Labelexpo India 2016 closed its most successful show to date on November 20. Held at its new home for the first time, the India Expo Centre in Greater Noida (Delhi NCR), the four-day trade show was its biggest ever edition and hosted over 8,000 visitors.
Billed as the largest dedicated label and package printing event for the South Asia region, Labelexpo India amassed the latest technology and solutions available to printers with over 200 exhibitors occupying the show floor. The show was used as a catalyst for many new product launches with announcements from Atul Papers, Avery Dennison, Bobst, DuPont, Flint Group, GEW, HB Fuller, Konica Minolta, manroland, Monotech Systems, Nilpeter, OMET, PGI Technologies, SPGPrints, UPM Raflatac, Webtech and Zonten.
Endorsed and supported by the Label Manufacturers Association of India, All India Federation of Master Printers, Delhi Printers Association and Authentication Solution Providers’ Association, Labelexpo India also hosted the revered LMAI Avery Dennison Label Awards. The prestigious gongs were given out for excellence in six categories: Flexo, Letterpress, Offset, Combination Printing, Digital and by gold sponsor Avery Dennison. The event was also supported by silver sponsors: Iwasaki Tekko, Label Planet, Nilpeter, Omet, Orthotec, UPM Raflatac, Vinsak and Xeikon.
Jade Grace, Labelexpo India event director, said: “2016’s edition of Labelexpo India has been an enormous success with a 50 per cent rebook for 2018. The venue move has been well received and got the seal of approval from both exhibitors and visitors. The watchwords from this year’s show were definitely new technology launches and press sales. Business being done on the show floor was really amplified by the numerous innovations unveiled during Labelexpo that could be transformative for the Indian market. We also had excellent feedback on the calibre and variety of buyers visiting the show, with many significant sales contracts being inked by exhibitors, including Alliance Printech, Grafotronic, HP, Marks Enterprises, Multitec Aids, Nilpeter, Omet, Vinsak and Xeikon.”
Vijay Ramachandran, Henkel IMEA, commented: “The expo provided us a good platform to showcase our expertise in the area of pressure sensitive adhesive business. At the event, we showcased our diverse portfolio of solutions in the pressure sensitive adhesive business to over 250 visitors, which resulted in many leads. Besides showcasing UV Hotmelt technology, our key technology for labels and tapes businesses, we also showcased Hotmelt, solvent based and water based acrylics technologies. This helped the visitors to get a better understanding of the various uses and applications of these technologies.”
Alan Barretto, of Nilpeter India, added: “Labelexpo India is of strategic importance for us, as India is our home market. Our products are manufactured in Chennai – and as part of Nilpeter’s global development team, we present numerous innovative technical features across the Nilpeter product lines. At the show we introduced the new FB-350s where the new platform ensures shortest possible setup waste in the market, including our multi-layer cross-over enabling five-page labels as well as the gravure units for both opaque and metallic coating.”