SHOW REPORT ON INDPLAS’15 – 7th INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION ON PLASTICS,
HELD FROM 27-30 NOVEMBER 2015 AT SCIENCE CITY GROUND, KOLKATA, INDIA ORGANISED BY INDIAN PLASTICS FEDERATION.
Indian Plastics Federation ( IPF) organized its Indplas’15 the 7th International
Exhibition on Plastics in Kolkata from 27-30th Nov. 2015. Indplas is the largest
Plastics exhibition to be held in Eastern India.
The exhibition was formally inaugurated on 27th November 2015. Dr. Amit Mitra, Hon’ble
Minister of Finance, Commerce & Industry, Government of West Bengal. Heads of many
associations, members of the Managing Committee of Plastindia Foundation and many
dignitaries were present during the inauguration function and visited the exhibition.
The exhibition was held on an area of 40,000 sq mtr. There were 288 exhibitors participated
in the exhibition occupying 6136 sq mtr area. 46 foreign exhibitors from China,
Taiwan, Malaysia, Hong Kong participated ,some with live running of machinery as
well. A 40 member delegation from Shenzhen Polymer Industry Association, China came
to visit the exhibition on 28th November. They were very impressed with the exhibition
and the potential in Eastern India and assured for future co-operation with IPF
and participate in large number in Indplas’15.
The exhibition was supported by Ministry of Chemical & Fertilisers, DCPC, Govt.
of India, ASSOCHAM, Indian Chamber of Commerce, Plastindia Foundation and all major
plastics association of India.
The exhibition covered all aspects of plastic industry viz. polymer manufacturers
like Haldia Petrochemicals Ltd, Indian Oil Corp. Ltd., GAIL (India) Ltd, HPCL-Mittal
Energy Ltd, Supreme Petrochemicals Ltd and machinery manufacturers like Windsor,
Lohia Starlinger, Rajoo Engineers, Mamata Group , Kabra Extrusiontechnik and many
others participated with live demonstration of their machines. Mould & Dies, Additive
and masterbatch manufacturers, reprocessing machinery manufacturers and ancilliaries
were present in the exhibition. Large number of finished products manufacturers
also showcased their products in the exhibition.
The National Committee of Plasticulture Applications In Horticulture (NCPAH) displayed
the latest use of plastics in Horticulture and Agriculture with live demonstration.
A theme pavilion “ ALL IS PLASTICS” was constructed by IPF, showcasing the use of
plastics in day to day life from cradle to grave. Finished products of plastics
in packaging, toys, Health care, automobile, agriculture , household , safety appliances
, other industrial plastics products etc were displayed with a question at exit
gate of theme pavilion mentioning “ Can we live without Plastics”, which left the
visitor to think on the positivity of plastics.
The exhibition witnessed around 60000 footfalls of business visitors from all over
India and especially from Eastern and North Eastern States. Visitors from neighboring
countries like Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, and other parts of the world also attended
in large numbers.
Students from different schools were invited to see the exhibition. The students
were very impressed to see the NCPAH booth and the theme pavilion. Complimentary
transportation and food was provided to the students.
Awards in various categories viz. best designed stalls, most innovative finished
product displayed, best overseas stall of China and Taiwan and other country best
machinery stall etc. were given to the exhibitors in the award Nite function held
on the evening of 29th November to recognize the exhibitors efforts. The Award Nite
was accompanied with an entertainment programme.
A Gala Nite programme was held on the evening of 28th at Chandras’ Green Project
Ltd, Gold Acres (Ground II) for the exhibitors with an entertainment programme,
which everyone appreciated.
The exhibition concluded on 30th November 2015. Feedback received from exhibitors
and visitors has been extremely encouraging. We are confident that, with the success
of this exhibition there will be boost in the development of Plastics Industry in
Eastern India and large investment will be made in this filed.
The organizers are thankful to all the exhibitors, visitors, vendors for the success