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Issue: 77 I Jun, 2014

Packaging South AsiaFrom there to here – automation at interpack and Packplus — The interpack exhibition in Düsseldorf in early May and the Packplus in New Delhi in mid-June both address similar subjects and audiences although at varying scale and complexity. interpack’s vastness goes beyond comprehensive and it is a bit far to travel unless you have a general need to know and a particular problem to solve. Packplus is conveniently local, compact and to some extent does show which of the global manufacturers is really interested in the Indian and South Asian market. In fact, for many of us Packplus can be as much a place to learn about automation as interpack.

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06 Great Pack-tations by Deepak Manchanda

10 Active packaging – a smart guide

11 First award to non-Japanese by the JDPA

12 Holography catches the eye for packagers


03 From there to hear — automation at interpack and Packplus by Naresh Khanna


38 The can-makers fair by Ron Augustin

39 The Indian connection at interpack 2014 by Ron Augustin

42 Packaging and processing machinery at interpack 2014 by Ron Augustin

46 The power of big by Naresh Khanna

48 W&H opens up new horizons in bulk FFS tech by Naresh Khanna

50 Equinox expanded gamut technology wins FTA Innovation Award by Naresh Khanna

52 Bobst’s high-end solutions

52 HCM 420 and H 570 series FFS machines unveiled

53 Robatech’s glue application heads by Naresh Khanna

54 The giraffe in the room by Naresh Khanna

56 Nichrome at interpack and Packplus by Sandip Sen

58 French agricultural innovation calling India by Mahan Hazarika

60 Luxe Pack Shanghai 2014 registers increase in visits

60 DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation


28 Case study: Pragati Offset by Naresh Khanna

32 Tea and cosmetics drive Sri Lankan label industry by Shardul Sharma

34 Omet Open House

35 New EB, EF flexo presses demonstrated

36 Heidelberg to take control of 100% stake at Gallus

36 In-house digital label printer for short-runs

37 Full workflows from prepress to finishing

Packaging Production

14 India moves into generic drug centre stage by Sandip Sen

16 Gerresheimer receives Sindusfarma award

18 Mondi and Cherat pioneer two-ply bags in Pakistan

20 The 2 or 3 hour customer window by Mahan Hazarika

22 Bindex launched for metallic laminates by Krishanu Dutta

24 Sakata Inx India ready for sustainable flexible packaging by Krishanu Dutta

26 Rossini plant to start in September by Shardul Sharma

Products & Processes

62 The TrojanTwo

62 Monotech’s Jetsci M series