Thursday, 4 October, 2012

Indian market woos the best of label technology

The demand-centric Indian market is proving that it has the capability to attract the latest global technology and capital to the country in a short time. This month we bring you two  shows in two different parts of the world that will give you an insight into the rapid emergence of the Indian printing and packaging  market and its ability to get the latest machinery and innovative process solutions. A few years ago machines, processes and software displayed in Labelexpo America would reach the Indian shores much later and only after its introduction in other parts of the world. Not any longer. The  Labelexpo Americas 2012 that attracted record audiences of label printing and  packaging professionals at the Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois in mid September this year had manufacturers displaying several innovative machines and solutions that will be also showcased at the Labelexpo India exhibition during end October at Pragati Maidan  New Delhi.

                            Creed Engineers at Labelexpo India 2010

Among the major manufacturers who are showcasing similar range of machines in both the American and Indian label shows are Kodak with its print process control solutions, and its new Flexcel NX System range. EFI Electronics a world leader in customer focused digital printing innovation also plans to introduce Jetrion UV digital presses during Labelexpo India and market them through its recently appointed India agent Weldon Celloplast. Tresu, a global supplier of flexo presses and ancillaries for the flexo and offset printing market, plans to showcase its new developments in its chamber doctor blade systems for narrow and midweb flexo at the Labelexpo India. UPM Raflatac will present new solutions to show how labels can be used while Flexo Image Graphics will demonstrate Mark Andy, Xeikon, and Rotoflex machines at the biennial Indian show. Nuova Gidue, a manufacturer of printing and converting machines for the labels and the packaging industry will introduce the latest version of the M1 press for the production of self-adhesive labels and light carton and give a live demonstration of the process. However there are others like the home grown Cosmo that participated in the Chicago exhibition but will skip the Indian meet because they are currently focusing on development of new export markets.

The estimated 200 exhibitors at the New Delhi Labelexpo are twice the number that exhibited at Labelexpo America which included a sizable number of participants from Latin America. This shows the maturing demand and the needs of the modern Indian consumer who must have products in professionally packaged and labeled bottles, cartons or containers. The previous Labelexpo India attracted over 6,000 visitors from 60 nations in 2010 and the latest reports suggest that this year’s figures will be substantially higher. We are happy to inform you that Packaging South Asia is one of the media partners for the event and we will publish a daily email newsletter for all our subscribers and participants at the Labelexpo 2012.

- Sandip Sen

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