Packaging in India: Intelpack 2013 Shows Potential for Digital

Nakul Sharma
 Oct 8, 2013

Intelpack, India’s main packaging technology show, took place from September 12 to 14. The show was co-located with two other Indian shows on food and drug manufacturing,  “Foodtek 2013” and “Pharmapack 2013.” The combined event spread over 14,000 square meters of floor space at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai, India. During its three days, over 8,000 visitors saw the offerings of 175 exhibitors, including makers of coding equipment, tray sealing machines, converting machines, carton erectors, flow wrap applicators, and form/fill/seal lines. Many media suppliers exhibited as well, such as for flexible packaging films, folding carton board, corrugate, and seal materials. On balance, it looked like a smaller version of Pack Expo in the U.S., with both Indian and international exhibitors promoting their technology and materials. Meanwhile the overall Indian packaging market has been variously estimated at about $19 billion in annual value, with annual growth of 8% or more, and its food, beverage, and pharmaceuticals industries are quickly modernizing.

Figure 1: Entrance to Intelipack 2013

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