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. While we looked at the numbers on rough basis, what we found is quite interesting: the global capacity of PET film is approx 1800 thosand tonees while OPP is approx 5500 thosand tonnes annually. When we look at the same comparison in India, PET film capacity is approx 300 thosand tonees and OPP film capacity is 250 thosand tonnes.
So did you notice that globally OPP is films is used more than 3 times than PET film while in India its even less than PET film.
I do not know what is the reason behind such a big difference. Earlier I used to think, it due to machineability but now its more than 20 years that OPP is popular in India and all such printability, machineability issues have found the solutions. So any idea why such a big difference when we look globally?