Sunday Column


​​Paper specialist with packaging panache - The Noel D'Cunha Sunday Column

The Java Group is a four-decade-old paper specialist, and Sagar Java is the director for sales and marketing. His role in the company is to overview the products...


Award Offset in future mode - The Noel D'Cunha Sunday Column

Nitin Shah, director of Mumbai-based Award Offset Printers & Packaging manages the privately held print company along with his brother Rajesh and nephew Krunal....


How packaging can guarantee safe and wholesome food in India - The Noel D'Cunha Sunday Column

When you are part of the process to provide safe and wholesome food, what is your mandate? Dr Malik Jamaluddin, director for technology and quality assurance...


How did stationery bloom in Pune... - The Noel D'Cunha Sunday Column

Praful Bafna is the managing director of PP Bafna Ventures, a low-key stationery product manufacturer. A good part of PP Bafna Ventures' business is exports, for...


QuadTech acquired, Baldwin braces for acceleration - The Noel D'Cunha Sunday Column

Last year, when Baldwin acquired QuadTech, it became the 100th acquisition of Barry-Wehmiller Group, Baldwin’s parent company. “Baldwin’s aggressive strategy...


Frankfurter Buchmesse offers a chance to promote India as a print destination - The Noel D'Cunha Sunday Column

Recently, Juergen Boos, president and CEO of the Frankfurt Book Fair, was in India, where, among other engagements, he met the Indian book publishing leaders in...


Anti-dumping duty on paper import - ​and what printers say - The Noel D'Cunha Sunday Column

Is the anti-dumping duty on import of paper damaging the Indian print industry? The paper industry wants anti-dumping duty as imports surge by 40%. The printers’...


Can print take advantage of the plastic ban? - The Noel D'Cunha Sunday Column

The Maharashtra government has imposed a ban on use of plastic from 18 March 2018. The reason: Take a walk to any public space like a beach or a park in Mumbai city,...


Sona Papers’ Seven Wonders - The Noel D'Cunha Sunday Column

Fine papers’ impact cannot be measured. However, Sona Papers’ seven wonders strive to create a sensory gap to incentivise the users to pick up the print and packaged...


What ails a typical family-run business in India? - The Noel D'Cunha Sunday Column

Many print businesses, particularly those run by powerful patriarchs defer succession planning till the nth hour. This leads to an emergency, which may cause the...

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