IPAMABULLETINIPAMA NEWS ITC Launches Eco-friendly Paper MAY-JUNE 2009 20 IPAMA NEWS ITC Launched “Paperkraft Premium Business Paper”, an environment friendly paper, in January 2009. This paper has been devised and crafted using a pioneering technology, which is first of its kind in India-and is called “Ozone Treated Elemental Chlorine Free technology.” Paperkraft is superior and environmentally friendly, multipurpose paper for office and home use, which lets you exercise your power to “Go Green”. This unique product is an integral part of ITC's significant initiatives to augment natural and alarming resources and has been launched in line with ITC's triple bottom line commitment to building economic, environmental and social capital for the nation. Paperkraft Premium Business Paper has been created by ITC to provide consumers an opportunity to partner in national efforts to mitigate the adverse impact of climate change and created a positive environmental footprint. In terms of quality Paperkraft offers a superior value proposition since it is the whitest and brightest 75 GSM business paper manufactured in India. A proprietary chemical treatment has enabled it to become an eco-friendly paper with a higher archival life. The PaperKraft Premium Business Paper is being marketed by ITC's Stationery Products and Education Division and its distribution network is across the country. In this product conventionally elemental chlorine was used in the bleaching process during the manufacturing process and organochlorine chemicals were eliminated – which has been used in the production of this paper is known as Ozone Treatment which is achieved by substituting elemental chlorine with chlorine dioxide. ITC is the only paper manufacturing company in the world of its size and diversity, to achieve the mile-stones of being carbon positive, water positive and achieving close to 100% solid waste recycling. In addition to this ITC sources the raw material from its social and farm farestry project, which covers over 85,000 hectares and also created over 35 million mandays of employment. Ipack-Ima, Grafitalia, Converflex If one wants to have an normal unparallel overview of packaging, converting and printing equipments and allied processes at one stage it is here at Fiera Milano, Italy in the exhibition named Grafitalia, Converflex and Ipack – Ima which th th was held from 24 – 28 March 2009. st This was the 21 edition of Ipack – Ima, the world's most celebrated exhibition for grain based food, packaging, and material handling. This exhibition covers complete product chain i.e. from raw materials to the point of sale for both food and other allied industries. Ipack-Ima, Converflex attracted 2100 exhibitors, on 90,000 Sq. Mts. area and had a footfall of 125000 trade visitors. Grafitalia and Converflex showcased an exhaustive overview of technological innovations for the printing and paper converting industry. There were more domestic participants and about 22% international participants who exhibited their innovations and products. Italians as they are known for their manufacturing of machines in packaging sector besides rotogravure and flexogravure – did create a stir in the visitors to witness new innovations in these sectors. Grafitalia and Converflex are massive trade exhibitions that normally display the entire production cycle for graphic arts and converting technology. But this time the enthusiasm in the show was somehow in low-key – may be economic meltdown had its bite on this show as well. IPAMA as such did not participate in the exhibition but its former president Mr. H.V. Sheth attended the exhibition as a visitor. Mr. Sheth is of the view that the Italians have excellent Rotogravure and Flexogravure machine manufacturing and they hardly make any offset or web-offset machines – and he strongly feels that this is an excellent market for Indian manufacturers in this segment. Mr. Sheth is convinced that exchange of business delegations between these two countries might bear some fruits in the areas of technology transfer or joint-ventures etc. Mr. Uday Dhote, President MMS (on the left) and Mr. Anand Limaye, Former President MMS at Ipack-Ima Grafitalia exhibition. From India Mumbai Mudrak Sangh (MMS) had taken a delegation to visit this exposition. World wide publishers dot on India Economic meltdown hit readers in the U.S. and Britain are spending less and less on books, forcing English language publishers to eye overseas markets, particularly India, to stay afloat.
IPAMABULLETINIPAMA NEWS While the US and Britain are still the largest markets for English language publishers, growth has petered out. The US market was worth an estimated $24.3 billion in the year 2008 while sales in Britain were about three billion pounds. But that year, book sales by volume in the U.S. dropped six percent compared to the year 2007. In Britain, the volume was down by four percent. In contrast, the demand for English language books is booming in the third largest market – India, which has been growing at 10 percent a year. In a recent survey by UK Trade & Investment (UKT& I) and the Publishers Association estimates that the market was worth about $ 1.25 billion in the year 2007, with publishers estimating that English language books contributed about half that amount – the survey report was reported by The Guardian of London. In comparison, the Chinese market was worth about seven billion pounds in the year 2007, but its English market is smaller than India's and British exports to the country are only about 10 million pounds. No wonder India spells good news for publishers hit hard by the current financial crisis. Random House, for example, has said the record-breaking first print-run of 6.5 million copies of The Lost Symbol will include over half a million for overseas territories, including India and South Africa, a record for a new fiction title. Towards the end of April 2009 Hachette joined Penguin, Harper-Collins and Random House by publishing its first book in India – My Friend Sancho by Amit Varma. Publishers are also noticing a new mainstream literacy culture that has transformed book reading from the preserve of an educated elite into a cerebral leisure activity for the country's emerging chattering classes. This change in the scenario of publishing has brought tremendors pressure on the printing industry in India – and more and more publishers from overseas are looking on India for the cost-effective publishing activities which in return puts a demand on the graphic arts industry to come up with the costeffective machines with international standards and economic on production-time. NPES ELECTIONS NPES The Association for suppliers of Printing, Publishing and converting Technologies elected four new directors to its board and reelected several returning board members and officers. Elections for the term 2009- 2011 were held in Florida from November 15-17, 2008. The following persons were elected to the NPES board for three year terms to expire on 2011 Annual Cnference. Michael Aumann, President and CEO, Mr. Ralph Nappi Buhrs America, Inc., John Copeland, President and COO, Toyo Ink, America, Kathleen McHugh, Vice President and Chief Markting Officer, Presstek, Inc., Kazuyoshi, “Kosh” Miyao, President and COO, Komori America Corp. Mr. Ralph Nappi, President of NPES said in a statement that “The NPES board focuses on the strategy and direction for the premier association representing graphic communication industry suppliers. The contribution of these new directors, as well as our returning directors, will ensure that NPES serves our industry in an innovative and responsive way for years to come. Manugraph India Limited Printpack India 2009 witnessed many new launches but Manugraph stall attracted curions crowds of serious business visitors to watch periodic demos of Cityline Express which was integrated with UV Curing System. UV Curing system can be fitted on any Manugraph press UV technology is becoming very popular. This is because a UV System costs one thired of the conventional hot air Heatset system. UV Print quality now equals that of heateset. There are several other advantages – particularly environmental issues. Exhaust for more cleaner and unlike heatset no government clearances are required for toxicity reasons, power cost is less for the machines with UV curing systems. Manugraph Stall at Printpack India 2009 Manugrph India Limited says that UV Curing System can be installed on all Manugraph single - width machines for full speed production. The Unique features are: 1. Excellent & cost effective for semi-commercial printing on all stocks 2. Lower investment compared to conventional Heatset Systems 3. Lower energy consumption 4. Compact design, occupying far less space than Heatset Systems 5. Cleaner exhaust, Governmental clearances not required for toxicity 6. Easy to install, simple to operate 7. Easy to retrofit on any existing tower 8. High print densities, thin-ink film, long-ink mileage & no noink-misting 9. 4 Colour wet-on-wet printing back-to-back, with UV lamp each side 10. Hybrid printing possible 21 MAY-JUNE 2009