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York Print & Pack: Trend of Innovative Cartons Boosting Demand for Value Addition on Packaging

Our extensive in-house infrastructure enables us to handle all kinds of print production including pre-press and post-production processes on an end-to-end basis.

Mr. Gautam Tandon, Director, York Print & Pack Pvt. Ltd.

York Print & Pack Pvt. Ltd. is a sister concern of York Print Pvt. Ltd. (YPPL) – one of the leading manufacturers and suppliers of printed folded cartons and corrugated boxes in India with its clientele across Asia. Embarked on the path to deliver the best and most innovative packaging experience to its clients, YPPL stands at the zenith of perfection in the packaging industry since its foundation three decades back. In a conversation with Paper Mart, Mr. Gautam Tandon, Director of York Print & Pack Pvt. Ltd. presents an overview of the company along with the market trends.

Paper Mart: Tell us about your company and manufacturing capabilities — monthly paper converting capacity and the key technologies you have in-house.

Gautam Tandon: With a marked presence in the field of printing and packaging over three decades, York Print & Pack is indeed a force to reckon in the eastern part of India. York Print & Pack is one of the largest and most technologically advanced print packaging facilities in the eastern part of the country. We are a world-class completely integrated organisation driven by ongoing technology initiatives, stringent security & quality control measures, high-level service commitment and most importantly cost-effective approach towards service delivery in time. Our extensive in-house infrastructure enables us to handle all kinds of print production including pre-press and post-production processes on an end-to-end basis. We convert approx. 700 tonnes of paper/board per month.

In spite of our dependence on large mills for quality products, we face frequent problems due to deviations in quality parameters as well as overall usability.

PM: According to you, what would be the criteria for future packaging requirements? What challenges do you face with regard to the quality of paper & paperboard?

GT: In spite of our dependence on large mills for quality products, we face frequent problems due to deviations in quality parameters as well as overall usability. Deviations in respect of GSM and size are absolutely non-acceptable from the bigger mills that have modern machinery/equipment to control. Even in high-value items, we face uneven coatings, hickies and dust, crease, etc. Apart from deviations in quality parameters we also face shade variations and board waviness.

The quality defects mostly originating at the production stage in the mills put us into great difficulty to supply converted quality products to our customers in time. Mills should take care to overcome these shortcomings.

With e-commerce taking up a huge share of market sales, packaging requirements for the same is on a rise.

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PM: With the ‘New Normal’ imposed due to the pandemic, what is the current market situation and what are your projections for the future?

GT: After the New Normal, the future of the packaging industry seems to be bright. Consumers have become more conscious as far as the quality of the packaging is concerned. With e-commerce taking up a huge share of market sales, packaging requirements, for the same, are on a rise.

PM: Please share your views on the market trends and the demand drivers.

GT: The trend being shifted from regular to innovative cartons has resulted in rising demand for value addition on the packaging. Given the prevailing trend, the customer is ready to pay for good quality and innovative packaging.

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