With special focus on ‘out sourced publishing’, the first edition of India International Printing & Packaging Fair (IIPPF) will take place at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi during August 06-09, 2013, showcasing the latest trends in the contemporary graphic art industry. Organized by India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO), the India International Printing & Packaging Fair (IIPPF) aims to project the potential of Indian graphic arts industry and from the international arena. At the same time, it will provide manufactures to showcase their well researched, designed, produced graphic arts machinery and equipments.
IIPPF 2013 has been designed by the ITPO as an international event to meet the aspiration of printing and packaging industry professionals from all over the world. This new fair has wider profile with an additional focus on printing and publishing business outsourced by developed countries.
The display profile of the fair covers: In pre-press segment: software for CtP, colour management, digital workflow, colour scanners, digital proofing system, plate making systems and plate setter. In-press (printing): sheet-fed offset, web offset, hi-tower web machines suitable for newspapers magazines, text books, etc; flexographic & rotogravure; label printing; digital printing machines and signage. Binding: paper cutting, three-knife trimmers, perfect binding, thread sewing, wire stitching’ book block preparing machines for soft or hard-cover binding. Finishing: laminating, folding, die-cutting, creasing, slitting and rewinding, sheeters’ folding and gluing, stackers, conveyor systems machines. Packaging: corrugating, rotary cutting, punching and creasing, slotting, gluing, card board printing, laminating’ from-filling, box stitching machines. Converting: paper & board converting, corrugated, box making, plastic converting, flexible packaging, metal converting, and glass converting, label gluing, continuous label application, rigid packaging’ thermoforming vacuum packaging, bag & pouch making machines, besides bottling lines & label applicators.
This event is a significant initiative at a time when the printing and packaging industries in India have been growing at a fast pace. The speedy economic growth in recent years in India has created a stirring momentum in India’s print industry. The printing industry is well established and presently growing at 12 per cent per annum. As many as 8000 weekly and fortnightly newspapers/periodicals are published in Indian languages. India has around 2, 50,000 small, medium and big printers. Besides, up to 26 per cent FDI is permitted in newspapers and periodicals. Packaging industry is currently valued at over USS 14 billion and growing at 14-15 per cent annually. Approx 700 packaging machinery manufacturers and 95 per cent of whom are in small and medium sector are located all over India.
Neeraj Dargan to lead
Manroland Sheetfed subsidiary in India
-With offices in Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai
Manroland Sheetfed GmbH has established an own subsidiary in India. Manroland Sheetfed India Pvt Ltd will be based in New Delhi with local offices in Mumbai and Chennai. Neeraj Dargan heads up the new Manroland Sheetfed operations as managing director. Dargan brings a wealth of experience, having spent more than 30 years in the fields of sales & marketing, technical, operations and commercial, in capital goods and consumables for the print and graphic arts sector.
“I am delighted to be heading the new Manroland Sheetfed subsidiary to expand the company’s APAC operations. My local-market experience will enable to better serve the group's existing client base and with year-on-year growth in India’s printing industry, I am looking forward to the challenges," said Neeraj.
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