April issue of PrintWeek, WhatPackaging? released

The cover story of the April issue of PrintWeek puts the spotlight on DIC India’s new 92,500-sqm eco-friendly, food-safe liquid ink facility in Bharuch district, Gujarat, which was inaugurated on 22 March 2023.

12 Apr 2023 | By PrintWeek Team

The issue also contains two in-depth interviews with Paul Koek, regional managing director, DIC Asia Pacific and Manish Bhatia, managing director, DIC India.

In another manufacturing-related news, BHS Corrugated is coming up with a factory which will be completed next year. Bijendra Sharma, managing director of BHS Corrugated India, explains how, for the last 12 years, the company has shown its long-term commitment to the country and its customers.

The highlight of the April issue, however, is the post-show report on Pamex 2023. Organised by All India Federation of Master Printers and Print-Packaging.com, the much-anticipated show, held from 27 to 30 April, was attended by 34,000 business visitors, as the exhibitors announced deals in all segments, especially in finishing and print enhancement.

The issue also contains interviews with seven Indian CEO.

We have to understand which market segment we have to cater to and accordingly plan for investments, says Sandeep Sharma, director at Acme Rolltech.

Customers do not equate the cost of automatic machines with labour reduction. Now, converters value consistent quality, higher throughput and better yields, says Rajeev Jagga.

The industry should respect local presence with a strong service and spare parts support system, says Puneet Aggarwal, managing director of DGM Automation.

When deciding on an expansion, look for automation to reduce costs. Retain manpower as much as possible and encourage them to do one more job, which is out of their core competency, says Sangam Khanna, deputy managing director, Komori India.

Focus should be on not deviating from the laid-out system at any cost. This will avoid unnecessary wastages and cost, says Vinay Kaushal, director of Provin Technos.

Our flexo presses can print on film, paper, and on almost any substrate that exists, says Rishab Kohli director, The Printer’s House (TPH) Orient.

Converters must develop their core competencies and expertise, says Vijay Aggarwal, CEO of Alpna Visual Packaging Aids.

In keeping the forthcoming Women to Watch Awards, the April issue of PrintWeek features interactions with two women business leaders. 

“My parents rose from almost nothing to something in this great field of printing,” says Hima Bindu of Sunitha Graphics, who has taken over the reins of the empire built by her parents in which she sees “a dazzling future”. 

Playing a pivotal role in shaping Flipkart’s sustainability vision, Dharashree Panda, director of sustainability at Flipkart, is a strong advocate for change and has played an influential role in developing and propelling solid measures to improve the organisation’s sustainable practice.

The April issue of WhatPackaging?, distributed along with PrintWeek, focuses on the upcoming Interpack, the world’s biggest trade fair for the packaging industry, which is back after six years.

Symphony Environmental is making plastics smarter and more sustainable by developing a technology to make plastic biodegradable. The technology is sold in the form of additives or masterbatches, in nearly 100 countries around the world to protect the environment, human health and safety. In the sustainability section, Sunil Panwar, CEO, Symphony India, talks about how the technology can enable packaging to be biodegradable.

The issue also covers a series of interviews from Plastindia 2023. 

Jigish Doshi, president of Plastindia Foundation, talks about the success of the show and how the Plastindia Foundation is taking steps to spread the good word about plastic recycling and waste.

Mamata Machinery showcased its packaging solutions and machinery for plastic packaging. Apurva Kane, senior vice-president, talks about the company’s response at the exhibition.

Roman Dresler, area sales manager, Soma, says that the company’s tech centre will help to boost the market in USA and it will also help in India to sell machines.

Ajay Tandon, president and CEO, UFlex, shares his insights on the company’s engineering business and its single-station ELS printing machine. 

Helmut Huber, CEO, Brückner says he was surprised that the company’s Indian customers are selecting modern, efficient, and fast machines. “Indian converters are making no compromises, and that!s why we are happy to be their partner,” Huber says.

These and more, including the regular features in the April 2023 issue of PrintWeek and WhatPackaging?