RX India launches India Paper Expo

Organiser of B2B trade exhibitions and events, RX India has announced a new exhibition focused on the paper and pulp industry, called India Paper Expo (IPE). The first edition of the show is scheduled to take place on 25-27 September 2024 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai.

03 May 2024 | By Rahul Kumar

The India Paper Expo promises to be a comprehensive platform for stakeholders in the paper and pulp industry. The show shall be co-located with IndiaCorr Expo & India Folding Carton for this year’s edition. 

RX India anticipates a collective participation of over 10,000 industry experts in attendance collectively from the three trade shows.

The core objective of the India Paper Expo is to raise awareness about sustainable practices in paper production and promote eco-friendly solutions. With a comprehensive showcase tailored to various segments of the paper industry, IPE will offer exhibitors and attendees alike the opportunity to explore a wide array of products and services relevant to their specific areas of interest.

Shradha Malik, senior project manager, RX India, said “The India Paper Expo aims to cater to the diverse needs of the paper industry from machinery to pulp sources for manufacturers, new inks, printing technologies, and paper types for printers, and innovative materials and converting equipment for packaging specialists. By providing a platform that addresses these various segments, the expo aims to foster collaboration, knowledge exchange and the adoption of sustainable practices throughout the industry.”

India stands as a prominent player in the global pulp and paper industry, boasting impressive growth rates with a CAGR of 3.2% between 2024 and 2032. As the packaging sector undergoes a transformative shift towards sustainability, paper-based packaging emerges as a preferred alternative to plastic. The urgent call for digitalisation presents a pivotal opportunity, with the potential to save the industry USD 20-billion by 2025, enhancing productivity, minimising waste and bolstering safety standards. 

“At India Paper Expo, we will endeavour to spotlight cutting-edge technologies and champion sustainability initiatives, paving the way for eco-friendly solutions in paper production,” Malik added.

Harish Madan, president of ICCMA, said, “This is a significant development for the paper industry, and we are thrilled to see it come to fruition. We are also delighted to witness the achievements of the 10 editions of IndiaCorr Expo and India Folding Carton so far. These established shows have made a commendable contribution to the industry and their co-location with the India Paper Expo creates a truly comprehensive platform. ICCMA is happy to lend its full support to this exciting initiative. This co-location will bring immense value to both exhibitors and visitors, fostering new connections and propelling the paper industry forward.”

RX India expects participation from around 250 + domestic and international brands from the paper industry, with a focus on attracting leading players such as WestRock India; Astron Paper & Board Mill; Bhagwati Kripa Paper Mills; BW Paper Systems; MLM India; Om Sree Papertek; Paswara Papers; RR Paper; Shree Ajit Pulp and Paper; Unisource Papers and others.