Indian Institute of Packaging (IIP), an autonomous body under Ministry of Commerce and Industry will release an international Journal of Packaging Technology & Research, which will be the first of its kind research publication in Asia.
The journal will be released at the Grand Finale of golden jubilee year celebrations of the institute to be held at IIP Campus in suburban Andheri here on May 14, a press release issued by IIP today said.
The event will be attended by Commerce Secretary Rita Teaotia, Director, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre B N Suresh, among others. Institute's director N C Saha, said IIP currently has seven centres in the country including Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Guwahati.
"Flexible packaging industry is growing around 20 per cent and globally the size of this industry is USD 771 billion. The Indian share is around USD 24.6 billion. Today, the Indian packaging industry is growing at an annual rate of 15 per cent as against 5-6 per cent growth of the global packaging industry," he said.
IIP has started 2-year full time Post Graduate Diploma in Packaging in 1985. Besides, for the last seven years, IIP has also been organising 'Residential Training Programme', an initiative developed for member countries of World Packaging Organisations (WPO), the release said.