PRESIDENTS DESK

 

From the President’s Desk

 

Dear Members,

 

Normally this time of the year is the Festive Season and everyone longs for happy, peaceful vacations with their families. However COVID-19 has compelled everyone to enjoy the Christmas and New Year’s eve at home only.
 

I hope these challenging times become a thing of the past very soon.
 

Since my last dialogue with you The Plastic Processing Industry encountered challenging issues as mentioned below:-
 

  • Exponential Rise in the Prices of Polymers.
     
  • Initiation of Anti-Dumping Investigation concerning imports of “Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE)” from Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Thailand, United Arab Emirates and United States of America.

As regards the Exponential Rise in the price of Polymers OPPI and other Associations have jointly taken up the issue with the Government Authorities at various levels. You must have seen the Advertisements published by OPPI jointly with other Associations in the Leading Newspapers. We are taking all possible actions to ensure that the Plastic Processing Industry is not subjected to hardships.
 

As regards the Initiation of Investigation pertaining to import of LDPE, our members have filed their objections by filing up the Questionnaires.
 

We will keep you informed through our communications.
 

We had organized Webinar on –“EPR Compliance as Enabler for Plastics Recycling” on 27th November 2020. The participants from India and Abroad have appreciated the Presentations made during the Webinar.
 

On 11th December 2020 a Webinar on- "Hydraulic Systems and Elements for Injection Moulding Machines" was organized jointly with Bosch Rexroth. Thus, OPPI is making all possible efforts to educate the Plastic Processors on various facets of “Crucial Role of Maintenance in the Plastic Processing Industry”.
 

On 15th December 2020 Mr. Amitabh Kant, CEO, Niti Aayog addressed the OPPI Members through Webinar.
 

Based on the Interactions had with Mr. Amitabh Kant, we propose to address the Government Interventions required for the growth and development of the Indian Plastic Processing Industry.
 

With Best Wishes,

 

Mahendra Sanghvi

President