Plastics, Technical Textiles and Composite Materials

French plastics companies showcasing their expertise at the PLASTINDIA trade show (February 5th to 10th, 2015 in Gandhinagar, Gujarat)

Thomas Ilhe - 28-janv.-2015 05:15:16

Business France, the French Agency for International Business Development, in partnership with the Plastipolis innovation cluster, is organising a French pavilion at the PLASTINDIA trade show to be held in Gandhinagar, Gujarat from February 5th to 10th, 2015. This major event in the plastics sector is eagerly anticipated by French experts as it takes place once every 3 years only. The Indian market is of particular interest to stakeholders all over the world because of its significant potential for development. It is estimated that the plastics industry will grow by over 50% by 2015. Plastic consumption per person and per year in India remains well below the global average (9.7 kg versus 26 kg). This results in an increased demand for high-quality, high-technology equipment. The French plastics industry is 2nd in Europe in terms of sales and 5th worldwide. The 5 companies present in the French pavilion represent different sectors of the industry. Attracted by the Indian markets high growth rate, they will present their technologies and expertise to authorities in order to establish or strengthen business contacts. Come and meet them in hall n°. 11.     An expert in waste recovery and recycling, GAVAND assists plastics companies to fulfil their legal obligations regarding waste recovery. Its operations include the collection, storage, crushing and regeneration of plastics. - booth 11-C22         Since 1988 the trading company PLASTDECOR has specialised in second-hand equipment for plastic transformation: injection presses, blowers, extruders, peripherals and moulds by major brands. - booth 11-C19         One of the world leaders in manufacturing moulds, PLASTISUD is a specialist in the production of moulds that combine high precision and high performance. More than 4,000 of its moulds are in use worldwide. Fields of application: Closures (40%), Packaging (30%), Medical (30%) - booth 11-C22         PROVENCALE SA is Europes number 2 producer and distributor of calcium and other industrial minerals. Fields of application: paints, coatings, adhesives and sealants, cements for civil engineering, plastics, food, paper, agriculture, decoration. - booth 11-D19           For more than 30 years , SPOOLEX – DECOUP + has been successfully designing and manufacturing standard and custom solutions for continuous ultrasonic cutting and welding of textiles, non-wovens, PP fabrics and plastic films. More than 5,000 of its machines are in operation worldwide. - booth 11-C20       About the French Trade Commission Business France in India Business France is the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses, as well as promoting and facilitating international investment in France. It promotes France’s companies, business image and nationwide attractiveness as an investment location, and also runs the VIE international internship program. The French Trade Commission in India has 4 offices located in the business hubs of New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Chennai, with a total dedicated multicultural team of over 30 experts. Founded on January 1, 2015 through a merger between UBIFRANCE and the Invest in France Agency, Business France has 1,500 personnel, both in France and in 70 countries throughout the world, who work with a network of public and private-sector partners. For more information:   Business France Pascal GALLI Industry/Plastics Technology, Technical Textiles, Composite Materials Project Manager Phone: +33 (0)1 40 73 35 53 E-mail:

First edition of the India-France Business Meetings

Anindita BANERJEE - 20-juin-2014 08:10:12

UBIFRANCE and the French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE in India, in association with key French partners and Indian stakeholders, will be organizing the first edition of the India-France Business Meetings from the 22nd until the 26th of June, 2014 in NCR and other Indian Metros.  26 French companies eagerly willing to develop activities in India will participate in these bilateral Business Meetings, covering domains such as ICTs, Healthcare, Industrial equipment and machineries, Infrastructure, Agro-food, Consumer goods and Fashion, etc. This delegation will be conducted by Mr. Jean-Paul BACQUET, President of UBIFRANCE, the French Agency for International Business Development, and Member of the French National Assembly.  

The future of textiles is here in Lille Region

India - 19-déc.-2012 08:03:05

New fibre developments offer a brilliant opportunity to transform technical textiles into countless innovative applications. The Lille Region has long been associated with the textile industry and has great development potential to offer in the field of technical textiles. CETI (Centre Européen des Textiles Innovants – European Center for Innovative Textiles) was inaugurated on October 10, 2012 in the Lille region, offering cutting-edge technical facilities for research and development of various technical textile applications. In addition, the 3 rd Futurotextiles event – an exhibition that associates science, technology, design, fashion and art with innovative textiles – is being held at the CETI.   CETI: European Centre for Innovative Textiles CETI, the European Centre for Innovative Textiles, is the world’s most recent research and prototyping centre dedicated to new textile applications. At the heart of a first class scientific network, CETI uses creativity techniques to accelerate the development, innovation, experimentation and application of state-of-the-art textiles. The CETI was inaugurated on 10th October 2012 in the Lille Region (Northern France) with the installation of the spinning tool, Phase 1 of the CETI, which will be used to develop new high-performance fibres essential for markets such as ultra-filtration, medical devices and intelligent textiles. There are only four units of the same tool worldwide. At the same time its drylaid tool uses new combinations of technology to develop new industrial solutions. The market is forecast to grow by 21% between now and 2017. The phase 2 planned for 2013-2014 will focus on the manufacturing processes (knitting, weaving, braiding), especially for the composite or technical fabric markets. Today, CETI positions itself as an exceptional world-class centre. It can be compared in terms of equipment to the “Non-Woven Institute” (NCRC) which federates over 60 major companies around the development of new textile materials from Raleigh in the USA. It is in Phase 2 that the CETI comes into its own as it will then be the only platform in the world to bring together in one place as much technological equipment associated to cutting-edge research in the field of technical textiles. The launch event of the centre attracted some of the big names in textile industry, like Arnold Wilkie from Hills and Hideki Hoshiro from the JCFA (Japan Chemical Fiber Association) . Some high-level round-table discussions were held to highlight latest developments in the field of technical textiles. The launch of Futurotextiles exhibition was also announced to present incredible textile materials.   FUTUROTEXTILES 3: a leading exhibition of innovative technical textiles Futurotextiles is a pioneering project, initiated in 2006. It associates science, technology, design, fashion and art around innovative textiles in fields as diverse as clothing, transportation, sport, housing, architecture, geotextiles, as well as medicinal and protective uses. After the success of the first two editions in 2006 in Lille and in 2008 in Kortrijk, lille3000 is preparing a new edition for 2012: Futurotextiles 3. Presented as part of the Fantastic programme, it will be inaugurated on the occasion of the opening of the European Centre for Innovative Textiles with a surface of more than 1500 m2, before going on show at the Cité des Sciences in Paris. Incredible materials, microencapsulated lace and magic textiles will be at the heart of the exhibition organised around the central theme of the ultra-lightweight. The visitor will be able to juggle clouds, experiment with unusual fabrics (made from coffee, crystal, etc.), see incredible dresses (wooden textiles by Elisa Strozyk, “catalytic dress” by Helen Storey, paper/ lace dress by Jum Nakao, angel coat by Janaina Milheiro, and more) and discover surprising objects (a violin of linen fibre, an inflatable surfboard) and installations (such as Carnovsky’s chromatic transformations).   About Nord France Invest Nord France Invest is the publicly funded investment promotion agency for Lille region. The agency helps businesses to develop and assists them in making the most of their move to Northern France. Drawing on expertise across a wide range of fields, Nord France Invest and its network partners offer personalised and fully confidential services to investors, free of charge, from the initial decision through to the launch and follow-up. In pursuing these aims, Nord France Invest draws on the skills of its own staff, combined with expert input from an extensive network of regional and international partners. For further information about Nord France Invest, please go to: Contact information: Ms. Marie-Hélène Cauchy Communications Manager Nord France Invest Tel: +33 3 59 56 23 36 Email:    Website:    Press contact: Ms. Deepika PRAKASH Press Officer French Trade Commission Embassy of France, New Delhi Tel: +91 11 43 19 63 51 Email:

Ambassador visit on the French Pavilion at Plastindia Trade Show

Julien Compain - 07-févr.-2012 11:31:17

H.E. Mr. François Richier, Ambassador of France in India visited the French Pavilion on Plastindia Trade Show – Hall 11 this morning (Friday, Feb 3rd 2012). At his arrival, he was guided by representatives of Messe Düsseldorf both from India and German offices. This has given him the occasion of meeting the eleven French companies, leaders in their sectors, understanding their technologies and innovations and discussing their current or prospective business in India. Organised by Ubifrance, the French Pavilion is the perfect platform for building strong partnerships between France and India, bringing together professionals and specialists from the plastics industry . Exhibiting their latest innovations in the fields of extrusion, marking tools, profiles, instrumentation and other machines and equipment, the French companies were delighted to receive their ambassador and expose their strategy in India.  

PLASTIPOLIS, France’s leading Plastics innovation cluster exhibits at PLASTINDIA 2012 - New Delhi – 1st to 6th February 2012

India - 24-janv.-2012 07:47:21

  PLASTIPOLIS, a leading plastics innovation cluster from France participates at the Plastindia 2012 trade show being held from 1 st to 6 th February 2012 in New Delhi. Plastipolis brings together around 300 members including leading companies, R&D centres, training centres and institutional investors, working collaboratively, to address specific issues in any part of the plastics industry value chain. The main aim is to facilitate availability of resources to small and medium-sized businesses and promotion of French expertise in the field of plastics engineering on an international level. Plastipolis has set-up different lines of R&D to show strong potential in implementing new ideas and concepts to improve performance in different industry segments. Besides materials, composites, machines and processes, the research work also includes micro-plastics engineering projects for developing products with specialized functions that can be used in various applications like electronics and communications. Eco-plastics engineering is another field of research, integrating a comprehensive developmental approach, to manage design, manufacture and use of these products. The cluster carries out 80 different R&D projects, for a total amount of 180 million Euros. Plastipolis is also involved in 15 other projects with European counterparts. Plastipolis strives to make its mark in the global plastics industry. The cluster encourages innovation and is developing new R&D projects keeping in mind the market needs and the companies’ requirements. Latest management processes and communication channels are being adopted to ensure proper management of cluster activities. New training procedures and advanced operations have been implemented to create innovative products and services delivery. Plastipolis aims to create a strategic approach to R&D and facilitate French plastics engineering firms, working collaboratively, to develop high calibre workforce and infrastructure to deliver good quality and innovative products to accelerate international cooperation. Do not miss the opportunity to meet Plastipolis on the French pavilion, Hall 11 stand B33! For any further information: PLASTIPOLIS Ms Caroline PIN Tel: +33 (0)4 74 12 19 23 Email: Website:    

The French Textile companies to showcase their expertise at TECHTEXTIL INDIA 2011

Benoit - 11-oct.-2011 11:56:55

UBIFRANCE and the French Trade Commissions in India in collaboration with CLUBTEX, Espacetextile and Up-Tex is organizing a French Pavilion at the Techtextile India tradeshow from 10th to 12th October 2011 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai. On this occasion, 11 leading French textile manufacturing companies will unveil their innovations and meet Indian companies to identify business prospects in this sector.   The second edition of Techtextile India in 2009 showcased 110 exhibitors and around 6300 visitors from 79 countries proving that this event stands to be the most important event in the industry. For its third edition, the tradeshow will once again provide an  excellent trading platform for the global textile industry. To be a part of this third edition, the French Pavilion will see participation from the following companies:   ANDRITZ KUSTERS is one of the world’s leading suppliers of machines and technologies for the nonwoven industry: Its product portfolio comprises wetlaid production lines, deflection controlled calender systems and rolls for nonwovens and textiles, as well as finishing equipment for nonwovens (impregnation, low add-on, dewatering, dosing and measuring technology). Website: ANDRITZ PERFOJET is recognized as a leading company in spunlace industry, as its spunlace technology is based on innovation. Its expertise in the nonwovens industry has given birth to Spunjet process. This is the in-line hydroentanglement of continous filaments, creating a new generation of spunlaid nonwoven. Website: ASSELIN THIBEAU (NSC NONWOVEN): NSC nonwoven supplies turnkey nonwoven lines for spunlacing, needlepunching and thermobonding, equipped with a supervisory control assistance system, including production recipes, maintenance and assistance to line management. Website: COLMANT COATED FABRICS designs and manufactures elastomer and plastomer coated fabrics or films used in the following applications: Flexible tanks, fuel bladders, inflatable and pneumatic boats, bellows and gangways, hovercraft skirt, industrial belts... Website : CONCORDIA is a vertical integrated technical textiles supplier with production plants in Europe and Asia. Concordia provides fabrics to different markets/sectors such as jobwear, medical and industrial applications. Website: PENNEL & FLIPO is specialized in rubber and PU coated fabric, for the following applications: boat, oil boom, bellow, shelter, individual protection, tank, gasket. Website: PROCHIMIR produces and develops thermobonding multilayer films based on TPU, TPO, PP and Elastomers for various markets such as Automotive and Transportation, Technical textiles, Health and Medical, Building and Housing. Website: PROTECHNIC , one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of thermoadhesives roll form provides customized solutions to the need of lamination for many materials, used in very diverse markets: automotive, ferment, building, sport… Website: SOFILETA is an integrated textile group, which provides weaving, knitting and laminating textiles for 2 different applications: fashion, sport and swimwear as well as heat and flame resistant fabrics for protective equipments. They can supply fabrics for Fire fighters, petrochemical industry, electricity industry, army or police, pilots racing suits. Website: SPOOLEX Company will present its new development and accessories for its CalemardTM slitters rewinders and its Decoup+TM ultrasonic department. Decoup+TM is specialist in the designing and manufacturing of ultrasonic cutting and splicing solutions which are applicable at any stage of the textile and nonwoven fabrication and conversion process.  Website: SwissTex is a global system provider for BCF and T&I extrusion processes as well as a manufacturer of textile machinery for Twisting, Assembling and Cabling of yarns made of synthetic, artificial, natural and mineral fibers.  Website: Technical textiles is an emerging area for investment in India. Given the emphasis on rapid growth, up by 10% in 2010, in the field of technical textiles, the Indian market has a great potential to make an impact in this field and emerge as a key player in the global technical textiles industry, considering its highly skilled and scientific/technical manpower and abundant availability of raw materials. Since the Indian technical textile industry is import intensive, it provides a base for a very interesting market for export oriented manufacturers from Europe and elsewhere. Nearly 80% of the 100,000 tonnes of “unweaved fabric” consumed in India in 2010 was imported. To give a boost to the Indian technical textile industry, the Government of India has taken up various initiatives for positioning it as a value added industry which has numerous end use applications in the areas of economic activity such as construction, sports, defence, medical, aerospace and agriculture, making it more attractive for the global markets. Techtextil India indeed aims to offer these French companies an ideal business platform to showcase their products and to identify new business opportunities. Come and discover these state-of-the-art French technologies in Hall 5, Booth A42/A52/B43/B53. About Ubifrance: UBIFRANCE is the French agency for international business development, a key public partner in export for French companies. It’s complete range of services include providing information (on markets, legal, regulatory, international financing, calls to tender, sector watch), export consulting, sales actions (prospecting missions, partnership meetings, trade events abroad, communication in the international press, etc.) and the Volunteers for International Experience (Volontariat International en Entreprise – VIE) for the international deployment of skilled human resources. To support French companies of all sizes and all sectors in their development on foreign markets, UBIFRANCE mobilizes the expertise of 2,500 persons in France (Paris and Marseille) and in 120 other countries through its Missions Economiques, clubs and associations, and a network of Press Services. For any further information : Pascal GALLI Project Manager Tel : +33 (0)1 40 73 35 53 Fax : +33 (0)1 40 73 32 52 E-mail :   Press Information: Deepika PRAKASH Press Officer French Trade Commission Embassy of France 2/50 E Shantipath, Chanakyapuri New Delhi 110021 Telephone: +91 11 43 19 63 51 Email: NOTE TO THE EDITOR: Please inform us of the publication of this press release- Please continue to send reader responses to French Trade Commission- This is the only way that we can ensure the follow-up is done efficiently.  

SERAC to unveil its new ’Roll N Blow’ thermoforming machine at Interpack 2011

Julien Compain - 23-mars-2011 13:31:17

  As part of a world exclusive, Serac will unveil French start-up Agami’s Roll N Blow thermoforming machine at its stand at Interpack 2011 from May 12 to 18 in Dusseldorf, Germany, in Hall 13 at booths C63/D64 . Serac is a shareholder in Agami and both companies are working in tight partnership. The machine is designed to produce bottles much more inexpensively than is possible using traditional methods, and that are much lighter. It uses innovative tubular thermoforming technology, with reels of plastic sheeting that are extruded flat at high speed. It can produce tall, round bottles with capacities of between 100 and 500 mL . It is targeting the producers of fresh dairy products, yoghurt drinks in particular, as well as fruit juice manufacturers . The raw materials come as rolls of plastic sheeting. The sheeting is cut into strips each strip is shaped into a tube around a blow pipe. Each strip is then welded longitudinally. The resulting plastic tube is then heated and blown into a mould in order to create a bottle. Many types of plastic can be used for thermoforming (PS, PP, PLA, PET, etc.). There are also economic benefits in using multilayer materials, since the films are extruded flat. Producing very wide plastic films, extruded flat at high speed, is very economical. On the machine, the plastic is converted from sheet form straight into bottle form. This generates purchase savings of 30 to 50%. Using reels of plastic sheeting as the base material reduces transport and storage costs, as well as the costs of handling the bottles or empty preforms before they are blown. Whereas previously 25 lorries were needed for supplying actual bottles or 5 lorries for supplying preforms, now only one is needed for supplying the reels of plastic sheeting. In terms of the accessories required for production, consumption is reduced right across the board compared with traditional technologies: the blowing is carried out at low pressure (less than 6 bar) and at low temperature (under 150°C). There is no need for a high-pressure compressor and 2 to 3 times less electricity is needed than with traditional preform blowing. The Roll n Blow thermoforming machine on display at the show can produce up to 7000 bottles/hour. Come and view this innovation at Serac’s stand at Interpack 2011: Hall 13 C63/D64. For further information, please visit: Press Contact : Dominique Ledru  Tel: +33 (0) 2 43 60 27 83 E-mail:                                                                                 

Infrastructure, Transport and Industry (Industries and Cleantech) The Industries and Cleantech Department assists French companies in their international development strategy and promotes trade between France and India. In order to maximize commercial opportunities between French and Indian companies, the Department organises French Pavilions at a number of key exhibitions in India, as well as offering other B2B networking events and individual partnering services. The key focus of the department are the urban development (“100 smart cities”), the clean technologies (Renewables Energies, Energy efficiency…) and the industry (automotive, aeronautics, railways…). The Department provides expertise in : • Transportation (automotive, railway, aeronautics, naval, ITS) • Infrastructures (roads, airports, ports, etc.) • Energy  (Nuclear, Renewable Energy, T&D, O&G) • Cleantech (water and waste management)  &nbs


Press area & Media Gallery
List of last comments

Bluestorage is a subsidiary of the Bollo...

Malcolm MESSIER | février 22, 2019

AdBGQi Thank you for this impressive rep...

best pron | janvier 29, 2018

pYktcT Well I definitely liked studying ...

just another | novembre 08, 2017

dv1KAR Say, you got a nice post.Thanks A...

best pron | septembre 20, 2017