IPAMA allies with two associations to empower PrintPack show

On 23 July 2019, IPAMA (The Indian Printing Packaging & Allied Machinery Manufacturers’ Association) allied with the Federation of Corrugated Box Manufacturers’ of India (FCBM) and Screen Printers’ Association of India (SPAI) to ensure an exclusive platform for the Indian print and packaging industry.

In tangible terms, this joining of hands will ensure PrintPack India trade exhibition will be bigger and better. And so, FCBM will guarantee participation of the corrugation players, while SPAI's presence will pave the path for screen print and print publishing for signage.

In addition, there is the Association of Label Printers & Suppliers (ALPS) to accrue visibility for the label industry.

26 Jul 2019 | By Charmiane Alexander

Team FCBM with team IPAMA

Thanks to IPAMA's MOU, most of the top associations of the graphic arts industry have "wholeheartedly agreed to provide full support to IPAMA and PrintPack 2021, PrintPack 2023 and PrintPack 2025." The agreements have been signed by the presidents and general secretaries of these organisations.

Today, IPAMA has more than 370 print and packaging equipment manufacturers as its members. Dayaker Reddy, president of IPAMA said, "I am visiting a number of countries in connection with the promotion of the aims and objectives of IPAMA and Asia Print Association (being the president of Asia Print Association). Successful organisation of the forthcoming PrintPack India exhibition in 2021 is my priority. The works become easier if you have industry partners and industry leaders helping you."

Already, 190 Indian and foreign exhibitors have booked their stalls for PrintPack 2021 - touted as the Asian Drupa.

Team IPAMA with team SPAI

FCBM and SPAI - at a glance

The Federation of Corrugated Box Manufacturers’ of India (FCBM) has a membership of more than 3,000 corrugated box manufacturers. Established in 1971, the FCBM consists of 12 Associations, each representing a geographical territory in India. FCBM shared that the Indian corrugated box industry is a critical part of the manufacturing sector which relies on corrugated packaging for finished goods transportation and handling. The India corrugated box industry is growing at a CAGR of 23.3% in revenue terms.

The Screen Printers’ Association of India (SPAI) was established in 1980. Today it has more than 400 members (both printers and suppliers) – screen printers, offset printers, digital and textile printers and manufacturers, suppliers, dealers in these fields. SPAI data suggests that the Indian screen print industry has an annual growth rate of 15-20%. And due to the potential of the industry, international brands and players are represented in India either directly or through their distributors.