Plastivision 2023 unveils the forum lineup

Organised by AIPMA, the 12th edition of Plastivision is set to transpire from 7 to 11 December 2023 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre. The five-day show will house live running machines, and conferences too. Find out more

30 Nov 2023 | By Aditya Ghosalkar

Plastivision 2023 expects a footfall of around 2.5-lakh visitors including over 1,500 exhibitors from across 30 countries

Plastivision 2023 boasts a 1,25,000 sqm area, which will run an array of live running machines and stalls. There will be dedicated pavilions for diversified segments comprising Indiamold, finished goods, medical plastics, infrastructure, automation and robotics, recycling, agriculture, and solar energy.

The show will kickstart with Manish Dedhia, president of AIPMA, welcoming the exhibitors and visitors, followed by opening remarks by AIPMA’s chairman Arvind Mehta. Followed by keynote addresses by Vagish Dixit of Alpla India, Ashok Menon of Sabic, Shishir Sinha of CIPET and Milind Chavan of Dow India.

The keynote sessions aim to brief the attendees, by and large, about the industry’s journey towards circularity and foster in them the spirit to march on the motto.

Day one will host sessions focussed on plastics recycling, post-consumer recyclates, and biopolymer and compostable plastics. These sessions are to be chaired by Hiten Bheda and Shailendra Singh of AIPMA.

  • Rahul Chaudhary, director of Ricron Panels, on business opportunities in chemical and mechanical recycling
  • Anish Malpani, founder of Ashaya, on Technologies on how to recycle multi-layered plastics (MLP)?
  • Pratik Dalmia, executive director of Dalmia Polypro, on PET bottle-to-bottle recycling
  • Dhruv Dhawan, director of Recraft Processing, on the future of plastics recycling
  • Satish Gunturu, vice-president of Recycal, on m how tech-driven solutions are changing the plastic recycling landscape
  • Nandini Kumar, senior consultant of CII, on the potential of PCR in India 
  • Sandeep Patel, CEO of Nepra Resource Management, on recyclates creating new business opportunities
  • RK Dwivedi, director of TTRC (Lohia), on standardisation for plastics waste recycling and EPR perspective in the Indian context
  • Meeta Narsinghani, associate partner of Circulate Capital, on financing the transition towards plastics circularity
  • Prashant Lohade, manager of BASF India, on biopolymers in a global context
  • Peter Putsch, director of Exipnos GmbH, on intelligently transferring renewable raw materials to polymers by Indo-German cooperation
  • Sunder Balakrishnan, director, Natur Tec India, on market drivers/emerging applications for biopolymers
  • Vimal Katiyar, dean and professor at IIT Guwahati, on the latest development in biopolymers

A panel will discuss EPR for plastic packaging, the challenges and opportunities. It will include the session's chairmen Hiten Bheda and Shailendra Singh, Aditya Dalmia of Dalmia Polypro and Amit Patel of Nepra Resource Management.

On day two, keynote speakers include Ravindra Gugale of Tata Autocomp, Babu Padmanabhan of Steer, and Isaac Emanuel of Covestro. From diverse backgrounds, but supporting a common cause, the speeches will address - the changing scenario of plastic usage in automotive, performance enhancements through compounding plastics, and sustainable solutions with plastics.

Innovations in the plastic industry involve incorporating smart technologies to enhance functionality and sustainability. In this regard, a panel will talk about the business opportunities, chaired by Raju Desai of Jyoti Plastics Works. It comprises Manoj Sundaram of Carl Zeiss, Michael Harwell of Henkel Adhesives Technologies, Sachin Unde of Sabic and Suresh V of Covestro.

The show will benefit and house them - raw materials, primary processing machinery, mould and dies, associations and institutions, new technology, semi-furnished and finished products, and auxiliary types of equipment.

The event has garnered support from government bodies, education institutes and plastics machinery associations. These involve BIS, Plexconcil, IPI, PIAI, and IIP among others.


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