India Label Show 2004 at Pragati Maidan is starting today and will be on till December 6. There will also be an Info Label Conference and an International conference for label and labelling industry along with the exhibition.
The Indian label industry has been growing by 20 per cent per annum and can be compared to the best in terms of quality, variety and prices. The label industry in India is all set to expand globally and is already at par with its global counterparts.
Naresh Khanna, Editor and Publisher, IPP, said, “Labelling is the fastest growing segment in the printing industry in India. While the printing industry is growing at 15 to 16 per cent annually, the labelling industry alone will grow at an average of 25 per cent”. He further added, “There might be some constraints in the Indian markets but the main driver in labelling is going to be organised retail.”
Mike Fairley and Roger Pellow of the Labels Group UK felt that there was immense potential in the Indian market. PV Narayanan, ex-Director, Indian Institute of Packaging, said, “The Indian labelling industry is bringing in high level of technology to the country. With a high growth rate the industry is all set to surpass $ 1 billion by 2007-08”.
The exhibition is organised by Label Expositions (P) Ltd, and sponsored by Labels and Labelling and supported by Hologram Manufacturers Association of India (HoMAI), AIDC Technologies Association of India, Screen Printers’ Association of India (SPAI), Label Manufacturers Association of India (LMAI) and SIES School of Packaging.
The leading label printers at the exhibition will include Inter Labels, Ajanta Print Arts, Dash International, Great Eastern Impex, Paper Products, Goodwork Company, Hi-Glo Holo Images, Jain Transfer Products, Maharashi Labels, Meena Printech, Inter Labels Industries, Liddles Printing Works, Rachna Overseas, R A Labels, Shipara Packaging and Mudrika Labels.
The International Pavilion hosted by Label and Labelling will feature 20 international companies that include Ahlstrom, Chemque, HP, IGT Testing, Lintec, Ronald Dg and Seagull Scientific.
Several Indian companies will show running presses including Graphic Technologies, Jandu, Apex Rototech, S Kumar, Ratan Engineering, Parag Reprographics, Keen Engineering, R K Machine, Webtech Engineering and Sona Labels.
Several product launches are planned include demonstration of cold stamping by Kruz, Indian launch of products by ITW Foils and ‘Aurora’ Special Effect film of Englehard Corporation, USA, indigenous automatic defect detection system by JD Enterprises, blue tooth enabled laser scanners from Unitech, Taiwan and several product launches by Weldon Cellopast.
The other international brands at the show will be Sicpa, Flint, Sericol, Label Star, BST, Tyeknek, Omega Systems, Vectra Systems, Rotoflex, Axiom SEA, Four Pillars, Tesa, Lohmann, Paxar, Sato, Heidelberg, Dow Corning and K Laser Technology.