New ban in India on plastic pouches used for tobacco product expected to hit at some Indian plastics processors; 35-40% of country's plastics packaging industry caters to plastic pouch industry

Liling Tan

Liling Tan

May 6, 2011 – Industry Intelligence

LOS ANGELES , May 6, 2011 () – A recently enacted ban in India on plastic pouches used for chewing tobacco is expected to take a toll on some Indian plastics processors, Plastics News reported April 27.

The industry for gutka – a popular betal nut snack that contains chewing tobaccos -- is catered to by approximately 35-40% of the country’s plastics packaging industry, according to Sunil Jain, president of film industry supplier Rajoo Engineers Ltd.

Jain said the new ban would hamper new investment in India’s blown film sector, Plastics News reported.

Rajoo is directing efforts toward exports such as a recently announced agreement to sell a film line to a business in Pakistan. The company has supplied three recycled polyethylene terephthalate sheet lines to Mexico, Colombia and Ecuador, said Jain.

India’s plastics processors are also looking to the automotive industry for opportunities, Plastics News reported.

The primary source of this article is Plastics News, Akron, Ohio, April 27, 2011.

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