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PackPlus South’17 accomplishes a yet another successful expedition at Bengaluru!!

With a footfall of 7523 unique visitors, South India’s largest packaging Show, PackPlus South’17 has been highly effective in catering solutions to various packaging, printing and supply chain segments.

IMG_5466PackPlus South concluded successfully along with PrintFair and SupplyPlus South 2017 on 10th April at BIEC, Bengaluru. The four day show featured 200+ exhibitors, 100+ live demos giving its visitors a hands-on experience and also served as a launch pad for 50+ products.

The USP of the show was the assortment of solutions those were on display like ranging from Air Shaft, Dies, Doctor Blades, Rollers & Cylinders, Adhesives, Barcode Technology, Thermal Transfer Ribbons, Ancilliary Equipments, Automation, Bulk Packaging, Caps & Closures, Coding & Marking, Converting Machinery, Film Making To Conveyor Systems, Corrugated Box Making Equipment To Finished Packaging, Labeling Machines, Logistics, Packaging Designing, Pharma Processing, Pneumatic Systems, Pre-Press, Printing Machinery, Tapes, Supply Chain & Warehouse.
IMG_5981Leading players like Hewlett – Packard India, Konica Minolta India (P) Ltd., Naph Graphics (P) Ltd., Global Link Impex, Prasanna Machines Papers, Domino Printech India LLP, MAS Systech (P) Ltd., Prismtech Packaging Solutions (P) Ltd., USP Packaging Solutions (P) Ltd., Sensograph Packaging Technology (P) Ltd., Elegant International, Pragati Pack India (P) Ltd., Siddhivinayak Engineering, Durapak, Storopack India (P) Ltd., Nichrome India Limited, Prajwal Marketing, Harikrushna Machine Tech (P) Ltd., Parakh Agro Industries, Clearpack India (P) Ltd., Shrink Packaging Systems (P) Ltd., Zhongke India, Superpack Packaging Machines (P) Ltd. displayed large gamut of solutions.

“The ratio of prospective clients to the total footfall is quite high. There are more number of interested customers rather than just having heavy footfall, it helps us to streamline the prospective customers and have better follow ups.” Said Dhairyashil Patil from Bericap India

IMG_6127The concurrent show, PrintFair had players like R K Label Printing Machinery (P) Ltd., Flexography India Press, Bhogle Engineering Works, Mehta Cad Cam Systems (P) Ltd., SIMMAC and Hewlett – Packard India Sales Private Limited showcasing solutions for various segments like UV Interducts, LED UV systems, UV Coating & Curing Systems, Dry Lamination machines, Printing Materials, Software Solutions, Paper Cutting Machine & Finishing Equipment, Pre Press, RIP Workflow Proofing Packaging Solutions, Laser engraving machine, Used Offset Printing Machines, Sysnthetic Paper, Thermal Lamination Machine, Stickers & Label Printing Machinery, Stamping, Die Cutting Machines, Photopolymer Plates, Flexo Solvent Recycling.

IMG_6008SupplyPlus South featured Spectra Plast India (P) Ltd., Lsquare Eco-Products (P) Ltd., Maxworth Trading Company, Nitta Corporation India (P) Ltd., Nilkamal Bito Storage Systems (P) Ltd., Hi-Tech International, MIPS Plastics displayed solutions like conveyor components, conveyors, engineering plastic products, power transmission flat belts, thermoplastic hydraulic hoses, racking and shelving storage, injection moulded and roto moulded plastic crates, vacuum formed crates for odd shaped components, fabric crates for scratch sensitive components, roto and injection moulded plastic pallets, racking and shelving storage systems, material handling equipment and etc.

Ashwini Shriyan from AGS Inc. and owner of a cosmetic brand called DeBelle, shared insights about her first visit to the show. “Packaging is the most critical part of cosmetics and that’s my objective to visit the Show. It has to be attractive, user friendly and unique. I got a lot of leads which I could use in my other processes of business as well. As a brand manager I got a look into various aspects on how I could promote brand.”

“PackPlus South received overwhelming response at Bengaluru. It was a result of the extensive marketing and promotions held across South India to bring in the prospective visitors. The exhibitors are highly positive about converting the leads generated at the show. PackPlus South being a biannual expedition, the next show will be held at Hitex, Hyderabad from 9 to 12 March, 2018. We shall be coming back to Bengaluru in 2019.,” said Neeta Arora, Director, Print-Packaging.com (P) Ltd., the organisers of the Show.


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PackPlus South Concludes Successfully with 7523 Unique Visitors!!

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PackPlus South along with PrintFair and SupplyPlus South 2017 concluded successfully with a footfall of 7523 unique visitors gathered for the four day show.

The show featured 200+ Exhibitors, 50+ Product Launches, 100+ Live Demos and several other attractions.Leading industry players and important decision makers from the industry marked their presence.

PackPlus South will be back with added features and more business opportunities in 2018 at HITEX, Hyderabad.

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2608 Unique Visitors Mark Their Presence @ PackPlus South – Day 3!!

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PackPlus South along with PrintFair and SupplyPlus South 2017 gathered a footfall of 2608 visitors on third day. Leading industry players and important decision makers marked their presence.
The show features 200+ Exhibitors, 50+ Product Launches, 100+ Live Demos and several other attractions.
Last day today. Do not miss the opportunity to meet leading players from packaging, processing and supply chain industry.
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2443 Unique Visitors Mark Their Presence @ PackPlus South – Day 2!!

FotorCreated PPS day 2PackPlus South along with PrintFair and SupplyPlus South 2017 gathered a footfall of 2443 visitors on second day. Leading industry players and important decision makers marked their presence.

The show features 200+ Exhibitors, 50+ Product Launches, 100+ Live Demos and several other attractions.

Two more day to go. Do not miss the opportunity to meet leading players from packaging, processing and supply chain industry.

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PackPlus South 2017 Begins Today @ Bengaluru – 1547 Visitors Mark Their Presence

Untitled collagePackPlus South along with PrintFair and SupplyPlus South 2017 gathered a footfall of 1547 visitors on first day and expecting many more in coming days. The show features 200+ Exhibitors, 50+ Product Launches, 100+ Live Demos and several other attractions.
Three more day to go. Do not miss the opportunity to meet leading players from packaging, processing and supply chain industry.

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Inkjet Solutions introduces Thermal Transfer Overpinting and Large Character DOD Printers

Inkjet Solutions introduces Thermal Transfer Overpinting and Large Character DOD Printers. It also provides services and maintenance solutions in addition to supply of consumables /spares for all equipments.

Thermal Transfer Overprinting (TTO)

High quality print— robust and durable


Thermal Transfer Overprinting (TTO) is another high resolution technology printing and coding solution used for marking flexible packaging and labels. The process involves the use of the printer with a ribbon bearing the thermal transfer ink. It is recommended for printing of expiry date, bar codes, logos and other information on food, pharmaceutical and healthcare products that typically employ flexible packs, semi-rigid plastic packs and conformal packaging. The looks are superior to other methods and this makes TTO better than hot stamping and roller coding. It can print on all flat surfaces. TTO features high resolution allowing for printing of small character size with inclusion of barcodes and 2D codes with high legibility.

Key features of Thermal Transfer Overprinting (TTO) systems:
  • 7″ Onwards Touch screen print controller for easy operation
  • Graphics editor for simple message creation and editing
  • Zero periodic maintenance, giving very low total cost per code
  • Free text placement and graphic editing charactertools
  • Up to 450mm/second to match most line speeds at 300dpi
  • Real time and date formats, automatic offset, counters, custom date and time formats, production shift and remote field population from database
  • Barcodes, 2D codes and Logo
  • Quick and simple mess free changeover of ribbon with minimum downtime
  • Wide range of ribbon to meet the most demanding process
  • LAN and USB interface for remote control and back-up

Large Character DOD Printers

When it is a requirement to print large sized characters on large packaging the preferred method is large character Drop on Demand (DOD) printing system. The printer incorporates a user configurable screen to input variables such as manufacturing/expiry date, batch number and codes. One can input shift code in the packaging printing operation. DOD printers can be installed on an existing conveyorized packaging system for ease of use.

Drop on Demand technology (DOD) is designed for both packaging applications and industrial marking solutions. Provides two different controllers depending on your application and have a variety of nozzle arrangements. They offer three base ink types; MEK for fast dry non-porous Food grade applications, Alcohol for food Grade applications, and Water for porous applications.

Our DOD printers can provide solutions for coding on a multitude absorbent and non-absorbent surfaces including:

Paper, Cardboard, Metal, Glass, Wood, Plastic, Rubber.

Key features of Inkjet DOD Large Character are:

Excellent print quality – high quality coding output delivered via proven solenoid technology; great print results on porous and non- porous.

  • Low cost – extremely cost effective printing .
  • Ease of use – Simple, robust design makes them easy to operate & maintain
  • Flexibility – easy to configure up to 16 printheads to meet virtually any industrial printing need
  • Durability – each DOD inkjet printer features a strong, stainless steel external casing which provides excellent protection from humidity, dust and high temperatures found in industrial environments
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PackPlus South’17 Goes Extra Mile to Make South India’s Largest Extravagant

Untitled collageWeeks ahead of the Show, PackPlus South 2017 and Print Fair 2017, the promotions have begun. A hundred thousand personal invitations have been sent out and now, the organizers are going an extra mile to make the South India’s Largest Show more distinctive. The hoardings are being placed at strategic locations across the city and the signage will help the visitors to easily locate the venue. A Mobile truck also traverses key industrial pockets across the city ensuring the message to reach targeted customers. The orgarnisers have a lot more in pipeline to make the Show relevant and successful for its exhibiting companies as well as the visitors.

PackPlus South will happen along with SupplyPlus South and PrintFair at BIEC, Bengaluru from 7 to 10 April, 2017. The Show will feature 200+ exhibiting companies, do not miss the opportunity to witness latest innovations and developments from the industry.

Industry News

IJPN Technologies to Launch Laser Printers SL1

IJPN Technologies Pvt. Ltd. supplies industrial coding and marking equipment to print 1D codes, 2D codes, Batch No., Manufacturing Date, Expiry Date. Sequential No. etc. on cartons, blisters, pouches, labels and so on.

It established its own brand identity tactical move. The position was further strengthened by becoming India representative of world renowned Linx Printing Technologies. Tremendous performance earned IJPN the new distributer year award for 2011. It has not looked back and is on the path to strong growth with plans to introduce even more products in the near future.

Continuous Inkjet Printers (CIJ)


Continuous Inkjet Printers (CIJ) is perfect for printing on flat or curved surfaces. The continuous inkjet printers use dye based inks that will print on a variety of materials and will not smudge easily. Capable of high resolution, the printers can print even smallest fonts and resolve an astounding amount of detail in labels or marks that need to be clear and legible.

Inkjet Solutions offers a range of continuous inkjet printers such as high speed, medium duty and light duty. In addition, we also offer custom special purpose inkjet printers to print in very small areas using single color or multi-colored inks. Specialty printers can print. Specialty printers also have the capability to mark postal bar codes or other specific bar codes where required.

Laser Printers SL1

The SL1 is small, compact in size, and price too…but it is feature rich and powerful for it’s class. Classified as an entry level or economy coder, this lower cost laser will perform to many of our competitors standard 10 watt coder applications. With a stainless steel cover, Linx industrial accessories and the full featured Linx Draw software, this laser provides a complete system with savings and a competitive price.

laser sl1


  • Fast flexible coding – without the cost
  • Efficient, high power system design optimizes laser tube life, increasing reliability
  • Low operational costs with no consumables
  • Coding on a wide range of materials.

Superior code quality

  • High resolution characters in a range of font types ensure codes perfectly compliment packaging designs
  • Logos and 2D codes
  • Mix text, logos and machine-readable codes all in a single message
  • Discrete coding and permanent marking for effective anti-counterfeiting and traceability
  • Easy to use LinxDraw R software allows easy, secure message creation
  • Robust stainless steel body
  • Integrated key switch for secure operation and enhanced safety on the line
  • Ideal alternative for situations where ink-based coders are not suitable.



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Uflex Develops New Film for Blister Packaging Laminates

Noida-based flexible packaging giant Uflex has come up with a special polyester film as an alternative to the tradition BOPA and PVC substrates used in cold formed pharma packaging. According to the company, the special polyester film will eventually replace the top and bottom substrates of the conventional cold formed alu–alu laminate to a whole new structure comprising 36 micron special polyester; 50 micron soft aluminium foil and 36 micron special polyester.  Uflex engineers have utilized metaphase morphology to form the film in Z direction, which is a pre-requisite for blister packaging.

Dr Sudhir Naik, Senior General Manager, Corporate Technical Services, Films at Uflex, said “Getting better functionalities as compared to the Alu-Alu laminate structure comprising BOPA, aluminum, foil and PVC, this film will have significant and substantial benefits for the converters catering to pharmaceutical brands. BOPA (BON) is imported in to India from countries like China, Korea and Taiwan. Convertors are left with no option other than managing varied inventories of BON and PVC films separately. With the introduction of specialized polyester film that will now be laminated on both the sides of aluminum foil, the logistical hassles for convertors will surely go down. The dependency on import of BOPA will also go down as the converting industry gradually switches over to this film for cold forming the blister packs. This film therefore makes a strong case for import substitution in India.’

Speaking of the technical characteristics of the new polyester film, Pramod Sirsamkar, President of Technical and New Product Development in the Films division at Uflex, said: ‘The moisture absorption of this specialized polyester film is as low as 0.8 percent working out to almost 92 percent less than that of nylon, which is a big advantage. Aluminum foil offers negligibly low oxygen and water vapor transmission rates. Such high barrier may not really be required by the drug packed inside. We are, therefore, also working towards offering high barrier yet thinner specialty polyester films as an alternative to aluminum foil that may further lead to the reduction in overall weight of the ensuing laminate. The introduction of specialized polyester film in Alu-Alu blister packaging has also opened up avenues for us to come up with biodegradable and oxo-degradable variants further minimizing carbon footprints.”

Amitava Ray, Executive Director and Head of Packaging and Converting Business at Uflex, added “There is also a yield benefit in the case of the new laminate structure but with no compromise on functionalities whatsoever. This lightweighting of the laminate equates to lesser energy consumption at the three critical stages of the flexible packaging lifecycle, namely manufacturing, transportation and disposal. The reverse printing on the special substrate has further opened up the avenue for enhanced brand visibility. We also stand in good stead to offer specialized and technologically advanced anti-counterfeiting features for the new Alu-Alu laminate. We are ready with the product and are working with leading pharmaceutical companies for the commercial rollout.”

Ashok Chaturvedi, Chairman and Managing Director, Uflex, concluded, “This is innovation with value added differentiation at its purest that addresses the shortcomings of both BON and PVC films faced by convertors catering to the pharmaceutical companies. This film is a great product for the pharmaceutical packaging industry that will raise the bar for competition both in India and overseas thereby being a gamechanger. When the bar for competition is raised, the flexible packaging industry as a whole stands to benefit both in terms of quality as well as technology.”

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Cosmo Films adds its tenth BOPP line

Cosmo Films, a manufacturer of bi-axially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) films has announced the start of its tenth 10.4m BOPP line in Gujarat. With the installation of this new line, the company will increase its annual capacity by 40%, taking it to 1.96 lakh MT. The company’s current annual capacity stands at 1.36 lakh MT.


Pankaj Poddar, CEO, Cosmo Films, said, “I am happy that the line was installed ahead of its schedule and well within the projected capex of Rs 200 crore. The high-speed line, equipped with automated changeovers and automatic consumption of waste, will not only lead to an increase in power savings but also help the company with its overall operational efficiencies. The new line is expected to contribute to substantial growth in sales and profit in the financial year 2017-2018.”

The new line, whose announcement was made in October 2015, has been commissioned ahead of its schedule and has been installed at the company’s existing facility at Karjan near Vadodara, which already houses BOPP lines, extrusion coating, chemical coating lines and a metaliser.

“The commissioned line is the most advanced line available in the market today in terms of its width and output and is the first 10.4m line to be installed in the country. The line is equipped to deliver both superior quality products with minimised scratches, oil or additive spots, high surface energy as well as consistent quality due to automatic changeovers. The line is also capable of producing films as thick as 80 microns to cater to segments like textiles which require thicker films,” said Poddar.

The line output would cater to both domestic and export markets. The new line is part of a series of expansions which have been announced in the last one year by the company for both its India operations and its subsidiaries in the US and Korea.