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ay 1 of the 10th edition of the international plastics exhibition, with a lot set to unfold for the benefit of exhibitors and visitors over the six
conference and convention being held between 7th and 12th days. The Reverse Buyer Seller Meet or RBSM will be held in collaboration
February, 2018 at The Exhibition Centre, Gandhinagar, Gujarat has with the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India so that hosted
finally dawned, and Rajeev Chitalia, Chairman - NEC, PLASTINDIA 2018 buyers from across the globe can have a one-on-one with exhibitors at the
takes the opportunity to wish all exhibitors and visitors. “We hope that our fairgrounds. Specially appointed hall masters will take care of multiple issues
that exhibitors typically face, while visitors would do well to register online
to save time and money. Rajeev Chitalia says that the response so far to the
online registration system has exceeded all expectations.
Complimentary shuttle services from and to airports, nodal points and
railway stations will be available to the hundreds of thousands of visitors
who turn up at the exhibition.
Demarcated halls, country pavilions and dedicated theme pavilions will only
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Chairman - NEC ExxonMobil TechTalks and “eXtreme Performance” seminar
PLASTINDIA 2018 ExxonMobil brings to PLASTINDIA for the first time a series of sharp, insightful 20-minute
TechTalk presentations and a Technology seminar on achieving eXtreme Performance.
Today’s TechTalk presentations (Feb 7)
14:30 Introducing Exceed™ XP: When eXtreme Performance matters
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exhibitors have a pleasant and successful exposition, and our visitors get 16:30 Vistamaxx™ performance polymers: Imagine the possibilities for enhancer masterbatch
all the opportunities they are looking for. Indeed, with promotions having Venue: Booth Hall 10, C1 Open to all visitors - no registration required
been carried out in 67 Indian cities and towns plus 28 countries across the
eXtreme Performance seminar (Saturday, Feb 10)
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is set for one of the biggest plastics exhibitions in this part of the world,” flexible food packaging, liquid packaging and agriculture film.
says Rajeev Chitalia. Time: 14:20 - 16:30 (registration between 14:20 and 14:55)
Venue: Seminar Hall Number 3, Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar, 382017
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From the Desk of
President, Plastindia Foundation

Dear Friends,
The most eagerly awaited event of the
global plastics industry, PLASTINDIA 2018 -
10th edition of the international plastics
exhibition, conference and convention
organised by Plastindia Foundation
and supported by the Department of
Chemicals & Petrochemicals, Ministry
of Chemicals & Fertilizers, Government
of India, Government of Gujarat and
iNDEXTb, now open for you with infinite
opportunities. Being held for the second
successive time at the most modern
exhibition venue at Gandhinagar,
Gujarat between 7th and 12th February,
2018, it promises to be an exciting and
enriching show for all the participants; be
it exhibitors, visitors as well as students
from India and abroad, to take their K. K. Seksaria
business, profession and knowledge President
to the next level. I am confident that Plastindia Foundation
everyone will have a pleasant experience
and get value for their money.
This time, PLASTINDIA 2018 has received tremendous response from the
exhibitors as well as visitors, both from India and overseas resulting in
surpassing of the records of all previous editions. This has been possible
due to tireless voluntary efforts for promotions and preparations by NEC
team comprising of the plastics industry captains, coupled with successful
implementation of automation processes for the various exhibition services.
Apart from regular concurrent events like PROPLAST, International Conference,
PLASTICON Awards function and Exhibitors’ Gala Nite being held with the
PLASTINDIA exhibitions, a unique B2B connect programme viz. Meet-2-Trade:
The Reverse Buyer Seller Meet (RBSM) has been organized, for the first time,
for hosting international buyers to meet the exhibitors during PLASTINDIA
2018 and do mutually rewarding business deals. The challenging task to
conduct this B2B connect programme has been undertaken by one of our
Founder Members, The Plastics Export Promotion Council (PLEXCONCIL) with
the proactive support of the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government
of India. The objective of this initiative is to bring 600 specially selected
international buyers to interact with exhibitors directly, thereby creating a
strong bond for business, networking, tie-up, and bilateral understanding
that would help both to extract maximum value.
Special industry pavilions are also being organised on medical and healthcare,
sports and fitness equipment, composites, automobile and robotics, transport
and infrastructure, and 3D printing to facilitate business collaboration and
trade alliances, as these sectors are direct consumers of plastics and allied
products and contribute significantly to the nation’s economy.
There is a special pavilion on the education activity undertaken by Plastindia
Foundation. Plastindia International University (PIU) being set up by the
Foundation at GIDC Dungra, Vapi will be a unique kind of a university for
the plastics industry where it will not only cater to the students of plastics
engineering, but will also upgrade the technical and entrepreneurial skills
as required by the plastics industry. The Foundation has a collaboration
with one of the globally renowned educational institution in plastics, the
University of Massachusetts (UMass) Lowell, USA for the PIU project; they
are also participating in this exhibition at the PIU stall.
On behalf of the members of the Managing Committee of Plastindia
Foundation, National Advisory Board (NAB), PLASTINDIA 2018 and National
Executive Council (NEC), PLASTINDIA 2018 and myself, I would like to express
herewith my profound gratitude to you all for extending your continued
tremendous response to PLASTINDIA shows time and again.
I now welcome you to PLASTINDIA 2018 and send herewith my best wishes
ECON Machinery Private Limited for a fruitful and successful participation.
181, POR Industrial Park I Adjoining POR G.I.D.C. I N.H. 8A I POR
Vadodara - 391243 I Gujarat I INDIA K. K. Seksaria
Phone +91 70462 63000 I office@econ-in.com I www.econ-in.com
President
Plastindia Foundation

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From the Desk of
Chairman, National Advisory Board,
PLASTINDIA 2018

A Member of Brückner Group


Dear Friends,
The much awaited PLASTINDIA 2018 -
10th edition of the international High Quality Film Production Lines:
exhibition, conference and convention Efficiency, Productivity, Flexibility
is here - coming in the footsteps
of its predecessors. We have every
hope that this edition will outdo its
earlier versions, showcasing the latest
products, raw materials, machinery,
equipment, moulds, technologies
and what not, for the enthusiastic
entrepreneurs to grab on first-come-
first-win basis.
We very much appreciate and are
thankful to the sincere and enormous
efforts put in by Shri Rajeev Chitalia, M. P. Taparia
Chairman - NEC, PLASTINDIA 2018 Chairman
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10th INTERNATIONAL
CONFERENCE 2018
Empowering Sustainable And Profitable Growth
Feb. 8-9, 2018, Gandhinagar - Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.

Conference Day 1 Conference Day 2


8th February, 2018 (Thursday) 9th February, 2018 (Friday)
08:30 - 09:30 hrs Registration 08:30 - 09:30 hrs Registration

09:30 - 10:30 hrs Inauguration 09:30 - 10:00 hrs In Conversation Session


Welcome: Dr. Babu Padmanabhan, Chairman, PLASTINDIA 2018 Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev (to be confirmed)
International Conference

Bringing Materials to Life


Chief Guest: Rajiv Kapoor, Secretary, Ministry of Chemicals
Guest of Honour / Theme Speaker: Avinash Joshi, MD, OPaL
Presided By: K. K. Seksaria, President, Plastindia Foundation
10:00 - 10:30 hrs As Diverse as Life Outside - How to Achieve Excellence
Special Invitee: Rajeev Chitalia, Chairman, National Executive
Through Design
Council, Plastindia Foundation
Uttam Banerjee, CEO, Ekam Eco Solutions
10:30 - 11:00 hrs High Tea and Interactions
10:30 - 10:55 hrs Innovation Showcase
Sunakshi Bansal, ‘Comfortable Stiletto’
Life Cycle of Plastics 10:55 - 11:20 hrs Innovation Showcase
Krishna Sai Inkoolu, ‘Shoe That Can See’
11:00 - 11:30 hrs Saving the World 11:20 - 11:50 hrs A Winning Team - Plastics and Sports: Improving
Diego Donoso, Business President, Packaging & Specialty Performance and Increasing Safety
Plastics, The Dow Chemical Company
Anil Sahoo, Director, Mochiko Shoes
11:30 - 12:00 hrs Micro Macro Habitat: Living Exceptionally With Less
11:50 - 12:20 hrs Tea Break
Niels Peter Flint, Visionary Designer, Founder, N P Flint
Consultancy
12:00 - 12:20 hrs It’s Not Waste, Only Wasted Potential
Andrew Almack, Founder & CEO, Plastics for Change Composites
12:20 - 13:00 hrs Innovate or Perish 12:20 - 12:40 hrs Taking a Flight of Fancy: Composites Gives the
Panel Members Aerospace Wings
- Mani Vajipey, CEO, Banyan Nation
Vijaya Kumar C., Head - Advanced Composites, L&T Defence
- Punit Krishna, CEO, Digital Transformation
- Smita Bhatia, Advisor, GEM Enviro Management
12:40 - 13:20 hrs Trends and Challenges in the World of Composites
- Shubi Sachan, Researcher and Designer, Sustainable Panel Members
Materials - Dr. Sachin Jain, Partner, SKYi Innovations LLP
- Dr. Ramesh Sundaram, Deputy Director, National Aerospace
Moderator: Dr. Babu Padmanabhan, Chief Knowledge
Laboratory
Officer, STEER
- Dr. Ramakrishna A, Head (RA), DFRL DRDO, Ministry of
13:00 -14:00 hrs Lunch Break and Poster Session Defence
Moderator: Prof. Anup Ghosh, Head of Material Science and

Automotive
Engineering, IIT Delhi
13:20 - 14:20 hrs Lunch Break and Poster Session
14:00 - 14:40 hrs The World Moves With Plastics 14:20 - 14:50 hrs UML-PIU cooperation and Creation of World-Class
Vivek Chaand Sehgal, Chairman, Mothersons Plastics Engineering Department
14:40 - 15:10 hrs Innovation Showcase Dr. Joseph Hartman, Dean, Francis College of Engineering,
University of Massachusetts - Lowell
Asmita Sathaye, ‘The Common Man’s Car’
15:10 - 15:50 hrs Technology Vision and Road Map
- Arvind Arora, General Manager, TATA Ficosa
- Dr. Guru Rajan, Mahindra and Mahindra
Healthcare
- Ajay Purohit, Technical Chief, TATA Motors 14:50 - 15:20 hrs Fighting the Global Healthcare Challenges With Plastics
Moderator: Dr. Babu Padmanabhan, Chief Knowledge Innovation
Officer, STEER
Srikrishnaprabhu R., COO & Co-Founder, Supercraft3D
15:50 -16:20 hrs Tea Break
15:20 - 15:45 hrs Innovation Showcase
Diwakar Vaish, ‘Ventilator in Your Pocket’

3D Printing 15:45 - 16:10 hrs Innovation Showcase


Satya Prakash Singh, ‘Bionic Arm’
16:20 -17:00 hrs 3D Printing - Toys or Tools 16:10 - 16:40 hrs Revolutionary Applications of Materials
Gordon Styles, President, Star Rapid Swapnil Sansare, - A. K. Shrivatsava, Director, Rainbow Drug and Chemicals
CEO, Divide by Zero - Prof. Pravinsinh Solanki, Senior Faculty, National Institute of
Design
17:00 -17:30 hrs A World of Imagination
16:40 - 17:10 hrs Unveiling the Billion Dollar Opportunity
Ajay Purohit, Technical Chief, TATA Motors
Subba Bangera, Chairman, Active Biz Solutions
17:30 -18:10 hrs 5 Biggest Challenges Facing Manufacturers
17:10 hrs Vote of Thanks
Panel Members
Dr. Pradeep Bakshi, Chief Mentor, STEER
- Sagar Deshmukh, Co-founder, ZPRO
- Atit Kothari, Business Development, Imaginarium Closing with Tea
- Kaushik Mudda, CEO, Ethereal
Moderator: Satish Gokhale, Director – Industrial Venue: Mahatma Mandir, Exhibition Centre, Gandhinagar.
Design, Design Directions Pvt. Ltd.
Programme updated as on 31st January, 2018

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Polymer Sector Expected
to Clock 12% Plus Growth
This Year
“The industry, taking all challenges in its stride, has grown
by about 12% in the last 3 years. It is projected to grow to
around 20 Mn tonne by 2025,” highlights Arvind M. Mehta
in dialogue with POLYMERS Communiqué.

Q. According to you, how has been


the growth of the Indian plastics
industry in the last 3 years?
The industry, taking all challenges in its
stride, has grown by about 12% in the
last 3 years inspite of lower GDP growth,
demonetisation in 2016-17 and introduction
of GST in July, 2017.
However, things have stabilised
now. The polymer sector is
expected to clock around
Rs. 1.2 lakh crore, 12 Mn tonne
i.e. about 12% plus growth
this year. It is projected to
grow to around 20 Mn tonne
by 2025. There is significant
potential due to the current
low per capita consumption of
10 kgs against 90 - 100 kgs
in U.S.A. and 50 kgs
Arvind M. Mehta in Europe.
Chairman and Managing Director
Welset Plast Extrusions Pvt. Ltd. continued on page 22

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Niche Grades 400 to 1000 kN Tonnage
IMM Integrated Solutions
from IndianOil from Toshiba

I T
ndianOil has recently introduced
oshiba Machine (Chennai) Pvt. machine is meticulously assembled
three value-added niche grades
Ltd. (TMIC), is a subsidiary of in independently designed stages
for customers under the brand
Toshiba Machine Group of moving on a single line. Inline
name, ‘Propel’ in the existing grade
Japan. TMIC is in the field of high- quality control ensures that every
basket. Two random copolymer
end plastics injection moulding equipment performs as per design.
polypropylene grades namely,
machines and auxiliary equipment
2020EC and 2120MC ultra clear The heart of every machine is the
offering high quality and value to
have been successfully positioned drive system. Toshiba Machine offers
the end users. TMIC has decades
in the market. high energy efficient servo hydraulics
of ‘hands-on experience’ in the
2020EC grade is used for design and manufacture of highly resulting in power savings.
manufacturing transparent blow sophisticated precision injection TMIC is one of the few manufacturers
moulded containers through moulding machines with tonnages who design, program and integrate
extrusion blow moulding and ranging from 400 kN to 1000 kN custom controls such as the LNC6
injection blow moulding (IBM) and supported by a range of auxiliary and the more advanced V-con
route for FMCG products packaging, equipment ranging from resin systems, understanding the critical
besides transparent file and folder drying systems, conveying systems, nature of the electronic control.
and extruded refill for writing pens. temperature controllers, blending
units, granulators and chillers. In TMIC also has a unique strength,
2120MC grade has been successfully
addition, TMIC offers machines the construction and integration
launched in clear containers for
ranging from toggle to hydraulic ram of auxiliary equipment. Auxiliary
household, kitchen-ware products.
and also specially configured hybrid equipment ensures that the
It has immense potential to replace
systems to enhance productivity and moulding machines can operate
glass, other alternate transparent
lower operating costs. efficiently to manufacture
polymers like PC, PS etc.
IndianOil has also launched a
high density LLDPE rotomoulding
grade 042R35A for infrastructure
applications such as underground
manhole, septic tanks, large tanks
for storing chemicals, water etc. The
grade has excellent flexural modulus
of around 900 MPa.

TMIC offers a wide range of challenging end products, and aids


consultations and solutions for in processing of plastics from pellets
applications like automotive, PET to finished components.
preforms, caps and closures, thin wall
containers, rPVC and cPVC fittings, The ultimate comfort to a customer
medical disposables, electrical is comprehensive support in
fittings, household products, plastics terms of maintenance, repair and
furniture, writing instruments and spares. TMIC’s footprint covers
many more applications. over 40 countries like Americas,
Europe, Middle East, Asia, Oceania
TMIC has adopted a single piece and Africa.
flow concept for manufacturing
lower tonnage machines. It Looking at the future, TMIC is setting
was commissioned in 2011 its sights on extending the machinery
and TMIC claims that it is the range and scaling up production,
first manufacturer in India to with introduction of special models
implement the concept for final of machines with technology from
machine integration. Every Toshiba Machine Group, Japan.

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Blend Colours to Launch
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taken an innovative step forward towards making Hall 2, Stall A6
plastics safer for this planet. “People can now add
our OXYGREEN™ (India’s first oxo-biodegradable
additive, which has been tested under ASTM standards) to plastic products
so that they can go back to the earth. Our OXYGREEN is the oxo-
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faster into the environment,” emphasised Shailesh Lahoti, Director, Blend
Colours Pvt. Ltd.
OXYGREEN can be used for a wide range of applications including shopping
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PLASTINDIA 2018: For the Joy...
P Visit PLASSTEZE to Know
LASSTEZE introduces the
continued from page 1 e-CAMGUARD die and
ensure exhibitor and visitor delight. There will be clean
cloakrooms for freshening-up, facilities for depositing
mould protection system
based on CCD vision technology. More About Their Mould
baggage and walking around freely, lounge areas with F&B
for networking or simply relaxing, water and Wi-Fi free-
It protects the moulds from
accidents by detecting the Protection System
of-cost. QR codes will be generated for both, exhibitors ejector system / sliders when not
and visitors to further increase ease of doing business. functioning properly, incorrect
Foreign exchange counters will be set up inside the halls placing of inserts in the mould,
so that overseas exhibitors and visitors don’t have to step parts not ejected fully from all
out for money reasons. For those who came in late, there cavities etc. Interlocked with
is a tie-up with HDFC Bank to enable visitors approach the moulding machine, the
the bank for loans. For any and all further information production process is stopped
on PLASTINDIA 2018, please log onto the website and as soon as any abnormality
mobile app. occurs, thus avoiding accidental
damages in the moulds and poor-
Rajeev Chitalia is upbeat about PLASTINDIA 2018 and says quality parts being produced.
that the journey thus far has been pleasantly surprising; It helps save a lot of money in
with the kind of time, energy and resources expended repair and maintenance of the
by almost everyone in the plastics industry; the manner moulds and dies as well as saves
The mould protection system process chart.
in which the entire exposition has been organised; and downtime.
the kind of cooperation received from the Chairmen of system is very useful in the field of plastics
the varied facets of this mega event, who have personally The e-CAMGUARD die and mould protection injection moulding and die casting process
looked into the minutiae of the fair. While this is expected system detects the following: and the most common applications include:
for a trade show targeting an ambitious Rs. 5,500 crore l Any missing part (all cavities filled)
l Mobile phone
worth of business, Rajeev Chitalia thanks Team NEC for l Parts not fully ejected accessories
their hard work and dedication; NAB for their guidance; ll C3
Improper movement of slide cores
Hall 4, Sta
l
and all the office-bearers and the Managing Committee
l Writing instruments
for their unstinted support.
l Improper retraction of ejectors l Automotive parts
l Inserts placed correctly before injection l Medical parts
Most importantly, he is immensely grateful for this
opportunity to serve the plastics industry and is delighted
l Abnormal flashes occurred (subjective) l Electrical connectors, switchgear,
that the event will be celebrated by the entire fraternity. l Short filling of parts (subjective) appliances, switches and relays
What would he like to convey to the industry on the l Caps, closures and other packaging
In the event of any of the above abnormalities,
first day of the exposition? “India is brimming with products
the mould is not allowed to close until it is
opportunity and it’s the right time for domestic players Irrigation products
intervened manually, and thus, the chance of l
to venture out and capture the world market. Exhibitions
mould / die accident is averted.
like PLASTINDIA 2018 are a platform for reaching out to Please visit us during PLASTINDIA 2018 at our
the masses…” he says. The e-CAMGUARD die and mould protection booth no. C3 in Hall 4.

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Yizumi, Launches the Two Platen
Machines, High Speed Injection
Moulding Machines and more…
at This PLASTINDIA
“We always keep
in mind that we
can only sell the
first machine; the
second one, the
customer has to
buy,” says Ramesh
Vardhan in dialogue
with POLYMERS
Communiqué.

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Country Head of empowering the future.
Yizumi Precision Machinery
(India) Pvt. Ltd.
Visit us at
Q. Currently, what range of l Toggle MC upto 2500 T
equipment do you manufacture l 800 - 3000 D1-two platen injection
in India? moulding machine
Yizumi, at India, manufactures the l Vertical injection moulding from
following range of equipment: 25 - 400 tonne (sliding and
l 90 - 1000 tonne Toggle (PET and rotary table)
UPVC / CPVC options) continued on page 14

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Annual Polyolefin Capacities for Borouge,
4.5 Lakh in 2001 to ll A8
Hall 15, Sta
4.5 Million Tonnes in 2015
B
orouge, a leading petrochemical Using the most advanced proprietary capacity has dramatically increased to reach
company, provides creative plastics technologies such as Borstar®, Borlink™ and 4.5 million tonnes in 2015; thanks to its three
solutions for a wide range of industries. BNT, Borouge produces high quality polyolefin state-of-the-art plants located in Ruwais, 250
Established in 1998, Borouge is a joint venture (polyethylene and polypropylene) solutions for kms west of Abu Dhabi, UAE. The company
between the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company packaging, infrastructure, energy, mobility, highlights that Borouge’s production site has
(ADNOC) and Austria based, Borealis. With its agriculture and healthcare applications that become the largest integrated polyolefins
headquarters and production facilities based address global challenges such as climate complex in the world.
in the United Arab Emirates and its marketing change, food protection, access to fresh water,
Borouge has also expanded its commercial and
and sales head office in Singapore, Borouge energy conservation, healthcare support and
logistics network in the Middle East and Asia to
employs over 3,000 people representing waste management.
become closer to its customers and be able to
over 60 nationalities and serves customers in
meet their increasing requirements. Supported
50 countries across the Middle East, Asia Started production in 2001 with
by its world-class ‘Innovation Centre’ in
and Africa. 4,50,000 tonnes per year, Borouge’s annual
Abu Dhabi and its expanded ‘Application
Centre’ in Shanghai, Borouge focuses
on providing creative plastics solutions
that have a positive impact on society,
today and tomorrow, for a variety
of industry segments inspired by its
mission, ‘Value Creation Through People
and Innovation’.
Borouge is committed to the well-being
of its people and to the principles of
sustainability in the communities where
it operates. Aligning with ADNOC
through embracing the four pillars of
‘People’, ‘Performance’, ‘Profitability’
and ‘Efficiency’, Borouge is directly
contributing to Abu Dhabi’s downstream
and supporting its economic growth
and diversification goals.

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NITE with

Shankar,
Ehsaan
&
Loy
on
8th February, 2018
6:30 pm onwards
at
MEET THE TECHNYL® FORCE Andaz Party Lawns,

ON BOOTH HALL 10 / C9! Opp. S. G. Highway


Sarkhej, Ahmedabad

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Brückner Maschinenbau at Plastindia 2018
Wider, Faster, Special: Latest Film Stretching Trends ll B52
Hall 8, Sta
BOPET: Improved Productivity, Simultaneously Reduced
Energy Consumption At Plastindia 2018,
German Brückner
Brückner Maschinenbau’s latest 10.4 m technology stands for
an improved overall profitability: highest output and productivity
Maschinenbau is
currently available, optimal production stability, minimised presenting
operating costs per unit output and a reduced specific energy up-to-date
consumption. All this without any compromise to the unique BOPET solutions for
film properties is reachable with Brückner’s technology.
film producers
At Plastindia 2018, Brückner is also presenting proven benchmarks on the Indian
in the BOPET film industry, such as the use of advanced twin screw subcontinent.
extrusion technology for improved melt quality, also eliminating
energy-consuming crystallisation and drying of the resin. Another
highlight: MD stretching technology for stretching ratios above
4.5, leading to highly coveted isotropic film properties.
BOPP: Highest Speeds Within the
Industry
Brückner’s high yield BOPP lines offer the
utmost productivity: upto 10.4 m working
width, 600 m/min production speed and
an annual output of upto 60,000 tonnes.
Plenty of innovations are the basis for this,
e.g. newly developed sliding materials
are available for the chain track systems,
reducing the lubrication oil consumption
by more than 50%. All developments
have their focus on higher efficiency,
reduced energy consumption, reduced
maintenance efforts, less consumables –
hence, higher profits by selling
top-quality films.
Innovative Battery Separator Film
Technology
Lithium-ion batteries are an important part
of the growing electro-mobility sector,
whether in e-bikes, electric cars, e-scooters
or as energy storage units in portable
electronic devices such as notebooks or
smartphones. The markets in China, Japan
and Korea are already booming, for the
populous Indian subcontinent, there is a
huge potential - and thus a big chance for
far-sighted film producers.
The separator is crucial in the batteries
for function, capacity, charging time
and service life. For the manufacture
of battery separator film, Brückner
offers various process technologies. At
Plastindia 2018, the best of both worlds
is being presented:
l Sophisticated and customised
line concepts for the wet battery
separator film production - for highest
productivity and flexibility.
l Patented Evapore line concept
including full process know-how and
film guarantees - for energy efficiency
and low production costs.
At the joint Brückner Group booth,
besides Brückner Maschinenbau, visitors
will also meet Brückner Servtec, with their
solutions for the profitable operation of
film stretching lines; Kiefel, showing the
latest developments for the packaging,
automotive, medical & appliance industry,
and PackSys Global, presenting advanced
packaging equipment.

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CON provides innovative pelletising ECON is a global company
systems for petrochemical, compounding with headquarter in Austria
and masterbatch applications. Also, in the and with subsidiaries in
recycling process, ECON machines are well used. India, USA and China, are
ECON is offering all types of modern pelletisers, covering the biggest plastic
especially underwater pelletiser with complete markets in the world.
drying / water systems, air pelletiser for products Especially in India, ECON is
which are not allowed to get in contact with working as the market and
water and a worldwide, unique hybrid system of technology leader with
combination underwater and air pelletiser. its own production and
assembling at their plant in
The complete range from laboratory equipment
Vadodara, Gujarat. Bigger
with throughput of 1 - 30 kg/h up to big
parts of the machines are
production lines up to 10,000 kg/h is provided
produced in India and so
by ECON. process chain of downstream equipment can be
ECON follows the strategy
The patented ECON-technology of thermal of the Indian government of ‘Make in India’. covered by ECON as one-stop-supplier.
insulated die plate technology brings huge ECON is exhibiting the complete running line
One of the most important reasons for any decision
benefits to the customers. The pelletising systems at PLASTINDIA 2018 exhibition with Steer
of each customer is the offered service level. The
are suitable for broad range of throughput and Omega 25 twin screw extruder and ECON’s
company is putting emphasis on service and spare
different types of materials. The operation is very EUP150 underwater pelletising system.
parts from India for a very short response time.
easy and each operator can operate it. Hence,
the efficiency and flexibility are very high and the ECON also offers other products like screen Visit ECON at PLASTINDIA 2018 @Hall No. 08,
return on investment is fast. changer and pyrolysis furnace. The complete Stall No. B22.

The water management solutions industry in India is still in a very nascent stage. There are
Guiding several companies in this race trying to manage transportation of water right from its source
Quote to its final disposal.
Pawan Poddar, Ashirvad Pipes Pvt. Ltd., Bengaluru

Yizumi, Launches the Two Platen Machines...


continued from page 9

Q. What new launches are generic product; hence, it is vital


being planned by Yizumi for that we have to have a differential
the Indian market? product to be amongst the top
After the success of the SM and in competition. Important factors
A5 series toggle servo machine, like new technology development,
Yizumi is planning to introduce the quality, process knowledge, power
following at PLASTINDIA: saving and the value for money
are driving us for success. In the
l D1 - Two platen machine in
15th year of Yizumi incorporation,
mid-range, PAC - High speed
we are among the top 3 injection
injection moulding and Three-
moulding machine suppliers
axis servo robots
in China, with an average of
l Multi-colour / material moulding 20% CAGR.
machine
Today, in India, customers want
Q. Are there any specific the machine with quick delivery,
market segments that you capable of incorporating various
are focusing on in this options for different applications
current period? and at the same time, at
Yizumi-HPM with over 10 decades affordable prices with next door
of experience is in all the range service support. With Yizumi’s
of applications like automotive, modular product design based on
white goods, electrical and process application orientation,
mobile electronics, medical, we are capable of adapting to
turnkey solutions to PET and the customer demands and,
packaging etc. of course, with competitive
prices. With my 20 years of
Q. With so many experience beginning from the
manufacturers of injection customer service, I know how
moulding machines, do you important is customer service and
see product differentiation their satisfaction.
reducing? What is the We always keep in mind, “We
customer expecting from can only sell the first machine;
suppliers today? the second one, the customer has
Injection moulding is becoming a to buy.”

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Team NEC PLASTINDIA 2018


They built this event for each one of us!

Today & 7th February, 2018 01:00 pm Inauguration at the Exhibition Ground, Gandhinagar

Tomorrow 7th February, 2018 06:30 pm Plasticon Awards 2018 Function at Narayani Heights, Gandhinagar

at 8th February, 2018 08:30 am (onwards) Inauguration of International Conference at Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar

PLASTINDIA 8th February, 2018 06:30 pm (onwards) Exhibitor (Gala) Nite Celebrations – Andaaz Party Lawn, S. G. Highway, Ahmedabad

Nissei ASB Machine co., LTD., the world leaders in Single Stage technology for PET
containers, is for the first time showcasing “ In Mold Labeling ” for PET containers. In
Mold labeling hitherto has been in use for thin walled containers in Injection Molding and
Extrusion Blow, however, was not in use for PET containers because of certain technical
limitations.
ASB, working in conjunction with a Japanese Label supplier, has overcome the technical
challenges related to Labels adhering to the bottle surface. A Robot arm picks up the labels Introduces
and places them with high precision accuracy in the Blow Mold. The Labels are held in
the blow mold by help of vacuum and the preforms are thereafter blown. The inner layer
of the label fuses with the PET bottle and hence it’s impossible to peel the label from the
“In Mold
bottle. The In Mold labels are cleaner as air pockets and Wrinkles
are avoided. “In Mold labeling process” saves high cost secondary labeling”
processes thus bringing cost economics to the whole process.
The 12 M machine on display, a very popular machine with FMCG
and Pharma sector, has new advanced controller from a Europian
for PET
supplier. The new control offers faster data processing capabilities
on real time basis, greater transparency, ease
of setting, better diagnostics capabilities.
containers
The new controller also offers wi-
fi data capabilities wherein the
user can interface with any hand
held device like Mobile phone or
a Tab. For live demonstration of
“In Mold labeling”.
Please visit at
Hall No.9
Stall No.B -6
ASB International Pvt. Ltd.
E-9, MIDC, Industrial Area, Anand Nagar, Ambernath (East) - 421 506
Tel: +91-252-2625000, Email: sales@asbi.co.in

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Some Wonderful Possibilities of

Creative Thinking Upcycling Plastics Waste

With Upcycling
T
Sculptures on beach using
he key difference between upcycling and reusing waste is that with upcycling the original waste plastic bottles collected.
intention of the object changes. However, it can be called a new complex method of
preventing waste to landfills.
Laundry basket from PET
Upcycling describes the use of technologies to reduce waste and resource consumption by bottles, cut and woven on
creating a product with a higher value from waste or wireframe.
by-product streams.
With economists and environmentalists advocating
‘conserve resources and reuse materials’ to push for Waste plastics for 3D printer filaments.
circular economy, as earth’s sources of materials are
finite, the attitude of people of the world is changing.
Consumers demand from brand owners and retailers an
extended producer responsibility, they do not want to
Adidas is transforming marine
see plastic packaging littered or into garbage dumps any
plastics into sportswear such as
more. This has also given impetus to creative upcycling trainers, swimsuits and t-shirts, Mixed plastic bottle waste for
of plastics waste and responsible stakeholders are in collaboration with Parley. unbreakable washable pallets.
supporting upcyclers.
Redefining Creativity
TerraCycle is one of the pioneers in this. It works with
many of the world’s best companies to bring upcycling
solutions to many forms of packaging waste. They
put juice pouches together into backpacks, chip
Vijay Merchant bags into casual shoes and even granola wrappers
Special Advisor - Environment into shower curtains. Many of these products are
Plastindia Foundation available to buy in major retailers around the world
Chairman as well as online. Several countries have opened doors
Polycraft Group, Mumbai to TerraCycle today.
continued on page 19 YKK Zippers from rPET upcycling.

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GDXL Showcases
Its Mould Products
at PLASTINDIA
G
DXL, manufacturer and engineering partner for the PET packaging
industry, will be showcasing its high quality mould products at booth
no. B11, Hall 12 during PLASTINDIA 2018. Precise blow mould,
preform mould, closure mould, retrofit part products and engineering
services are available.
GDXL fabricates blow moulds for a series of renowned one-step and two-step
blow moulding machines, with beverage application including water, CSD, hot-
filled and aseptic bottles. It also supplies blow moulds for other
industries such as food, edible oil, cosmetic containers etc.
Hall 12,
Stall B11 PET injection preform moulds are available from 32 to 144

cavities, with neck finishes including 1810, 1881, 30/25, 29/25, 38 mm etc.
Hot runners for preform and closure injection are also available.
Apart from highly precise mould products, GDXL also supplies retrofit parts on
PET injection and blowing system for purposes such as neck finish conversion,
optimisation on preform and bottle, etc.

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Green Column

Visitor Highly Efficient


Delights Raffia & Woven
Bag Recycling
Other Attractions Kms* Fine Dining Kms*
Dandi Kuttir 4.2 Earthen Oven 24.8
Indroda Nature Park 5.1 Agashiye 27.5
Adalaj Step-well 12.5 Barbeque Nation 27.8
Sabarmati Ashram: MoMo Café 30.0 The new solutions now available make it possible,
Mahatma Gandhi’s Home 22.5 Bayleaf 30.1 for the first time, to process raffia and woven bags
Dada Hari Ni Vav 25.3 Vishala 33.0 directly and without prior size reduction. This saves
Teen Darwaza 25.7 the customer both, time and investment costs, apart
Ahmad Shah’s Tomb 25.9 Local Cuisine from power saving.
Gujarat Science City 26.3 Toran Dining Hall 26.4
Shaking Minarets 26.4 Atithi 27.3
Sabarmati Riverfront 28.1 Swati Snacks 28.0
Kankaria Lake 28.8 Gordhan Thal 28.8 Deepak V. Mehta
Parimal Garden 28.8 Managing Partner
Jassi De Parathe 29.1
and CEO
Vastrapur Lake 29.1 Rajwadu 32.5 Leevams
Vikram Sarabhai Space Exhibition 31.0 Incorporated
Nagina Wadi 32.1

F
Shopping Areas
Thor Lake 34.8 lexible woven
Acropolis Mall 27.6 materials, such as
Museums Himalaya Mall 28.3 PP / HDPE sacks, big
Calico Museum of Textiles 22.4 AlphaOne Mall 29.1 bags, fabrics, jumbo
bags (FIBCs) for example,
Auto World Vintage Iscon Mega Mall 29.7 are now indispensable
Car Museum 24.2 Law Gardens 29.9 in the modern world of
Lalbhai Dalpatbhai Museum 27.9 convenience, storage,
NC Mehta Gallery 28.1 logistics and production.
Religious Places With new systems, big bags
Kite Museum 29.0
Akshardham Temple 2.9 and other raffia applications
Shreyas Folk Museum 31.2 as in-house production waste
Swaminarayan Mandir 3.9
Vechaar Utensils Museum 33.1 or when they reach the end
Dada Bhagwan Temple 12.0
of their lifecycle can now be
Near Ahmedabad Vaishnodevi Temple 16.6 processed to make high-quality
Dakor 99 Shree Camp Hanuman Mandir 19.9 plastic granules. The benefit
Lothal 105 Hathee Singh Jain Temple 23.9 comes from the innovative
‘Counter Current’ technology
Pavagad 163 Ahmed Shah Mosque 25.9 used, which ensures much
Mount Abu 220 Raj Babri Mosque 26.3 better material intake in
Udaipur 258 Gurudwara Gobind Dham 27.4 the border area between
Gir Forest 339 Iskcon Temple 29.8 the cutter / compactor and
tangentially connected single
Daman and Diu 363 Sarkhej Roza 34.2 screw extruder.
Silvassa, Dadra & Nagar Haveli 390 Jama Masjid 34.4
Perfect single-step preparation (cutting, homogenising, pre-warming,
drying, densifying and feeding) of incoming material increases not
* approximate distance from
only process stability, but also the capacity. Additionally, the new
the exhibition ground
concepts such as ‘Smart Start’ mean a very easy and extremely
labour-saving operation. Due to a high degree of automation, many
central process steps can run automatically; technology advances
further save energy costs.
The rising demand and growing production of HDPE and PP woven
sacks, fabric and big bags inspire producers to recycle their own
production waste. The strategic decision relies on the capability to
recycle generated inhouse waste in the most optimum way that
can pay for itself by maximum reutilisation back in production
at the lowest conversion cost or even by selling highest quality
recycled granules.
With the quantum of daily production and the associated inhouse
waste, an efficient recycling machine simply makes meaningful
sense. Solutions offered today, help customers produce recycled
granules, close to virgin, and facilitate better admix ratio or fetch a
handsome selling price.
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2018

You are invited to the


Plasticon Awards 2018 Function
On
7th February, 2018; 6.30 p.m onwards
At
Narayani Heights
Ahmedabad Airport-Gandhinagar Road,
Gandhinagar, Gujarat-India
Chief Guest
Shri M. P. Taparia
Managing Director – Supreme Industries Ltd.
&
Guest of Honour
Shri Vivek Chaand Sehgal
Chairman – Samvardhana Motherson Group
will grace the occassion
RSVP: Ms. Archana Mistry +91 98333 16232 plasticon2018@plastindia.org
Mr. Sowmyabrata Sinha +91 70457 39769 plasticonawards@plastindia.org

Creative Thinking With Upcycling


continued from page 16

Scientists and engineers have also Moving On, Making a Headway


helped push limits of upcycling Opportunities are tremendous; but,
by creating carbon nano tubes at times, it needs support of some
from waste plastics and an Indian of the technocrats from the plastics
company, Protoprint, also converts
industry to give the designers a
plastics waste into filament for
helping hand and a start-up support
3D printing. Adidas is pioneering
by reprocessing waste in the required
the repurposing of ocean plastic
with a vast product range that form. Technically competent
is constantly developing new industry members can
products. In India, there are be great catalysts for
some designers who have formed upcycling ventures in India
women’s groups to create by creating extruded
profiles like tapes from
Visit us at Plastindia:
valuable items using carry bag
waste, re-moulding hall 8, booth 8D50!
waste.
shapes, guiding young
Pune based former IT
professional, Amita
entrepreneurs
welding or joining
in
Solutions of tomorrow.
Deshpande and
or forming Precise, innovative, sustainable.
Nandan Bhat have
techniques that
created a brand For plastics processing companies &
lend to product
‘Aarohana’ to research institutes
market handbags, creation, thus
purses and making more More than 40 years of experience
handicraft items upcycling happen, Modularity, precision and reliability
for export from carry thereby creating
bag waste. They have wealth, generating
roped in traditional more employment and www.drcollin.de
craftsmen from Kutch. also income.

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Nu-Vu Conair Introduces Hall 6, Sta


ll E1

New Series of Granulators


N
u-Vu Conair Pvt. Ltd., Ahmedabad, application for batch grinding. The main
India is a joint venture company features of these granulators are:
between Nu-Vu Engineers, l Rotating knives can be adjusted on
Ahmedabad, India and The Conair Group,
workbench
headquartered in Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
The joint venture began in 2007 and l Reversible counter knives
now, Nu-Vu Conair is a manufacturer l Tangential cutting chamber for bulky
of plastic auxiliary equipment in India parts
and has state-of-the-art manufacturing l Constant rotary diameter
facility in Ahmedabad to manufacture
l The screen has a surface corresponding
central vacuum conveying systems, drying
to 50% of the rotary diameter
systems, gravimetric blending systems,
chillers and mould temperature control l Inbuilt blower and cyclone for regrind
units, crystallisers, granulators and more, evacuation
for polymer processors. l Less noise and dust
Nu-Vu Conair Pvt. Ltd. is proud to introduce
l Tool-less entry for cleaning and
its new series of granulators, which will maintenance
cover wide range of applications such as Introduction of these new granulators will
sprues, runners, parts, preforms, bottles, complement and enhance their existing
jars, sheets and profiles. These newly product range. The company expects
launched models will be on display at good demand for this product as plastics
the Conair booth (Hall 6, Stall E1) at recycling is gaining momentum in India.
PLASTINDIA 2018.
The company has a PAN India presence with
There are four models of the granulators highly trained sales and service engineers to
namely CJM 20-18, CBLT 42-20, CBLM 35- serve customers. It enjoys a significant level
25 and CBLM 50-40 with a capacity range of trust in the market by offering world-
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Polymer Sector Expected to Clock 12% Plus Growth This Year
continued from page 5

Q. Any specific area you think, the industry. On an average, 3 - 4% of polymer is Moreover, a lot can be done by GOI and state
industry has not performed as was the masterbatch usage in the industry. governments in easing the establishment and
expected? running of SMEs / MSMEs. This industry requires
Moreover, the masterbatch sector is no longer a lot of approvals, permits, finance, qualified
Few areas, the industry has not grown to its unorganised. This sector is now equipped
expectations are: manpower etc. for which various government
with modern, state-of-the-art machinery. It is departments and resources are involved. A co-
l Agriculture (irrigation, farm product increasingly run by professional management, ordinated approach like single window clearance
packaging) rather than only family-run businesses. chaired by the CM at the State level and even
l Water supply and storage the PM at the Centre will really facilitate smooth
Besides catering to the domestic demand, there is
l Infrastructure (power supply) big push in masterbatch exports. In years to come, running of MSME industries. This will result
l Healthcare (disposable packaging) Indian masterbatch industry will be a leading in an explosive growth in employment by the
global player. MSME sector. Even today, the MSME sector is
l General purpose flexible packaging
the backbone as far as employment generation
Q. With your decades of experience in the Q. What roles can regulatory norms play is concerned.
masterbatch business, what do you see for industry growth? Time to time there is talk about ban on plastics
the future of this sector? If norms enhance growth of sectors like agriculture, without realising the role played by plastics
Growth of masterbatch business is dependent infrastructure, healthcare etc. as mentioned earlier and their use in day-to-day life. Public is fed by
on the growth of the plastics converting will also enhance growth of the plastics industry. propaganda and misconception that plastics are
only bags and bottles and cause littering.
All stakeholders like manufacturers,
municipal authorities and users have
to coordinate and regulate waste
management, scrap generation and its
handling. Recycling is a fairly organised
industry now and it can be promoted
further to handle new requirements.
Q. Your expectations of the Union
Budget 2018.
Besides furthering incentives for ‘ease
of doing business’, Government should
increase the limits of SMEs by 3 - 4
times, which is Rs. 10 crore now. There is
really no big advantage to SMEs now in
manufacturing, marketing, finance and
many other spheres.
If the banks are allowed to take little
more risk in lending to MSME, where
less possibility of NPAs is there from
MSME, than one big corporate failure.
Say Rs. 1000 crore is given to one
corporate; in case of failure of one
corporate, Rs. 1000 crore would be lost
or should we say difficult to recovery.
In comparison, if the same Rs. 1000
crore is given to 100 MSMEs, 90 to
95% recovery from MSME is possible,
leading to a recovery of Rs. 900 crore
which will lead to higher productivity
and more employment.
Q. What is the global sentiment
towards the Indian plastics
industry? For what reason?
Indian plastics industry is now well
recognised, globally. There are world scale
polymer producers in the country now.
The converting industry also has quality
and branded players. Consumption
potential of India is significant now.
‘Make in India’ initiatives will also
attract more and more global players in
the field. The country’s manufacturing
sector is expected to jump from being
12th largest in the world to a forecasted
7th position by 2025.
India’s plastics export is poised to cross
USD 8 billion due to its positive growth
trend. The industry / Plexconcil is working
with the government on a strategy to
increase plastics export multifold from
the above figure. The plastics export market
is a USD 800 billion market globally.

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Plastics Processing Davis-Standard Promoting
Equipment from New Technology
Micro Machinery During PLASTINDIA
D
avis-Standard’s acquisition of Maillefer in 2017 expanded the

M
icro Machinery Manufacturers situated at Rajkot, Gujarat caters to company’s wire and cable, pipe and tube equipment offering, and
various needs of plastics processing machinery and parts for varied added facilities in Finland and Switzerland to better serve customers,
industrial purposes. including those in India.
Their plastics processing machinery range includes PP / PET strap extrusion The latest dsX flex-pack™ model is the 300S, which is a single station line
line and mother-baby reprocessing extrusion line. with benefits specifically engineered for the Asian flexible packaging market.

The company now introduces


the infra-red technology for PP
and PET strapping line. Salient
features include:
l Upto 800 kg/hr production
capacity.
l Separate melt pump for each strap
line. Design of the dsX flex-pack 300S ensures that pricing,
machine footprint, speeds and output, and the ability to Hall 8, Sta
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l High output with lower power make shorter runs accommodates demands of converters.
consumption. In addition, the company is offering a tandem configuration
l Suitable for processing 100% PET flakes and PET strap grinder. of this machine called the dsX flex-pack 300T for the Indian flexible packaging
market.
l Automatic self-cleaning screen changer.
Davis-Standard also anticipates its new stretch film line technology with
l Fully synchronised PLC and HMI controller system.
the DS S3 winder to be beneficial to Indian converters. Quality control,
l High speed production with necessary safety and care for quality. versatility and efficiency are hallmarks of this technology.

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Plastic Additives
Q. Next the 5 years, what business changes do you expect at
HPL?
In the next 5 years, HPL has aggressive plans to grow additives business

Market to Witness both, nationally and internationally by:


l Addition of new product lines within the area of plastic additives.

Consolidation
l Expansion of existing product lines.
l Mergers and acquisitions (both – domestically and internationally).
Expansion of most of the existing product lines are already underway at
“Some amount of consolidation has already started and we most sites with the aim to establish the dominant leadership position in
are seeing some mergers and acquisitions both, domestically domestic and international markets.
and internationally,” explains Umesh Anand in dialogue Q. What impact will regulatory compliances have on the future
with POLYMERS Communiqué. of the additives business?
ll C9 Regulations regarding recycling would impact polymer additives market,
Hall 2, Sta while attempting to protect the environment. Such regulations would
significantly impact the growth of plastics. Additives that could help in
degradation of plastics, therefore, find tremendous growth in future.
Also, there is a huge shift in the way industrial activity is being scrutinised
from the point of view of pollution. New guidelines for effluent treatment -
liquid, soil, gaseous and occupational are being set by CPCB, being strictly
monitored and punitive action taken where there in violation. This will set
new standards of governance and will bring about a certain maturity and
responsibility to the industry at large. The industry will now have to start
investing heavily in ensuring compliance towards all aspects of the business
and assume a more responsible approach towards the environment and
Umesh Anand society, at large.
Joint Managing Director
HPL Additives Ltd. Q. What kind of consolidation do you see happening in
this space?
Plastic additives market, while on the increase, will also see a lot of
consolidation and activity in terms of mergers and acquisitions. Smaller
players will be marginalised and innovation will be the differentiating factor
in the years to come. Some amount of consolidation has already started
and we are seeing some mergers and acquisitions both, domestically and
internationally. Some international companies in their ambition to establish
a footprint in India are looking for ways to enter the market. This presents
some opportunity as well as some threats.

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