India’s CIPPL to start producing block bottom welded bags in March

06 February 2012 05:32  [Source: ICIS news]

NEW DELHI (ICIS)--India’s Crescent Innovative Packaging Pvt Ltd (CIPPL) is scheduled to commission the first phase of production of block bottom welded bags in March, a company source said late last week.

The company has a nameplate production capacity of 600 tonnes/month of block bottom welded bags, the source said at the sidelines of the 8th PlastIndia exhibition, a six day event in New Delhi that ends on 6 February.

The 41,000 sqm (440,000 sq ft) facility is located 25 km from Baroda in Gujarat, at Savli Manjusar Road, he added.

Lamination-grade low density polyethylene (LDPE), polypropylene (PP) raffia and lamination-grade PP are required in the manufacture of the bag, the source said.

The company will be producing on an integrated line from Germany’s Windmoller & Holscher, he said, adding that the bags are new to the India market.

The bags can be used in the packaging of products including cement, gypsum, fertilizers, cereals, chemicals, plastic resins, sugar and salt, he added.

CIPPL plans to target the cement industry first, before entering the other markets.

“The main sector of this ‘new generation’ bags is the cement. In India, most cement makers import these bags from neighbouring countries for example. Now, these makers can just buy locally from us,” he said.

CIPPL expects growth in the usage of block bottom welded bags because of its properties.

The company is one of the latest ventures of The Crescent Group, which is the leading trader of industrial chemicals and solvents in India.

By: Ong Sheau Ling
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