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5000 visitors and 200 exhibitors participate in PU-Tech '17, Wizcraft curates gala evening

The 5th edition of India’s largest polyurethane exhibition and conference PU-Tech 2017 organised by Indian Polyurethane organisation (8th -10th March 2017) successfully concluded in India Expo Centre, Greater Noida. The gala evening and award ceremony was executed by Wizcraft International.

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With an objective to discuss solutions for a comprehensive growth in technology and markets, the event was attended by more than 5000 delegates, exhibitors and visitors, and brought together raw material producers, equipment suppliers, end-users and the industry at large. It was inaugurated by Mr. R C Bhargava, Chairman of Maruti Suzuki India Limited.

With a per capita consumption of polyurethanes of just 200 gms, compared to China’s 2.2 kgs, India has a high potential to gain from the double-digit world-beating growth of this industry which caters to footwear, automobile, mattress, refrigerator or buildings. More and more, its importance in minimizing food waste through temperature controlled food supply chain, reduction of global warming gases emission through lightweight materials in automobile structurals and buildings insulation, high performance materials and coatings in the renewable energy mechanics, conversion from waste to wealth through wood binding – these are but a few examples of the efficacy of polyurethanes in making possible a creatively sustainable world. This years theme of PU Tech was Futuristic Polyurethanes.

More than 200 exhibitors exhibited their skills and wares over an area of 10,500 sq.ms. and connected visitors from all parts of India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Male, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Bangladesh, Middle East, Africa & other countries.

The conference brought the innovation and sustainability focus of the industry into the forefront, inaugurated by Dr. Andrea Maier-Richter of Covestro and twelve speakers from leading research-oriented companies from all over the world.

The Polyurethane industry is one that is growing rapidly registering a double digit growth during the past five years and expected to double every four years in the coming decade. Stating his views on the industry scenario of Polyurethane Mr Mukesh Bhuta chairman PU-TECH said “India today processes 565000mtpa of polyurethanes (as against China’s figure of 6435000mtpa) and this is expected to cross the 1 million mtpa mark in the next three to four years.” An overwhelming response from the visitors echoing the same view about a remarkable growth in the polyurethane industry in coming years.

PU TECH featured a gala dinner on March 8 with an award ceremony, executed by Wizcraft. The categories for awards included Special Achievement Award for Service to IPUA to Mr. K Ramamurthy, awards for Process, Innovation, Product Innovation and Start Ups.


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