June issue of PrintWeek, WhatPackaging? out

After a wait of eight long years, and 11 eventful days later, Drupa 2024, considered to be the biggest industry trade show in the world, concluded on 7 June 2024. The June issue of PrintWeek put a spotlight on th, especially highlighting the deals made by the Indian printing and packaging industry. 

14 Jun 2024 | By Dibyajyoti Sarma

In the big interview section, the June issue of PrintWeek explains how Emami Paper is combating market challenges but remains ambitious about growth. By 2025, Emami Paper (EPML) aims to become a Rs 5,000-crore company. Despite challenges, the company is enhancing its machinery to support multiproduct capabilities and maintain its commitment to quality. Vivek Chawla, CEO and full-time director at Emami Paper Mills, talks to Ramu Ramanathan about how the company is gearing up to compete.

“We can deliver within 24 hours. This includes small, tiny, medium-sized factories. Some converters buy one tonne from us a month and someone would purchase ten tonnes a day or the bigger converters require 300 tonnes per month. Our USP is that we provide customised sizes, quantities and on-time service due to our sheeting and slitting capabilities at all our locations,” says Nimesh Vora of Srinivas Papers in conversation with Ramu Ramanathan.

The supply chain situation is stable. Sunil Poddar and Umang Poddar from Poddar Global, demystify the current newsprint situation and share Poddar Global’s latest updates with Rahul Kumar.

In the issue's case-study, Rahul Kumar talks to Sandeep Kumar Jain from Omega Printopack about why he invested in Komori — as recently as 2023 — and how it changed the company’s business profile.

A book printer and a Heidelberg loyalist, Rahul Print O Pack invested in its fourth German kit, the Speedmaster SX 102 – 8P and a Suprasetter. The father-son duo Ajay and Rahul Soni share the Delhi-based company’s growth story with Rahul Kumar.

In the June issue of WhatPackaging?, which comes complimentary with PrintWeek, the cover story features Go Do Good, a Pune-based start-up, which is building a waste-to-wealth economy by using local Indian materials and traditional processes. Learn how this Pune-based agro-waste management company is mitigating waste through material innovation.

“The per kilo conversion cost is high, and so, brown box manufacturers are left with no course of action but to charge a setup cost for orders below the MOQ. This is an ongoing challenge for any new client with a smaller lot or single-time orders”. So say the father-daughter duo, Rajnish and Aashriya Jain of Nahar Paperboard in a freewheeling conversation with Abhay Avadhani of WhatPackaging?.

Bengaluru-based Sandilyam Automation Systems’ director, Shivashankar Nagarajan in conversation with Aditya Ghosalkar highlights the role of barcodes in packaging traceability.

On 16 April, Packem Umasree launched India’s first 100% sustainable rPET bottle-to-bag plant in Ahmedabad. The company’s CEO and director, Punit Gopalka, in a conversation with WhatPackaging? shares, “With the installation, we plan to export around 500-600 MT of FIBC bags per month.”

Comprehending flexography as a discipline and illuminating the best practices that converters and trade shops can utilise - Miraclon, Windmoller & Holscher, Apex International and Tesa organised a Packaging Summit 2024 at the Crowne Plaza, Ahmedabad on 3 May. 

“A growing number of businesses, organisations and academics are trying to find renewable and more sustainable replacements for conventional packaging materials that can be fully and safely reused, recycled and decomposed," says Venu Ayyar who is the associate director of the Metal Container Manufacturers’ Association.

Nitin Satankar, general manager, of Jio Industrial and Data Science talks to Abhay Avadhani about how to extend the use of AI within the packaging business.

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

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