Recently while a over the tea conversation with some of my colleagues, a discussion on cosmetic packaging erupted. Discussion stirred towards enamels and near unanimously all the female counterparts said that they were vary of the good old cylindrical shaped glass bottles.
I understand that Government of India has announced that all pharmaceutical export shipments must have track & trace feature to avoid any spurious Indian pharmaceutical products in the market. Governemnt of India has recommended 2D bar coding.
This is the question hit me one day, that Do we really need packaging? If yes, then why and if no, again why? Thinking about it, we started a Poll at Linkedin and started getting interesting results and comments. You too can give your opinion and comments.
Now there is a scheme in India for anti-counterfeiting based on number system. This is Information Technology Act 2008 compliant in India and confirms to common principles of Information Technology Acts in countries across the world.
Today in the Mail Today I read that Indian packaging industry is growing approx 10% annually and estimated packaging market is 13 billion USD. The growth is happening due to growth of pharma and food industries. Its also getting lot of push by the growth of retail outlets in India.
Packaging waste is always a question running in everybody's mind and lot of discussions around. Sometimes when i visit, i see so much packaging waste is generated in packaging exhibitions. Exhibitors distribute tonnes of brochures to their visitors and then they carry those home. And that extra weight also leads to extra fuel burning in planes due to additional weight.
During my last trip to CPHI in Paris, while in Metro, I noticed an interesting advertisemnt poster in metro by Levi's . It says that We beleive it, about shape not size. Since I am packaging, I immediately connected it to packaging and thought, how true it is? Isn't it?
Counterfeit is a big problem but not many companies really want to come in open and admit this issue. This is the fact which is well appreciated as corporates would like to protect their brand identity too.
Mr B K Karna, my classmate, friend and Dy Director at Indian Institute of Packaging, Hyderabad has started the historic campaign to write a Packaging Slogan everyday.
Ideas & Opportunities Through Www.Packagingconnections.Com 5 August 2010, Thursday, New Delhi, India
We are happy to announce our first direct, face to face interaction in New Delhi, India. This has been regularly requested by our visitors. The agenda would cover the following:
Oliver Goldsmith's Vicar of Wakefield says: "I was ever of the opinion that the honest man who married and brought up a large family, did more service than who continued single and talked of population."
Use Of Opp Film In India For Packaging: Globally Opp Is 3 Times Higher Than Pet Film But In India, Its Almost Same
Other day at the airport, I met an old friend of mine. he is also from the packaging field and we then started talking about OPP film use in India.
I had been reading Lufthansa magazine on one of my European trips. Flight instructor Cord Becker, a former Lufthansa pilot with some 20,000 flight hours under his belt, now regularly writes for Lufthansa Magazine on Aviation topics, In May 2010, he wrote on landing.
Do you know the song Listen to Winds of Change are blowing by the group The Scorpions formed in Germany. This was written in 1989 and the album was published in 1990. This happened when Berlin wall came down, communism went away from USSR etc.
See the picture of a rag pickers helping india to recycle more. He is using a stick with magnets at the end and trying to find small metal objects, nails, screws etc in such a big heap of garbage. I tool this picture on my way to office this morning and then i saw some more people doing such picking using similar sticks in the middile of traffic.
This is the critical part of our dailf food in India: Wheat flour. Now more and more of it coming into packaged form and still many things are not clear. So there is a good case study here and you can read that. If you have something more to auggest, please do share with us.
www.packagingconnections.com's team has published the 96 page power point guide on Aerosol Packaging. Its quite affordable and useful. It covers the following topics:
Indian institute of packaging, new delhi centre organized a one day national seminar packaging for emerging markets at the claridges, new delhi. The seminar was the great success and new ideas were presented by india's leading packaging experts. Www.packagingconnections.com was the media partner to the seminar.
I think fasion packaging is often ignored specially in india by organized companies. Fashion is everywhere but still those come from unorganised players most of the time.