Posts tagged: India

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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PrintPack India 2013

Jim Hamilton
 Apr 23, 2013

In this video blog I discuss my recent trip to India as part of an NPES trade mission. I attended PrintPack 2013 in Noida (near Delhi) and spoke at the NPES conference there.

For those that are interested in more about PrintPack India 2013, InfoTrends has published an analysis on the show called PrintPack India 2013: Whatever Is True about India, the Opposite Is Also True. Most InfoTrends Production consulting service clients will have access to this document through the InfoTrends password-protected client site. Others can purchase it through the InfoTrends Report Store.

Indian Wedding Albums: Big Potential in a Growing Market

Lior Meron
 Mar 19, 2013

The Indian graphic arts market as a whole is fascinating and fast growing. However, there is one area of particular interest for digital printing: the wedding industry. According to recent research, there are around 12,000 weddings held every day in India and around 1.5 million photos are taken on each of these wedding days. All of these marriages have the potential to drive the production of multiple wedding albums and related photo merchandise.

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drupa Attendance Is Down – By a Lot

Jim Hamilton
 May 17, 2012

The drupa 2012 organizers announced final attendance figures today. The total: 314,500. The stunner in this news isn’t that attendance dropped between drupa 2008 and 2012, it’s by how much. drupa attendance peaked in 1990, dropped off in 1995, and then came in at well over 400,000 in 2000. The next two drupas were both around around 390,000. The drupa 2012 figure is down about 75,000 from drupa 2008. Going into the show I hoped that final attendance figures would end up between 350,000 and 375,000. As it turns out, this was very optimistic. The newly released numbers tell a different story entirely.

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New Opportunities for Imaging in Brazil, Russia, India, and China

Ed Lee
 May 18, 2011

As the developed regions of the world, like the United States and Western Europe, experience a maturing of the digital camera and photo printing markets, new sales opportunities will come from emerging markets, most of which are in early stages of market development. Among these emerging markets are Brazil, Russia, India, and China, also known as the BRIC countries. These countries are ripe for growth in digital photography and have common traits that will appeal to digital imaging vendors.

Low household penetration rates for digital cameras and large populations are a good combination for increased camera sales to first-time buyers; however, growth rates may be hindered to some degree by low penetration of personal computers and home Internet access, as well as low household incomes in these countries. Nevertheless, growth in these adjacent markets will help fuel the digital photography market.

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Xeikon Certifies Yupo Film; Note on Certification Protocol

Bob Leahey
 Dec 14, 2010

Xeikon, whose headlines this year have mostly focused on its new 3000 series of color label presses and their new toners, had some media news recently. Briefly, the company announced this month that it has tested and qualified polypropylene substrates from Yupo Corporation of America for use in the new printer series. The new facestocks are available in translucent and white versions, and are fully recyclable. While Yupo is not as well known to clients as Xeikon is, the company, which is the U.S. offshoot of a Japanese parent, is a top supplier of synthetic paper, for both digital and analog printing. The Yupo products are technically film but have a paper-like feel and are tear resistant and water-resistant. In conventional printing they are used for sales collateral, restaurant menus, maps, and other applications, as well as in-mold labels and other labels printed on narrow analog webs. In digital, the Yupo substrates are well known facestocks for industrial thermal transfer labels. Meanwhile, the “YupoBlue” synthetic paper product is certified for use in the HP Indigo label presses. Read more »

Tales from the Road – A Week in India

Jeff Hayes
 Oct 29, 2009

I just returned from a week in India as part of the HP InfoTrends conference on production digital printing and packaging series we have been doing throughout the Asia Pacific region. The 2-day conference was front-ending the IPEX South Asia tradeshow held in Mumbai, India.

Like the previous HP InfoTrends conferences held in Singapore and Beijing, this event attracted a large audience of print service providers, marketing services providers, distributors, and HP partners. There were over 200 attendees and 20 speakers covering 10 sessions.

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