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Packaging industry seminar moots PET over Rectangular opaque packaging

BANGALORE: City-based Manjushree Extrusions Ltd. (MEL) in co-ordination with the Indian Plastic Institute (IPI) organized seminar 'Future PAC'-emerging trends in rigid packaging for Dairy, Food and RTD Beverages at Bangalore.

 

 

Speakers from various sections of the Plastic and PET industry, packagers spoke on related topics. A presentation, made by Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) Sr. V-P Anup Bagchi, showed findings of consumer choices for packaging and costs advantages. Bagchi revealed that the consumer today preferred consumables in ergonomically shaped transparents rather than rectangular opaques (Tetra-packs).

 

 

The seminar opened with an address by IPI chairman Hariram Thakkar, followed by a keynote address by RIL V-P B Arun. The seminar consisted of two sessions - During the first session, Bagchi from RIL spoke about socio-economic indicators -- PET packaging, followed by National Dairy Research Institute, India Head-Technology Dr. Satish Kulkarni on the current status and future trends in the dairy situation in India. Nestle, India packaging development head Heinz Baeni spoke on the packaging needs with respect to Indian requirements while MEL MD Vimal Kedia spoke on downstream market readiness and limitation.

Session 2 consisted of a talk by Techne Technipack Engineering Italy regional sales director Lorenzo Monzani on Packaging needs versus plant and machinery for dairy products and fruit juices followed by Pak Technologies, AustraliaGM Bob Laing who spoke on plastic packaging solution in the food industry. Amcor India director Praveen Rttan spoke on global practices -- Shelf life versus PET packaging value additions. BerriEssel, India CEO Prakah Wakankiar spoke on the importance of closures in packaging.

 

 

The dairy food and beverages industry is the next sunrise sector and has been attracting both MNCs and Indian players. With the fast changing scenario in the Food processing industry, it is imperative for packers to meet the consumer-driven needs; from shelf life longevity and quality retention to versatility and cost-efficiency says MEL's newsletter.

Single and Multi-layer plastic packaging was bound to revolutionize the way consumables such as foods, formulations, nectars, fruit juices, beers were packed and branded. The dairy food and beverages industry is the next sunrise sector and has been attracting both MNCs and Indian players. With the fast changing scenario in the Food processing industry, it is imperative for packers to meet the consumer-driven needs; from shelf life longevity and quality retention to versatility and cost-efficiency says MEL's newsletter.

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