The Indian plastics industry made a promising beginning in 1957 with the production of polystyrene. Thereafter, significant progress has been made and the industry has grown and diversified rapidly. Currently, the Indian plastics industry is spread across the country, employing more than 4 million people and over 2,000 exporters. It operates more than 30,000 processing units, of which 85 per cent to 90 per cent are small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
Steady Growth in Exports
India is one of the most promising exporters of plastics among developing countries. The Indian plastics industry produces and exports a wide range of raw materials, plastic moulded extruded goods, polyester films, laminates, moulded/soft luggage items, writing instruments, plastic woven sacks and bags, PVC leather cloth and sheeting, packaging, consumer goods, sanitary fittings, electrical accessories, laboratory/medical surgical ware and travel ware, among other products.
As manufacturers increasingly focus on customising products in accordance with end-user needs, the Indian plastics industry has also started developing specific items to suit customer requirements, including supplies to original equipment manufacturers (OEMS). The design, style, as well as the pattern, is decided according to the requirement of the customer in the export market.
Plastics Export Promotion Council
The Plastics Export Promotion Council (PLEXCONCIL) is the apex government body for the promotion of exports by the Indian plastics industry. The organisation acts as an interface between the exporting community and the Government of India, and also sponsors delegations from overseas to India.
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