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Issue: 78 I Jul, 2014

Packaging South AsiaWe need to compete with the world at realistic prices — One of our industry friends, Faheem Agboatwala of Hi-Tech Printing Services in Mumbai, was kind enough to send us a commentary on the budget presented by the Finance Minister on 9 July 2014. I saw two things of particular interest to printers and converters. The first is the investment allowance benefit for projects of Rs 25 crore in a particular year. This will come into play for the bigger printers and converters and could be an incentive for those with the bankable plans and confidence to build a new plant and put in a new multicolor UV press and all the finishing and converting equipment and software. I can think of at least ten players whose projects this could help in this year itself.

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03 We need to compete with the world at realistic prices by Naresh Khanna

06 Is it time to think ‘Online First’ for packaging by Matt Bennett

10 Interview – KBA-Kammann


52 Tokyo Pack opens up

53 Contract packagers choose Pack Expo

Industry News

58 Sakata president visits India by Krishanu Dutta

58 BST and eltromat to merge

58 World Dairy Innovation Awards 2014

59 Esko India’s new office by Krishanu Dutta

62 Valco Melton’s new office by Krishanu Dutta


28 A broad spectrum packaging onslaught by Sandip Sen

30 Mark Andy expands technology area adding Esko and Dupont

32 Red Packaging to leverage export markets by Sandip Sen

33 AB Graphic to launch enhanced Digicon Series 3

34 Gallus Innovation Days 2014

34 New Dupont Cyrel FAST CFUV flexo plate

35 Ankit Graphics installs Packz prepress software

36 Label Summit Indonesia 2014

37 Labelexpo India 2014 in end October

Packaging Production

14 Dairy and meat drive flexible packaging by Shardul Sharma

15 Growth, consolidation and global players by Naresh Khanna

16 Huhtamaki to acquire Positive Packaging by Naresh Khanna

18 Chemintz to augment Ess Dee’s print expertise by Mahan Hazarika

20 Micro Inks ready to capture growth in the flexible packaging sector by Shardul Sharma

22 Will FY-2014-15 be the rebound year? By Naresh Khanna

22 Highly configured full UV KBA Rapidas lined up for installation

23 manroland sheetfed to open its own subsidiary in India

38 Ishida India continues to focus on food and pharma segments by Krishanu Dutta

40 Nichrome India hopes to achieve growth of 20% in 2014-15 by Krishanu Dutta

41 Bosch Packaging Services revamps thermoforming line for Emser Pastilles

42 Parle Global Technologies focuses on food processing segments by Krishanu Dutta

42 Videojet generates quality leads by Mahan Hazarika

44 Markem-Image at PackPlus 2014 by Mahan Hazarika

46 Supply Chain Conclave 2014

48 Omron India opens first Automation Centre in Mumbai by Krishanu Dutta

50 Banner powers sensing solutions by Sandip Sen

Products & Processes

54 Kodak Flexcel NX System

54 AcmaVolpak at interpack

54 Esko to roll out Suite 14

Technical Article

24 Achieving rotary diecut accuracy