PackPlus Does It Again!

With record breaking number of visitors, overwhelmed response and several reported business deals, PackPlus South 2011 closed on a high…

PackPlus South 2011 concluded successfully on 4 July at HITEX Exhibition Centre, Hyderabad. Featuring 270+ exhibitors, 75+ product launches, 160+ running machines and several other attractions, the exhibition surpassed all expectations with 12454 visitors.

The innovations, launches and running machines were spread over all halls, segments and zones. The Packaging Zone presented a multitude of new products to complement the rising demands within the industry.

Making another addition to its comprehensive portfolio, Bosch Packaging India launched its all new packaging machine- Transwrap 1650 at the exhibition. “This machine provides huge variety of cost effective packaging options and addresses needs of different bag styles, coding and product protection device,” explained Deena Jacob from Bosch Packaging Technology.

Essel Propack that is known for introducing the Indian customers to the comfort and luxury of laminated and seamless/plastic tubes over aluminium ones, launched digital printing state of the art technology on lami tubes. The technology was developed by the company at its Vasind plant in Jan 2011.

ACT India, providing Indian market with one of the finest and economical barcode ribbons introduced TTR barcode ribbons at PackPlus South 2011. “We have offered two wax thermal transfer ribbons ATW12A and ATX16A that provide unbeatable printing quality and performance for all-purpose marking and imprinting,” said Sahith from ACT.

Other launches in the zone included high-tech beverage bottling machines from Saan Engineers; lowest running cost 9232 inkjet printers & smart date X40 thermal printers from Markem Imaje; shrink film CT 301 from Cryovac; ACT TTR, tear resistant blister packaging from Ecobliss; advanced thermal transfer printer (TTO) from Domino Printech and high speed HFFS machine from Uflex Ltd.- Engineering Division.

Among the live demos in the zone, highest on run were the form-fill-seal (FFS) machines, including VFFS machine for food industry from Pace Packaging, vertical FFS & PFS (pick-fill-seal) machines from Saurabh Flexipack Systems, filling machines for from Swanpack, VFFS machines with various dosing options from Wraptech Machines and Twin VFFS Machine.

Hassia Packaging, the fully owned subsidiary of OYSTER Holding GmbH, displayed Flexibag 110T and universal rotary filler- URF 610 at the exhibition. “Flexibag 110T can be offered with a variety of filling systems to meet the specific needs of the customer like volumetric and weighmetric,” said K Ravi from Hassia Packaging. “In VFFS machine segment we hold a prominent position. The recently developed twin machine is one of the latest innovations in the industry providing high speed at small foot print,” he added.

The all new liquid pack FFS machine from Crown Industries was another special highlight at PackPlus South 2011. “As compared to conventional machines, this machine is high in speed and comes with a perfect pack advance system. It guarantees electrical power savings, provides simplified and continuous injection system and gives heat control with PDO controllers,” explained Narsaiah from Crown Industries.

Other live demonstrations included case packers, shrink wrappers, candy wrapping machines and inspection systems from ACG Worldwide; vacuum packing machine from Saurabh Engineers; coding & marking machines from Bhavmark Systems; automatic shrink wrapping & material handling systems from Shrink Packaging Systems; ErgoStar hotmelt handgun from Robatech; side filling machines from Pragati Polyprint Machines; induction cap sealing machines from Enercon Asia Pacific Systems; packaging solutions from Hilda Automation and fully automatic shrink wrap machines - from Italindia Packplus. 

The Converting Zone at PackPlus South 2011 hosted the launch of turrets for unwind & rewind from Dynaspede Intergrated Systems; hydraulic core restorer, vertical core lifter, grooved spreader roller, metallising rollers & expanders, printing & lamination rollers from Arvind Rub Web Controls and fully automatic non woven shopping bag making machines from Jingcheng India.

Recognising the effect of growing modernization of the retail market and use of processed food on the demand of high quality packaging, Quadtech launched new packaging product solutions. The company introduced Autotron™ 2600 with new Clearlogic™ user interface, color measurement system with SpectralCam™ & fully automated web viewing system at the exhibition.

In the Converting Zone, the limelight, however, was stolen by live running paper cup forming machines. The tech innovative paper cup machine from Anmool Packaging; paper cup forming machine from AKR Plastics Industry; paper cup manufacturing machines from A1 Paper Cups and paper product machinery from V Agency were the special highlight at the Show.

Attracting a large number of visitors to its stall, AVP Papers displayed its paper cup shaper machine at PackPlus South 2011. Giving a live demo of the machine, B. Venkat from AVP Papers explained, “The process of formation of paper cups undergoes paper feeding, wall sealing using ultrasonic heaters, oil lubricating, bottom punching, bottom pre-heating, rolling, rimming, bottom knurling and top curling cup discharging.”

The zone also featured automatic non woven bag making machines from Axess Ultrasonic; printing equipment & consumables from Creed Engineers; sticks pack machine from Innovative Engineers;ZHONGTAI's new model producing reflection embossing, deep embossing & 2D effects from Atlas Industrial Corporation; rotogravure printing machine from C Trivedi & Co. and non woven bags & bag making machines from J B Impex.

Canara Flex, a renowned manufacturer and exporter of high quality rotogravure printing machines, laminators and slitting machines, chose the PackPlus South platform to launch a series of VMCH coating, lamination machine & high speed slitting cum reminder machine. 

Schmalz India launched the new modular system for vacuum end effectors (VEE) under the Processing Zone at PackPlus South 2011. It is used in case packers, carton and tray erecting machines, top & side loading machines as well as in packaging machines with frequent format changes. Omron Automation introduced a series of latest products including power supply S8JC-ZS with CE certification, advance machine controller Trajexia, variable frequency drives - MX2, servo drive G5 EtherCAT & safety & vision products.

Providing a global platform to the launch of Cyklop Sfers stretch wrapping machine & JP Nano product coding printer by Cyklop Packaging Systems, the Supply Chain Zone featured live demos of high speed bag conversion systems from Lohia Starlinger; extrusion tap plants & lamination machines from Gujarat Machinery; conveyors & pallet wrapping robots from S V Modular Conveyors and total packaging solutions for PP/HDPE woven sack industries from GCL India.

The show presented an opportunity to generate and secure new business prospects by establishing direct contact with potential customers, distributors, and representatives from the Indian and overseas markets. Significant business in terms of leads and on-spot deals was reported by the exhibitors. To name a few, AVP Papers reportedly sold its paper cup forming machine to Sai Prasanna Paper Products, Hyderabad and AKR Industry sold its machine to SRK Industries Hyderabad on the very second day of the Show. The sale of the poly print machine from Sun Trading and pick-fill-seal machine from Uflex Ltd was also reported on the third day.

“Providing optimum productivity at economical cost is the feature that has attracted visitors to our machines,” says Mohamed Shadab from Uflex. “We have several other orders in pipeline for FFS machines as well,” he added.

In last edition of PackPlus, Kody Equipments had received around 17 orders of its Nuzen slitter rewinder machine and in this edition also the team sounded ecstatic. “PackPlus has always ended on a positive note for us,” says Sunny Patel from Kody Equipments. “The quality of visitors coming from states like Karnataka, Maharashtra, Andhra and Kerala was very impressive. We have received several orders of our NUZEN slitter rewinder and have enough leads to keep us busy for coming few months,” he added.

PackPlus South witnessed visitors arriving from all parts of India as well as the neighboring countries. Coming from Pune, G S Bindra, Bindra Food Craft said: “Having heard a lot about PackPlus, we decided to visit the Hyderabad Show. And now we regret on missing all its earlier editions. I have never seen such a huge packaging show in South with more than hundred live running machines and products on display.”

Ravi Kumar, Lenze Mechatronics, had come to PackPlus South to explore latest developments in automation for packaging. “A Show like PackPlus brings a much sought for opportunity to discover latest developments from the industry, have one to one interaction with the company management and get a live demo of the machine of interest.”

PackAge 2011, the two-day Conference running concurrently with the Show, was held on 30 June and 1st July at Novotel Hyderabad Convention Centre, Hyderabad. With the theme ‘Cost Effective, Innovative and Sustainiable Packaging,’ the Seminar focused on package converting on the first day and pharmaceutical packaging on the second. The Conference was inaugurated by Sri V S Raju, President, The Federation of Andhra Pradesh Chamber of Commerce & Industries (FAPCCI), who lighted the traditional lamp and was joined by U.K. Saroop, Reliance Industries.  Over 150 delegates from different sectors of the industry attended the conference. “Hyderabad, being a hub of pharma companies, was a perfect place for this Conference. We got a chance to meet some of the renowned speakers from the industry, got involved in some informative discussions and also shared our own experience in the industry,” said Vara KumarB from Dr. Reddy Laboratories.

PackPlus South will be held from 6-9 July 2012 and become an annual event to be held in the same month and venue.





6-9 July 2012, HITEX Exhibition Centre, Hyderabad, India