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Pamex- The Future is Approaching !!

Building on the immense success of 2015, the show portends bigger bang in the upcoming edition.

Organized by All India Federation of Master Printers (AIFMP) in association with Print-Packaging.com (P) Ltd,Pamex 2017 is now only six months away. After the humongous success in 2015, when the show was shifted to Mumbai, Pamex is promising to be bigger & better than ever before.

“With more than 6 months to go, we are already bigger than the last edition. We are striving to get more companies on board and will make all efforts to make Pamex as huge as possible,” said Tushar Dhote, Chairman of Pamex.

To that extent, Pamex has a tie-up with KVN Media, a Chinese company who are the co-oragnisers of ‘All In Print’, China. Their expertise in China’s Print industry is proving beneficial for Pamex and a China Pavilion in excess of 1000 sqm is expected at the event.

“With the Indian Printing Industry becoming bigger with every passing year, we have more Foreign Companies looking to expand their interests in India. Pamex 2017 promises to showcase the very best the Printing Industry has to offer,” said Dhote.

The event is being marketed both abroad and in India. Team Pamex has participated in various Indian & International events such as LabelExpo India- Noida, Drupa-Dusseldorf, PrintPack India-Noida, Sino Corrugated & Sino Folding Carton- Shanghai & China Print- Beijing, among others.

The promotional campaign kicks off with an International Media Week, being organized in New Delhi in the first week of August. The first of its kind event will see International Media and associations from several Asian and African countries rubbing shoulders with their Indian counterparts in an event that will focus on the developments in the Indian print industry and also provide an opportunity to the exhibitors to announce to the world, new developments and detailed plans for Pamex.

Extensive promotion through road shows is planned and with cover over 50  grassroots towns in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Telangana, Andhra, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh. At the regional level, promotional events are also planned in Pathankot, Lucknow, Indore, Ahmedabad, Bangalore and Chennai. Pamex will also go International this year with events in Colombo and Dhaka.

“Online Visitor Registrations are going better than we expected at this stage. In December, I had said we expect a 100% increase in visitors at the show. It looks like we will surpass that expectation,” said a confident Neetu Arora, Director of Print-Packaging.com (P) Ltd.

Pamex 2017 will be held from 18-21 December 2017 at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon.  For more information please visit www.pamex.in or send an email to info@print-packaging.com

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A Glimpse into Pack Plus’17



Building on the previous year’s success, PackPlus is back this year, continuing its trend of 30% sustained growth over the past 4 editions. Featuring more than 375 companies, spread across 6 halls and more than 16000 sqm, the event is expected to receive more than 20,000 unique business visitors.  

PackPlus- The Total Packaging, Processing & Supply Chain event will be held from 3-6 August, 2017 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. The Show has positioned itself as one of the popular exhibitions for the display of latest innovations & developments from the industry.


Packaging Product Pavilion

In 2015, PackPlus had introduced a Finished Packaging Pavilion spread across 300sqm with more than 30 companies. This year, the Pavilion has lost its tag and has grown into 2 Halls with more than 100 companies spread across 1300sqm. Companies such as Hip Lik Packaging Products, Big Box Inc, Pragati Pack, Any Graphics, P R Packaging Ltd. among others will be showcasing solutions in Flexible Packaging, Labels, Cartons, Tin Cans, Bulk Packaging, Blister Packaging and other specialized packaging formats.

Primary Packaging Machinery Hall

Spread across 5000 sqm, Hall 11 will house a gamut of running machines from the primary packaging sectors, covering equipment like FFS Machines, Liquid Filling Machines, Pouch Packing Machines, Multi head weighers showing latest technologies from India & around the globe. Leading companies such as Uflex (Engineering, Holography & Cylinder divisions), Ishida India, Hassia Packaging, Parle Global, SSP Packaging, Shrink Packaging, G -Tech Packaging Solutions, Orpac Systems, etc. will be showcasing their latest innovations at the event.

Supply Chain Hall

Hall 12 will house the SupplyPlus event which is a concurrent event with PackPlus. Spread across 1700sqm, you will find companies such as Signode India, Millenium Packaging Soultions, Vibgyor International, Nilkamal Storage Systems, Bold Gate Resources, VM Technocoating, Alstrut India showcasing solutions in warehouse management, material handling, storage solutions and logistic packaging solutions among other verticals.

 Converting Hall

With an area of more than 4500 sqm, Hall 12 A will have solutions covering Flexible Packaging, Converting & Printing, Rigid box & Carton &Corrugated Box Making Technologies Digital Print Solutions on diisplay. A range of solutions from Pre-Press, On press and post press solutions will provide end to end solutions for package converters and printers under one roof. Companies such as Uflex, Pelican, BST, Kody, Sudha Converting, Naph Graphics & APL Machinery will be showcasing their products. Large Presence of Paper Cup making machines will be a key highlight at the event and leading manufactures and importers including AKR Machinery, Elegant International, Global Link Impex, Pritul Machines, Swastik Paper Trading Co., Vardhaman Packaging, among others will be showcasing the latest technology. Zhongke India will be showcasing their Rigid Box Machines and Automatic Paper Bag making Machines at the event.


The International Packaging Conclave has now become a much awaited annual event that sees the coming together of converters, suppliers & brand owners as it focuses on different theme every year. This year it returns with a contemporary and hot theme of Packaging Safety & Compliance. The conclave will be held on 4 August, 2017 at the International Business Lounge in Pragati Maidan. Siegwerk India will be the knowledge partner for the conclave, which will have an interactive case-study based solution format.

A Byte from the Organiser

“We are getting close to event and all engrossed with the pre-show activities. The invitations are being printed and will be circulated soon. Visitor registrations are ongoing in full swing.  We are all set for a record-breaking edition scaling new heights,” said Neetu Arora, President, Print-Packaging.com (P) Ltd., the organiser of the Show.



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Boost productivity with anti-sloshing,Transport liquids faster without spills 

Antisloshing Presse

Courtesy: B&R Automation

With B&R’s industrial transport system, it is now possible to transport liquids quickly with no spills. SuperTrak is the only system on the market to offer anti-sloshing technology. This technology suppresses the formation of oscillations on free surfaces to prevent liquids from spilling over container edges during transport. 

Now you can achieve no spills from open containers and higher production speed.

The Specially designed movement profiles prevent the development of positive feedback loops on the surface of the liquid so that it remains calm during the transport.  This minimizes downtime and increases productivity when handling open containers. Minimizing oscillations on the surface of liquids is particularly important in the packaging industry. The better you are able to control sloshing*, the faster the products can be transported.

B&R’s sophisticated anti-sloshing technology also prevents the formation of air bubbles and foam. The downtime otherwise required to allow the liquid to settle is reduced drastically or eliminated entirely for a substantial improvement in packaging line productivity.

*The term slosh is used to describe the behaviour of liquids in moving containers

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Cosmo Films expands its range of Direct Thermal Printable Products

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Courtesy: Cosmo films

Cosmo Films now offer an extended range of Direct Thermal Printable (DTP) products. This would

include standard DTP films, top coated DTP films, high temperatures DTP films and DTP paper.

Direct thermal printing is generally used for tagging and labelling applications where elaborate printing

is not required and printing is done only for critical information like barcodes. Direct Thermal printing

does not require an ink ribbon for printing, and the image/impression formation takes place simply

when coated substrate comes in contact with the print head of the thermal printer.

The company has just launched a BOPP based top coated direct thermal printable film which is water

and solvent resistant and can be used for tough weather labelling such as deep freeze product

labelling, industrial bar coding, track & trace and logistics. The film can endure temperatures of -20

to 70 degrees. A high temperature resistance variety with endurance level as high as 130 degrees is

also being offered. The product has been developed keeping meat packaging & carcass tagging

applications in mind requiring relatively higher temperature process parameters.

The company would now also offer direct thermal printable paper in both top coated and uncoated

varieties. Top coated variety would be well suited for applications requiring water resistance.

Commenting on the development, Mr. Kapil Anand, Head – Speciality Labeling Exports, Cosmo Films

said, “Direct thermal printing has been gaining significant prominence in recent times due to its ease

of use, low total applied cost and optimum image density and we are glad that we can offer both

paper and filmic solutions for a wide range of applications now being printed by this printing



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Ricoh entered DTG Market

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Ricoh has launched two new direct-to-garment (DTG) printers during FESPA 2017

Ricoh entered into the DTG space when it acquired direct-to-garment printer manufacturer AnaJet in early 2016. The new machines are manufactured at AnaJet’s California headquarters.

The two new machines, the Ricoh Ri 3000 and Ri 6000, are based on the Anajet mPower series with modifications and are equipped with better enhancements.

The printers take garment printing to the next level by enabling direct printing on shirts, socks, on materials ranging from 100% cotton and 100% light polyester to mixed garments up to 50/50 blends.

Designs can be easily previewed and modified based on the colour of fabric they are being printed to, so designs look the same on the screen as they will on the garment. This minimises the need for costly test prints and in-depth technical experimentation for repairing.

AnaJet international technical support specialist Marica Mody highlighted a variety of improvements on the previous AnaJet series, including an upgraded ink circulation system for white channels to improve ink flow and increase performance.

Mody said: “Screen printing, sublimation, transfer papers are huge markets that are  successful, but none of them can do what DTG can do.”

The two new machines both have a printable area of 350x450mm but the Ri 3000 uses three Ricoh MH 2420 inkjet heads and the Ri 6000 uses six. In terms of speed, at 600dpi the Ri 6000 can print a 300x250mm area on a light garment in around 27 seconds, while the Ri 3000 takes 51 seconds. Both machines use AnaJet’s AnaRip software.

The machines also use AnaJet’s DTG water-based pigment inks, running CMYK plus double white.


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Uflex achieves low ink GSM

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Uflex’s cylinders business announces low ink breakthrough with its modification and optimization of rotogravure cell structures.

Uflex achieves low ink GSM by modifying and optimizing rotogravure cell structures
After an intense R&D of almost three years, the cylinders business of India’s largest multinational flexible packaging materials and solution company, Uflex, said it has been able to optimize cell structures of laser engraved rotogravure cylinders to an extent that can actually result in about 20-25% less ink consumption than what the electro-mechanically engraved counterpart would require in order to render the same image resolution and enhancement.
Unlike Electro-mechanical engraving which produces a conventional cell shape, Laser engraving offers immense flexibility towards altering cell shapes and structures for the rotogravure cylinders. This is the fundamental reason that results in low ink GSM while printing on the substrate.
To understand this point better, it is rather important to have a quick recapitulation about the roll the typical cells of a rotogravure cylinder play during the printing process: The ink is picked up by the cylinder and transferred on to the substrate. The rotogravure cylinder is immersed in the ink sump and during the process of printing the recessed (engraved) cells pick up the ink. The substrate gets sandwiched between the impression roller and the gravure cylinder. At this juncture the ink gets transferred from recessed cells to the substrate by capillary action.
Explaining the recent break-through of lesser ink consumption in rotogravure printing, Mr. P.K. Agarwal, joint president, cylinders business, Uflex, said,  “On the laser engraving set-up, our team has been able to create various modifications on honeycomb cell structure, line cell structure, TB cell structure and others which in turn during the print run render solid backgrounds, coating with high & low depths, other specialized coatings, vignettes, half tone images among several others. It is all about the shape and structures of the cells that we have been able to modify and optimize through the process of laser engraving. This is not possible in electro-mechanical engraving which can only produce conventional cell shape/structure.”

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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.