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Issue: 80 I Sep, 2014

Packaging South AsiaGreen and brown — This issue of Packaging South Asia has a brown and green theme. We wanted to talk about the environment issues concerning flexible packaging in light of the PackTech India exhibition and the 3rd Speciality Films & Flexible Packaging Global Conference in Mumbai. These events have started attracting global industry leaders and, increasingly, apart from the technology agenda, the discussion must focus on the environmental impact of packaging and especially flexible packaging since it is ubiquitous and fast growing in our country and region.

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06 Balance global consistency with regional authenticity! by Shardul Sharm

10 Brown is beautiful!

14 A natural and intelligent message by Sanya Dewan


03 Green and brown and innovative pack design? by Naresh Khanna


18 Biodegradable plastics in India by Sandip Sen


54 3rd Speciality Films and Flexible Packaging Global Conference 2014 by Mahan Hazarika

54 Second edition of SinoCorrugated in Mumbai 14 to 16 October by Mahan Hazarika

56 Coesia to reinforce its leading position by Mahan Hazarika

57 Tokyo Pack 2014 opens in less than a month

58 Bosch showcases new solutions

60 I2VS – DIR’s new thermal imaging machines

Industry News

64 Senior vice president for UPM

64 Japanese packaging industry

64 Esko’s hands-on experience

66 Jetsci inkjet systems

68 Highcon Euclid with Esko CAD DFE


42 AVT – Helios II inspection system at Bangalore’s Jupiter Technologies by Shardul Sharma

44 Indian label industry gets ready for Labelexpo India by Naresh Khanna

44 Improved productivity, versatility and advanced color management

46 Arrow Digital to exhibit its label solutions

48 AIP sells Mark Andy to management team investment group

48 Prati partners with LVS

49 Gidue wins 2014 Label Global Innovation Award

50 Label printers face hyper-competition challenges – call for more award entries by Krishanu Dutta

51 Made in India Vinsak LVPI for label converters

52 Label – a complex technical construction

Packaging Production

16 Packraft’s honeycomb replaces wooden pallets and packaging by Mahan Hazarika

22 Ninth European Bioplastics Conference in Brussels

22 Clariant Masterbatches acquires Plastichemix Industries India by Krishanu Dutta

28 Vegit expands potato snacks capacity by Sandip Sen

34 Pragati continues to pioneer extended gamut printing

36 Highly configured 7-color UV presses and new locations by Naresh Khanna

38 Nipra boosts capacity with Umargoan and Bangalore plants by Shardul Sharma

40 Bosch Packaging grows in India by Krishanu Dutta

Products & Processes

24 Are export markets the way out for flexibles? by Sandip Se

62 Iggesund’s double-walled cups

62 Cyrel DFUV for shorter print runs

63 SPGPrints’ UV-inkjet inks

63 B&R swing arm systems

Technical Article

32 Vacuum pumps for oxygen applications