Indian Plastics Federation’s Proposed IPF Knowledge Centre (IPF-KC) is located near Kolkata at the Poly Park in Sankrail. A plot of 1.02 acres was handed over to IPF by WBIDC (a West Bengal Government agency), for successfully initiating construction of a 50 acre Poly Park. IPF Knowledge Centre is conceptualized to offer trained manpower to the ever growing need of the plastic industry. It will function as a supplementing tool for the realisation of the Policy of the Govt. of India towards overall economic growth of the country as well as towards employment generation. In addition to training, IPF-KC will offer Testing Facility, Tool Room Facility, Library, Showcase Alternate Energy, etc, in cooperation with CIPET. A Demonstration unit for Reprocessing of mixed Plastic Scrap is also planned at the Centre.
This project will require Rs 25 crore in a phased manner, for which various means are being adopted to generate funds and holding of exhibition is one such way. With this goal in mind IPF is organising Indplas’12 – 6th International Plastics Exhibition at Science City, Kolkata, from October 5-8, 2012. Substantial surplus from this exhibition will be utilized in funding construction of IPF Knowledge Centre.
With a per capita consumption of only 3.5 Kg in the eastern region against all India per capita consumption of 8.0 Kg, and 30 Kg average world wide Eastern India offers an excellent opportunity for growth of the Plastic Processing Industry. Entrepreneurs located in different parts of the country can use this platform to promote sales of their products and also set up new units to bridge the present gap between demand and supply of locally manufactured products. Indplas’12 will function as a catalyst to serve the growth of industry and knowledge.