PRESIDENTS DESK

 

From the President’s Desk

 

Dear Members,


Since March 2020 the Plastic Industry has encountered several challenges, However as mentioned in my last message it appears that there is a “Strong Rebound”. A lot of supply chain disruptions and consequent exponential rise in Polymer Prices seem to be cooling down. However, for the exporters high shipping cost and delay in getting containers are creating bottlenecks. The Green shoots are visible as indicated by GST collection and Auto- sales, among others.


The Atmanirbhar Bharat policy is creating lot of opportunities for the Plastic Processing Industry. The Defence Establishments, Railways, many Government Undertakings /Institutions are conducting Webinars for import substitution of their requirements. OPPI Secretariat has already sent communications received from Railways, Defence Establishments etc. to all members .


We are currently in the process of publishing new Edition of OPPI Membership Directory. OPPI Directory is an excellent medium for the Plastic Industry to reach out to the importers in various countries, multi-national retail chains etc. I appeal to all OPPI Members to release their Advertisements in the OPPI Directory. Advertisement in OPPI Directory is bound to give wide publicity to your products.


OPPI Secretariat is in the process of mailing your Company details for updating the same for incorporating those details in the Directory. Please ensure that you give Updated details at the earliest. OPPI has been conducting Member Centric Activities. On 23 rd July 2021 a Webinar on “Managing of Ageing Plants and Retro Fitting” was held on 23 rd July 2021. The Presentations made by the Speakers from Milacron India Pvt. Ltd and Baumuller India Pvt. Ltd. were appreciated by all the participants. Since the Pandemic has created adverse financial impact on many companies, this Webinar was very timely.
 

With Best Wishes,
 

Mahendra Sanghvi
President