packing food, drugs at a blistering pace
The Indian packaging industry, which is over $25 billion, is growing at an approximate rate and is starting to develop innovative packaging for all areas, but mainly for pharmaceutical and food products, although China wants to promote exports fundamentally.
The aim of these efforts is to reduce the import of packaging materials and produce them in India, making India its own country
Become a major supplier base in the world.
India currently imports large quantities of packaging materials.
Both the industry and the government are working to reduce such imports.
Pharmaceutical packaging alone, India imports more than 360 crcrore of packaging materials every year.
In order to keep products safe, advanced packaging for drug use and demand in developed countries.
These are through the cold
Blister packaging widely used around the world.
India is now beginning to adopt this packaging technology in a major way.
At present, the import is 80%, accounting for the cold amount
Imported blister packaging.
\"Why must import?
Why can\'t we succeed in India?
This is the direction of our work, \"said Amitabha Ray, industry senior and full-time director of Uflex Limited.
In terms of packaging, India traditionally hopes
Japan\'s inspiration for World War II.
Although the packaging industry in Japan originated from western packaging methods, they are integrated with traditional packaging concepts in Japan and are called Tsutsumi-
It is described as the concept of mild concealment, which in turn is part of the traditional Japanese aesthetic.
Similarly, the packaging industry in India is beginning to get cold.
Industry consultants say packaging materials for medicines, tablets and capsules are available in India.
\"We brought the latest equipment and we learned this technology because we didn\'t have a technology partner anywhere in the world, and then we developed our own technology ,\"Ray said.
\"Our goal is not to make any imports.
Are we still there? No.
\"Imports will still come, but I am absolutely confident that there is no need to import in the next year or two,\" he added . \". The product [laminate]
The side being manufactured has two-way directional nylon and PVC (PVC)
Fill on another.
\"Both are imported.
In order to avoid imports, we developed the packaging using homophobic polyester film on both sides, which completed the work, and now we have tested 50 pharmaceutical companies. ” he said.
Once proven to be successful, these will be introduced into the export market and then in the domestic market.
\"We believe that in the next two years, we do not need to import packaging for the rest of the world or for regulated markets . \"Ray said.
Since India is one of the largest producers of agricultural products, mainly fruits and vegetables, it is now emphasized to maximize the shelf life of these products and reduce waste through innovative packaging.
According to rough calculations, as many of these products are wasted on the farm due to the lack of proper logistics and cold chain.
To solve this problem, modified atmospheric packaging has been developed in the packaging industry.
Each fruit and vegetable has a certain frequency of breathing.
If a group of fruits is packaged in modified atmospheric packaging, which in turn uses nanotechnology, its shelf life will be extended.
\"This is a vast area.
We did not even touch the surface of the problem.
The device will measure the breathing rate of each item and therefore the nanopenetration test will be performed.
\"In the end, I saw an India where there will be thousands of such units across the country to increase the export of agricultural products,\" he said. Ray said.
Similarly, Indian flower planting is already famous in the international market.
A few weeks ago, the Flexible Packaging Association (FPA)
The United States, considered the leader in the packaging field, awarded the Indian gold medal, because it extended the shelf life of fruits and flowers exported from India, so the recognition of modified atmospheric packaging was the highest.
Higher packaging standards obviously have an advantage for enterprise organizations, but more importantly, it has the potential to bring significant benefits to the national economy.
Every day, print advertisements for raw meat are exported to Middle Eastern countries, and with the progress of value-added work, we only get the basic price.
\"This is the same old story.
Cotton was grown in India and sent to the UK for processing, so added value.
The hard work was done here.
So why can\'t we do value?
\"Added here through processing, packaging and supply,\" he asked . \"Ray.
India soon had its own packaging standard in the form of BIS certification, which was voluntary but much higher. As in the developed world, the packaging of products in the export market will be mandatory.
The joint Commerce Department has set up an expert committee consisting of importers, participants in the packaging industry and other experts to review existing standards and develop new ones that will be implemented within a few years.
\"The Indian government has set up a committee of experts to study the packaging standards that the country needs to meet in a competitive global market,\" Dr.
Inderjit Singh, additional secretary of India\'s Ministry of Commerce and Industry, said.
\"The packaging standards in India have to match with the rest of the world or the Western world so that we can compete with them and not exceed their standards.
This is the purpose . \"Singh had said.
\"Once we have these standards, our products will have demand in the international market, our international trade will increase and our balance of payments will decline.
Our exports will grow significantly.
This is one aspect of the government\'s desire to see, \"he said.
It is important to adopt very high standards for both domestic and export markets, as packaging helps to increase the value and longevity of the product.
First of all, attention has been paid to pharmaceutical packaging with great growth potential.
Due to the supervision of the drug export market, with the specific standards that importers need to adopt when formulating packaging, there are not many things that need to be done. the focus now is to improve the packaging exported to the continuous market.
The global packaging industry is worth $975 billion and is expected to reach nearly $1000 billion this year.
India\'s packaging industry is estimated to be $25 billion and will grow to $30 billion by 2020.
Industry insiders said the goal is to seize a piece of cake in the global market.
There is also room for mass employment in the industry.
Although the main goal of packaging is to increase the value of the product and ensure quality standards, the broader goal is to improve the shelf life of the product through affordable packaging.
This is in line with the government\'s \"Made in India\" initiative. Dr N. C.
Saha, director of the Indian Packaging Research Institute, said the government has identified some products with export potential.
\"We need a standard for packaging . \"Saha said.
India has an old packaging standard for tea that is being upgraded.
At the same time, the packaging standard of spices is also being updated.
These sectors have great export potential.
\"The standards committee will discuss (products)one by one.
We have our own packaging standards and the Bank for International Settlements is only voluntary.
The new standards are mandatory for exports. ” Dr. Saha said.
\"We will give priority (accorded to)
\"The industry and the standards will be established within a year or two,\" he added . \".