Published On: Mon, Feb 13th, 2012

Launch Function of 6th International Exhibition on Plastics held

Launch Function of 6th International Exhibition on Plastics held

Launch Function of 6th International Exhibition on Plastics held

The all India launch function of Indplas’12 – 6th International Exhibition on Plastics was held on February 3 at Pragati maidan in New Delhi.

The programme was held during Plastindia 2012 exhibition to generate awareness amongst PI-12 exhibitors on the need to participate in Indplas’12 exhibition.

Over  175 persons mainly exhibitors, participated at  the launch function.

Rajesh Mohta, President – IPF in his welcome address spoke on the history of the Federation, its activities and the important role being played by the Federation in promoting the plastics industry in India. He briefly introduced  Indplas ’12   jointly organized by  IPF  and Plastindia   and supported by DCPC  and   all leading  Plastics association .

Invited  exhibitors to TAP growing eastern India  market since there   already exist a ready  market of  Processed goods of  around 2 kg per capita.

Amar Seth, Chairman of Indplas’12 Exhibition Organising Committee and IPF Knowledge Centre highlighted on the noble objectives for holding this exhibition.

Substantial surplus from the exhibition would be utilized for setting up  IPF  Knowledge  centre on a One  Acre  land  already registered  and ready for construction at Poly Park near  Kolkata . The IPF Knowledge Centre will  require Rs.25 crores when fully  developed in phases.

Apart from imparting  Training with  hands on   experience for processing industry, IPF  has  also decided to  install a demo reprocessing Plant to convert Mixed Scrap with  laminates to Wood Lumber. Plasticulture will be  showcased in open area.

The surplus from the exhibition would help fund part of the project. Shri Amar Seth solicited participants to join the exhibition either as exhibitors or visitors. He  also  invited  industry  to  support this  cause  by accepting to be  one of the Sponsors under various category. Sponsors name shall be  permanently  acknowledged at the   KC.

Guest  of Honour,Ashok Goel, President – Plastindia Foundation, who was the Guest of Honour spoke on the difference between other exhibition and Indplas’12. He greatly appreciated the objectives of the exhibition. He also stated that PIF has made a commitment to DCPC that they will  set up Demo Recycling units in four METROS of India and the first recycling unit for conversion of waste plastics –including laminates – into wood lumber will come up within the premises of IPF Knowledge Centre.

The total cost of the project is estimated to be around Rs.2 crore and PIF has made a commitment to fund 75% of the Project cost. The balance money will come from the surplus of Indplas’12. He was confident that IPF  KC will  certainly take shape soon. He requested industry captains to come forward for sponsoring this exhibition.

Goel  also appreciated  and  thanked  IPF  team  for  working relentlessly  in management of PI’12.

Chief Guest, S. C. Meshram, Executive Director – Petrochemicals, Business Development, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd welcomed the objective of exhibition  and setting up   badly needed training  centre. Plastic Industry is   growing  year  after year  and to  run machines industry  will need trained  man power. He outlined  growth prospects  of  Processing industry in India. Conveyed  good luck to IPF for  both   Exhibition  and  IPF  KC. Mr Meshram  also assured full cooperation to IPF.

As a   mark of respect mementos were presented to  Shri S. C. Meshram  and  Shri Ashok Goel.

After presentation of mementos a  short promotional film on Indplas’12 was shown to the audience.

Brochures on Indplas’12 along with stall tariff, Indplas’12 calendars  and a copy of our magazine ‘Plastics India’ January 2012 issue was distributed amongst the participants.

Sourabh Khemani, Co-Chairman – Indplas’12 Exhibition Organising Committee thanked the Guests and audience for participating in the launch function.

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