Plastene (India) was originally incorporated on October 16, 1998 as - Oswal Agloimpex Private Limited with the Registrar of Company, Gujarat, Dadra and Nagar Haveli vide Registration No. 04-34861. It was converted into public limited company vide special resolution passed at the Extra Ordinary General Meeting of the company held on April 17, 2006 and consequently the name was changed to - Oswal Agloimpex Limited, vide fresh certificate of incorporation dated May 24, 2006 and thereafter the name of the company was changed to Plastene India Limited vide fresh certificate of incorporation dated January 2, 2007 to reflect wider activities of the company.
They are the flagship company of the Champalal Group of Gandhidham. They made their beginning in the year 1998 wherein they imported plastic scrap and started reprocessing it to manufacture agglomerates which inturn were sold to various plastic manufacturers to manufacture pipes, tarpaulin, granules etc. However, they discontinued this business in the year 2007. They currently manufacture Jumbo bags, also known as FIBC (Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers), woven sacks, (comprising of laminated woven sacks and BoPP laminated woven sacks), flexible packaging (comprising of printed laminates, preformed pouches, surface printed 3 layer films and liners), woven fabric, tarpaulins and other products mostly used in self consumption which comprises of UV masterbatch, Antifab masterbatch, multifilament yarn and webbings. They also sell granules, their main raw material which is imported from countries like Saudi Arabia, Thailand, UAE etc. Currently, they have two manufacturing units, both of which are situated in Gujarat, in the Nani Chirai Village of the Kutch district and in Rajpur Village of Mehsana district. Both their manufacturing units are equipped with requisite technologies to manufacture products as per customers’ requirement. In April, 2005, they started manufacturing woven sacks and woven fabric at Nani Chirai for servicing domestic salt units, cement and fertilizer industry in Gujarat and gradually expanded their product portfolio and started manufacturing Jumbo bags, tarpaulin, laminates, multifilament yarns, masterbatches, fillers and flexible packaging for food grains, pharmaceuticals, chemical, fertilizers, cement etc. Their unit at Rajpur village commenced operations in November 2007. In this unit they primarily manufacture Jumbo bags and woven bags.
They are one of the leading manufacturers of woven bags when compared with packaging companies which are currently listed on the Stock Exchanges. Lower manufacturing costs as compared to countries like China and Turkey and the proximity of their units to the Kandla port and the Mundra port have helped them in maintaining their strong market position. In Fiscal 2009, they started manufacturing master batches, multifilament yarn and fillers as part of their backward integration strategy. Further, to achieve economies of scale, they expanded their manufacturing capacity from 28,000 MTPA in Fiscal 2008 to 55,000 MTPA in Fiscal 2009. Further, they are in the process of enhancing their manufacturing capacity from 55,000 MTPA to 69,000 MTPA to capitalize upon their experience in the packaging industry and to serve the growing demands of Jumbo bags, woven sacks and flexible packaging.
The packaging products manufactured by the company are used in different industrial segments such as food grains, pharmaceuticals, edible oil, cement, fertilizers, chemicals, salt, sugar etc. All their products are customized and manufactured as per customer requirements. They have manufacturing facilities to produce woven sacks from 50 GSM to 120 GSM and Jumbo bags with the help of 90 to 250 GSM fabrics. They have the facilities to manufacture one loop, two loops, and four loops as well as cross corner Jumbo bags. They can manufacture these products in any color and specifications based on customer requirements. For flexible packaging, they can manufacture printed films with surface printing as well as reverse printing, between 20 micron to 150 microns and laminates in two, three and four layer structure. They also manufacture three side seal pouches and zipper pouches as per customers’ requirement. Their machines are capable of manufacturing multiple products. During monsoons when the demand for woven sacks used in cement industry is reduced they use their capacities for manufacturing additional tarpaulin. They have been awarded ISO 9001:2008 certification for quality management systems for manufacture and supply of Jumbo bags, woven sacks, flexible packaging products, woven fabric and tarpaulin. Their company has installed various testing equipments by virtue of which it will develop new packaging solutions at cheaper cost without affecting quality of the products. They regularly conduct batch wise tests on all their products for examining their strength, quality aspects etc. They regularly do tensile strength test and drop test with the help of tensile testing machines and other machines before the batch is approved for sale.
1. Jumbo bags also called as Flexible Intermediates Bulk Container (FIBC).
2. Woven sacks, laminated woven sacks, BoPP laminated woven sacks.
3. Flexible packaging products comprising of printed laminates, preformed pouches and surface printed 3 layer films.
4. Woven fabric.
5. Tarpaulin and other products mostly used for self consumption like masterbatch compound, fillers, webbings and multifilament yarn.