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Plasticon Awards 2005 The Oscars Of Indian Plastic Industry Packs Excellence And Glitter

Petrochemical industry | 10 Jan 2005 00:00 IST | Polymerupdate.com
Mumbai, October 1, 2005 : Plasticon Awards 2005 , instituted by the Plastlndia Foundation the most coveted awards of the Indian Plastic Industry was held today at a glittering ceremony at the Grand Hyatt, Mumbai. The Plasticon Awards has been instituted to promote and encourage Innovation and Excellence in all segments of the Indian Plastic Industry.

The Chief Guests at the Plasticon 2005 Awards function were Smt. Satwant Reddy, Secretary, Department of Chemicals & Petrochemicals Govt. of India, Mr. Venugopal Dhoot, Chairman, Videocon International Ltd., Mr. C.L. Raheja, Chairman, K. Raheja Corp and Prof Ashok Misra, Director, Indian Institute of Technology who presented the awards to the winners in the various categories. A special performance by ace dancer Terrence Lewis based on various themes including "Environment" and "Conservation" added glitter to the evening.

Plastlndia Foundation is the apex body of major associations, organisations and institutions like The All India Plastics Manufacturers Association - Mumbai, Organisation of Plastics Processors of India- Mumbai, Indian Plastics Institute- Mumbai, India Plastics Federation - Kolkata, Gujarat State Plastic Manufacturers Association - Ahmedabad, The Plastics Export Promotion Council - Mumbai, Central Institute of Plastic Engineering and Technology - Chennai, with a common objective to promote the development of plastic industry and to assist the growth of plastics, related materials and their products.

Eligibility for the awards to Plasticon Awards 2005 was to individuals, All Companies, R &D organizations, NGO~s, Academic Institutions and Professionals in India. The Jury Panel were drawn from Academics, Research and Industry with expertise in the relevant areas. The selections were done on the basis of the following parameters.

• The entries must be entirely plastic in construction or feature plastic components as critical for design or performance of the product.

• All products submitted as entries in any award category should have been in commercial production for atleast one year, as on March 31, 2005

• Entries for all award categories were judged on aesthetics, cost benefits, environment / energy conservation, business opportunity and functional benefits

Speaking on the occasion Mr. Mahesh K. Shah, President, Plastlndia Foundation said, "At the outset, I am extremely happy with the tremendous, unprecedented & spontaneous response of the plastics fraternity to Plasticon Awards 2005. It is not just the number of applications received but the geographical spread and sectoral participation, which has been very encouraging. The award committee & the jury panel have done quite a commendable job in studying the entries conclusively.

There are winners and runner-ups. But I am sure there are no losers. Most of the entries would have some or the other claim which would be of value to the end users. What is important is to keep moving up the value chain, make better products or processes and pass the benefit to the end user. We have to take the consumption of plastics in India from current level of 4 Kg per capita to 12.5 Kg per capita. This calls for innovative approach in product design, processing and marketing. Plasticon Awards are aimed at motivating and encouraging excellence and innovation for the ultimate benefit of the consumer as well as the industry.

I therefore appeal to all the participants and those who did not, to pursue search for new applications, products and processes on continuous basis so that the industry takes a giant leap. Let us Excel AI Plastics (LEAP)!"

Speaking at the awards function Mr. J. R. Shah, Chairman, Awards Committee said, "This year we have increased the award categories from 5 to 16 in order to attract wider participation of the industry and focus on excellence in plastics from different sectors. These awards serve as a platform for Indian plastic manufacturers to improve their products through innovations making it competitive globally. We have also instituted a Green City Award and given to Calicut City Corporation, Kerala for successfully introducing a system in which the plastics and other recyclable wastes are segregated at source and made it a source of income for Kudumbasree Units (DWCUA units) who are engaged in collection of segregated wastes in the city.

There are about 72000 households in the city, out of which 70 percent of houses are provided with the bins. There are 73 Kudumbasree units who engaged in door-to-door collection. The plastics waste is collected and sold to companies who are engaged in recycling process. A bout 730 families below poverty line derive their income from the collection of segregated waste at source.

A Special Award to Stree Mukti Sanghatana, Mumbai - A NGO engaged in educating & training rag pickers about segregation of solid municipal waste promoting recycling and augmenting their income. They promote public awareness in school, town and cities for keeping environment clean.

Some of the award winners are Defence Agricultural Research Laboratory - Uttaranchal for Excellence in Contribution to Agriculture, Centre Of Environment Education - New Delhi for Innovation in Recycling Technology, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad for Innovative Product.


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Annexure I

Plasticon Awards 2005 - Winners~ List

Award for Excellence in Creative Packaging

Winner Vishakha Polyfab Pvt. Ltd. - Ahmedabad
Runner - up Positive Packaging Industries Ltd. - Mumbai

Award for Excellence in Contribution to Agriculture

Winner Defence Agricultural Research Laboratory - Uttaranchal
Runner- up Bhinge Brothers – Nashik

Innovation in Recycling Technology Award

Winner Centre of Environment Education - New Delhi
Runner - up Doll Plast Engineering Pvt. Ltd. - Ahmedabad

Innovation in Conversation of Energy, Material and Ecology Award

Winner - Polyene Group - Chennai
Runner - up Asian Electronics Ltd. - Thane

Innovative Infrastructure Product Award

Winner K. R. Biotechs - Chennai
Runner- up OK Play India Ltd. - New Delhi

Innovative Product Award

Winner Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad

Innovative Materials Award

Winner Gharda Chemicals Ltd. - Mumbai
Runner- up Futura Polymers - A Division of Futura Polyesters Ltd. - Chennai

Best Research Award

Winner Steer Engineering Pvt. Ltd. - Bangalore
Runner- up Kabra Extrusiontechnik Ltd. - Mumbai

Innovative Plastics Processing Machinery & Ancillary Equipment Award

Winner Dave Technical Services - Mumbai
Runner- up Neptune Plastics & Metal Industries - Kolkata

Innovative Dies & Moulds Awards

Runner - up Sachi Moulds & Hot runner systems - UT. Of Dadra Nagar & Haveli
(Consolation)

Outstanding Contribution Award

Winner Mumbai University Institute of Chemical Technology (MUICT) - Mumbai
Runner- up Central Institute of Plastics Engineering & Technology (CIPET) - Chennai

Outstanding Public Awareness Award

Winner Mr. OP. Ratra - Gurgaon
Runner - up Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University - Hyderabad
Special Award Stree Mukti Sanghatana


Outstanding Export Award

Winner Jalpac India Ltd. - New Delhi
Runner - up Chemical Process Equipments Pvt. Ltd. - Mumbai

Best Performing Enterprise Award (SSI Category)

Winner Mamata Machinery Pvt. Ltd. - Ahmedabad
Runner- up M M Autoplast - Pune

Best Performing Enterprise Award (Non-SSI Category)

Winner Moser Baer India Ltd. - Greater Noida
Runner- up Luxor International Pvt Ltd. - New Delhi

Best Student Award

Winner Mr. Sandeep Vaidya (L.D. College of Engineering) -Ahmedabad
Jt. Runner- up Ms. S Hamsalakshmi (Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham)- Chennai
Ms. Khushboo Master (SIES School of Packaging) - Mumbai


Green City Award

Calicut City Corporation - Calicut, Kerala


Backgrounder

Plastics one of the faster growing industries in India, has a vital role to play in Indian economy. The next two decades will witness an unprecedented, explosive growth in all sectors of the Plastics Industry. This demands clear, long term constructive goals and time bound action programmes.

Plastindia Foundation is the apex body of the major associations, organizations, and institutions concerned with plastics industry, with common objectives to promote the development of the plastics industry and to assist the growth of plastics and related material and their products. Established in 1987 by the founder members, is dedicated to national progress through plastics and primarily to showcase Indian capabilities to the international plastics community, the organization has come a long way leaving indelible imprint on the global scene.

Plastindia Foundation is managed by the Managing Committee comprising two nominees from each of the seven founder members supported by Executive Director.

Our Vision is to be an internationally recognized organization devoted to promoting excellence in the field of plastics and making India a preferred sourcing base for plastics products for the world.

We support & encourage development of outstanding institutions committed to education and research with emphasis on achieving the highest standards of quality in plastics products and developing effective techniques for their recycling. It has been our endeavour to build awareness of the significant contribution made by plastics to society and environment.

Our Mission Statements:

• To enhance the image and the growth of Indian Plastics Industry by holding world-class exhibitions in India, at regular intervals.

• To encourage theme-based exhibitions in India.

• To provide opportunities to demonstrate the industry~s capabilities, participate in international exhibitions.

• To educate the benefits of plastics to all segments of society, either directly or through Associations.

• To act as the catalyst for growth to the Plastics Industry and prepare plans and actions for upgradation of quality, environment-friendliness and recycling within the Plastics Industry.

• To create a positive policy framework with all statutory entities and increase per capita consumption of plastics, encourage exports thereby significantly contributing to national growth.

• To be a flexible, vibrant and proactive body.

The Objectives of the foundation are:

• Project an appropriate and progressive image of plastic industry in India and abroad

• Promote development and co-ordinate the multi-faceted growth of the industry

• Help promote R & D activities, standardization quality control and testing facilities

• Undertake and assist man power development programmes

• Help conserve energy, scarce material and natural resources and protect the environment

• Assist improvement and widen the usage of plastics materials

• Promote scientific recycling of plastics

• Encourage co-operation amongst the various organizations and institutions connected with the plastic industry.

Environment & Plastics:

The foundation is dedicated towards keeping the environment non polluting and clearing the misconceptions about plastics. An Environment Committee is set up to take up projects in association with ICPE, an institution promoted jointly by Plastindia Foundation & CPMA, for creating public awareness on use of plastics and support efforts in waste management through collaborative approaches.

Plastindia Foundation has supported solid waste management project at Mahabaleshwar, through ICPE, and others. Similar project was supported at Vadodara through ICPE and Karelibag Bhagini Samaj, a prominent NGO.

Our appeal to general public is: DON~T SAY NO TO PLASTICS, KNOW PLASTICS.

Growth opportunities

The future for plastic industry is very promising as there are bigger growth avenues like infrastructure, agriculture, health care, IT, automobiles and defence, packaging, and consumer durables. The per capita consumption of plastics in India is predicted at 12 Kg by 2010.

Engineering Plastics open up new business opportunities for industrial sectors like computer hardware, telecommunication hardware, automobiles, aircrafts & aerospace, medical engineering and defense applications. Most of these engineering
plastics goods will fall in the category of intermediate goods for further value additions.

Plasticon Awards 2005:

Plastindia Foundation has instituted Plasticon Awards to promote and encourage Innovation and Excellence in all segments of Plastic Industry. The Awards have evolved from the perceived need to honour and recognize excellence of Organizations, Individuals, Companies and Institutions actively involved in research and development of plactics and related products. The awards also honour their path-breaking contribution to the overall development of Indian Plastics Industry.


Plasticon Awards is now integral part of the Plastindia Foundations regular activities. At present there are 16 award categories. For the first time we have introduced Green City Award, which has been instituted, to recognize the effort of the institution, bodies and NGO~s to manage the environment of the cities with specific to reference to solid waste management including plastics.
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