Paperex 2015 concludes successfully!

– E-commerce to boost demand for paper packaging industry

The 12th edition of Paperex exhibition and conference - Paperex 2015, was successfully held from November 1 – 4, 2015 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. It is the largest conference organised in Asia for pulp and paper technology. Paperex conference brings together a highly focused and expert group of technology suppliers, internationally acclaimed scientists, academicians, research organisations and high profile delegates, industry captains, well known management personalities into one forum to share their experience, expertise and also to seek solutions to achieve sustained growth of the Indian Paper Industry.

The show was divided into six major zones - Specialty Technology & Services, Specialty Paper & Printing Pavilion, Tissueex, IPPTA Networking Lounge, Federation of Paper Traders Association of India (FPTA) Networking Lounge and Paperex Industry Networking Village.

The four day concurrent international conference on “Pulp & Paper Industry: Innovations - Need of the Hour” was organised by Indian Agro & Recycled Paper Mills Association.

As per the consensus views of majority of exhibitors, e-commerce boom will help paper industry to enter new phase of growth. With the increasing number of internet users and rising middle class in the society with higher disposable income has boosted the demand for paper packaging products in the shipment industry. This seems like it will continue on spurring the growth for the same. The Indian e-commerce market will be sized to $ 228 billion in 2030, according to Goldman Sachs estimates. That’s still below the size of the market today in China ($328 billion) and the U.S. ($281 billion), but close to ten times as large as India’s market is today. Indian e-commerce startups received $2.6 billion in funding in the first nine months of 2015, compared to $3.1 billion in all of 2014.

Trade experts are hinting that the industry is entering new phase of growth and paper packaging business will give much needed support to the industry. Speaking on the success of Paperex Exhibition, Gagan Sahani, director ITE India said that there were total 500 exhibitors from over 33 countries, including group participation from China, Finland, Taiwan, France and Germany. Most of the exhibitors are optimistic that the Indian paper industry is resorting to farm forestry for meeting its wood requirement; however, due to the long gestation period, the paper industry in India is yet to receive its full benefits. Thus, non wood based raw materials are increasingly becoming more popular in the paper industry in India. Having mapped with paper mill water use, companies are working to develop site specific plans at priority facilities that address additional efficiencies around water reuse and potential reduction. India’s consumption for paper will go up substantially in the medium term despite the digital creating a lot of buzz. Right now, per capita consumption of paper in the country is 9.8 kilograms as compared to 350 kilograms in the US, while global average is 58 kilograms.

The world’s largest paper exhibition organised by ITE India’s along with 12 trade bodies, has got tremendous response from both trade and general visitors. Paperex has confirmed that it is a reliable and tested platform to all connected with paper industry including, SME exporters, entrepreneurs and investors. Over 15,000 trade visitors attended the exhibition and learn about more technologies and positive eco-system.

Line O Matic @ Paperex 2015

Line O Matic marked its presence at Paperex with catalogues show with video presentation on their range of exercise notebook making machines and paper converting machinery.

The company has launched cut size sheeter (photo copy paper machine) model - CSS 100 with flying knife synchro cutting system, very heavy duty high capacity reel stand having robust construction with motorised track and trolley system for automatic reel loading and with upgraded double ream wrapping line including image printing having capacity of 100 ton production per day.

Now Line O Matic is having 4 models in cut size sheeter that is CSS 20, CSS 40, CSS 60 and CSS 100 with production capacity of 20 tones to 100 tones respectively.

Apart from cut size sheeter, Line O Matic fully automatic exercise book machine model – BOLT RB104 that can make staple pin type exercise notebook received staggering response from the market from its inception.

Overall exhibition was wonderful and company has received good number of inquiries.

It was also a good platform for the company to meet existing customers.

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