Eminence Business Media

Eminence Business Media

Monday, October 4, 2010


The Indian Institute of Packaging organized the INDIASTAR and PACMACHINE Awards, the National Awards for packaging Excellence. The official Award distribution ceremony was held on 1st October at Hotel Renaissance, Powai. Around 400 members from the Industry, Award Winners, Government Bodies & overseas delegates were present for the Award Function. The Awards were presented by the Chief Guest Shri Ashok Sinha, IAS, Secretary, Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Guest of Honour Mr. Keith Pearson, President, World Packaging Organization (WPO) and Dharmatilak Ratnayake, Chairman, Sri Lanka Institute of Packaging. Mr. N. C. Saha, Director, IIP read out the award report and congratulated the efforts of the award winning companies.

Mr. Ashok Sinha, IAS, Secretary, Ministry of Food Processing Industries observed, “It has been a great feeling to note that IndiaStar & Pacmachine Awards have continued to promote the art & science of packaging through the challenges of globalization. Even more encouraging, is to observe that this year has received maximum nominations, surpassing all past records with an evident improvement in the quality of selections as well.”

Mr. Keith Pearson, President, WPO stated “Packaging, is distinctive from mere Packing, as it plays a visible and a catalytic role in a modern economy with the widespread adoption of branding of products and development of consumer preferences. To the extent that any consumer product packed in a manner that meets the criteria of safety, convenience and attractiveness, gains market share. In an aggregate, packaging as a sectoral activity boosts consumption and economic growth.”

The Institute has maintained its unique position as an internationally reputed organisation by responding to the needs of the country, and acting as a single window for India’s capabilities in Packaging science and technology. With standing for the last 44 years, IIP instituted the IndiaStar Awards in the year 1972 to promote and encourage excellence in packaging design, innovation and sustainability once every two years. Over a period, these Awards have become popular and firmly entrenched as the premier event for India’s Packaging fraternity.

IIP also introduced the Pacmachine Awards in 1992 to recognize the achievements and promote the efforts of the packaging machinery sector. The main objective has been to celebrate the excellence with innovative concepts in design and development in packaging machinery particularly for import substitution & promotion of exports.