Propak India and Fi India & Hi 2019

The B2B trade show for food, health, and packaging

Fi India & Hi 2019, photo IFB
The 2nd edition of Propak India and the 14th edition of the Food Ingredients India and Health Ingredients (Fi India & Hi) organized by Informa Markets (formerly UBM India) took place from 22 to 24 October 2019 at the Bombay Exhibition Center in Mumbai. The event was inaugurated by Pallavi Darade, FDA commissioner of Maharashtra, Yogesh Kamat, director FFSAI (Western Region), Prabodh Halde, Past President AFSTI and Piruz Khambatta from Rasna International.
The event was supported by the Health Foods & Dietary Supplements Association (HADSA), Association of Food Scientist & Technologist (AFSTI), and All India Food Processor Association (AIFPA).
Propak India and the co-located FiHi expo have provided stakeholders including manufacturers, buyers, suppliers, and other industry players an entire array of products and solutions for food ingredients, health ingredients, processing technology, and packaging under one roof. While Fi India and Hi offered industry players an opportunity to source high-quality ingredients, ProPak India offered innovative packaging materials and technology solutions suitable for their products.
Propak 2019, photo IFB
Speaking at the inauguration, Pallavi Darade, FDA commissioner of Maharashtra said, “The food business is growing exponentially and I believe that exhibitions like this are of great help. Especially useful is the B2B contact and that people from sectors such as food ingredients, health or packaging are meeting under one roof.”
Commenting on the purpose of having such events, Yogesh Mudras, managing director of Informa Markets India, said, “An increased awareness of food product quality standards has amplified the focus on the superiority of ingredients that go into the making of these finished products. Increased awareness of active and intelligent packaging is vital to the preservation of food. Enhanced packaging techniques need to be developed to boost not only the shelf life of the product but also sustain the nutritive value of processed foods.
This is where our shows Fi India and Hi and ProPak play a crucial role in helping the
industry offer an international showcase. New food processing and packaging technology and food ingredients and help leverage India’s wide-ranging and large raw material base for food processing industries.”
Key exhibitors
The key exhibitors at Fi India and Hi included Hexagon Nutrition, Azelis (India), Keva Flavors, Zeon Lifesciences, Sayaji Industries, CPKelco, Marine Hydrocolloids, and many others. Meanwhile, exhibitors at ProPak India included Bossar Packaging, Ishida India, Nichrome, Target Innovation, Michelman, Maharishi, HMPL, and Goma Process Technologies. Exhibitors from the processing and packaging industry showed complete packaging lines, product filling and sealing machinery, cartoning machines, automation solutions, and more.
There was a dedicated China Pavilion and participation from Taiwan, Thailand, the USA, Korea, and Spain. According to the organizers, the expo included the participation of more than 800 brands.
Bossar displays modular HFFS BMK 2600
Bossar packaging gave live demonstrations of its new CleanPouch Portfolio for food and beverage applications together with its sister group company Scholle IPN. According to the company, the machine is the most suitable solution for packing pastes, purees, and liquids. Specially designed and constructed in full stainless steel, it meets various international sanitary standards (3A, WDA, USDA, and UL). The machine can be offered with total and partial shaped, spouted, stand-up pouches along with the various type of dosing systems such as piston fillers, mass flowmeters, and magnetic flowmeters and packed in the clean, ultraclean environment. The company says that more than 300 machines are installed globally for packing ketchup, mayonnaise, and a variety of sauces.
Other highlights of Propak and FiHi India
The other highlights of the trade shows included a three-day conference focusing on trends, challenges, and opportunities in the food, beverage, and packaging industry. There were live demonstrations from celebrity chef and television show host Rakhee Vaswani on delectable creations based on fusion cuisine, and technical seminars by industry leaders and subject experts.
IPP Catalog Publications took part with its B2B platforms Packaging South Asia and IndiFoodBev.
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Technical Editor - Mandeep Kaur is working with IPP Group and holding editorial responsibilities for the IndiFoodBev and PSA Healthcare platforms. Earlier she handled editorial responsibilities of food, beverage, and agriculture publications at another publisher. A gold-medalist in M Tech (Food Technology), she has hands-on experience in operating different types of instruments related to physico-chemical testing of grains and flour. She has worked at Evalueserve in the Intellectual Property (IP) division for more than three years handling projects in the life sciences domain.


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