation's National Promotion Committee. The consumption of plastic is increasing on an average of 10% every year, Chaturvedi added.


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