Pune: A Roadshow was held at Hotel Westin today to promote PLASTINDIA 2018, the 10th edition of international plastics exhibition, conference and convention to be held at Gandhinagar, Gujarat in February 2018 .Plasticulture, or usage of plastics in agriculture, automobile industry and engineering plastics have been the backbone of plastics industry in Pune. Besides, the industry in Pune also makes a lot of industrial plastics and major investments are expected in plastics processing. There are thousands of manufacturers in and around Pune catering to user industries and individual consumption. Rapid urbanization along with industrialization in the State is adding to the growth. The plastic industry is realizing a need to adopt latest technologies in manufacturing. This is evident from a large contingent of Pune based businesses participating in the exhibition.
K K Seksaria, President, Plastindia Foundation mentions “Pune is among the fastest growing regions in plastics production currently. With raw material easily available, the plastics industry is set to grow faster. Plastindia Foundation is making all attempts to further quicken the pace of growth by offering platforms like PLASTINDIA 2018, with five industry focused pavilions on Composite Material, Automotives, Medical and Health Care, Sports and 3D Printing and Prototyping. The entrepreneur from Pune will be brought in line of the world’s best”.
To brief the industry about Plastindia 2018, the roadshow at Pune was addressed by Chandrakant Turakhia, Chairman, National Promotion Committee (Maharashtra & Goa). Rajeev Chitaliya, Ajay Desai, Chandrakant Turakhiya, Satyajeet Bhonsale, Anil Naik, Dr. Samir Joshi, Ravi Jashanani, Nitin Kondalakar were present.
Briefing about PLASTINDIA 2018, Rajeev Chitalia, Chairman, National Executive Committee, says, “This will be the biggest ever plastics trade fair in India. With over 200,000 industry visitors, 2000 exhibitors including global leaders like Exxon Mobil, Dow Chemicals, Reifenhauser GMBH etc from across 40 countries. We will share knowledge through various conferences and conventions, create interacting platforms like Reverse Buyer-Seller Meets, arrange pre-approved loans from HDFC bank, etc., this event is all about empowering global growth for India’s plastics industry.” Continuing, Chitalia affirms, “By 2020, India will be the third largest consumer of plastics with over 2 million tonnes of annual consumption in agriculture itself. In the next five years, India’s packaging industry will double plastic consumption and the per capita consumption is likely to treble in a decade. In our industry, we are no longer asking what is next, but stating that the next is here.”
PLASTINDIA 2018, a triennial event in its 10th edition, would be second-largest in world and largest in south-east Asia. The event is supported by Government of India, Government of Gujarat and iNDEXTb.
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