04 February 2009 08:03 [Source: ICIS news]
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"Although the global financial meltdown has had an impact on the Indian economy, the demand fundamentals in the Indian plastics industry are strong, and nothing can stop it from forging ahead in the longer term," said Arvind Mehta, president of the PlastIndia Foundation.
With a per capita plastics consumption of merely 6kg, compared to the global per capita consumption of 27 kg, India's growth potential was tremendous, he said, as he welcomed participants to the 7th International Plastics Exhibition and Conference or PlastIndia 2009, India's largest plastics exhibition and conference.
"The plastics industry in
PlastIndia could play a major role in rallying the industry to re-engineer itself and become more competitive, he said.
"However, we need the Indian government's help in achieving this objective, as we face several constraints including infrastructure bottlenecks and high power costs," he said.
PlastIndia 2009, which is held every three years ends next Monday.
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