Plastivision 2013: The window to plastic packaging
Spread across six halls and two hangars of Bombay Exhibition Centre covering 75,000 sq/m area, the 9th Plastivision 2013 boasted of 1,500 exhibitors and over 1,00,000 visitor footfall. The five-day exhibition, which concluded on 16 December, can be rightly described as the window to plastic packaging technology. PrintWeek India's presents a pictorial tour to the show.
Words and photographs: Rushikesh Aravkar
21 Dec 2013 | By Rushikesh Aravkar
Plastivision 2013, the ninth edition of the show, experienced five busy days with over 1,00,000 visitor footfall
An arc of plastic products, depicting the spectrum of plastic applications, stood at the entrance
The exhibition was inaugurated by the chief guest Indrajit Pal, secretary, Department of Chemicals Petrochemicals (c) and guest of honour, Saif Mohammed Al Midfa, CEO, Expo Centre Sharjah
During the inauguration, Raju Desai, chairman, Plastivision India: "The quantity of plastic which we consumed in last 65 years is equal to that we will consume in next six to seven years."
Junagadh-based specialists of plastic extrusion machinery, Rajoo Engineers' stall was abuzz with activity as it demonstrated blown film lines of plastic extrusion
Polygraph Printing Technologies demonstrated its Ecoflex series of flexographic printing presses. The machine was sold to SVP Packaging
Sidel, the global provider of PET solutions for liquid packaging, is upbeat about the aseptic PET packaging. Laurent Fournier, country director, Sidel India, "Sidel has over 70 installations of aseptic packaging lines for dairy products worldwide and we see huge opportunities in India."
Mumbai-based Mudrika Labels showcased Heat Transfer Labels (HTL) and inmould labels. According to Manish Desai of Mudrika, the current trend is that print buyers are seeking labels which fuse with the container; hence they are bullish about the two technologies
Scanvik Packaging marked its presence with a basket of solutions for flexo units, ranging from plate mounting systems, rubber rollers, sleeves anilox rollers to cleaning systems. The company represents European manufacturers such as Rossini, Hudson-Sharp, Bieffebi, and Simec among others
Unique UV launched a new product, which coats 3D objects with UV varnish. The machine grabbed eyeballs
Toyo Ink, the manufacturers of printing inks, focused on Lioplax range of functional and colour masterbatch solutions for plastic industry. The company had launched the product in India earlier this year
Akar Labels displayed its entire portfolio at the show. The focus of its stall was inmould labels, which are fused into the surface of the container at the moulding stage
The highlight of BST Sayona's stall was BST Q Centre automatic print defect detection system, which combines a variety of quality assurance tasks in one user interface
BST also displayed Premius Digital 3Chip web inspection and print process management system, which allows complete control over defect detection and colour monitoring at the same time
Navi Mumbai-based Divide By Zero Technologies unveiled Accucraft S150 3D printer. Swapnil Sansare (l), founder of the company, said, "The machine accepts design inputs from any CAD software and uses ABS thermoplastic polymer to extrude plastic layers to form a 3D object."
The 3D printer can produce objects of size up to 160x160x160mm. It can cater to a range of applications in rapid prototyping for bottle industry, tool makers, mould making for candles, cup-cakes etc. It is the first made-in-India 3D printer
Mamta Machinery, specialists in bag and pouch making machines conducted live demonstrations of its Vega range of plastic bag making machines
Alpha Roto Machines, the manufacturers of Nissi rotogravure printing and converting machines made video presentations to highlight its machines
Gujarat-based Innovative Flexotech focused on photo-polymer plate making systems
Switzerland-based Packsys Global highlighted its Conea services. Under the Conea brand, a team of over 50 engineers of PackSys Global (India) together with a dedicated team of project managers from Europe, offer engineering and technical services to worldwide machinery manufacturers
Bayer India's stand boasted of 'Innovation and Sustainability' desk to interact about its offerings towards sustainability and environment protection for automobile, construction and electronics industry
Relaince Industries highlighted its polymer solutions for the plastic industry
The Bengaluru-based manufacturers of printing and converting machines for flexible packaging, Expert India, made its presence felt with a catalogue show
California-based Nissei ASB ran live demos of ASB 50 MB plastic bottle making machine. It is an ideal entry-level machine for manufacturing PET bottles
Plastivision is organised by All India Plastic Manufacturers' Association. With more than 2,500 direct members and 22,000 members through 27 affiliated associations from all over India, AIPMA represents all the segments of the plastic industry