Optimism for packaging future at PackPlus 2018

With everyone in the printing packaging industry, from converters to machine manufacturers and everyone in between, converging at the annual PackPlus, the show is perhaps the ideal place to gauge the health of the industry. At PackPlus 2018, the industry looked healthy and rearing to go, report Dibyajyoti Sarma and Rahul Kumar

11 Aug 2018 | By Dibyajyoti Sarma & Rahul Kumar

We are not talking about demonetisation and GST woes anyone. We have taken them on our strides and we are moving forward. Especially when it comes to packaging printing, the outlook is positively optimist. This positive outlook was in full display during the Delhi edition of the annual PackPlus, the total packaging, processing and supply chain event. With more than 400 exhibitors, PackPlus 2018, held from 25-28 July at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, recorded a footfall of more than 20,000 visitors.

It was good number indeed for the show which covered all aspects of the packaging business, with several sister shows, such as India Converting Show, Cartontech, SupplyPlus and PackSol, spread across six halls.

There were several new companies at the show this year, and they were happy with the reception. “We participated in PackPlus for the first time and it has worked well for us. We networked with more than 150 quality visitors and many of these are soon to be converted into clients,” said Vaishali Sharma from DNV Industrial Systems.

Another exhibitor, Rakesh Jain of Maa Shakti Corporation, added, “The best part of the show is the large gamut of running machines, which becomes a huge attraction for business visitors. We received a very good response.”

There were also some deals on the second and third day of the exhibition. Vardhman Enterprises sold its fully-automatic high speed paper cup machine to Delhi-based Ginny International; Ample Graphics sold its multi-function automatic box making machine to Bahadurgarh-based Azure Press; Accuweb Enterprises received order for its narrow web slitting machine as well as the inspection machine and Vijaya Grafiks sold carton folder gluer for lock bottom cartons to a Jaipur-based company.

Visitors come to PackPlus every year because it is one place where everyone can find something to suit their business. Sunil Kumar of Amrapali Biotech India, said, “We are into food processing. We were at PackPlus to find pickle-filling lines. We met several companies and got a chance to see and compare several machines here. So, yes, it has been a fruitful experience for us.”

“We deal in PP printed bags and rolls. We are glad we decided to visit the exhibition as it is a wonderful show. We have already placed orders of bags with a company in the PackSol segment of the event,” said Ashok Kumar Garg, Salasar Poly Bags, Bhilwara.

Neetu Arora, director, Next Events, the organisers of the show, was happy with the responses PackPlus received. “It has been a win-win situation for everyone. We are glad that the industry is growing and opening doors to new technology, assigning PackPlus an important role of providing a presentation platform to these innovations. Several exhibitors have already booked their stalls for the next edition and we target to break these records again next year,” said said.

PackPlus 2019 is slated to be held from 28-31 August at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.


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