By Rahul Kumar
The 13th edition of PrintPack India, the third largest trade show in the world after Drupa and Ipex, was officially inaugurated with a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony at the India Exposition Mart, Greater Noida on 4 February 2017. The five-day exhibition is on until 8 February.
In his inaugural speech, HV Sheth, president, IPAMA, said a total of 416 exhibitors are showcasing their innovations with cost-effective solutions.
“It is a proud moment for us to be a part of the third largest exhibition for the graphic art industry,” he said, “The prime focus for all participants is value addition in printing, packaging and converting segments. We are certain that innovations on display at PrintPack 2017 will create sustainable employment opportunities, which in turn, will boost economic growth.”
A delegation of printers from Nepal and a bagpiper band were the highlights of the inaugural ceremony.
In his speech, SN Shah of Manugraph said Indian companies are manufacturing a variety of machines, as a result of which brand India is growing in popularity, especially under the Make in India scheme of the government of India. He said Indian manufacturers like TechNova, Line O Matic, Manugraph, TPH, Autoprint, Welbound, among others, are targeting the Indian domestic market that is ready to spend.
Post-press equipment, print enhancement equipment and packaging machines especially rigid box manufacturing machines are the highlights of the exhibition.