Plastics News correspondent Gurdip Singh reported on the following items from Plastindia 2006, held in New Delhi Feb. 9-14.
India, Tunisia groups to promote plastics
The All India Plastics Manufacturers' Association and the United Tunisia Industries and Commerce Association have signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly promote the plastics industry in the two countries.
The memorandum, signed at Plastindia 2006 in New Delhi, aims to promote joint ventures between companies in the two countries, said AIPMA President Ajay U. Desai after the signing ceremony Feb. 13.
The two associations also plan to exchange visits by industry experts from their respective countries, he said.
Futura PET bottles to hit market by June
Chennai, India-based Futura Polyesters Ltd. expects to see the first PET beer bottle on the Indian market by June.
``We are working on the beer bottle with a number of local and international breweries,'' said S. Srinagesh, a Futura senior manager for marketing and technical services.
Futura, which developed the bottle through internal research and development, has branded its material Futura BeerPET resin. The PET can be used to make non-neck, crystallized free-forms and bottles, Srinagesh said.
He said the breweries, located in the United States, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Nepal and India, would need to modify their production lines to fill the PET bottles.