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Intertape Polymer to invest $ 20 mn in India to expand packaging tapes capacity

The US-based company will expand the capacity of Daman facility of Powerband (in which it acquired 74% stake in September 2016) and construct a greenfield facility in the country

The US-based Intertape Polymer Group Inc, which manufactures paper and film-based pressure-sensitive tapes for packaging industry, is planning...Read More »

Plastic consumption in India would up by 20% in FY17: Bansal

Consumption of plastic in India would increase by 20 per cent in current financial year to reach 178 lakh tonne, an industry official said today.

“Consumption of plastic is increasing in country in different forms. According to our estimates, it would be around 178 lakh tonne in...Read More »

Pune Municipal Corporation to set up plastic waste processing units

PUNE: Citizens now have an option of recycling their plastic trash like water bottles and bags instead of throwing them into dustbins.

The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has taken the initiative of setting up plastic recycling units across the city in a phased...Read More »

Used plastic bottles to get new home in Pune

Twenty such centres will be installed across the city, where people can drop their plastic bottles to be scrapped and recycled . In a bid to find a solution to the wastage of plastic bottles , a new initiative has been taken by the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC)...Read More »

Parksons is the PrintWeek India Printing Company of the Year 2016

Parksons Packaging is the PrintWeek India Printing Company of the Year 2016. The Mumbai-based packaging giant clinched the top honour ahead of the past winners like International Print-o-Pac, Manipal Technologies and Quenby Transfers on the strength of its return on capital, the increase in fixed assets as well...Read More »

Mumbai-based Bizongo Raises Series A Round from IDG Ventures and Accel Partners

B2B packaging marketplace Bizongo announces a $3M Series A round of funding from IDG Ventures and existing investor Accel Partners.

Bizongo is based out of Mumbai, and was established by IIT Bombay and IIT Delhi alumni in 2015. It is the sole online B2B marketplace in the...Read More »

South India's 2nd human waste management plant to come up in Coimbatore

COIMBATORE: After launching a slew of projects to recycle plastic, organic and e-waste, the city is all set to set up a human waste management plant.

To be set up jointly by the state government and the Nilgiris-based Keystone Foundation, the plant would process faecal matter and...Read More »

Chinese lantern vs. Indian Diya: Indians call for ban on Chinese goods this Diwali

DHARAMSHALA, Oct. 26: The Uri attacks in the tumultuous Kashmir region this past September has prompted reaction from the Indian side in various aspects; the surgical retaliation in Pakistan controlled Kashmir, ban on Pakistani artists, consideration to revise the Indus water sharing treaty and call for ban on...Read More »

Huhtamaki PPL to set up plants for flexible packaging and labels in NE India

The company will spend Rs 65 cr to build manufacturing facilities for flexible packaging and labels at Assam and Sikkim respectively. It will also relocate its labels plant in Navi Mumbai

Huhtamaki PPL Limited (formerly The Paper Products Ltd), a part of the Finland-based Huhtamaki group that...Read More »

Cleanest City' Mysuru bans plastic use during Dasara

The Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) will strictly implement the ban on plastic carry bags and other disposal items during Dasara celebrations, in order to retain the ‘Cleanest City’ tag it earned for the third time recently.

The civic body is taking the mission very seriously and is...Read More »

Swiss firm Maag aims to tap Indian plastics industry with new unit

The new service centre houses a rotor sharpening workshop for strand pelletisers, which are used to produce plastic resin pellets

With an aim to tap the fast-growing plastics processing market in India, Maag, the Switzerland-based manufacturer of gear pumps, pelletising systems, filtration systems and pulverisers,...Read More »

India's food packaging industry crosses $50 million mark: Study

The value of food and beverage packaging market in India has risen to around $16 bn in 2015 from $12 bn in 2010

Clocking a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of around 16%, the packaged food market in India is expected to have crossed the $51.5 million...Read More »

Assam has potential to become hub of plastic industry: State Industry Minister

Guwahati, Sep 13 (KNN) State Industries and Commerce Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary has said that Assam has huge potential in plastic industry with a massive campaign underway to tap the opportunities.

Speaking at the seminar organised by the Federation of Industry and Commerce (FINER), he said “Plastic...Read More »

Vital Paper to set up a packaging unit in Sri City

Singapore-based Vital Paper Products, which currently produces office and school stationery among other paper products at its existing units in Sri City, has laid the foundation stone for a new corrugated packaging division with an investment of Rs 60-crore. To be set up on a 2.8-acre plot, the...Read More »

Plastic goods exports to double in 5 years: PLASTINDIA

Plastics consumption of India is set to increase from 12 MMT to 20 million MMT per annum by 2020.

The Dollar Business Bureau

The exports of plastic finished goods are set to almost double from the current $7.9 billion to $15 billion in next five years....Read More »

Agriculture and infrastructure to drive demand for plastic pipes in India

Potable water supply, wastewater treatment, agriculture and chemical sectors are expected to propel the demand for plastic pipes in India by manifold, thus offering new opportunities for manufacturers, according to a new report of Lucintel.

The Indian plastic pipe market is forecast to grow at a CAGR...Read More »

Ban on PET bottles for medicines questioned

The National Test House (NTH), based on whose tests the Drugs Technical Advisory Board (DTAB) had taken a decision to phase out polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles for pharmaceutical packaging, has clarified the tests were conducted on samples provided to them by clients for their own use.

Responding...Read More »

Tobacco firms before SC: Lift ban on plastic sachets

Tobacco, paan masala and gutka selling companies on Thursday pleaded with the Supreme Court to lift the ban on the use of plastic or polythene in packing their products contending that no other product, including cigarette, was facing such a restriction.

Even essential items such as milk...Read More »

Govt to set new packaging standards for pharma exports

The decision was taken after a big pharmaceutical order from India got rejected by Vietnam and product was recalled due to packaging issue.

Mumbai, Aug 29: The Centre has directed the Indian Institute of Packaging (IIP) to set new packaging standards for pharmaceutical exports to African and...Read More »

Kerala: 4-yr-old undergoes plastic surgery after dog bite

Allan was bitten on his lips and chin, following which he was taken to a local government hospital.

A 4-year-old boy in Kerala underwent a plastic surgery after he was bitten by a stray dog on Wednesday.

plastic surgery after...Read More »

UBM India's Personal Care India Expo Embarks on its 2nd Edition

India’s First International Trade Event Catering to Personal Care Ingredients, Machinery and Packaging Industry

UBM India, India’s leading exhibition organizer, today embarked on its second edition of the Personal Care Industry Expo (PCIE), India’s first international trade event catering to the personal care, cosmetic & home care...Read More »

Plastic ban along Ganges in Uttarakhand remains on paper

The ban on plastic along Ganges, to free the river of the menace, remains on paper as authorities have shown little interest in cracking the whip on offenders in the face of strong opposition from traders’ lobby.

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) order banning the use of...Read More »

UBM India Initiates Environmental Sustainability With the Launch of WasTe & SaniTech India

NEW DELHI, August 17, 2016 —India’s Most Comprehensive Platform for Waste and Sanitation Industry Supported by MoUD and SBM WasTe and SaniTech India 2016, an initiative by UBM India, India’s leading exhibition organiser, launched today at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.

The three day trade expo (17th –...Read More »

Oxo-Biodegradable Plastic Offers Sustainable Solution To Mounting Plastic Waste In India

HPL Additives Limited, a market leader in the plastic industry of polymer additives in India has this week forged a path-breaking strategic alliance to diminish large-scale plastic waste, with EPI Environmental Technologies Inc., of Canada, a global supplier of additives for oxo-biodegradable plastic applications. This agreement...Read More »

Madras HC orders notice to Tamil Nadu govt on PIL seeking total ban on plastic bags

MADURAI: The Madurai bench of the Madras high court on Friday ordered notice to Tamil Nadu chief secretary, principal secretary of health, secretaries of environment and forests and municipal administration and water supply on a public interest litigation that sought a government order imposing a total ban on...Read More »

Kerala: No plastic tri-colour flags for Independence Day celebrations

Kerala government has banned production and distribution of plastic tri-colour flags as a part of it’s green initiative.

Kerala: No plastic tri-colour flags for Independence Day celebrations

In a green initiative, Kerala government banned production and distribution of plastic tri-colour...Read More »

30% bigger PackPlus 2016 attracts 30% more visitors

While economic surveys could project the future growth of an industry, perhaps the best way to gauge the health of an industry is to observe the visitors at a trade show. Going by this, the market looks optimistic at PackPlus 2016, the four-day packaging show, which concluded on...Read More »

UBM India announces 2nd edition of Personal Care India Expo

The expo has been well received by the industry at large with support from Fragrances & Flavours Association of India (FAFAI), The Indian Home & Personal Care Industry Association (IHPCIA), and Essential Oil Association of India (EOAI).

UBM India, India’s leading exhibition organizer announced the 2nd edition...Read More »

‘Sold out’ PackPlus 2016 open its doors on 27 July

Over the last few years, the annual PackPlus (or half-yearly if you consider the sister show PackPlus South) has established itself as the go-to exhibition for Indian packaging converters looking to expand, enhance or add new technology.

Coming close on the heels of Drupa 2016, you would...Read More »

Plastic carry bags banned in Bhatkal

Bhatkal, 21 July 2016 – Karnataka State government has banned the use of Plastic as per notification which cites: “No shopkeeper, vendor, wholesale dealer, retailer, trader, hawker or salesman shall use plastic carry bags, plastic banners, plastic buntings, flex, plastic flags, plastic plates, plastic cups, plastic spoons, cling...Read More »

Amtek promoters-backed firm may sell packaging biz

Rollatainers Ltd, a company that is into packaging and food service, is in an advance stage of negotiations to sell off its packaging business.

The company is in the final stage of discussions with three strategic foreign investors and the deal is expected to fetch it Rs...Read More »

DOMO Engineering Plastics establishes a sales office in Mumbai, India

Mumbai, India – July 5, 2016: DOMO Chemicals announced today that a new Sales Office has been established in Mumbai, India. This setup is part of DOMO Chemicals’ strategy of enhancing its position as a globally present solution provider in the engineered polymers market.

Gurgaon, Haryana, June 8, 2016 /India PRwire/ — It has been globally realized that a few grams of plastic can protect large quantities of fresh produce and save a great variety of commodities like food, pharmaceuticals, and other commodities from being wasted. Shelf-life of the packed product can...Read More »

Don't criminalize us, plastic industry tells BBMP

BENGALURU: The Karnataka State Plastic Association on Wednesday accused BBMP of criminalising the plastic industry overnight and pushed its 70,000-odd workers to the edge. The civic body should find ways to manage waste instead of punishing us, they said.

Addressing a press conference, Vijay Kumar, president of...Read More »

Gujarat plastic units’ future in peril on wrong interpretation of law

A recent government notification prohibits the manufacture of plastic bags less than 50 microns thick

Nearly 700 plastic-manufacturing units in Gujarat, a major producer of raw materials for the plastic industry , are on the verge of closure with municipal bodies in the state seeking a...Read More »

Technavio Announces Top Three Emerging Trends Impacting the Machine Tools Market in India Through 2020

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Technavio’s latest report on the machine tools market in India provides an analysis on the most important trends expected to impact the market outlook from 2016-2020. Technavio defines an emerging trend as a factor that has the potential to significantly impact the market and contribute to its...Read More »

Use of plastic may boost agricultural output manifold

NEW DELHI: A wider use of plastics in agriculture can reduce the losses in harvesting and increase the value of output by Rs 68,000 crore, according to a report.

Plasticulture refers to use of plastics in agriculture in a scientific manner which not only improves...Read More »

Bengaluru’s war with plastic has begun

Bengaluru’s new commissioner promises strict enforcement of the ban on plastic bags to reduce the strain on a city that generates an estimated 4,000 tonnes of garbage daily

Bengaluru: Every day, sales staff at thousands of retail outlets in Bengaluru, a city of 10 million, hand out...Read More »

Odisha asks Indian Oil to release equity contribution to plastic park

The Odisha government wants the project cost, excluding the grants from the central government, to be shared equally between Idco and IOCL

The Odisha government has asked Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) to make equity contribution for the plastic park project coming up at Paradip in the...Read More »

Siegwerk India completes 10 years, announces Ashish Pradhan as new CEO

The India arm of the German ink manufacturer Siegwerk, celebrated its 10 years in India with a gathering of its clients at Hotel The Leela Ambience, Gurgaon, on 4 April and at Hotel Trident, Mumbai, on 6 April.

The company also used the platform to announce the...Read More »

In health warning showdown, Indian tobacco industry appeals to Supreme Court

Jaipur: India’s tobacco industry has sought to delay strict new health warning rules by appealing to the country’s highest court, a move anti-smoking activists say could backfire given that the court has ruled against cigarette makers in the past.

Earlier this month, tobacco companies, some backed by...Read More »

Karnataka ban on plastic use stumps quick service restaurants

BENGALURU : Quick service restaurant (QSR) chains operating in Bengaluru and other parts of Karnataka have a huge packaging problem to grapple with.

The state’s ban on serving and packing fresh food in plastic containers, effective April 1, means popular eating out and coffee chains including Cafe...Read More »

There are hardly any plastic processing units in Dharavi: Study

Mumbai, Apr 5 (KNN) There are hardly any plastic processing units in Dharavi in Mubai which process virgin plastics into final usable articles as it is estimated that more than 100 recycling units have been shifted out of Dharavi in the past couple of years due to rising...Read More »

Government notifies new hazardous waste management rules

The new rules distinguish hazardous waste from others such as waste tyre, paper waste, metal scrap and used electronic items

New Delhi: India has banned the import of solid plastic waste, including PET bottles, as part of new hazardous waste management rules that aims to prevent the...Read More »

HC's interim stay on ban on sale of liquor in plastic bottles

The Bombay High Court today granted an interim stay till June 30 on implementation of Maharashtra government order imposing a ban on sale of liquor in plastic bottles.

The Government Resolution, dated January 11 this year, banned the sale of alcohol in bottles made of polyethylene terephthalate...Read More »

Bengaluru struggling to discard low-density plastic

BBMP is finding it difficult to sell the non-recyclable reject plastic

Even if we were to assume that the ban on plastic in the State were implemented in full, it would still not address huge volumes of plastic being used as packaging material which the civic agency...Read More »

Rally against plastic ban

Hundreds of traders, wholesalers, and manufacturers of plastic products came out in protest against the recent plastic ban in Bengaluru.

The protesters – under the banner of Karnataka State Plastics Association – took out a rally between K.R. Market and K.G. Road, choking traffic headed...Read More »

Panel of designers discuss responsible package design

At the Print Business Outlook Conference held on 15 March in Mumbai a panel discussed packaging design and branding.

“The Smithers PIRA estimates the growth of packaging in India, through 2018, to be on the order of 10% per year. Also, with the per capita packaging consumption...Read More »

PETisSafe: M K Bhan committee tells National Green Tribunal

An expert committee headed by former biotech secretary M K Bhan on Monday said plastic bottles made of PET (poly ethylene terephthalate) material are safe for packaging medicines. The pharmaceutical and soft drinks industry account for one fourth of India’s PET packaging industry.

“There is no conclusive...Read More »

Green tribunal to rule on safety of PET containers on Monday

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) is slated to pronounce on Monday on whether plastic packaging of products including polyethylene terephthalate (PET) containers is safe or not.

Uttarakhand-based NGO, Him Jagriti, has petitioned the NGT that given India’s extreme variations of temperature, it fears that PET containers leached...Read More »

Mars recalls chocolates in India over plastic fears

New Delhi: Mars, one of the world’s largest chocolate makers, has recalled some of its products here because of fears that consumers may find pieces of plastic in them.

Mars recalls chocolates in India over plastic fears

After a piece...Read More »

Modi government might offer incentives for use of plastic money

In a bid to curb the flow of black money and to push the ambitious ‘Digital India’ scheme, the Narendra Modi government might announce some incentives to promote the use of plastic cards for business transactions.

If you prefer to use credit cards or debit cards in...Read More »

Perstorp signs Memorandum of Understanding at “Make in India”

Perstorp, a world leader in specialty chemicals has been participating in the event “Make in India”. By signing an MoU with MIDC (Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation), the company initiates the process of evaluating the opportunity to invest in a new world scale production plant for Penta in India.

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Taxation on imported raw materials disturbing manufacturers

Start-ups being acquainted with the idea of generating varied and distinguished products are finding it difficult to compete in the domestic market owing to the tax imposed on imported raw materials  which are unlikely to be available in India.

In a brief conversation with Anubhav...Read More »

Delhi Govt open to use of 'biodegradable' plastic bags

New Delhi: The city government is open to allowing “biodegradable” plastic carry bags in the national capital and may convey this to the Delhi High Court which had stayed a complete ban on their use in 2012.

The Sheila Dikshit-led Congress government had issued a notification in...Read More »

Current scenario & way forward for Indian plastic industry

Global economic growth is generally interlinked to petrochemical consumption where plastic is an important partner.

Plastic processing is the pillar of economy in most of the advanced economies. Per capita consumption of the world is 28 kg whereas India’s 11 kg and China 38 kg,...Read More »

Let's do Make In India without duties: AIPMA

New Delhi Jan 30 (KNN) The Government is set to increase the anti-Dumping duty up to 44.7 per cent on imports of certain kinds of plastic processing machines from four countries-Vietnam, Malaysia and the Philippines. The industry does not seem to be happy with this upcoming...Read More »

Plastic Pipes 2015 Conference

First ever PLASTIC PIPES in India were installed in early 1960s at Chhatrapur, Uttar Pradesh. In this span of just over 5 decades, the plastic pipes industry in India has grown leaps and bounds and is catering to practically all the end use segments including water & waste...Read More »

Alankit Ltd to beef up printing of plastic Aadhaar cards in India

New Delhi, Jan 21 (ANI-NewsVoir): Alankit Ltd, a leading e-Governance service provider in India announced that it is going to beef up printing of PVC Aadhaar Cards across the country through its offices. The company is going to make this facility available for people at their convenience.

India may be a part of the developing nations, but any activity which happens in India has a global impact, and therefore, even the most developed nations of the world like the US and UK, are always keen on building stronger ties in all fields with India. Just like the...Read More »