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India Converting Show Sets Another Landmark And This Time In Mumbai

The Show received huge response with incessant footfall of visitors and on spot business deals.

India Converting Show closed on a high note on 26 November 2011 at Bombay Exhibition Centre- Mumbai, reporting a footfall of 5200 visitors. The exhibition featured 125 exhibitors showcasing 25+ product launches, 50+ running machines and several other attractions.

The Show, chosen by many exhibitors as a launch pad for their new products, presented cutting edge technologies from the Converting and Corrugated box making industry.

Quadtech Inc., one of the leaders in design and manufacture of control systems, launched its all new inspection system and colour measurement system with Spectralcam at the exhibition. The system, providing film stabilization and on-the-fly high definition dot viewing, received several leads at the Show. Intergraphic Sales & Services (P) Ltd. chose the platform to present its high frequency PET box die cutting machine before the Indian converting industry. Amit Sheth, the Director of the company had a busy time meeting enquiries at the exhibition. When asked about the responses, he said, “Yes, there have been several serious customers who are interested in our machine. After the Show we will have a follow up with them.”

Kody Equipments (P) Ltd., one of the customary participants at the Show, took a step ahead by also becoming the Gold Sponsor of the Mumbai exhibition. The company, offering its unique slitter rewinder machine, has always generated a good business at the PackPlus editions. And the India Converting Show 2011 has not been an exception. “We sold our first machine on the first day of the exhibition to Avaran Packaging,” said Lavkush Shukla from Kody Equipments. “On the second and third day we received orders for our machine from Multiflex- Bangalore, R T Packaging- Delhi, Surekha Flexopack- Ajmer and Konodia packaging- Delhi. We have 10 more deals in the pipeline, which we will hope to close after the exhibition,” he informed.

BST Sayona Automation (P) Ltd. showcased its all new range of tension control products such as pneumatic and magnetic particle brakes, load cells and controllers. The company, attracting a gamut of visitors at its stall during the exhibition, also presented its web guides and web inspection systems that are geared towards optimizing performance, results and yielding a faster ROI. Maxcess India Automation Pvt. Ltd. displayed Tidland Blade Sharpening System and Fife SE-46 Digital Line Guide and Trident Packaging Solutions unveiled a range of new solutions including impact software for packaging, small die shop comcept, Rexons INK kitchen, Megaetch magnesium etching machine and CORRFLEX & CORRMOUNT pre mounted flexo printing plates.

Enigma Ventures (P) Ltd., one of the leading carton machinery manufacturers, launched its rotary die cutting chain type with slotting attachment - OSRD-2 Om Swastik at India Converting Show 2011. “This machine can work as die cutting machine as well as a four bar rotary slotter. There is no requirement of two machines, when your job can be completed by a single one,’ said Rajesh Munjal from Enigma Ventures. “The Show has given us several leads and we are expecting a good business in coming days,” he added.

Suddha Converting Machines, one of the renowned names in the Indian converting industry, presented its aluminium foil converting, flexible packaging & special purpose machines like PVDC coating machine, paper moisturizer, aluminium foil separator and ultra light gauge aluminium foil slitter. The company sold two of its slitter rewinder machines on the very second day of the exhibition, out of which one is to the packaging giant ACG Worldwide. “We expect to receive some more orders after the exhibition,” said Ashis Banerjee, Managing Director, Suddha Converting Machines.

S P Ultraflex Systems also received some serious enquiries for its slitter rewinder machine. “Having the Show in Mumbai was beneficial for us as our customers are mostly from the west and we got a chance to have one to one interaction with them. It was also an opportunity to form a new client base with visitors coming from other parts of the country,” said Biku Kohli from S P Ultraflex Systems. Chemline India Ltd., one of the leading manufacturers & exporters of adhesives and coatings, offered a wide range of solutions to the visitors at India Converting Show. “The latest offering from our company is the water based lamination adhesives, which are designed for both dry and wet lamination process. As we have a large customer base in India, with this Show we got a chance to present all our new offerings before the converting industry.” said Dr. Ravindra N. Goel, Managing Director, Chemline India. “We have received enquiries from quality visitors and have got many follow ups soon after the Show,” he added.

The China and Taiwan pavilion, showcasing corrugated box making machinery at the Show, also had a busy time with several sales and deals reported. “It has been a pleasure to participate in India Converting Show as it helped us know more about the prospects of the rising Indian market,” said Sandy Zhao, International Sales Director, Guangdong Dongfang Precision Science & Technology Co. Ltd.- China. The company received several enquiries for its TOPRAAD flexo printer slotter die cutter at the Show.

“When I received an invitation, I was not sure how beneficial it would be for me to visit the Show,” said Sujay Mali, Managing Director, Graphotech, a visitor to the Show. “I am glad I decided to come as I found several technologies which could help my printing business grow. I have already decided on buying the laser machine offered by Mehta Cad Cam and will contact them soon after the Show,” he informed. V Ramachandran, Assistant Manager, Cosmo Films Ltd. had arrived with his team from Aurangabad to visit the Show. “We could not miss the opportunity to visit the Show, especially when it was being organized in our neighbourhood. It has been a wonderful experience seeing large gamut of live running machines. We got a chance to interact with senior management of several companies and this helped us know more about the latest innovations in the industry as well as the rising prospects in our segment,” he said.

“With Mumbai and the nearby cities being a hub of leading converters and corrugators, the Show was destined to be a big hit. Now we are all geared up for our packaging venture in New Delhi with India Packaging Show and Food Technology Show scheduled from 7-10 December 2011 at NSIC Exhibition Grounds,” said Neetu Arora from Print-Packaging.Com (P) Ltd., the organizers of the Show.

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23-26 November, 2011, Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon, Mumbai, India