Every year Indian Flexible Packaging and Folding Carton Manufacturers Association (IFCA) hosts the IFCA Star Awards Ceremony which provides a platform for encouraging the needed creativity and continuous improvement. This is a prestigious award for the flexible packaging and carton packaging industries. The manufacturers of these packaging materials and the end users participate widely and showcase their innovations in this competitive event organized by IFCA This year it was held today, 15th September 2022, at Bombay Exhibition Center, Mumbai. A seminar titled ‘Packaging at Crossroads’ was also organized.
The day’s events started with the lighting of the lamp and a welcome address by Chandrasekhar Rajagopalan, president – IFCA. It was followed by a keynote speech by Suresh Gupta, chairman – IFCA, who spoke about sustainability and its importance in today’s world.
Packaging at Crossroads
Following the keynote speech by Suresh Gupta, 3rd generation managing director of Brilliant Polymers, Gaurav Talwar stepped on the stage to address the gathering on the seminar’s topic ‘Packaging at Crossroads’. He expressed his views on the role of a business in creating value and leaving a positive impact on the people and the planet.
Seshadari Raghvan, vie president, sales, Henkel shared his views on the public’s rising shift towards sustainability. Prashant Sarkar, general manager, Huber, commented on the changing nature of business according to the customers’ needs. Dr. Shilpa from Fuji Films showed a couple of really insightful videos explaining the reason and motive to change the packaging style and system.
The categories for which the awards were bestowed upon the participants included- Innovation, Best Branding, R&D Innovation, Innovation-Enviro, Innovation-Structure, Innovation-Recyclable, Innovation-Adhesives, Innovation-Carton, Innovation-Sustainable Packaging, Innovation-Graphic and Innovation-Inks.
The winners who walked away with awards in various categories included-
UFlex- 18 awards - innovation, best branding, innovation R&D
ITC- 11 awards - innovation-enviro, innovation-structure, innovation-sustainable packaging
GLS Film Industries- 7 awards – innovation, innovation-enviro, innovation- structure
Constantia Flexibles - 6 awards - innovation
Huhtamaki- 4 awards - innovation
Parksons Packaging – 3 awards - innovation, innovation-carton
Huber Group India- 2 awards - innovation
Siegwerk India- 2 awards - innovation inks, innovation
Umax Packaging – 2 awards- best branding, innovation-enviro
Paharpur – 2 awards - innovation-graphic
Rayan Plast- 2 awards - innovation, best branding
Safe Pack – 1 award - innovation
Gopal Print Pack – 1 award - innovation
Atharva Flexi – 1 award- innovation
Packult Studio- 1 award - innovation
TCPL Packaging- 1 award - best branding
Umax Packaging- 1 award - innovation-enviro
3 D Technopack- 1 award - innovation-enviro
Brilliant Polymers- 1 award - innovation- adhesives, innovation
Max Speciality Films- 1 award - innovation
Michelman- 1 award - innovation
Ecoplast- 1 award - innovation-enviro
Edelmann Packaging- 1 award - innovation- recyclable
Printmann Offset- 1 award - innovation
Shakti Plastic Industries- 1 award - innovation
Indo Straits- 1 award - innovation-enviro
Orient Press- 1 award - innovation
Miraclon India- 1 award - innovation
Henkel- 1 award - innovation
Hi-Tech Inks- 1 award - innovation
Fujifilm Sericol India- 1 award - innovation
Print Dynamics- 1 award - innovation
The event culminated with a vote of thanks, expressing gratitude towards the eminent guests, speakers, and participants for their valuable time and presence.
The 16th edition of India's biggest and most sought-after trade fair for the food and drink processing suppliers industry- ANUTEC International FoodTec India along with its concurrent trade fairs ANUTEC Ingredients India, PackEx India, Annapoorna- ANUFOOD India and Food Logistics India was organized from 14 – 16 September at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai.