PrintWeek Awards 2022: Vinay Thakur wins Student of the Year (Batch 2020)

Vinay Thakur feels the Indian packaging industry should look at doable steps towards sustainability rather than more complicated solutions which look good only on paper.

02 Nov 2022 | By PrintWeek Team

Vinay Thakur

He added, “Single use packaging is the segment that needs more work to do upon keeping sustainability goals in front. But only packaging industry cannot do wonders, it is the mindset of people which will drive the change.” 

He feels, all packaging professionals must use ArtiosCad from Esko and their feature of creating animations in it. He said, “It saves a lot of time while explaining the concept to the customers and counterparts in the team.”

Thakur visited SSF Plastics, the company where he did his internship during the final year. He said, “I was fascinated by the injection-moulding and blow-moulding technology. I worked closely with the production team to understand the machine and its function. I was blown away when I got to know how slight changes in different parameters affect your output and what it takes to identify those flaws and correct them.” 

His favourite packaging is, alcohol packaging. He said, “It drives me crazy, especially when it is branded alcohol which wants to deliver an experience instead of just a product.”

At a glance

  • Person whom I admire: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj
  • Motto in life:  Trust what your inner voice is telling you
  • Web series: Vikings on Netflix because I’ve chosen to move to Sweden for my master’s. This is a fantastic approach to learn about Norse history and mythology
  • Music: I adore Indian classical music
  • Movie: The Marathi movie Katyar Kaljat Ghusali
  • A book about packaging: When looking for a topic for my mini project for my bachelor’s degree, I stumbled upon Very Good Packaging Explained. Even if you skim this book, the graphics and typography will grab your attention


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