Dear Friends & Colleagues, Most advances of human society over the past century have been facilitated by the use of plastics. Plastics are composed of a network of molecular monomers bound together to form macromolecules of infinite use in human society. Plastics continue to benefit society in innumerable ways, even though recent public focus on plastics has centered mostly on human health and environmental concerns. The benefits of plastics are particularly apparent in medicine and public health. Plastics are versatile, cost-effective, require less energy to produce than alternative materials – such as metal or glass – and can be manufactured to have many different properties. Due to these characteristics, polymers are used in diverse health applications, such as disposable syringes and intravenous bags, sterile packaging for medical instruments as well as in joint replacements, tissue engineering, etc. However, not all current uses of plastics are prudent and hence has been at the receiving end of environmentalists and many NGOs. The problems have arisen from the irresponsible use of plastics and littering by the common mango people like us“. Different methods have been developed for disposal of plastics but each has its own limitations e.g. All plastics can be disposed of in landfills. But, landfills require space and the chemical constituents and energy contained in plastic articles typically is lost in this disposal route. It also diminishes land resources fit for other uses of higher societal value. The next method is incineration which returns some of the energy from plastic production but is known to produce negative environmental and health effects. Incineration results in the release of carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, and of other air pollutants. The next method is recycling and reuse. However, numerous practical challenges of plastics recycling exist including: the technical challenge of accur ... Read all
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Indian Plastics Federation (IPF) is regarded as a torch-bearer of plastics industry and trade. While going down the memory lane we respectfully remember the seven stalwarts of Plastics Industry – Late C. L. Gupta, Late G. Khemani, Late B. L. Pachisia, Late C. M. Srimal, Late R. G. Gupta, Late G. D. Damani and Shri G. N. Periwal and salute them for their vision, wisdom and far-sightedness for the establishment of IPF way back in 1958. During this long span of over five decades the Federation has been successful in its endeavour to be reckoned as one of the main forums of Plastics in India.

Indian Plastics Federation (IPF) was set up in 1958 with the objective of promoting the plastics industry in India and particularly in Eastern India. Regarded as a torch-bearer of plastics industry, its members include mega-projects like Reliance Industries Ltd., Haldia Petrochemicals Ltd