Focus on sustainability in the April issue of PrintWeek, WhatPackaging?

The cover story of the April 2022 issue of PrintWeek is an in-depth interview with Ashok Jaipuria, the promoter, chairman and managing director of Cosmo Films. The issue also features a detailed report on the InkWeek event organised by PrintWeek and WhatPackaging? magazines on 21-25 March.

13 Apr 2022 | By Dibyajyoti Sarma

Since its establishment in 1979, Ashok Jaipuria has turned Cosmo Films into a USD 300-million business, producing 2,00,000 tonnes of BOPP and CPP films a year. In this exclusive interview with Rahul Kumar, Jaipuria narrates the journey of Cosmo Films, and his vision for the future. 

The five-day celebration of inks, InkWeek, held from 21-25 March 2022, touched upon green awareness, trends and safety standards in print and packaging products. The special feature, The story of ink: Looking towards the goal, highlights the proceedings of all the five days where A-listers and technical gurus shared their thoughts on how the industry should navigate itself.

The special feature also includes the InkWeek survey: What is the purpose of inks?

Also, on the sidelines of InkWeek, Noel D’cunha spoke to Chandrakant Gadhia of Marks Emballage, Faliith Pandyaa of PrintVision, Rohit Badlani of UVbiz, Sahil Rao of Akruti/Unbox, and Shail Patel of Gujarat Print Pack Publications, to find out their learnings during the past two Covid-19 years. Read their responses in the April issue of PrintWeek

Also read Ramu Ramanathan’s interview with Akil Contractor of Print Dynamic about the impact of inks on multiple applications, plus the importance of sustainability.

Companies from newspapers to corrugation converters are feeling the effects of high prices and the supply crunch. During the 56th AGM and Seminar of the Indian Pulp & Paper Technical Association (IPPTA) on 25 March 2022, the issues that have exacerbated the paper crisis were discussed. Read the detailed report in the Focus section. 

All of us are going through a very difficult phase. Covid-19, supply chain issues, logistics nightmare, raw material price hike, and now, this Russia-Ukraine war. We have to face these and still go forward. A tall order, but none of us have a choice. Read the excerpts of Narendra Paruchuri’s talk on the future of printing at the AIFMP event hosted in Mahendergarh, Haryana in the Knowledge section. 

In the Big Interview section, KS Murthy, managing director of Toyo Ink discusses how Toyo Ink created new products, came up with an eco-friendly process, and supported clients in the best possible way. “As a company with 125 years of history, we proved to be strong in the face of adversity,” he says.

The Spotlight section looks at how the publishing sector is putting up a brave fight to stay relevant despite insurmountable odds.

The focus of the WhatPackaging? supplement available with the April issue of PrintWeek this time is sustainability.

The Global Summit on Flexible Packaging, organised by PHDCCI and the Ministry of MSME, saw industry leaders addressing the challenges faced by the flexible packaging sector. Read Aultrin Vijay report in the environment section.

In just four years, UFlex has established itself as a leading aseptic liquid packaging manufacturer in India, with a growth rate of more than 100%, Ashwani Kumar Sharma, president and CEO of aseptic liquid packaging business at UFlex, tells Rahul Kumar in an exclusive interview. 

Geocycle India, the in-house waste management arm of Ambuja Cements and ACC, collects and processes the waste generated at cement kilns without sending it to landfills. It has started an initiative to collect plastic waste from water bodies through a low-cost technology. “Geocycle’s co-processing infrastructure guarantees environmentally friendly final management of the collected waste. This brings circular economy to life,” says Neeraj Akhoury of Ambuja Cements.

Luciana Pellegrino is the vice-president for marketing at World Packaging Organisation (WPO) and one of its long-standing members on the board of WPO. Pellegrino is also the executive director of Brazilian Packaging Association, ABRE. With more than two decades of experience, she is one of the most influential people in the packaging field. Pellegrino talks to Chakravarthi AVPS.

In the Viewpoint section, Rahul Kumar asks UFlex, Cosmo Films and Chiripal Poly Films whether packaging films is eco-friendly, and what are the manufacturers doing about the green process. 

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

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