The year in review: Most-read long stories of 2018

Top 10 most-read feature stories and plant visit reports of 2018

18 Dec 2018 | By WhatPackaging? Team

Ready to fill the packaging leadership with big ideas

Change is hard. Today, the packaging shapers are talking about sustainability and innovation and seeking new ways to thinkfluence. But what does it all mean? Rushikesh Aravkar finds out


Massilly: India's Rs 100-million metal packaging company

In a conversation with students from Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT), Kaushal Vora, managing director of Manipal-based Massilly India Packaging shares his India plans and how the firm intends to stay at the top of the metal packaging industry in India


MNM Triplewall: The new-age corrugators

Amid fluctuating kraft paper prices and the repercussions of demonetisation and GST, Indian corrugators have battled a brutal year, but experts say explosive growth lies ahead. The smart men at Bengaluru-based MNM Triplewall understand this. They also understand that online retail sector is an opportunity not to be missed. Therefore, they have set up one of the most modern corrugation plants in the country, reports Rushikesh Aravkar


The ‘simple but not easy’ recipe for a perfect brown box

Besides the right quality of paper and the precise heat control, you also need the right set of equipment and a higher degree of automation, as Rushikesh Aravkar learns firsthand at the shopfloor of the Printing and Packaging Division of the South India Paper Mills


"Today the planet is green only because of plastics"

There is no stopping Uflex in its forward leap with a Rs 1,700-crore investment plan for Uttar Pradesh. The founder, chairman and managing director, Ashok Chaturvedi, tells Ramu Ramanathan what makes Uflex an immovable force in the flexible packaging industry


The recipe for changing times

With spotlight on food safety and regulatory framework in the making, Rushikesh Aravkar analyses how packaging can guarantee safe and wholesome food in India.



"We need an integrated approach to packaging safety"

As Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is all set to implement the Food Safety and Standards (Packaging) Regulation, 2018, Pawan Kumar Agarwal, chief executive officer, FSSAI, explains to Dibyajyoti Sarma the challenges in ensuring food safety in packaging.


Rigid boxes boost, thanks to brands in the telecom space

As the Indian market reaches total shipments of 342-mn units in Q2 2018, rigid box makers have mushroomed across the country, say Abhishek Muralidharan and Rahul Kumar


Indian kraft industry braces up for Black Swan moment

Manish Patel of SIPM presented a grim scenario about the upheaval in the global fibre, containerboard and corrugated box markets during the ICCMA Congress on 4 October. He showed how China’s push to clean up its environment will impact India


Green campaign has to include safai kamgars

Ramu Ramanathan, editor, WhatPackaging?, says "Things will improve only if we learn to treat our people better."