During Feb 14-17, the world of paper processing will be meeting in Lucerne for the Hunkeler innovationdays 2011, a biennial unique event in the international trade fair scene with practical relevance witnessing target audience. Once again, the leading providers, some with world premieres, will be represented, along with DOXNET – The Document X-perts Network – coming to Lucerne as a guest for the fourth time. The venue for the event is the new Exhibition Hall 2 which was constructed in compliance with the Swiss Minergie Standard and offers an exhibition area covering some 5,000 sqm. Founded by Swiss company Hunkeler AG, the innovationdays has regularly brought the most important providers in the paper processing sector to Switzerland since its inception in 1996. Going into the ninth round which will take place at the Messeplatz Lucerne, this event has now become a regular fixture. The focus is not on individual products but on holistic production systems with real practical relevance. This special-interest event revolves around paper processing and digital printing and offers a platform for information and networking with a defined framework. The visitor profile of the past years clearly reflects the growing interest that conventional offset printing houses take in digital print processes. Increasingly, investment projects focus on such solutions.
The entire width and depth of the solution scenarios give the target audience an overview of the products and services currently offered in digital printing in terms of both pre and post systems, in in-line and offline finishing, in the IT and transactional segment, and with regard to the entire range of printed fabrics as well as consumables and finishing materials. A professional international audience from the areas of mailing production, computer centers, web finishing, and the conventional printing industry is given an opportunity to engage with market trends and the latest development in the field of digital production processes. The fact that visitors to Lucerne can meet the most competent representatives and contact persons of the supply industry has from the outset been one of the outstanding features of the innovationdays.
As organizer of the innovationdays, Hunkeler has always ensured a balance between a large diversity of solutions and a manageable size of the trade show. This principle is again applied to the innovationdays 2011. Being one of the leading providers of digital post-press solutions worldwide, the company understands all aspects of paper processing. This explains why it is that precisely those solutions are presented in Lucerne that the market needs both at present and in the future. The fact that many exhibitors will once again announce innovations which have not been presented at any other fairs before attests to the significance generally attached to the innovationdays.
Full colour, wide paper webs of up to 762 mm (30”) and capacities of over 200 meters per minute as well as automation and interconnected workflow solutions will be the main topics at the event. With the modules of the new POPP7 generation, Hunkeler already has an answer to these new challenges. The concept is based on the POPP6 technology for 520 mm (20-5”) wide paper webs which is already successfully producing in the market. These modules of the quality class ‘huncolour ready’ prove their excellence more than 1000-fold in all areas where performance, variety of application and cost-effectiveness as well as extremely gentle processing of full-colour documents in a wide range of printed fabrics from light paper to heavy materials are called for.
As a guest trade association, DOXNET will hold a DOXNET-vor-Ort lecture series on topical issues of modern document management in the Swiss Museum of Transport in Lucerne.
From India, a fast growing economy bringing enormous opportunities for the organisations on the move offering paper processing facilities, equally good number of visitors can not be ruled out. With the increase in activities related to transactional printing, direct marketing, book-on-demand etc happening in India at a faster pace, it does make a lot sense to visit this kind of event, which happens once in two years. In India Hunkeler is represented by CGS Capital Graphic Supplies, New Delhi.
-marking strong interest from the ASEAN region
Prior to the registration deadline (Oct 31, 2010) for drupa 2012, Messe Düsseldorf – as organiser of the world’s largest trade fair for the print and media industry – draws a positive interim conclusion.
“Fortunately the changes in the industry are not reflected in the registration behaviour of the international supplier industry to the print and media industry. The global players are counting more than ever on drupa – some of them have even booked more exhibition space than for the last event. In addition, there is a significant increase in demand from the ASEAN region,” stated drupa director Manuel Mataré, summarizing the results so far, adding “drupa 2012 could sound the bell for a trend reversal and with that once again prove its global importance as a leading trade fair and trendsetter in the publishing industry.”
The structuring of the nineteen exhibition halls according to the individual industry focal points will begin early next year after analysis of all registrations. Exhibitor approval will then take place in August 2011. Simultaneously the professional supporting programme with its cornerstones drupa innovation park, drupacube, highlights tours and compass sessions will be developed in collaboration with the cooperation partners. Worldwide visitor promotion will begin in the summer of 2011.
-Crosses 14,000 sq m area 75 days in advance
To be organised by India Trade Promotion Organization (ITPO) jointly with IPAMA (Indian Printing, Packaging and Allied Machinery Manufacturers’ Association) from January 16-21, 2011 in the much upgraded exhibiting halls at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, Printpack India 2011 - an international exhibition on printing, packaging, converting, signage and allied machinery industry is all set to open its doors of business opportunities for all. To make the show rather effective and comprehensive in response, ITPO and IPAMA arranged promotional campaign across the country for spurring prospective participants, and now are ready to reap the advantages of their efforts.
The exhibition will provide a diversified and rich experience for participants as well as visitors in all the areas of graphic art industry, besides deliberations and exchange of ideas for joint-ventures and exchange of technological know-how with leading overseas manufacturers. To bring out the daily updates during the six-day event of Printpack India, publication of ‘Daily Bulletin’ has also been planed by IPAMA in association with Print& Publishing magazine.
The net area booked as on October 27 has reached up to 14, 000 sq m, with over 240 exhibitors, including: AB Presstech Machineries, AS Print Aids, ATE Enterprises, Abhikruti Digi Soft, Acme Machinery (India), Acme Machinery Company, Aesthetic Multimedia, Alliance Printech, Alpha Print Pack Machinery Co, Anika Cards N Crafts, Anil Agencies, APL Machinery, Apsom Infotex Ltd, Arets Graphics India, Arrow Multimedia Inc, Artech Industries, Asian Reprographics, Associated Engineering Corporation, Associated Industrial Corporation, ATM Multimedia, Autoprint Machinery Manufacturers, AVS Graphics, Axess Ultrasonics, BR Print (India), Balajee Machine Tools, Bobst India, Bosch Rexroth (India) Ltd, Boxtech Bangalore, Brightway, Bromide Color Chemicals, Canon India, Capital Graphic Supplies, Century Machines, Compact Print Tech, Condot Systems, Creed Engineers (P) Ltd, Crystal Digital Solutions, DB Engineering, Darshana Industries, Design Centre, DH Engg Works, Dolphin Inks, Electro Mec, Elesa And Ganter India, Erhardt + Leimer (India), Esko Graphics India, Excel Graphic Machinery Inc, Excel Machinery (Gujarat), Fair Deal Engineers, Falcon Vacuum Pumps & Systems, Five Star Printing Machinery Co, Fortec Binding Systems, Friends Engineering Company, GAI Graphics House, Galaxy Printers, Gemco Controls Ltd, Grafica Flextronica, Grafik Machinery Exchange India, Graphics Impex Services, Grover Chennai, Guru Nanak Printing Machines Mfg Co, Habasit Iakoka, Hanspal Industries, Harbhajan Singh & Co, HIC MACHINERY, HIC Print Pack Machineries, Hm Web House, Hy-Tek Print Mac, Ideal Printographics, India Engineering Works, Indian Journal of Printing Technology, Indian Machinery Co, Indo Asia Machines Corporation, Indo Poly Machines Corporation, IPP Catalog Publications, Jai Deep Machine Tools, Jai Engineering, Jainco Inks & Chemicals, Janta Mechanical Works, Jindal Offset India, Join Pack Machines, Joy D-zign Engineers, Kabeera Printo Graphic, Kalbro Manufacturing Co, Kalsi Machinery Co, Kat Industrial Consultants, King Offset Machinery, Kivi Markings, Kohima Machine Tools, Kohli Graphic Systems, Kolorrol Energy, Kumaran Graphics, Kumaran Technova CNC, Kurz (India), Lalit Jain Industries, Line O Matic Graphic Industries, Linux Machines Incorporation, Lokpal Industries, MD Engineering Works, Maan Machine Tools, Macro Print Engineers India, Maharaja Udyog, Manroland India, Manugraph India Ltd, Matrix Engineering, Megtec Systems India, Mehta Cad Cam Systems, Memory Repro Systems, MGE Graphics Systems, Micro Engineers (India), Micro Inks Ltd, Micro Mechanical Works, Mohan Impressions, Mohansons India, MRL Printing Rolls (P) Ltd, Muller Martini (India), Multi Hitech Inc, Multi Layer Industries, Multitec Aids, Naman Enterprises, Naph Graphics, Narsingh Dass & Co, Natraj Industries, NBG Printographic Machinery Co, Neelam Machineries, New Darshana Engineering Works, New Morning Star Process Ind, NMC Engineers, NSP Numotech, Nu Lith Graphic, Omvir Print-O-Pack, OnPrintShop Web2Print (Radixweb), Origami Technology, Oshio Graphics Enterprises, Packraft Container India, Paras Industries, Perfect Rotary Offset, Pidilite Industries Limited, Pragati Corporation, Prakash Art Printer, Prakash Offset Machinery, Pramod Engineering Works, Pratham Technologies, Precision Electrical & Mechanical Works, Precision Graphic Engineers, Premier Imports, Pressline India, Prima Machinery Company, Print & Pack World, Print & Publishing, Printer’s Parts & Equipment, Printers Supply Co, Printools Graphics, Printpack Engineers, Print-PackagingCom, Printweek India, PS Graphics, QI Press Controls India, Qingdao Huiyun Binding Industrial Co Ltd, Quadtech Inc, Quality Printers Providers, RD Singal & Co, RH Special Coatings, RK Machine Tools, Radiant Machineries, Rado Packaging Machines, Rajyog Engineering, Rama Graphics, Ravi Engineering Works, Record Machineries, Redland Machinery, Reprographic Systems & Supplies, Rex Printing & Bindry Equipments, Rex Tone Industries Ltd, Robertson Machinery Company, Romco Offset, RRM Trading Co, SL Kulkarni Cyril Graphics, SR Mechanical Works, SR Poly Graphhics, SS Doshi Engineers, Sadana Brothers, Safire Machinery Co, Sahil Graphics, Sai Enterprises, Saint & Mon Company, Screeno Stickers, Senior Machinery India, Servokon Systems Ltd, Sharma Engineering, Sheth Printograph, Shield Alloy Products, Shree Refrigerations, Sidhartha Machinery co, Sigma Rollers, Sky Printer Products, Sky Screen, SNUG Paper, Sona Commercial, Speed-O-Graphics (India), Spinks India, SRK Technology, Suba Solutions, Supreme Coated Board Mill, Surjeet Engineering Company, Swift, Technoshell Automations, Technova Imaging Systems, The Printers House, Tirupati Industrial Knives, Toso Corp Rollers, Touch, TRC Exports, Uflex Limited (Engineering Division), Unique UV and Light, Unittex India, Universal Technologies, Venus Industries, Vijaya Grafiks, Vintex Rubber Industries, Virdi (India) Machinery Co, Volga (India) Rubber, VS Offset Engineers, Web Masters, Webtech Engineering, Welcome Engineers, Xeo Soft Technologies, and Zenith Rollers Ltd.
The sixth international exhibition and conference for the packaging and processing industry, International PackTech India 2010 to be held at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai from November 18-20 is poised to provide suitable options for all those who are looking for perfect packaging for their products; along with simultaneously organised drink technology India 2010, international trade fair for beverage and liquid food technology.
A high level technical conference on the theme ‘Packaging and sustainability’ synchronizing with the exhibition and focusing on technology and marketing in the specialized areas of packaging materials, machinery and systems will be organized by Cognizance along with IPMMI and PFFCA concurrent to the exhibition.
Some of the major companies who have confirmed space are: ACG Worldwide, Adepta, Ateliers, Chellsons Packaging, Chronos Richardson India, Elixir Technologies, Elesa and Ganter India, Endress+Hauser, Guangdong High Dream, Harikrushna Machinetech, Holoflex, Horst Weidner, Interlabels Industries, Labelle Machinery, Minipack, Multipack Systems, Nichrome India Ltd, Norden Machinery, Pokana Engineers, Sealers India, Shruti Packaging, Span filling Systems India, Starlinger, Starpack, Technofour, Tipper Tie, Theegarten-Pactec, Uflex, USP Packaging India, Volpak, Wimco, Wraptech Machines, etc.
“I am delighted that drink technology India is taking place in Mumbai. The Indian consumer today is spoiled for choice but demand for newer and better products is ever-growing. As such this trade show taking place in India is a unique opportunity and one that beverage companies should not miss,” said Piruz Khambatta, chairman, Rasna Pvt Ltd.
The Indian packaging industry has tremendous potential: per capita consumption of packaging in India amounts to only fifteen dollars, while the global average is 100 dollars. The market volume of the packaging industry has been growing by an average of fifteen per cent per year and this figure is expected to rise to 22 to 25 per cent annually in the next few years.
Organisers present sneak preview of the India’s major label event through road shows in Chennai, Mumbai and Ludhiana to engage with printers across India
To be organised at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi from December 8-11, Labelexpo India, the major exhibition is set to be the most significant event for label converters in India and throughout the region in the year 2010. The recent road shows, which were held in Chennai, Mumbai and Ludhiana, proved an enormous success in bringing together the printer community to network and discuss the latest innovations in the industry in preparation for the show. Attendees also got an exclusive preview of all the exciting developments that will be on display at the event.
The first road show in Chennai was hosted by Nilpeter/Proteck and attendees were treated to a sneak preview of the new Nilpeter FB3300 Servo press built by the company in India. Starting from the infeed, the press incorporates a convenient splicing table with pneumatic hold-down bars which speeds roll splicing. The press will also be on display at the show.
The second road show took place in Mumbai and was hosted by SMI Coated Products. The president of the LMAI, Vivek Kapoor, gave an interesting and informative talk during the evening, as did in-coming president of the BMPA, Hemant Bhotica. Ajay Mehta, managing director of SMI Coated Products; Roger Pellow, Labelexpo managing director and Andy Thomas, group managing editor’s speeches were also very well received by the audience.
The third road show took place in Ludhiana. With an outstanding 180+ printers in attendance, the evening had a great atmosphere with attendees enjoying a communicative speech from the current president of the Offset Printers’ Association, Parveen Agarwal and general secretary, Kamal Chopra.
“We believe in developing the labeling industry and growing it globally. Labelexpo India is the key to this strategy and reflects our commitment to this important market. Running these road shows before the event was a fantastic way to engage with printers across India in the run up to the show and the positive atmosphere at these events truly reflected what a great show we are expecting in New Delhi,” commented Roger Pellow, Labelexpo managing director, thanking all the associations for their support and looking forward to see them and their members at Labelexpo India in December.