• 3-4-5 December 2020
  • Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai

9 future trends in corrugated industry of India

With imminent realisation and new policies to create a sustainable environment it comes as no surprise that corrugated packaging and boxes manufacturing market is going to expand further mainly due the fact that they are recyclable. Scroll down to learn about future trends in corrugated industry of India, which will drive its growth!

1.    Increasing demand and high volumes will trigger consolidation and setting up of large automatic plants.

2.     Inline Automatic Board and Box making plants will ease out the present semi-automatic production processes.

3.    Deployment of Folder Gluers, Rotary Die-cutters will be on the increase.

4.    Use of corrugated for display/promotional packs, POPs and dispensers.

5.    Advances in multicolour, flexo printing will facilitate in-house flexo printing and do away with screen printing, contract printing on offset presses.

6.    The emergence of e-commerce, reverse bidding, concept of First Pak will give large scale units the advantage of competitiveness and the concept of locating corrugated box units nearer to user locations will become obsolete.

7.    Large Corporates and Bulk users of corrugated boxes looking for single/multiple alternative vendors – capable of meeting stringent specifications, offering alternative designs, test-in-time deliveries at optimum cost.

8.    Growing interest in machines made in China, Taiwan and other Asian countries.

9.    Many machinery manufacturers entering into alliances with Chinese, Taiwanese manufacturers for manufacturing/marketing.

Trade shows are one of the best places to showcase, unveil, meet, connect and build business relationships with buyers from all across the world.

IndiaCorr Expo 2020 is one such important B2B exhibition.

Acme Machinery  achieves a milestone, sells five hundreds units of its high-speed fingerless single facer paper corrugation machine

Mumbai-based Acme Machinery is a manufacturer of corrugation machines, grocery paper bags machines, exercise notebooks manufacturing machines, packaging and print finishing machines. The company recently achieved a milestone by selling over five hundreds units of its high-speed fingerless single facer paper corrugation machine.

The first model of the machine was launched in 2012. After five years, in 2017, an upgraded version with a speed of 150-mtr/min was launched. The corrugation machine comes in three variants-SF270, SF320 and SF380.

There are certain features, which make the machine superior than its older version. It has a positive suction unit, eliminating the conventional brass fingers (adaptor) the entire set that needed to be replaced every 30 days. This characteristic also helped cut down on downtime. In view of the Indian market another important change which was implemented was setting up of motorised glue gauge control that saves the setting time for every changeover of paper decal from 20-min to 20-seconds. Furthermore, manual setting wheels was replaced with automatic pneumatic setting.

The machine has been designed to go around with Indian market requirements with more jobs changeovers, variables in gsm and decal of paper. Moreover, the company is targeting the entire industry for its high-speed fingerless single facer paper corrugation machine.

Prominent characteristics of high-speed fingerless single facer paper corrugation machine

There are a slew of reasons making it one of the best machines available such as the compression strength of carton when produced goes up by 18 to 20%. Glue consumption goes down by 8%, also, it gives excellent surface finish. The changeover setting time is just a few seconds, which helps convert more number of jobs per day. The other USPs of the machine includes its robustness, quality output at low production cost, and prompt after-sales services.

The machine boasts chrome or tungsten-coated corrugated roll from graded steel material, heavy duty bearing blocks, specially engraved glue applicator roll, heavy side-cast iron frames, strong base and suction unit. It can produce 125 to 300-tonnes of corrugation per month per shift. The machine is available in different sizes 52-, 62-, 72-, 82- and 102-inches sizes and is extremely user-friendly with company providing after excellent sales service.

Where can you find these machines?

The great thing about tradeshows are that it unites the industry and brings it together under a single roof. With hundreds of top corrugators from all across the globe converging, one can find latest products, solutions and technologies covering entire the corrugated boxes and packaging industry. IndiaCorr Expo 2020 is an excellent platform which offers buyers to meet quality equipment suppliers, machineries and solution providers.

The current global health crisis on your mind!

Well, the prevailing health crisis is certainly making us think twice before we start making plans for business travel, however, there is nothing like hope. China, the epicentre of the pandemic is already on the road of recovery with no new local cases. Therefore, the present situation is grim but the future looks bright. 

Paperpackaging-The next big thing in India

Paper packaging is going to be the next big thing in the future. The key driver is the rising demand of the usage of folding cartons, which has been observed recently. The increase in the folding carton is mainly due to certain factors such as growing FMCG as well as food & beverages sector. Moreover, corrugated box market has been increasing due to the growth of the country’s logistics sector and surging exports in the country.

Paper packaging products play a significant role in the overall packaging sector in India. The Indian paper packaging industry is growing due to the rise in demand for better quality of paper packaging products, evolving consumer choices as well as shift towards eco-friendly & recyclable materials. In the coming years, rapidly increasing demand of paper packaging products is going to further soar mainly due to factors such as high urban population growth, rising disposable incomes and paper production in India are predicted to stimulate growth in the country’s overall paper packaging industry.

Keeping up with the evolving trends, India Folding Carton 2020 is a specially crafted tradeshow on folding carton business, post-print manufacturing equipment and consumables from the folding carton industry.  India Folding Carton - India’s only focused event is going to be a converging point of manufacturers, dealers, suppliers and distributors of pre-press equipment, carton making machinery, printing machinery and post-print equipment.

Key buyers such as package converters, paper box manufacturers and printers would be attending this show and would benefit from attending India Folding Carton as they will witness solutions such as carton making equipment, paper bag manufacturing equipment, software, testing equipment, paper, printers- digital, offset, flexographic, lamination solutions, inks and other consumables.

Give your paper packaging business the platform it deserves. Reserve your booth at India Folding Carton from 30 Sept- 2 Oct 2020 at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon (E), Mumbai.

How global packaging are companies responding to COVID-19 challenges?

The ongoing COVID-19 crisis is creating a unique and challenging situation for industries worldwide. Most of the world’s population and industry are grappling with this situation and are trying to overcome them. Packaging industry is responding in its own way to fight the impact of the virus and mitigate the risks of its spread among their workforce.

Amcor Packaging

Amcor is a global leader in developing and producing responsible packaging for food, beverage, pharmaceutical, medical, home- and personal-care, and other products.

The situation is changing every day. As the number of people and regions affected grows, governments and authorities are acting to reduce the rate of infection, protect citizens and provide medical attention. In these dire times, people need nutritious food and safe medicines more than ever. Amcor packaging is proudly supporting their customers in delivering food, beverage, hygiene and healthcare products, which are vital in keeping people healthy and reducing the spread of this virus. Their manufacturing plants are operational even in these trying times mainly, due to the dedication of thousands of Amcor employees around the world. They are maintaining partnership with suppliers to maintain the supply chain. Moreover, they are taking necessary precautions such as social distancing and sanitization to protect their workforce, customers and business partners.

Tetra Pak

Tetra Pak is the world's leading food processing and packaging solutions company working closely with our customers and suppliers to provide safe food.

To support the global response to this crisis, the Tetra Laval Group will donate € 10 million​ to various voluntary organisations supporting the health care systems across the countries that they operate in. Tetra Laval Group which comprises Tetra Pak, Sidel and DeLaval, is fully committed in ensuring uninterrupted food supplies during these trying times. The organisation is taking appropriate steps to mitigate risks and keep in check the spread of virus. They are taking important measures to ensure the health and safety of its employees as well as safety of food. The impact of COVID-19 pandemic is unimaginable, the company is pledging to work with customers, suppliers, governments, and local authorities to achieve these goals. Appropriate precautionary measures are being undertaken at the sites and in their operations with customers. It also includes working with local authorities worldwide, to make sure that the global population has uninterrupted access to safe and nutritious food.

The pandemic induced economic disruption has exposed the world to many challenges. This crisis is an eye opener for businesses all around the world and is driving them to find new ways and innovative solutions to maintain the supply chain.